Friday 29 March 2013

Stampin' up Class

Last Saturday Carol organised a Stampin' up class for us which involved making eight cards from six sheets of A4 card.  This class showcased lots of the Stampin' up products, covered lots of different techniques and resulted in a set of cards for various occasions being made.

The idea for these cards comes from Connie Stewart's Simply Simple Stamping blog and she calls her technique Simply Simple Flash Cards as they are made in a flash.  Check out Connie's blog to see how some of these cards are made and also other examples using this technique. Also check out this You Tube link to hear her explain how the eight cards from six sheets of A4 is possible.  The measurements Connie uses are based on American card sizes and need to be adjusted to the A4 size we are used to.

Here are close up views of each card.

Although it hasn't shown up in the photograph the card is embossed using the new clouds effect embossing folder.

This is a really pretty dimensional card.

The recessed butterflies on this one were so effective.

You really need smelly vision for this card as we used vanilla embossing powder to create the background for the bird.  The room was smelling rather nice after we had finished making it.

The sentiment on this card was embossed using white embossing powder and none of the detail from the message was lost.  Another really pretty card.

The bow tie for this card was very cleverly made using two punched out ovals, a strip of black card with V shaped ends and a waist in the middle and a small strip of black card to wrap around the waist to hide the oval ends.  Really effective.

It was a full on afternoon of crafting which was paused only by a refreshment break when Carol made us pancakes to have with our afternoon cuppa.  We also enjoyed pieces of birthday cake which Lynn had brought along to share from her special "0" birthday.  

At the beginning of February Carol had an open day at her house to showcase this year's Sale-a bration items from Stampin' up and this was the make and take available for us to put together on the day.  The little thank you card was made by Carol and attached to my order when it arrived.

I hope you've enjoyed looking through the cards we made and that you'll head over to Connie's blog to see some more of her inspiration.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx


  1. Brilliant cards Liz. They have given me some inspiration too. Linda x

  2. wow these are stunning liz.really fabulous designs :D

    xx coops xx