Sunday, September 21, 2014

Gratitude for Days - Part Deux

 This is another gratitude card I made for a member of my team using similar supplies to yesterday's card.  This time I used the envelope as part of the card and it rolls up and tucks closed as shown below.  I used the Gratitude For Days stamp set again from Stampin Up plus a few other old stamps from my stash.  The colors of color shine I used on today's card were teal, gold & citron.
The butterfly on the envelope was a clear embossed one that came on the envelopes in the pack...I just brought it out with the colorshine.  Also the stamped images are actually just one image from Heidi Swapp which I stamped in Stampin Up's Coastal Cabana.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Gratitude for Days Cards - Part Un

We realized a great accomplishment at my day-job this week & so I've been making gratitude cards this weekend.  All of them used the Gratitude for Days stamp set from Stampin up.  They also all used some seam binding ribbon, but I sprayed it (and the cards) with color shine (a non-stampin up  product by Heidi Swapp).  The patterned paper I used is from an old stack in my stash.  I just loved the colors and felt it would make for pretty cards:)
Rather than using an envelope for this 5 x 5 card, I created a pocket out of the patterned paper by cutting a 6 x 12 sheet of it, folding in half and then making a slit for the card to tuck in.  I also stamped a on it...loved the way the slash border from the Gratitude for Days Stamp Set framed the pocket.
Then inside I used a color shine base for my card & sprayed it with sweet cherry, white, gold & primrose color shine.  I also used some more patterned paper from my stash.  I stapled tags & a ribbon on the upper corner with my 'count your blessings' sentiment from the Gratitude for Days set. 

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Project Life by Stampin Up! - Love Story Collection

Becky Higgins' Project Life has revolutionized my memory keeping & has got me back some precious precious time because it makes it so much simpler & quicker than traditional scrapbooking or digital memory keeping even!!  Looking forward to my mini-album class that I'm giving next week where we're going to make a mini album using the Love Story collection as featured above...we'll be making 6x8 pages, the video feature a beautiful 12 x 12 wedding picture spread.  And, Love Story isn't just for weddings & romantic stories, the black & white cards work well with almost any kind of pictures you have...I'm telling the story of a recent mountain getaway in my mini album with it:)

So, what are you waiting for, get those memories off of your digital camera/phone/computer and into your albums with Project Life!  (& contact me if you're interested in trying out SU's new PL line of products:)