Good morning! I have my Stamper’s Club over the 2nd Monday of every month, and they get to make 8 cards including envelopes just for being a member. As a member of the club, each girl agrees to purchase $25 in SU! product each month for 6 months, and they each get a turn to be our “hostess” and earn exclusive hostess sets and free product. I’ll be starting up a new club in September, so if you’d like to join, just let me know!
This month we took our last chance to use up some great retiring In Colors, Hodgepodge Hardware, and the stamp set Circle of Friendship. Don’t forget…the retired accessories list will be revealed on Monday (the 21st) and you’ll want to quickly order anything you’ve got to have before it’s gone forever!
This card uses the stamp sets Embrace Life and Circle of Friendship. The card stock is River Rock, along with Ruby Red and Very Vanilla. We also used some copper Hodgepodge Hardware, River Rock double-stitched ribbon. I think the highlight of this card was scraping the edge of the card stock with the distressing tool from the Cutter Kit shown on page 184 of the catalog…everyone loved that little kit!
This card uses the set Baroque Motifs which is still one of my favorites. Just a few stamps and you’ve got a great card! Have you ever tried this cool little closure? You just cut your card stock to 4-1/4 x 10-1/2, then score at 5-1/2″, just a 1/2″ shorter than your average card. Then you use the slit punch to create the little half circle that the brad is through. The slit punch also makes gift card holders a snap!
We used Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral, and Chocolate Chip on Whisper White card stock for this one. That’s about it! Oh yeah, and the Hodgepodge Hardware brad.
I got the inspiration for this card from my friend Donna. I went to her house the other day and she showed me how simple this little quilt card was to make. It was a hit with the girls last night too, I think they’re all using them for their next “manly” occasion…usually they make flowery cards at my house, so this was a nice change of pace. We used the Le Jardin paper, which I’m guessing is retiring because it has River Rock in it. The card stock is River Rock, Basic Black and Very Vanilla. The weird thing is that there’s almost no stamping involved!
The above card was inspired by a color challenge card made by Kirsten Smith, who I don’t personally know, but she’s in my SU! “family” somewhere! Her card was portrait instead of landscape, with other ribbon and embellishments, but that’s where I got the idea for this anyway.
I did a multi-colored variation on this for one of my convention swaps…boy is that coming up fast, TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY!! Man, I have got some stamping and assembling to do! I’ve got 3 different swap cards planned, and I’m making about 40 of each so far, yeah did you “hear” me say so far...who am I kidding? I would really *like* to have more swap cards made, but since I procrastinated on getting these 3 together so long that I had to place a SDA order yesterday for all the supplies I need to complete them, I kinda doubt I’ll be pumping out more than 120 swaps!! I guess you never know though…