I had the pleasure of spending the morning with Rhonda, my newest recruit. We did some Stampin’ Up! training and of course – made a card!
Rhonda included the Happy Home stamp set and Home & Hearth Thinlits in her kit – so this was the starting inspiration for our card.
Combined with the Just Add Ink #297 Colour Challenge palette,
we made this cute card…
Tips & Tricks:
- Use your Aquapainter with Pool Party & Pear Pizzazz inks to get a subtle background finish for your Happy Home window scene
- Turn the cardstock diagonally in your Stylish Stripes embossing folder to get straight stripes
- Use punches to make 1-1/4″ & 1-3/8″ circles and add them to your Label Bracket punch to create a layered sentiment
I have someone very special in mind to give my card to, I hope they like it! Kelly x
The Holiday Catalogue is always a tricky one for me – so many gorgeous products with very definite themes… Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween. Now, being “down south” I don’t need to make cards for Thanksgiving or Halloween, so that takes a few off the list.
Christmas is definitely on the agenda… but how many Christmas sets does a girl need? I’d love to have them all but had to settle for a few stand outs.
And then the rest of the holiday additions are products I like to think of as versatile. Stamp sets and tools that can be used long after tinsel has fallen down and Christmas presents are all unwrapped.
For me, the Hearth & Home Thinlits are on the year round list.
Beautiful for Christmas…
Fabulous for thanks …
And perfect for birthdays…
The thank you card features a bigger than normal window. Thanks to Angela Lorenz who shared her tip on using the die to make a double window. Using the same theory, I’ve used it to make a ‘bay window’ with 6 window panes. This die is versatile in more ways than one!
It seems my interest in cards with a window frame was a little ahead of the trend (see my Cameo cut window frame card here) – very unlike me!!! Now that I have such a cute die, I can’t wait to try out more ideas – Christmas and not! Kelly x
Product List – Christmas Window Card
Product List – Thankful for You Window Card
Product List – Birthday Wishes Window Card