Thursday, February 25, 2010


Pick yourself up -- yes, I'm posting twice in one week!!! Only because I have to clean up the studio for class tomorrow, so needed to get these posted before they were gone. Here are the rest of the cards we will be doing at my Saturday card class. Again, easy but cute cards. I mean, come on ladies, how can you go wrong using Stampin' Up stamps. I could have made dozens of cards using these stamp sets, I love them that much. And as you can see, there are two layouts using the Picnic Parade Stamp Set (free Hostess Level 2 set in the Occasions Mini catalog). I couldn't make up my mind which one to use for the class, so they will make both if they wish (they love it when I can't make up my mind).

Using the Picnic Parade and Sincere Salutations Stamp Sets; Melon Mambo Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon; and Polka-Dot Embossing Folder

(Sorry about colors -- camera angle must have been wrong -- it is much softer in real life.) Hello card (2nd layout) using the Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper Pad (Free Sale-A-Bration) and the Picnic Parade Stamp Set (Free Hostess Level 2 Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog).

And then there is the equally simple and cute Easter Card using the Animal Crackers Stamp Set. And yes, I created four different layouts with this one before I decided this was the one for the class. I used the Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper again, punching borders with the Scallop Trim Border Punch, and wrapped with Bermuda Bay Polka-Dot Grosgrain ribbon. The Scallop Circle punch was used before stamping the bunny (using the Stamp-a-ma-jig of course) and little feet tracks were made using Chocolate Chip Marker on a few of the Itty Bitty Background stamp spots. And yes, that is Liquid Appliqué on his tail (believe it or not I still have some of this from when Stampin' Up sold it years ago -- and it still works!!).

Hope you like my cute and simple cards -- and I guess even more important I hope my clients like them!!

Thanks for stopping by and see you around the corner!!


  1. Cute cute cards!!! But I think that excuse that the camera is out of focus is wearing thin. The Easter card is my favorate love the concept and colors nice job. You just want to love that bunny.

  2. I love that picnic stamp set and I finally had a big enough work shop that I ordered it. Can hardly wait to play with it. Got to get back in the groove. Lynn

  3. Love the whole springy feel to this set of cards. You made me brake out my picnic parade and finally do something. My fav. though is the last one with the bunny it's too cute with the bunny prints and the scalloped punch.

  4. OMG -- these are so cute! I especially love the one with the Melon Mambo polka-dot ribbon and the perfect polka-dots embossing!!

  5. oh, I love the last card...the bunny hopping, leaving little goodies behind! LOL!