Hello, my stamping friends! I hope your week has been off to a good start; mine has been good, and busy too.  I’m really looking forward to demonstrating at Mary and June’s Stampin’ Up! party tomorrow evening; I’ve got the Make & Takes prepared, catalogues and wish lists ready; I just have to put together the door prizes 🙂

If you read yesterday’s post, you may recall I was talking about the fun it is being part of my INKcredibly Creative Crew team, as well as part of the Stampin’ Up! family.  I thought I’d share with you some cards that we made at our team meeting last week.

We had a ‘shoebox swap’ at our meeting; what that means is that each of us designed 2 cards, and prepared kits for each of the other members to put together.  These are the cards that we all made!

This first card is one of Chantal’s designs- aren’t those owls adorable?!  We had such fun recreating them using the Owl Builder Punch,and using the Tree Builder Punch for the trees behind them.  The Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack is so cheerful for making the owl vests and party hats 🙂

team mtg chantal's owl card


This is Chantal’s second design – just as cute, in a different way!

team mtg chantal's donuts


I’m so thrilled that Chantal put this card together, as it uses one of the sets I don’t have (it’s true – I don’t own them all!), called Sprinkles on Top.  The card base is Whisper White, with a panel of Bermuda Bay cardstock.  We stamped the donuts individually on scrap Whisper White, then punched them out using the 3/4″ Circle Punch, then used a retired Bitty Punch to make the ‘bite’ marks.  After stamping the sentiment in Bermuda Bay onto the Whisper White panel, we attached the donuts using Stampin’ Dimensionals, and used the Project Life Corner Rounder Punch on the panel.  We wrapped a piece of non-SU! ribbon around the Cherry on Top DSP and Bermuda Bay panels, then attached the donut panel on top, again using Dimensionals.

This  next card is one of Debbie’s designs; it could be used for any occasion:

team mtg debbie's flower punch card


We started off with the card base in Whisper White, and embossed the front (a  front shortened by about 2″) using the Honeycomb embossing folder.  We then stamped flowers using the Flower Shop stamp set in Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder and Delightful Dijon; several being punched out using the matching Pansy Punch, and layered on top.  A few Pearls Basic Jewels completes the flower, and you have a very unique design!

Next is Debbie’s fun birthday design using the Build a Birthday stamp set; again another stamp set I don’t own, so I was super excited:

team mtg Debbie's BAB

This is a fabulous single layer card – well, single layer except that the candles are stamped onto scrap Whisper White cardstock, hand cut and layered onto the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  We used the Watermelon Wonder ink for each candle; stamping full strength, then stamped off once, then stamped off twice, so each candle looks a bit different in colour.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card base in Tip Top Taupe ink; I made a smudge with my clear block, so I tried to hide it (not too successfully) by stamping the flags from this set above the sentiment.  See – no mistakes, just opportunities for embellishment!  🙂

For my first card, I was pretty sure that neither Debbie nor Chantal had yet purchased the Watercolour Wings stamp set,  so I planned my card using it:


team mtg Deb's watercolour wingsThe card base is Tangelo Twist, which is also the colour of the die-cut butterfly.  On the panel of Whisper White cardstock, first we used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to stamp splatters in Tangelo Twist and Delightful Dijon ink.  Then we stamped the sentiment from the Work of Art stamp set in Tangelo Twist.  On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, we stamped the butterfly from Watercolour Wings first in Delightful Dijon, then Crushed Curry, then in Tangelo Twist.  It was die-cut using the Big Shot and the Bold Butterfly Framelits, then layered onto a banner cut of Delightful Dijon cardstock.  Using the Big Shot and Butterflies Thinlits dies, the medium butterfly was cut from Tangelo Twist cardstock, and layered on top of the stamped butterfly image.  The Delightful Dijon banner end was cut using the Banner Triple Punch.

Finally, we made my second design card:

team mtg my Sheltering Tree

We did a two-time stamping using the Sheltering Tree set; we set a smaller panel of Whisper White on top of the card base, and stamped first the tree trunk in Tip Top Taupe, then the leaves image in Pear Pizzazz, so that the images overlapped from the smaller piece to the card base.  The grass and flowers were then stamped onto the smaller piece, using Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow and Watermelon Wonder.

We then added a layer of Watermelon Wonder cardstock between the smaller stamped image piece and card base, and layered them all using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The sentiment was then stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink, and the small flower punched using a retired Bitty Punch, and a small Pearl Basic Jewel placed in the centre.

After our stamping fun, we chatted about the upcoming Stampin’ Up! events – demonstrator Convention in Utah in July, and the demonstrator local events coming in November, and discussed using social media in our business.  It’s always great to share your thoughts & ideas with others; you can learn new things, and share what has worked for you.

Remember, if you’d like to join our wonderful team, we would be thrilled to have you join!  Ready to join now?  CLICK HERE to join my team 🙂  Have some questions?  Just give me a call at 604.298.0472, or email me at debsmart@shaw.ca  I’m happy to talk to you any time!

I hope you enjoyed seeing the cards we made as a team; thanks for spending time with me!  I always love to read your comments, if you have time to leave one.

Please come back again tomorrow, for another card for the Paper Craft Crew!

Until then – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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