Hello Stamping Friends,
March’s hostess code is: A3VBV4QZ
Check out these beautiful swap cards made by the club members and come back tomorrow to see the Mystery Card #10 that is a fun part of being in club. Each month I make cards and deliver kits to the club members; then we gather on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:30 via Facebook Live to construct the kits. On the last Tuesday of the month we meet via Zoom to share our swap cards, chat a bit, and do a Mystery card challenge. I send the instructions for the card and then each person gathers the supplies and we put the cards together on the Zoom meeting. Each person chooses their own color of cardstock and designer series paper and it is so fun to see all the different cards made with the same set of measurements.
I almost forgot! We are ready to celebrate and get together again. Since March is a non-club month I am having my first in-house stamping event to stamp two cards with the Hey Birthday Chick bundle and two cards with the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle – (available to purchase March 2). Space is limited to four people but there are four sessions. Stampers will each be seated on one side of a large table so we are still distanced from each other. Cost is $15. Text me at 303-815-0838 if you are interested. I can take Paypal, Venmo, Cash or Check.
- Tuesday, March 9, 1:00 PM. —Full
- Wednesday, March 10, 10:00 AM. — Open
- Wednesday, March 10, 1:00 PM — Open
- Saturday, March 13, 10:00 AM —Full
We had six members swap and myself. Let’s start with Lori’s ‘Everything Is Rosy’ Gatefold Card. There was a ‘Rosy Suite’ that you could purchase last year and after it retired, the whole suite was in the clearance rack. I hope some of you were able to get this amazing set of products. The outside sentiment, flowers and Everything Is Rosy DSP are all from the suite. The inside sentiment is from the current ‘So Sentimental’ stamp set. Night of Navy is the base cardstock.
Next we have Jo’s card using the Flight of Fancy and Heartfelt stamp sets with gray for the base and a sponged white Layering Oval as well as Stitched Shapes and Be Mine Stitched Framelits. Inside has “so lucky to have a friend like you” in pink.
Suzi used the current JJ Mini Flowering Cactus Product Medley for her swap card on a layer of white card stock embossed with the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder. This medley has dies, twine, DSP-designer series paper, a lovely cactus stamp set and die-cut felt sheets. See page 9 of the JJ mini. There is also a refill kit!
Joy used the oh so beautiful heart from the Stitched Be Mine Dies which carried over to the Annual Catalog! If you were in club a couple years ago you will remember this beautiful DSP. Hopefully you have some in your stash.
Lucille’s card uses paper that is quite similar to our Forever Greenery DSP. The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up’s Quite Curvy Stamp set and the hearts are from her Framelits Heart Collection.
Sharon has outdone herself once again with the Wreath Builder Dies and the Arrange A Wreath stamp set. I didn’t notice that little heart with the love cut out until I saw her card. I had to go see those dies (pg. 173).
My card uses the ‘Floral Heart Dies’ In the JJ MIni page 12 and is a case of Kylie Bertucci with a bit different pink. The sentiment is from the ‘Always In My Hear’t coordinating stamp set. I die cut the floral heart in basic black and then cut another in Flirty Flamingo, popped the pink heart up with dimensionals over top of the black heart and then ‘paper pieced’ the little flowers with the Flirty Flamingo sections. The key is to use the double back adhesive on the card stock and a dryer sheet to keep the pieces together. Stay tuned for a future video on paper piecing.
- Base: Basic Black, 11 X 4 1/4 scored at 5 1/2
- Layer: Basic White, 5 1/4 X 4
- Floral Heart: Basic Black, 4 1/2 X 4 1/4, place the cardstock on a piece of double back adhesive sheet 4 X4 1/4, die cut with the Floral Heart Die
- Pink Heart and Flowers: Flirty Flamingo, cut a full piece of the Floral Heart Die and paper piece on top of the black or Die cut the heart with a 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 piece of Flirty Flamingo and (2) 1 X 1 pieces cutting just the flower portion. Use double back adhesive on the flowers and die cut on top of a dryer sheet to keep the pieces together.
- Greeting: Basic Black, 1 X 2 1/2, stamp the greeting in Versa Mark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Hint: stamp your greeting at the top corner of your rectangle then fussy cut the bottom and sides.
- Embellish: Various, I used black ribbon, pink ribbon, or black ribbon on a Flirty Flamingo strip and three rhinestones
In the Floral Heart Dies is a cut out for just the flower so I cut it once in black and then again in Flirty Flamingo placing both on the adhesive sheets and a dryer sheet before cutting. The little hearts are in the coordinating ‘Always In My Heart’ stamp set. Purchased together, you would get a 10% discount. The Happy Valentines Day is from the ‘Heartfelt’ stamp set currently in the Annual catalog page 75. As catalogs retire, you can look at the date of the post and go to the catalog tab to find the catalog I refer to and see other examples.
Thank you for spending time with me today. Tomorrow we will look at Mystery Card #10 and the new Butterfly Brilliance Bundle that is being offered as a special in March.
SAL, Smile A Little – spring is coming!
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