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SU! Day Of Caring – Open to ALL!

 

Stampin’ UP! regularly schedules a Day of Service among its employees, and this time the event is open to anyone who wants to participate!  For this year’s Day of Service, they will use the Share Sunshine PDF Download to make and send cards to loved ones, frontline workers, etc.  You can find my previous post about the Share Sunshine PDF download here.

The public event will occur on Thursday, May 21st at 2:00pm MT (4:00pm ET) and it will be held on SU! CEO, Sara Douglass’s personal FB page, which you can find here.  There’s a little bit of prep required if you want to participate in the live event.  But, if you are unable to participate in the live craft party, the replay will be available to view any time on Sara’s Facebook page.  And of course, you are welcome to just watch the event if that’s more suitable for you.

To follow along during the live craft party, you will need card bases, Designer Series Paper (or any double-sided 12×12 craft paper you have on hand), a printed copy of the Share Sunshine PDF Download (which can be purchased here) (or use your own sentiments), embellishments, adhesive, and scissors or a Paper Trimmer. To make it easy for everyone to participate, we’ve also created an instruction sheet for Sara’s four-step cards, which includes a cut map for your Designer Series Paper (any Designer Series Paper will work). Note: A full package of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper will be enough to make four kits (each kit makes 20 cards), or you can just work with 3 sheets of 12×12 paper to make 20 cards.  You can find the instruction sheet here. You are encouraged you to come prepared with pre-cut Designer Series Paper!

Sara shared on her FB page how to cut the 12×12 paper so that you’d have exactly what you need to make the cards.  Her video for that is here.

Here are a few samples of the cards Sara has created using the suggested layout from her PDF above.

 

Happy Stamping!

Toni

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So Grateful

We are definitely all going through a very strange and possibly stressful time with the current health crisis.  And even though a lot of us are inconvenienced and impacted in different ways, those who are on the front lines are definitely feeling the brunt of things, in my humble opinion.  The medical professionals are doing all they can possibly do given the ever-changing parameters.  And those in the service industry – grocery clerks, delivery persons, restaurant owners, and anyone whose business is deemed essential are facing day to day challenges to try to help us with everyday needs.  These folks are true heroes in my eyes.  And they have my heartfelt gratitude.

So, I wanted to create a card that honors them.  I created the card using our new Ornate Gardens Bundle Suite.  This is a bit of a sneak peek, because this suite is going to be featured in our 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!  And YOU can actually purchase it now.  No need to wait until the catalog goes live in June, isn’t that great 🙂

I decided to take a different route than to focus primarily on the floral aspects of the suite, although they are quite beautiful!  I decided to create my own background using the small border stamp featured in the Ornate Style stamp set.

I stamped this image on a diagonal and just filled the card layer with it using Early Espresso ink.  Then I went back and colored some of the swirls using Light Mint Macaron Blends.  And to finish off the background, I used Wink of Stella over the Mint Macaron.

Next, I used the dies from the Ornate Style Bundle.  I used Early Espresso card stock and then I cut so I’d just have a top and bottom piece.  I stamped the greeting, So Grateful on Mint Macaron cardstock using Early Espresso Ink and then adhered to the top and bottom pieces of the cut frame pieces to the greeting.

Next, I stamped the small daisy on Whisper White using Early Espresso Ink, and added some color with Light Mint Macaron Blend, and then a little more Wink of Stella over the petals.  I fussy cut the image and added one of the Gilded Gems for the center of the daisy.

To finish the card, I wrapped a piece of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the stamped panel and tied a small bow on the right-hand side.  The greeting and daisy were added with dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed my card and remember to thank those who are so instrumental in helping us through these trying times!

Measurements:

Card Base – Early Espresso, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″

Early Espresso Border – 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

Mint Macaron – 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″

Mint Macaron Greeting – 4 1/4″ x 1 1/2″

Whisper White Panel – 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″

Whisper White for Daisy – 3″ x 1 1/2″

 

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NC Demo’s April Blog Hop – Mom’s the Word

Hi Everyone!  Thanks for joining us on our Blog Hop this month.  Our theme is celebrating mothers, sisters, daughters, grandmothers, or any woman who has made an impact on our lives.  This was an easy one for me, because my Mom has always been an inspiration to me, and continues to be.  She was widowed at a very young age and was faced with the daunting task of raising 5 children pretty much on her own.  Of course, there was support from her family, but at the end of the day, she was the one who shouldered the main responsibility. She worked hard to maintain a loving home for us, and while we weren’t rich in the monetary sense, we were never without the things we needed.  And that continued throughout our lives, even into adulthood.  She was tough, but fair and the lessons I learned from her have made me the person I am today.  So, I simply want to THANK her for that. 

I chose to use a combination of two stamp sets to create my card for this month.  And, as a result, you get to see a little sneak peek of one of our upcoming Host Sets!  The set is called Hand Delivered and it is just amazing!  In addition to the little placard (where you can create your own message!), you have choices of a bunch of balloons, a pile of books and a multi-tiered cake.  You also have a couple of options for the skirt, AND there are 7 sentiments!  So there’s lots of potential with this set.  I used the flower print because my Mom always wore a skirt or dress to her job. I always thought she looked beautiful!  So this pattern reminded me of how she used to dress.  The other set I used is Apron of Love.  I’m very happy that it will carry over to the new annual catalog!   That’s where the flowers, hearts and “Mom” came from.  And just a reminder, while the stamp set and dies will carry over to the new catalog, you will NOT be able to purchase them as a bundle.  So, save yourself a little money and purchase it before May 31st so you can save 10% on the bundle!  The new host set will be available starting June 2nd.

It took no time at all to color in the pattern on the skirt using our markers.  I added a little bling to the card, using Wink of Stella on the hearts and the flowers on the skirt.    And just to dress it up a little bit more, I topped it off with a few pearls.  I really love the colors, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay, and Daffodil Delight go together really well, I think.

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I do hope you enjoy my card!  Please continue on with our hop to see how the others chose to recognize the women who inspire them.  I am always so excited to see what my stamping sisters come up with!  Jo Anne Hewins is next on the list.  See you next month!

 

Toni Campana – <YOU ARE HERE>

Jo Anne Hewins

Tracie Evans Langley

Laurie Meier

Frances Wagner

 

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