During this week's Tuesday Night Stampin' Club, I made birthday cards and gave some tips on how to get birthday cards out ON TIME to friends and family. It's always my goal at the beginning of each year to stay on top of birthdays and get those cards out so they arrive on time.
I sent A LOT of cards this year since I was a Stampin' Up! Great Lakes Demo Council member and we had some trial initiatives. I also sent more cards during the past 9 months because who didn't need a little surprise of joy, love, and appreciation during this crazy year of 2020!?! I learned much about the positives and negatives of my card-sending logistics. Hopefully, you will be inspired to create hand-crafted cards and send them "snail-mail" this year after reading about how I got it done!
This one below was made off camera after the live video. Sometimes I just keep stamping due to the creative juices starting to flow! And not to mention that I had to use up that embossing powder I spilled;) I embossed the candles (from the upcoming Approaching Perfection SAB set) with white and then colored them with Stampin' Blends. I used the negative image after I cut out letters using the Playful Alphabet Dies and added leftover strips of colored cardstock behind. All of the colored cardstock were scraps laying on my table from earlier in the night after cutting out layers for my initial card that inspired me.
My favorite card of the night was CASED from Melody Hyde from Hammond & Penny. I absolutely loved the card she shared on our Demonstrator Facebook group and knew I had to re-create it! I used my favorite embellishment...Artistry Blooms Sequins. Watch my Facebook Live for tips on how I paper-pieced the focal point greeting. Sometimes you just need to pull out that "Scotch Tape."