Sarah is my crafty friend who lives on the Isle of Wight. She is also a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and I met Sarah through SU, for which I am very grateful. (Though we’ve said we will go to the Island for the past 2 summers and have not yet managed it!!) Sarah is a fabulous person, and a very creative lady, I love visiting her blog online!
When I visited Sarah online this morning, I saw this card, and just had to snaffle it to share with you:
This is a new take (to me, anyway) on the To You and Yours Project Kit from Stampin’ Up! – I wasn’t quite sure what we could do with the silhouette stamp in the To You and Yours Too stamp set when I saw it, but this is a fab idea! If you want to see more close-up pictures and things then check out Sarah’s blog post on this card: To you & yours star card from stampin up
The card uses the kit supplies in a different way than is shown in the instructions, which means there’s no limit on your creativity if you are so inclined! So far, I have made up my To You and Yours kit exactly per the instructions, but I had another kit delivered yesterday and I am loving the thought of doing at least some of the cards slightly differently this time! People at work are loving the cards, too, so having a bit more variety to choose from will be great. I will be selling my cards to people at work to help them get something a little different to everyone else this year. I have sold Valentines and Mother’s Day cards so far this year, as well as a handful of Birthday and Anniversary options. Christmas is definitely the biggest card-giving event of the year, though, so I need to capitalise on my success!
Back to this card, and I love how Sarah has used the glass glitter from the kit to create the effect of snow across the landscape silhouette, it is really effective. This glitter is fab, it is really chunky and shakes nicely as well as giving a really good “shaky” sound when the card moves.
These cards are amazingly easy to make as most of the “hard work” is done for you. The words and shapes are all pre-cut stickers and you just have to position them and pop them into place. The card bases are all foiled and luxuriously heavy-weight, and the top layers of she shaker windows are also die-cut from heavyweight cardstock so they are very sturdy. They are also highly affordable luxury. I may “cheat” and snaffle one or two of the card blanks and cut them up for use in my Hello December album to add that extra bit of sparkle and shine 😉 That will encourage me to think outside the box for card bases for the leftovers! Maybe Sarah will have some more inspiration for me on that front.
Today we are taking the twins to look at an infant school as one of our local schools has their open “day” this afternoon. It’s a little bit scary, thinking of my babies being big enough to go to school :S They are highly excited about it, obviously! We have a little while before they will be starting at school (next September) but the applications need to be submitted between November 1st and January 15th so we have to think about it well in advance. So that is something that will have to be well documented in my scrapbooks, as it is one of their first “official” rites of passage!
That’s it from me for today, I hope that you have enjoyed Sarah’s creation, and that maybe you will visit Stampin’ Sarah over at her blog for additional inspiration. I will be back again on Tuesday with something new for you. Given what I am creating at the moment, it will either be a Birthday card or a Christmas card – I aim to have lots of the latter to share with you over the next 2 1/2 months to inspire and excite you. There should be a mixture of seasonal cards, gift tags and even wrapping, if my plan comes together as I hope 🙂
Have a great weekend.