Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Stamp-a-Stack

Well, my schedule is just too crazy these days and therefore I'm not going to have any Stamp-a-Stack or Mail-a-Stack workshops this month.

APRIL FOOL!! :o) I just couldn't resist...


Below you will find the cards for this month. Remember that my April Stamp-a-Stack workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 15th at 7pm. The cost is $10 with a $15 minimum order, or $20 without an order. All supplies are included, but please bring your own adhesive! Contact me by April 13th to save your spot!

For those of you who are non-local or those who can't make that date, you can opt for the Mail-a-Stack where I will send you a packet of supplies (listed below each photo), along with detailed instructions and photographs. You use your own stamps, ink, and tools... but if you need me to order anything, I'd be happy to do so and have the things you need delivered straight to your front door. The cost of the Mail-a-Stack is $19.60, which includes Priority shipping (US addresses only), or just $15 for local pick-up. Contact me before April 13th if you are interested in this option!

This first one uses the new Time For You ($18.95) set that is in the current Mini Catalog. The Mail-a-Stack option contains enough of the following supplies to make 4 of this card: all cardstock (pre-scored & cut), punched flowers, brads, ribbon, and envelopes. To complete this card as shown, in addition to the Mail-a-Stack kit, you will need the stamp set listed above, along with the Horizontal Slot punch ($5.95), Stampin' Write Markers (4 at $3.25 each), Basic Black classic ink ($5.25), 1/16" Circle punch ($8.95), and adhesive of your choice.

This pair is made with the new Tart & Tangy ($12.95) set that is in the current Mini Catalog, as well as the Many Happy Returns ($18.95) set. The Mail-a-Stack option contains enough of the following supplies to make 2 of each of these cards: all cardstock (pre-scored & cut), punched scallops and large circles (you'll have to punch the small circles after you stamp them), ribbon, and envelopes. To complete these cards as shown, in addition to the Mail-a-Stack kit, you will need the stamps listed above along with the Scallop Punch ($15.95), 1-1/4" Circle Punch ($15.95), 1/16" Circle punch ($8.95), Polka-dot Background Stamp ($17.95), Versamark ink ($7.50), Pumpkin Pie classic ink ($5.25), Old Olive & Real Red Stampin' Write Markers ($3.25 each), 2-Way Glue Pen ($3.50), Dazzling Diamonds glitter ($4.50) and adhesive of your choice.

Here are a couple of closer photos:



You can't really see the polka-dots on the red card in this photo, but they're there. In hindsight, the orange slice looks better WITH the glitter, but I actually think I prefer the strawberry withOUT the glitter... see the first photo of them together, as there is no glitter on that strawberry. You're free to choose whichever way you like. As another option, you can stamp the top of the strawberry again on scrap paper, cut it out, and attach it to this one with a sliver of a dimensional - it looks fabulous like that!


This set of cards was made with the Summer by the Sea ($28.95) set (not in the current catalog, but still available), along with some sentiments from Warm Words ($20.95) - you can certainly use any sentiment you wish on these cards. The Mail-a-Stack option includes enough of the following supplies to make one of each of these cards: all cardstock (pre-scored and cut), ribbon, brads, linen thread, and envelopes. To complete these cards as shown, in addition to the Mail-a-Stack kit, you will need the stamp sets listed above, along with the Word Window punch ($15.95), Large Tag punch ($15.95), 1/16" and 1/8" handheld Circle punches ($8.95 each), Chocolate Chip classic ink ($5.25), Chocolate Chip craft ink ($7.50), Clear Embossing Powder ($4.75), a Heat Tool ($26.95), Stampin' Sponges ($3.50), Classic ink to match cards (4 at $5.25 each), and the adhesive of your choice.



The images are all embossed with Chocolate Chip craft ink and clear powder, so they can be done on any colors and still look uniform. They would also be great as a set in a box... you can view my Warm Wishes tutorial for a sample of a box that these would work well in! If you wanted to step these cards up a notch, they would also look nice with a hint of a background... like Print Pattern. It shouldn't be too dark though, as you don't want to overpower the image. You could use the Classic ink of the same color as the cardstock, stamp it off a couple times, and then stamp it onto the cardstock.



Well, there you have it. I hope you enjoy my cards for April! Be sure to contact me before April 13th to either sign up for the Stamp-a-Stack at my home, or to order the Mail-a-Stack kit!

3 comments:

barb michelen said...
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Anonymous said...

You are inspiring. I'm planning to remodel an open "loft like" space to be my office/creative room. Thank you for sharing what works for you.

Beth T. said...

These cards are so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing them and giving us permission to show them off on INSPIRATIONAL.