Sunday, March 29, 2009

Keeping It Simple!

I was asked to bring my Stamping treasures to an Open House hosted by, Ann, a very nice woman who sells Discovery Toys. She invited friends over to view her toys, stamp with me, and get a massage all for a minimal fee. I created 5 simple cards and guests could choose three of the cards to create for a small fee.

The ladies were all new to stamping so it took a little bit of convincing to get some of them to sit down at my table and start stamping. By the end of the night just about everyone did stamp something and they all really liked their cards.I knew the guests would be new to stamping so I kept the amount of layers way down and I held off on ribbon tieing for most of the cards.

I wish I had taken my camera with me because while most ladies stamped the cards as is. I had a few ladies who had different events coming up and we made some adjustments and they created some super cute cards.

For two of the cards I used the Upsy Daisy stamp set. I really love the versatility of this stamp set. I also used two of the In Colors...( Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss) which are also another favorite of mine. I will miss these colors when they go in July but I am sure another batch of beautiful colors will soon follow.

Lastly, I added some striped ribbon that we just wrapped around the card base. I think this added a nice touch to the card.

After I got home from the Open House I began to put together cards using the remainder of the cut pieces. I do that so that I have a supply of cards on hand when any and every occasion falls upon us. I decided to add another layer to these to make them pop a bit. Basic Black! It adds a bit of elegance to a card.

Well, thanks for stopping go stamp something!

Tomorrow I will show more of the other cards and give some details about them.


Jacki Montgomery said...

Cute cards...I'm glad it worked out for you.

Anonymous said...

Wowzers! What a flying high idea for stacks of cards! Your idea will be cased at a birthday card making afternoon when scraps brought will become Foster Children's choices from offerings at the desks of local social workers. Children will learn to share greetings and remember others' special days, simply not a 'give me' attitude. Crafters sharing talents and supplies will go simple, basic to complex, total embellishement with supplies brought, displayed on a kitchen counter and gobbled up by successful birthday cardmaking for both genders and all ages. Thank you for sharing and giving of your creativity.
Keep Looking Up!