Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Welcome Back

I was so very excited to get back to having my friends over for Stamping Club on Friday. We had a great summer off but it was really good to see everyone again!! That is one of the things that is wonderful about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator....the friendships that develop and the laughter shared, it's the best.

I wanted to share with you a couple of the cards that we made. All of the cards had a fall theme and used some of the new products in the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog.

This first card inspiration came from Connie Babbert, a fellow SU Demonstrator. It uses one of the new In-colors Pool Party cardstock for an accent that works really well with the More Mustard cardstock base. The sentiment comes from the Hand Penned Holidays stamp set (item #124312). I added a piece of 3/8 inch Ruffled Ribbon in Pool Party (item #122975) These ribbons are just beautiful and come in 5 different colors. I also used pieces of the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (item # 124003) that coordinates with all of the colors in the card...The Flower was made in More Mustard using the Blossom Party Originals Die from the Big shot collection...Kind of looks like a Sun Flower doesn't it..

The second card inspiration came from Tammy Fite, another talented SU demonstrator. On this card I demonstrated a masking technique - where we sponged Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze and Old Olive on a piece of Naturals white cardstock. This was layered on a piece of Early Espresso cardstock used as the base. The leaf is from the new Gently Falling stampset (item # 123804) I really think I'm gonna like this stampset. It is a two step stamp which gives a lot of dimension to your image. Love it!! I also used the Tiny Tags (item # 118592) for the sentiment and punched it out with the Jewelry Tag punch (item #117190) Cute Huh!!


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