Sunday, September 22, 2013

Cards shared at our Christmas Stamp Camp

I love my customers - thank you all for a fun day.  Everyone was so nice to each other and helped each other when I was busy cutting.  And people even brought cards to show me.  I love seeing your work and I know other customers also appreciate seeing what you do.  Here are the cards my customers shared with me yesterday. 

Anna did this card with her MOPS group.
  • The stripes are a Designer Paper. 
  • The blue on the flowers was added with a marker after the image was stamped.
  • And as a design feature I love the blue strip of paper.  It accents the color of the flowers and the emphasizes the fact that its a horizontal card
  • Anna even stamped the image in brown instead of black - to highlight the colors from the Designer Paper.
Easy to make and well designed - Thanks Anna

Jessica shared these donations she made to United Way.  Her work group does a Silent Auction for United Way and this group of cards was her contribution.
Gate fold Card. Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Pick a Petal Stamp Set.

The left card is a gatefold.  I like the fact that the fold is off-center. I've made a few gate-fold cards  [center fold and a punched center gate fold] but I really like this look of the off-center fold so I think I'll be trying that soon. Thanks for the idea Jessica.

The right card is made with a flower set! Its one of my favorite retired sets: Pick-a-Petal.  It was a set with different petals to build a flower, but there are so many other things you can do with the petals.  Thats the fun of stamping . . . thinking of alternate and creative ways to use your stuff.  Here's a Halloween card also made with the Pick-a-Petal stamp set.

Punch Art Beer Mug CardBaby Onsie Card Masculine Thank-You Card

Jessica has cards for everyone and every occasion. She made her own template to cut the Baby Onsie on the left.

While the bottom card was stamped with Thank-you sentiments, the design would work equally well with a birthday, anniversary or holiday sentiment.  And with her colors and background on this card its a great masculine card.

The card on the right is a cute punch art Beer Mug card - hey, we're from Wisconsin, what can I say.  The sponging around the edges really adds to the look of the beer bubbles, don't you think?

If you are reading this on-line please leave a comment for Anna and Jessica.  I try to encourage my stampers to bring samples to show and to assure them that their work is valued and appreciated.  Your comments below will add to that feeling of appreciation and value.

If you're local to the Madison/Dane County area - why not join us for our next event.  You can check the events calendar  HERE.

I do admit to a little false advertising for the Christmas Card event this weekend. The invitations said there would be 7 choices, but it ended up being 10 choices - which made the bookkeeping a bit of a challenge.

Christmas Card Buffet Tally SheetSince the event was a Card Buffet. I was a little nervous about how things would go, but it was a great day. My nervousness came from the concept of a "buffet" . The idea is that people check out the selection and then choose WHICH cards to make and HOW MANY.   

Preparation was a challenge. This type of event is hard to pre-cut for  since you don't know how many of each card will eventually get made.  I pre-cut lots of pieces in the sizes and colors that I knew I'd use anyway and waited till people asked for special things like the watercolor paper.

Record Keeping issues: I avoided the bookkeeping problems by making it totally on the honor system. Each person got a sheet like this and had to keep track of how many of each card they made. It worked really well.  Like I said, I have great customers.

Thanks for stopping by - come back later this week for close up photos of the Christmas cards we made.

And if you need any Stampin'UP! supplies you can order on-line HERE.  This is a secure ordering site and your product will be shipped directly to your house. 
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