Last month I finally did it. I signed up with Stampin’ Up as a demonstrator. Maybe I fell in love with the new annual catalog and the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set. Maybe it was the solitary months at home. Maybe it was all the packing and unpacking I’ve done since we decided to move. Maybe it was the extra bundle of products for signing up in June. Anyway, whatever the reason, I feel like I haven’t had a chance to work on creative projects, and now I can totally justify however much time I choose to spend on card making, lol!
I would really love to offer card making make and take classes here in my home, but with the corona virus I’m not sure if anyone would be comfortable coming over, so I thought I would play around with creating a card and sharing here in my blog. Start out with a 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ plain yellow card from one of Michael’s multi card packs. I will definitely be using Stampin’ Up card stock in the future, but I believe in using what I have, and we all need to save where we can. Daffodil Delight, item # 119683 will work from Stampin’ Up, and 1 sheet will make 2 cards.
I received the Celebrate Sunflowers, item # 152517, in my demonstrator kit. Did I mention what a great value the demonstrator kit is? Anyway, you could totally use the note card plain, but that’s no fun. I did a little search on Pinterest for inspiration. Sometimes I don’t feel like I have a creative brain at all, but I’m okay with that, as long as I have access to Pinterest.
I started out by stamping the large sunflower 3 times, overlapping the edge of the card a bit. Now if you wanted to, you could call it done. I used a mustard stamp pad that has since been discontinued. You could use brown, if you have it, or Cinnamon Cider, item # 153120 would work well.
I wanted to use the thank you greeting, so I cut a scrap of white cardstock 7/8″ X 4″ and stamping it with Old Olive, item # 147090.
Again, we could call it good now, but I thought it needed something to tie the Old Olive in the greeting to the base. I added a few leaves, stamped in Old Olive.
Now I wanted to give the greeting a bit more depth, so I cut another scrap with an orange print 1 1/4″ by 5.” I glued the greeting to it, with a little angle cut, and attached it with Stampin’ Dimensionals, item # 104430.
So there it is, a super easy and quick thank you card! I like to make at least 2 at a time. This would be a great design to make several, and maybe use different greetings. Next time I will try a design with the Sunflower Dies.
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