Your Presents

When I choose a stamp set, I ask myself how I can use it.  Is this just a one-occasion set, or are there other ways to incorporate it into my year?  If you are just starting out with stamping, look for sets that can be used all year long.  You'll be surprised at how many ideas are out there when you just search for the name of the stamp set you are wanting to buy online.  Just adjusting the color scheme can transform a Christmas card into a Birthday card.  Be creative!  Just the simple act of creating a hand-made card will make any recipient grateful that you spent the time thinking of them! 

Here are more samples of the "Your Presents" stamp set that will be available on September 1, 2015.  As I mentioned in the previous post, this is a year-round stamp set.  The two handmade cards are what we created at the Stampin' Up! 2015 Convention as our Make-n-Takes and I just love the varied ideas on the same stamp set!

Birthday Packages

The Stampin' Up! convention is sadly over.  I had a great time in Salt Lake City, UT with my Demonstrator friends and I learned a lot at the same time.

Part of the fun of Convention is getting the awesome bag and the free goodies as well as cheering on our fellow demonstrators and their accomplishments.  This year, in addition to the bag, we received a whole pack of the upcoming Holiday Catalogs!  I won another stamp set and all attendees received a newly formulated Basic Black Archival Ink stampin' pad.  I have used the stamp pad already and I LOVE the full BLACK color of the image!  I know you'll love it!

I have put together a sample using the stamp set we got with our bag at check in called Your Presents.  Although featured in the Holiday Catalog with a holiday themed card, this stamp set can be used all year long for birthdays, anniversaries or baby showers.  A technique that goes really well with this stamp set is the kissing technique which is the process of stamping one stamp onto another stamp and then putting that down on cardstock.. so fun and the possibilities are endless!

Let me know what you think!

Stamp Sets:
Your Presents (new for the 2015 Holiday Catalog available September 1st!)
Sassy Salutations

Marina Mist, Real Red and Whisper White

Washi-Tape Birthday

I have a really good friend (and downline) who despises torn washi tape. She will cut the edges straight and then place even though the card has torn washi-tape.  I have been planning how her birthday card would look for almost a year now.

You can guess my inspiration, right?

It HAD to have TORN washi-tape... and not just a little.

I have to say that it actually turned out really cute (in my eyes) and I was really excited to give it to her today.

Happy birthday, Pam!  Lots of love and birthday wishes to you!