Monday, February 28, 2011
Happy rainy Monday morning to you all!
I'm here to entertain you with 3 more KISS (Keep it Simple, Stamper!) cards from my All Occasions 10 card class. You can imagine that if you want to get 10 different cards and envelopes done in about 2 hours, that they need to be fairly simple to make... while still looking good. Hopefully we accomplished that with these!
This card uses one of my favourite new sets: Morning Cup. Goodness knows I'm sitting here blogging this morning with a fresh cup of Van Houtte's Pecan Praline coffee, as I do so love my java.
If the patterned paper I used isn't too familiar to you, it's the Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper. It coordinates with the colours Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Basic Gray. It also coordinates with the Always Elegant stamp set, Elegance Stampin' Around wheel and the Elegant Lines Textured Impressions embossing folder.
I got the basic concept and colour scheme from a swap card that had NO NAME on it! Boo hoo..... I'm not sure who to share the credit with. If it's yours, please let me know.
For this card, I pulled out 2 older faves of mine: Fifth Avenue Floral and Oval All.
Our colour combo this time around was Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake. And yes, once again I'm using the new 1/2" seam binding ribbon, because it's just so darned pretty and easy to work with.
If you think you'd like to get your hands on all the colours of it that are available, you're in luck! I'll be hosting a seam binding ribbon share in March so contact me if you would be interested in participating (Canadians only, please).
And here is our final card of the day, using both the You're a Gem set and then the crown from Artistic Etchings.
I saw a gorgeous card from Julie Stayrook that paired the crown with the Queen sentiment like that, and loved the idea.
Because I'm all about the bling, not only did there have to be rhinestone's on it like in Julie's example, I went one step further. I pulled out the Red Glimmer paper that I used for Valentines and things and added accents to the card.
This paper ROCKS! You can easily cut in, punch through it, and certainly run it through the Big Shot as well.
I want to give a big shout out to Michelle D. who recently joined my team as our latest "Canadians, INK!" member. Michelle took advantage of the fabulous Starter Kit sale during Sale-A-Bration, so not only did she get her kit for 15% off its regular price, she also gets a special bonus bundle worth $60 in product. Welcome to the family, Michelle!
Last but never least, a super duper heartfelt shout of congratulations to my "big sis" Christyne who just promoted to Senior Consultant. That's a great accomplishment & I'm super excited to watch you continue to grow and lead your team of "Canadian Blossoms" into their stamping future. If you ever need a demonstrator in the Mississauga area, she's your go-to gal. :)
I like all the KISS cards! They all look fairly simple to do even for a beginner. I was looking at your class schedule and am so tempted to bring my granddaughter to your kids class. She has made cards with me and she loves making them. She follows instructions very well and even makes sure to put the lids back on the stamp pads when she is done with them. She also knows how to clean the stamps. She is 5 1/2 now so I'm not sure if she is old enough to attend your class. Her favourite thing to do is to punch out hearts and butterflies.