Every now and then you just need to stop and reassess…..and now is the perfect time. I’ve been thinking about making some changes to my Stampin’ Up business…trying a few new things…..stepping out of my box and doing what the title of my blog suggests which is JUMPING INTO STAMPING! With both feet, not just dipping my toes in the water to see if it’s too cold or too hot and waiting for it to be “just right”.
WIth the Covid-19 Virus causing changes in everyone’s life and as we try to be socially distant and avoiding in person contact,…that doesn’t mean we have to be distant in our relationships outside of our home. Now more than ever, people need Happy Mail! They need a reason to go out for that walk to the mailbox. Let’s put smiles on people’s faces. People we know….people we don’t know….there are many people in our communities who need something to lift their spirits, to relieve the stress. So it’s time to get stamping and start sending cards!
I am not currently holding in-person classes. Instead I am focusing on preparing Card Kits to Go — fun cards and projects you can make at home and then put in the mail or drop on a neighbors doorstep.
I also started a new Facebook group for my in person stampers to keep in touch and share ideas. And each week I am giving them a sketch challenge….to make a card that that is designed like the sketch. I would like to share that with you today too! Here is the sketch:
It’s a simple and easy design and quick to make and doesn’t require a lot of supplies, making it a good choice to make in multiples so you can send a few more of them out in the mail. Here is the card I created using this design:
That cute bunny just looks like he is ready for a hug!
I paired the Welcome Easter Stamp Set with the the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper. There are lots of spring florals and bold stripes that make spring just pop right off the card.
The Best Dressed Designer Series Paper is a set of 48 6” x 6” double sided pieces. Since you only need a small strip for the front of the card, one sheet also leaves you with enough leftover to decorate your envelope flap as well! So you can make 48 cards & decorated envelopes with this one pack of paper and some matching cardstock.
If you’d like to make this card, these are the supplies you will need.
- Welcome Easter Stamp Set
- 2” Circle Punch
- Layering Circles Dies
- Melon Mambo Cardstock – Cut 5 ½” X 8 ½” ; Score and fold at 4 ¼”, plus a scrap for Scalloped Circle
- Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5 ¼” x 4” (Cut 2), plus a scrap for the circle
- Best Dressed Designer Series Paper – Cut 1 ½” x 5 ¼”, and a strip ¼” x 5 ¼”, plus a piece 2 1/2” x 6” for envelope flap
- Ink: Melon Mambo and Memento Tuxedo Black
- Stampin’ Blends: Granite Gray Light and Petal Pink Dark
- Optional – Melon Mambo Enamel Dots (retired)
- Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Now lets see what you can do! Comment here with a picture or go to my facebook page Pats Card Corner and reply to the post. I’d love to see what you’ve created!
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON
SALE-A-BRATION ENDS MARCH 31st!
And a little heads up….Stampin’ Up will release NEW products on Tuesday, March 24th that you’ll be able to choose for your FREE Sale-A-Bration item — select stamp sets from the Annual Catalog! Check back tomorrow for the list!
You can vie the new brochure here: SAB 2nd Release 2020. Each $50 worth of product qualifies for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. If you have items on your wish list that you have been thinking about purchasing, why not do it during Sale-A-Bration and get FREE products too! And PAPPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTIONS count towards your $50 Product purchase! There is no limit to the number of FREE products you can earn! Remember all items in the Sale-A-Bration catalog are while supplies last, so don’t delay!
Note: The Kerchief Kit, Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper and Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins are sold out and no longer available.
Are you ready to shop? If you would like to place an order or please click on the shopping cart and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Store. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours! If your order is less than $150, please use my March Host Code EGEF49CS and choose me as your Demonstrator when prompted.
If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code during the month of March you qualify for a FREE item from the 2020 Sale-A-Brations 2nd Release Catalog , Plus, I will send you a package of Stampin’ Dimensionals as a thank you from me!
If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own. Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of your choice. And you will qualify for THREE FREE (50 item) or TWO FREE (one 50 and one 100) items from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release Catalog Don’t forget to choose me as your demonstrator during check-out so you can receive your Stampin’ Dimensionals from me!
If you need help placing an order, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to assist you!
These are the products that I used to make today’s card. Click on any item and it will take you to my Stampin’ Up Online Store where you can purchase these items or get more product information.
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