Friday 17 August 2018

Speedy card making - even late at night.

I love being able to make a set of cards quickly and easily, and the latest tool from Stampin' Up! the Stamparatus is a great help when you want to turn out repeats of cards.

I was desperate to use this new stamp set (available to order from 5th September) after one of my team, Sam, created a great "make and take" at our team meeting last week.  The set is called 'Wishing You Well' and features a beautiful wreath, a floral bunch, flowers and a stunning bow. The four sentiments in the set give you a variety of uses too.

Here is the stamp set and my finished sample:

Wishing you Well will be available to order from 5/09/18

I used Pear Pizzazz ink for the floral section, with Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape for the flowers, sentiment and bow. I also decorated the envelopes to match. Here are my finished stack of cards, I made these late at night (mainly because I fell asleep on the sofa earlier in the day), but with the Stamparatus it is so quick and easy to create multiple cards, as everything is set up once, and you just stamp, change the base card, and stamp again!

Wishing you Well will be available to order from 5/09/18 to order this set from 5th September 2018
This style of stamp is called a DistINKtive (c) stamp, as it features the detail in the stamp to create the impression of depth of both the floral spray and the ribbon bow. I have found the darker the ink you use, the more stunning it becomes.  You will find these new style stamps in our current annual catalogue as well as our forthcoming Autumn/Winter catalogue.

The cards I have used are pre-scored and pre-cut and these are our Narrow Whisper White cards. You can buy them in a pack of 20 cards + 20 envelopes for just £7.50, The card size is 6.4cm x 11.4cm - perfect for little thank you cards. In fact, I shall be using these cards for my customers in August, as each person who orders through me receives a handmade card. They are on page 193 of the annual catalogue, photo below.
 I will share the Christmas Wreath version with you next week. Thanks for taking the time to visit us today. Hope to see you again soon. I will also upload a video version of how to make these cards. EMAIL ME if you would like to be sent the direct link.

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