Thursday, May 1, 2008

May Stamp-a-Stack

It's May 1st... and you know what that means! Three brand new Stamp-a-stack cards! Well, in this case, it's more than three... but three basic layouts.

First, let me remind you of the details. This month, my Stamp-a-Stack workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 20th. Together, we will complete 12 cards (4 each of the 3 different designs below) using my supplies. The only thing I do not provide is basic adhesive. The cost is $10 with a $15 minimum catalog order, or $20 without an order. Clear envelopes are included, unless you'd like paper envelopes that can be stamped to match the cards. I sell those at the workshop for .20 cents each.

Can't make that date? Or you don't live in the Dallas area? No problem! You can receive the supplies by mail! I will send you all of the consumable supplies (cardstock, envelopes, ribbon, brads, etc.), along with detailed instructions with color photographs, and you can complete the cards at home with your own stamps, ink, and tools. If you need any of the stamp sets, ink, and/or tools, I can help you with that as well and have it shipped right to your home or office. The cost for the Mail-a-Stack option is $15 for local pick-up, or $19.60 if shipping is necessary (I use Priority mail). I take payment via PayPal and will send an invoice when you place your order.

Whether you would like to come to the class or have the kit mailed to you, I will need to know by May 18th! Please contact me at mgf@forceworld.com.

Okay... enough of that! This month, we are going to focus on Father's Day (which is June 15th), Graduation, Friendship, and Wedding (for all those June weddings you'll be invited to!)... although the wedding card could also double as an Anniversary card or a Baby card. I like versatility, don't you?!

This layout came from an old card I made, which I CASEd from who knows where. It was one of the very first cards I ever made... I won't show it to you here because I don't want you to get confused as to which cards are in the Stamp-a-Stack this month. But I'll show it to you tomorrow, just for kicks. In any case, as you can see, I modified it to fit both Father's Day AND Graduation... you know how the saying goes about the two birds and the one stone. Poor birds. Anyway, my idea was to make 2 of each, but if you happen to have 3 dads and only 1 nephew graduating, then you can do it that way... or if you have 3 graduates and 1 dad... oh, you get the idea. Here's a closer look at them:

The colors on these cards are Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, and Whisper White. The stamp sets are All Holidays and Great Grads. Obviously, I used my Stampin' Write Markers on the stamps in order to get the two colors. The backgrounds stamps I used are Sanded and En Francais. There are also two Night of Navy Eyelets and a scrap of Grosgrain Ribbon.

This next card uses a new favorite set of mine (not a new set, but new to me): Blossoms Abound. I just love how easy it is to stamp this cascading flower... and it looks difficult! (but it's not!) The colors here are Regal Rose, Rose Red, Old Olive, and Naturals Ivory. The ribbon is Vanilla Taffeta.

This card could easily be adapted into a different color scheme - Perfect Plum and Pale Plum would be beautiful as well, but I chose rose because I did plum in this next set...

This layout was directly inspired from a card in the August issue of Cards. It was on page 130 and designed by Melissa Phillips (I like to give credit where credit is due!). My version is different in that I stamped the upper portion instead of using patterned paper. Her card used Organdy type ribbon, whereas I'm using the gorgeous Taffeta. And, obviously, the stamp set is different. I used Carte Postale and Warm Words. The colors here are Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, and Whisper White. In my mind, these cards could be suitable for a wedding, anniversary, or even a new baby!

I hope you like this month's cards! Remember to either sign up for the Stamp-a-Stack or order the Mail-a-Stack before May 18th!

3 comments:

Jess said...

Ooooh... I LOVE the Father's Day and Grad cards! Such AWESOME masculine colors and layouts.. must CASE...

Wendy said...

Michele, I especially love the father's day and graduation cards. Nice clean design and great colors! I'll be casing!

Arcticstamper said...

These are wonderful cards! Thanks as always for an inspiring blog and comraderie!

Darleia