We made these two cards at my ”new catalog open house” yesterday. The top card uses familiar products from the Spring Mini that are all carrying over (hooray!) to the new catalog. The honeycomb layer is one of the brand new “in colors”, coastal cabana. This is my new favorite color for sure!!! The base is rose red, which will be moving from the Subtles into the Regals category, along with perfect plum, which is featured in the mosaic card.
I am in love with the mosaic madness stamp set. It is one of those magical sets where every card I have seen it used on looks amazing. The coordinating punch and folder make it even more fun.
I can hardly wait until May 31, when I can place everyone’s order from the open house, including my own! That is the “magic day” when you can order from the old catalog, new catalog, and the Spring mini!!!
I had a fun surprise this weekend: my May Paper Pumpkin arrived! If you haven’t heard about Paper Pumpkin yet, it is a new subscription craft project program from Stampin’ Up! For a $20 monthly fee you receive a fun surprise in your mailbox each month. A project kit containing everything your need to make something really great. Please check out all the details here. If you sign up and put me, Miriam Permut, as your demonstrator, I will send you an extra surprise as a thank you gift for signing up. This picture shows everything that came in this month’s kit. Can you believe it?! I am so excited to get started make a little scrapbook.
When I was growing up and would ask my dad what he wanted for his birthday or father’s day, he would always answer “a home made card”. At the time I thought that was an insufficient answer. I was sure there must be some material gift I could get him that he would want, too. Fast forward 30 years and I completely understand where my dad was coming from. There is nothing more precious to me than something made with love, from the heart.My kids made the two bottom cards with some “card pieces” I had ready to go. I love their creativity. My husband really surprised me. He actually got out a piece of my dsp, folded it, and stamped “Mom” on the front! I asked him how he knew what to do and he said he is “very, very capable”. Who knew?! I think for his next birthday I will get him the Dude, You’re Welcome stamp kit.
I hope everyone is having a very happy Mothers Day and that you may have been lucky enough to have gotten a home made card, too.
I have been trying to organize my craft room and needed a new storage system for my punches. They were all in a wicker basket in my closet, which I had to pull out every time I needed a punch. Super heavy and super inconvenient. I had heard that Ikea bygel rails were a great solution for storing Stampin’ Up! punches so decided to give it a try. I am very pleased with the results. The punches fit really well and it is awesome having them right in front of me. The only problem is that I still have a lot more punches but no more rails. So back to Ikea I will go…
Have a great weekend, and a very Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there. I hope you get some time to do some crafting, and may even be lucky enough to get a home made card from your loved ones.
In an effort to encourage my son to make a birthday card for my husband, I told him if he bought one he would have to use his own money. He looked at cards at the grocery store and decided they were too expensive. I was shouting “hooray!” inside in my head. But somehow, it turned out that I was the one who made the card!!! I was happy to do it, of course, but if I can’t get my son interested in stamping with camping stamps there may be no hope at all. *sigh* I did make it in the style I know my son likes so he would be happy to give it to his dad. That means plain and simple. No buttons, no fancy shapes, and no ribbon. I was able to sneak in the linen thread bow without complaint, fortunately.I started by sponging some soft suede ink onto some very vanilla card stock. I stamped the chair in cherry cobbler and tent in midnight muse. Both stamps are from The Great Outdoors stamp set. I combined some other stamps with Best Dad Ever to get the saying I wanted. My son was super happy with it and my husband loved it. Maybe next year he will want to make his own card…..
Our local Stampin’ Up! demonstrator group, Creative Ink, got together last night to swap card fronts, do a make and take, and talk and laugh. We also had lots of fun oohing and ahhing as we looked through the new Stampin’ Up! catalog which goes “live” May 31! Demonstrators are able to pre-order some selected items, but I am SO excited to be able to order anything I want (or anything I can afford!) on May 31.For my swap card I used the you’re amazing stamp set, along with the apothecary accents framelits, and ticket punch. I received this set free at Convention last year but haven’t used it much. I am so glad it is staying around for at least another year. I really enjoyed playing with it yesterday. The colors are: midnight muse, gumball green and whisper white. The dsp is from the print poetry stack in the Spring catalog supplement. My favorite touch is the honeycomb textured impressions embossing folder. I don’t know how I managed before this was introduced!
I am so glad to be back to stamping and back to my blog. This has been a crazy spring for my family. Lots going on and not a lot of time to stamp. My craft room stayed messy from all my winter holiday stamping until last weekend!!! Now it is clean and organized and I am having so much fun!
My son was diagnosed with a brain tumor last month and was hospitalized for 11 days. It was a very scary time but he is doing really well now; thanks to excellent doctors and lots of prayers and support from all over. I made these post it note holders as gifts for the nurses who took such great care of him.
I used sale-a-bration products which are no longer available, but of course you can substitute your favorite dsp and stamp sets. They are super easy and fun to make. I use the measurements provided by Chiaki Haverstick in her “bountiful purse” tutorial, which is available free on her website. I buy the little gel pens at Staples. I packaged them in these wire baskets I bought from Ikea; they turned out to be the perfect size to hold up to 18.
I also made cards with my son’s picture on them so the nurses could put a face to the name. I won’t show those here, buy they coordinated with the post-it note holders.
Hello my stamping friends, I am back from my blogging hiatus and look forward to sharing my projects and my thoughts with you in the new year.
The project below is an 8 1/2″ by 11″ post card style card that I was asked to make by some women who wanted it to give to their co-worker who was leaving their department. They wanted a lot of room to write, and since their co-worker likes to display her cards they thought a large, “open” style card would be great for her.
I had A LOT of fun making this card. The main colors are baja breeze, lucky limeade, and calypso coral. The dsp is from last year’s sale-a-bration. The stamps on the upper left are from a set that was just for people who went to last year’s convention.
We made these three cards at my Thursday stamping group last month. We used the scentsational seasons bundle and snow festival dsp which both retired with the Holiday catalog. The Best wishes greeting is from the petite pairs stamp set. I originally bought this set to use with the peekaboo frames bigz die, but am finding it to be useful for so many occasions! See more details below.
We made these cards and gift tags at my beginners workshop last week. I cut the colored card stock into 2″ by 3″ pieces; the whisper white is 1 3/4″ by 3 3/4″. For the note card I cut one printed tag in half, length wise, and layered it under another. Aren’t these cute? What an easy, fun, and economical way to add some home made cheer to your holidays.
card stock: baja breeze, cherry cobbler, and whisper white