Saturday, April 30, 2016

May Coffee and Cards Class - Stampin' Up!



Crafters -

Hope you have been enjoying all the really cool designs that I've been showing this past week. I think they're cool!

I'm actually ahead of the game this week! You see, my mom lives out of state. Well, she was on a working vacation last week so we didn't get to talk with each other very much. So she called me on Tuesday morning and we were able to talk - for about TWO HOURS!!!!!!!

She is also a demonstrator, which means we were able to talk about all kinds of crafting things. And I was needing to do my samples for the May Coffee and Cards Class anyway... So I multi-tasked!

I sent her a draft photo to see what she thought and she approved. Probably not the kind of "hang on the refrigerator" type of approval, but she liked the cards too. Including her saying "That's the Open Sea, right? I have that stamp set!" Can't wait to see what she does with HER designs!

This design is patterned after the Melon Mambo Birthday Cards I demonstrated at my Team meeting on Sunday. You can read about that posting HERE. Tami Ackerson demonstrated this at my upline's meeting earlier this month. For years, I have cut my retired 12"x12" paper and made them into cards. I could get six cards from each sheet. Well, Tami took it to the next level and showed us how to make four cards AND a really cute little box from each sheet.

I had planned to make a Mini Magazine Holder and a set of cards for the May Coffee and Cards, and thought... hmmm... why not make the four cards, the cute little box, AND the Mini Magazine Holder for the class?!

We will be using The Open Sea and Sassy Salutation Stamp sets, along with the Typeset Speciality Designer Series Paper. ALL three items are RETIRING! Guess I shouldn't really be upset; I have used the daylights out of those two stamp sets and the Typeset DSP is probably ready to retire. Funny how we get comfortable with certain items, huh?

So how about a little story (it was patterned after a much loved children's classic)...
If you give a crafter a stamp pad, she's going to ask for a blender pen.
When you give her the blender pen, she'll probably ask you for some cardstock.
When she's finished coloring, she'll ask for a solid color of cardstock to back the artwork.
She will probably want a 2.5" Circle Punch (soon to be retired)
to place her 2" circle punchout with her artwork onto.
She will want to look at the artwork circle to make sure it is centered
and lined up correctly with the blue banner strip.
She might notice that the artwork circle would look nice with some Stampin' Dimensionals.
So she'll probably ask for a package of Stampin' Dimensionals (available at the class!)
When she's finished placing her dimensionals on her circle punchout,
she'll probably notice that there is some adhesive on her Paper Snips,
she'll want some rubbing alcohol to clean the residue from her Paper Snips.
She may even end up cleaning all of the scissors at the class as well!
When she's done, she'll probably want a mini magazine file for the cards.
You'll have to fix up a mini magazine file for her,
already scored and marked for her for cutting and assembly.
She will look at the paper and make herself comfortable,
and cut and burnish the score lines.
She'll probably ask you to read her something from the Stampin' Up! catalog.
So you'll read to her from the Stampin' Up! catalog, and she'll ask to see at the pictures.
When she looks at the pictures, she'll get so excited she'll want a catalog of her own!
She'll ask for stamps, and papers, and stamp pads.
She'll make a card.
When the card is finished,
she will want to sign her name on the back
using the Creatively Yours Stamp Set (soon to be retired),
with a matching Stampin' Write marker.
Then she'll want to give her card to someone special.
Which means she'll need SNAIL adhesive.
She'll put the card together and stand back to look at it.
Which will remind her that she needs more cards.
She'll ask for more cardstock
And chances are...
if she asks for more cardstock, 
she's going to want a stamp pad to go with it.

If you play your cards right, I may even read this story to you at the class! I miss reading the kid stories, and the teenager won't let me read them to him anymore. It was always fun reading those at the library for the kindergartners and such. How many of us did those little voices for the different characters? What do you think?

But I digress...

Without further ado, here is my sample for the May Coffee and Cards:
May Coffee and Cards Class
May 18, 2016

Now, your paper design may vary. Everything will be cut and ready to go for you. You may have noticed that there is some coloring involved. There will be stamp pads and blender pens available for use. Chances are... you were going to ask for some! 

Look forward to seeing you on Saturday, May 18th!

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