Hi there! To start a new week (and because I mangled the dates so my Tuesday post unexpectedly posted on Sunday!), here’s a new direction for today – a Perfect Blend one layer wonder 🙂
And here’s another version of the same:
I needed a “stash” of birthday cards to keep in my drawer at work for those panic days when you realise you haven’t got a card for someone! And these fit the bill perfectly. They use the Perfect Blend stamp set from Stampin’ Up, along with the Sassy Salutations set for the sentiment. I went with a very simple design with no layers or “fanciness” other than stamping the friends statement within the coffee cup label. (The stampamajig really is the only fool-proof way of getting this right!)
The sentiments are both stamped in the retired Raspberry Ripple ink (which I love and am sad it has gone) and the cup is stamped in Crumb Cake ink. The card itself is Naturals White cardstock cut to size and folded in half. This gives extra interest because of the texture and detail in the cardstock, and it makes a sturdy base for a card (more so than the plain Whisper White or Very Vanilla).
Some stamping, cutting and folding, and we are done! If you want to jazz it up more then obviously you could do that, but I didn’t feel it needed it. Especially as I mostly work with guys!
The ones that have been received so far have been appreciated and liked, so that is great news. I don’t want to give everyone in the office the same card, though, so it’s probably time to make a few more of a different design. I am thinking along the lines of “Birthday Star” using the new Bright and Beautiful stamp set, and the coordinating Star framelits. I saw a great technique with this set over the weekend using a spectrum of Stampin’ Write markers to ink the stamp, so I definitely want to try that out! Maybe they will get done this week, maybe not.
I got a whole bunch of scrapbook pages made yesterday at a group, so I will be sharing those with you sometime, too. These are ones of our first house, and of a family party 10 years ago, so well before the twins arrived! Not all of my 13(!) pages from yesterday have “proper” cards in them yet, but they all have notes in them about who, where, when, etc. so that wil be the easy bit. I just didn’t have appropriate cards with me, or they would have been done as well. Project Life has made it really easy to “catch up” with at least some of the photographs I have got stuck in boxes, before they fade away or I forget why I took the pictures and who the people are 😉 I plan to work on this more in the coming weeks and months. As well as obviously getting the current photos printed and scrapped.
On that note, if you spend £5 at Poundland, they are currently giving away vouchers for 75 prints at Snapfish for £1! As this is my preferred printer anyway, I was in there yesterday stocking up on a couple of bits (5) that I needed! I was going to get photos printed soon anyway, so this will save me a ton! How easy is that?
Have you got lots of old photographs in boxes which you want to get out and view sometimes? Do you want to record who the photos are of, and where, when and why they were taken? Do you have lots of current photographs “stuck” in your computer, or even old ones stuck in there? Would you like to bring them back to life? Then get in touch or comment here and I will do what I can to help you. I am looking into getting a regular group set up to work on exactly this type of project, using the Project Life system and working together in a group to have a regular “scrapping” time each month and encouragement to keep going. Does this sound like something you would enjoy? Let me know what would work for you and I will see what I can do! I look forward to hearing from you and helping you.