Sunday, October 2, 2022

World Cardmaking Day! (WCMD)

 Hello and happy Sunday,

Yesterday was World Cardmaking Day and I took the day off from unpacking, to attend two online events. The Stampin' Up! event was streamed live, and it was a fun way to spend a couple of hours. We got to make 3 cards, along with the presenters, as well as learn how our concept artists design stamps, dies and papers for us.  It was so interesting to see how an idea comes to fruition. The presenters used 3 stamp bundles, and since I didn't have all 3, I decided to use the techniques they showed, but only used the first bundle that I owned.  The Cottage Rose stamp set (#159040) and the matching Cottage Flowers Dies (#159047) were used on all 3 of my cards. By the way, this suite also has some beautiful designer series paper called Abigail Rose (#159037) as well. 

The happy birthday card is a combination of stamped images and colored with our Stampin' Blends markers.  We also cut out some florals with the dies, and finished it off with a few Opal Rounds embellishments (#154289)

Our 2nd card is a smaller size base of Fresh Freesia card stock. They showed the technique of blending a background so you get a light, airy look.  I used Fresh Freesia and Mint Macaron inks. I colored the flowers with our Stampin' Blends.

Our final card was the watercolor technique.  We stamped the leaves using Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake card stock. Then using black Memento ink, stamped the floral image, cut it out with the matching die, and used our ink pad and our watercolor pens to dip the brush into the lid of the ink pad. This technique works best on thicker cardstock, and we used our Shimmery White (#101910).

More news from the home office:  On October 4th ONLY, you can enjoy FREE SHIPPING all day, as long as your order is at least $ 75 before tax & shipping! 

Also, for the month of October ONLY, I have a special going on.  Here's the scoop!

My Specials

OCTOBER SPECIALS! (This special runs from Saturday, October 1, 2022 through 11:50 PM on Monday, October 31, 2022 ONLY)

Anyone who places an online order of at least $ 50 before tax & shipping, will receive a FREE PACK of Classic Matte Dots (a $ 7.00 value)
Anyone who places an online order of at least $ 100 before tax & shipping, will receive a FREE PACK of Classic Matte Dots AND will be entered into my drawing for a FREE STAMP SET from my stash!

Note: When you checkout, please DO NOT choose "do not contact", or I will not have your address to send you your free gifts.  I promise, I will not sell your contact information to anyone, and if you are included in my email list, I always send the emails out as "blind copy", so your email is not shared with anyone on the list.  Your privacy is important to me, and I will always respect it. If you are unable to place an order directly at my online store, please contact me and I can place your order for you and still enter you into my October specials.

So there you have it. A fun day yesterday, with millions of people all online, sharing their love of papercrafting. What a nice way to start the new month. If you do not already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love to send you a catalog and add you to my mailing list.  I'm still unpacking since our move to Jefferson City, Mo, but I always have time for you.  Drop me an email or give me a call or text.  Until then, happy stamping! 

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