Last week, several stampers attended the Stamp & Share Play Date (mini class). First, I planned these three quick and easy cards for everyone to make.
The Floral Boutique pieces were cut 1 1/4" x 4". Stampers could choose Baker's Twine or the 1/8" Silver Ribbon. The greeting was made with the Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden dies. The Papillon Potpourri butterfly cut with the Bitty Butterfly punch made a cute embellishment.
We stamped the three-step butterfly from Watercolor Wings just with Melon Mambo. The solid image was inked and stamped off. Then the other two detail stamps without stamping off. Making it monochromatic was a good choice in case we didn't line it up exactly!
The Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper has this really cute piece with clear embossed strawberries and cherries. For embellishments, we stamped the strawberry with Watermelon Wonder and then the leaves directly on top in Pear Pizzazz (like the paper). Lining up the tiny framelit to cut can be tricky. What I like to do is toss the framelit onto the magnetic plate to find the magnet, then slide the paper underneath and finally lay the top cutting plate on and firmly holding it down while running it through the Big Shot.
After these cards were finished, we had another hour or so to put together pre-cut packets from previous classes, both mine and my sister, Denise's, that were found at my mom's house. Everyone had a great time and could work at their own pace.
Two of my winter visitor class members and I went to lunch and enjoyed visiting before they head out in their RVs for the summer. I am looking forward to seeing them again in the fall and hearing about their travels.
The new catalog comes out next month! Lots of items are being retired to make room for some really great additions. You will be able to view it online June 1. Let me know if you'd like an "I want it in my hands" copy
Here are some links to help you:
- Order (the current Host Code is DYYT44JK) through my online store
- Until April 21, for your online order of over $50 and using the above host code, you will receive a free surprise stamp set from my discontinued collection. Make sure to allow me to see your contact information.
- Check out the Clearance Rack
- Join my Sharing Hearts Team
- Contact me
- Comments and questions? Either contact me or click on the Comments link at the bottom of this page
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!