The much-anticipated holiday season has come to a close, but connecting with the ones you love should be a tradition you keep alive throughout the year. An inexpensive and personal way to stay connected with family and friends during the new year is sending handwritten cards or notes. E-mail and texting may be popular right now, but old-fashioned handwritten cards or notes still reign supreme. .
As a local Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and craft enthusiast, I would love to discuss with you unique ways that you can stay connected by handcrafting their own cards or stationery. In fact, from now until April 30, 2010, Stampin’ Up! and Country Living magazine are offering a special Country Living Cards à la Carte stationery kit intended to help people stay connected and revive the art of the handwritten note. I have a photo of the Country Living Cards à la Carte kit on the left side of this blog and would love to meet with you and discuss doing a workshop on the importance of staying connected the old-fashioned way through handwritten notes, as well as some creative crafting ideas for menus, place cards, and other projects that can be created with this versatile kit.
To view the article Country Living artical, "Make Your Own Party Invitations and Décor," Click Here Please note that in addition to showcasing Stampin' Up! products in this article, Country Living has also used products from other companies.
The Cards à la Carte kit is only available until April 30, 2010, or while supplies last, so be sure to order yours today!
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To make these darling cards you will need two pieces of card stock. The Card Front which is 5.5 x 4.25 and a second piece that is 4.25 x 11. You then score the second piece at 5.5" and 2.75". I have a sketch that will help if this is unclear. Send me an email requesting the information and I will email a copy to you. Then you decorate front as you wish. I really love the calendar on the bottom because this makes a terrific gift for anyone. All three of theses cards were cased off of a demonstrator only site and I can't for the life of me remember who provided these wonderful ideas.
SKETCH OF THE MONTH WINNERS!
First Place- Joan McPhail
Second Place- Gladys Phillips
Third Place - Bernie Scholz
The second part of our class we voted on the sketch of the month. I know! I know! These cards have contraband on them, but my ladies are learning. I am very proud of them for being a part of the sketch of the Month. Congratulations Ladies for a job well done!
Well until next time fellow stampers!
This card was made with the following;
Card Stock- Barely Banana-Certainly Celery. Lovely Lilac and Whisper white
Ink- Black, So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Always Articoke
Accessories; Big shot -Perfect Polka Dots Impressiosn Folder-Oval Scallop die and the Embosslit Die Beautiful Wings
Stampset- Abundant Hope
You have not stamped in a while I hope this motivates you to get your stamps out and try a springtime card.
Come join in the fun! Get your creative juices flowing by entering in March's Sketch of the Month.Use my sketch to give you a start and then build from there. You pick the stampset... you pick the colors... and then send me a photo of your creation.
Just wanted to start building some excitement for the upcoming Nutritions Class. This card is perfect for Spring! This is the time of year you want to get out side and plant flowers! We will make three cards all creating a mood of Spring. So come join our wonderful group!!!