Summer Vacation!

So this week we are on Vacation! It’s been so nice to get away from the daily grind and even more so it’s been fun to visit Great Grandma, my son doesn’t get to see her often since she lives out in the suburbs of Chicago and we’re in California but it was great to visit and watch my soon to be three year old interact with her, being as gentle as he could be while trying to teach her to throw a baseball. That being said I have no crafting supplies with me! I will consider going on vacation as a lesson learned.

It is nice to relax, but I need to remember to at least bring some finished cards along with me. We have met some very nice people on our trip and I would have loved to give them a nice card, I guess I will just have to mail them as soon as we get home. So note to self, when I go on vacation I will pack thank you cards and birthday cards.  On the other hand I can share a few of them with you, I don’t have any step by step tutorials prepared but I just want to share them maybe they will inspire you to get into the crafting mood.

letsCelebrate

Yes please! Let’s celebrate because why do we need an excuse to have a party. This card is a 3″ x 3″ card I made as a thank you to all my crafting ladies that joined me at the Stampin’ Up! catalog premier I hosted. I used all the new beautiful In Colors and the wonderful stamp set Confetti Celebration and Build a Birthday. I fussy cut the Let’s Celebrate on a separate paper in order make a mask and stamp the balloons and the cake stand was fussy cut and I placed some dimensionals to give it a little 3D effect.

Enjoy

Our wonderful Mini Treat Bag Thinlets made this fun little goodie bag pop, and the shaker hot air balloon was made easy with the Balloon Framelite dies that coordinated perfectly with the Celebrate Today stamp set. This goodie bag was almost as fun to make as it was to give away, full of beautiful Stampin’ Up! papers and embellishments. I hope the newly retired recipient will get to spend all her free moments Stamping and creating to her hearts content.

BYOP

Lastly this beautiful card is one I wished I had on had to give to the nice folks that crossed our paths on our fun vacation.  I feel the B.Y.O.P stamp set is often overlooked and it is full of great sentiments. How often do we find ourselves buying a card and throwing in a gift card when really we could have a stock of handmade cards ready for any occasion. With this one stamp set we can make birthday, wedding, new baby, graduation, and thank you cards then all we have to narrow down is which store we would like to get the gift card to fill it. If you have thought to yourself ‘I would love to make my own cards’ or even if you think you are not creative enough know that you can be. Contact me today to host a workshop get all your friends together and make a ladies night of it. I hope you have a fun time crafting and I hope to hear from you soon.

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