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Cardstock, Vellum, Thick Cardstock

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Today I’m sharing this simple, yet elegant, card to wish your loved one a Happy Mother’s Day!  Even though my Mother has been gone for 12 years, I miss her every day and I cherish the memories that I have.

When Mother’s Day arrives each year, I reminisce about all the great times I shared with my Mom and I make specials cards to give to other Mom’s in my life – like my daughter and my daughter-in-law!

Here are the directions for making this card:

  1. Cut Blushing Bride Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use Big Shot and Quilt Top Embossing Folder to add a design.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the card front.
  3. Cut Petal Promenade DSP at 3″ x 4″.
  4. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 2″ x 4″.  Use Blushing Bride Classic Ink to stamp greeting.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the DSP.
  5. Attach a piece of Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon around the greeting layer and the DSP.  Tie another piece of the same ribbon to create a faux bow.
  6. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach over the Whisper White layer.
  7. Embellish with Basic Pearls.

These are the products used for this card:  (click on the item to order it from my online store)

Here’s one with a different look – fewer pearls.

And with an envelope – see the tiny butterfly

Basics to Start Stamping!

Basics to Start Stamping!

When a new stamper comes to me, they usually want to know what they “must have” to get started!  The 200+ page catalogue can be overwhelming at first so I share the New Customer Brochure with them!  Inside this brochure, they will see some suggestions for stamp sets and projects to make.

In addition, I will explain how to use what I consider to be the Basic Tool Kit – adhesives, bone folder, paper snips, paper trimmer, and embellishments.  And, as well as this Kit, you will need cardstock (paper), stamps and ink to make a project!

What other items do you think should be in a Basic Tool Kit?

Stampin’ Up! has prepared a suggested list of items to select for your Starter Kit if you choose to Join My Team and get the Best Deal Ever!

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