I wanted to wish everyone in the U.S. a belated Happy Memorial Day. I wanted to get a good picture of the flags in front of our house and the wind finally started to blow and created the look I wanted. So thanks to all our veterans, present and past (including both my father and my adopted father). It’s a privilege to live in the U.S. knowing we are free due to their sacrifices.
I hope you had a chance to join me and thousands of others on Sara’s FB page yesterday to make some cards (if not, you can still go watch the video of what her family made)! It was so much fun to watch Sara’s kids make their own creative cards! Get the printout here, and the greetings here – so give it a try yourself! So easy to create lots of fun cards.
I wanted to share some of the cards I made yesterday (#sharesunshine). I chose to use the See a Silhouette DSP with its bright, fun patterns. I chose 3 of the designs and cut all 3 pages using the template. And you can also use whatever stamp set you want to create your own greetings! This first set used a simple card layout, with some current products and some retired baker’s twine, enamel dots. I was a trying to use many of the embellishments that I have leftover.
This next set of cards used more layers, more embellishments, mostly retired…using what I had.
I love both, and have many more that I created and more to make! I’m going to use my own stamped greetings on the remaining cards for thank you and birthday cards. Here’s some of the current products I used to make these cards:
Have a great Memorial Day weekend celebration…although it will be a very different celebration for many of us during this pandemic. We hosted our neighbors for a happy hour last night – they came through our back gate, and sat 6 feet away. But it was nice to see “real” people, not just faces on Zoom, FaceTime and FB. The rest of the weekend will be quiet except for the rain and thunderstorms we are expecting. At least it’s not what some of our relatives are experiencing in Michigan. Stay safe everyone whether it’s from weather and COVID-19.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Stampin’ Up! Day of Service will be Thursday, May 21! With current social distancing practices, employees are participating in Day of Service virtually, which provides us the opportunity to include demonstrators and customers in Stampin’ Up!’s service activity. For this year’s Day of Service, Stampin’ Up! will use the Share Sunshine PDF Download to make and send cards to loved ones, frontline workers, etc. As part of their Day of Service, they will provide each employee with the Share Sunshine PDF Download and will contribute $12 USD per employee to the COVID-19 response funds, as part of our COVID-19 giveback, resulting in a company donation of $5,820 USD for Day of Service!
I invite you to participate with me and join the fun! Stampin’ Up! employees, demonstrators (me!), and customers (you!) will be gathering virtually for the Day of Service craft party on Thursday, May 21 at 3:00 PM (CT) to make our cards together in a Facebook Live on Sara’s CEO Facebook page. If you are unable to participate in the live craft party, the replay will be available to view any time on Sara’s Facebook page.
To follow along during the live craft party, you will need to precut your card bases, Designer Series Paper, a printed copy of the Share Sunshine PDF Download (which can be purchased here for only $12, be sure to decide which greetings and precut those too), embellishments, adhesive, and scissors or a Paper Trimmer. To make it easy for everyone to participate, Stampin’ Up! created an instruction sheet for Sara’s four-step cards, which includes a cut map for your Designer Series Paper (any Designer Series Paper will work). Note: A full package of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper will be enough to make four kits (20 cards). You can find the instruction sheet here.
And here’s Sara talking about the cards we’ll be making!
And here’s her short FB Live showing you how to cut the paper, if you need visual guidance.
I encourage you to pre-cut your card bases and Designer Series Paper (remember any DSP you have will work!). Then join me tomorrow at 3 PM and be prepared create some fun cards! Need help in getting it ready? Email me and we can talk!
So happy stamping and creating some fun cards to give away! Thanks and “see” you tomorrow at 1:00 PM on Sara’s CEO Facebook page!
This year’s graduates have been greatly disappointed by not being able to walk to get their diplomas. They look forward to this and consider it one of the highlights of their young lives. When one of my nieces went home for spring break, she didn’t realize she wouldn’t return to Baylor University. She stayed home and finished her final classes on online due to the pandemic. I know she was disappointed, but she did get to be with her mom (my sister) and her twin (who graduated last year). They just flew up this weekend from Florida to clean out her dorm room, turn in all her things and check out to “graduate” and pick up her car. Baylor did post each graduate’s name on their huge electronic billboard at the stadium – it was fun to see the picture she sent me. But it’s still nothing like the real ceremony of walking across the stage to collect your bachelor’s degree. My understanding is that it may occur later in the year.
Meanwhile, I wanted to created a graduation card that reflected the times and honored her graduation. As I was pondering Baylor’s colors – Green & Gold, I looked at my crafting table and noticed my Tropical Oasis Memories and More cards. I saw the one that said “the best is yet to come” which seemed really appropriate given that graduation is just a step on the way to bigger and better things. And it helped that it was tropical leaves because she lives in Florida! It made my creating this card so easy and fun to design! Here’s her card:
On the inside I used several stamp sets, one a long retired “Pomp & Circumstance” set (I’ve kept this because I love the greetings and have used it multiple times). And the fun “Nine Lives” since she has several kitties at home (and we also have kitties!).
Of course I used Baylor University’s color of green (Shaded Spruce) and gold (Daffodil Delight). As I was finishing up I notice a small smudge of the Shaded Spruce on the right. So to cover it, I stamped two kitty paws (for our kitties and hers’), worked great! She’s on her way home with her mom and sister and I hope this makes it to the house before they get home….it’s a 1200 mile drive…long way.
I really love using the various Stampin’ Up! Memories & More cards from the various collections. It’s fun to create cards using them! Interested in what I used to create this card? What kinds of cards and projects have you made with your Memories & More cards?