I hope you enjoyed my last post. I'm back to show you a final three projects that I made using Summer Mini and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, before they are unavailable to order. The SAB sets will be gone forever, I'm sorry to say, as I haven't used them enough, how typical! Some of the Summer Mini products I hope will be back in our new main catalogue in September, but we don't know which ones, if any. So really, if there's something you love and don't have it yet, you need to let me know now so I can get it for you before it's too late! Click here if you want to e-mail me.
OK for tonight here's the first project. Those of you who have come to my events in the past, know that we put your name on your welcome pack. I have a reputation of doing more than just putting your name on your bag... It's getting harder to come up with new ideas but I love the challenge, so this time (given I was pushed for time) I quickly decorated little notepads with the names of my guests and tied those onto the bags. I used a range of Designer Series Papers (and it was lovely that one of my guests noticed how I had used her favourite on her notepad - I did try to match them up with what I know or suspect that my guests love!). I first printed their names onto Whisper White cardstock using my computer and printer, and then used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to help me to stamp a frame around each name. I used the Vintage Labels Sale-a-bration stamp set. I love that set, I'm likely to be keeping mine forever! I also used a range of different ribbons, felt flowers and punched flowers/shapes in colours that tied in with the Designer Series Papers. Stampin' Up! does make colour coordination so easy for me, I can't think how I ever managed before!
The second project is a picture of the bag labels I used to label up my guests' orders once they arrived. If you've ordered from me in the past couple of years, you'll know that each time you get an order, there's a different tag on it. I'm probably just a little obsessive about it... but I want to give you a different tag every time, so it's a little piece of inspiration that you're getting every time you order from me. Again it's a little tough sometimes to keep coming up with tag ideas, but I relish that challenge too! These tags were made by once again printing out names, stamping the frame from "Framed with Love" from the Summer mini, then hand-cutting out the shape and attaching it to a 1 3/4" circle punched out of the same or contrasting coloured cardstock. No adhesive on these - they're just attached with a brad. On the circle I stamped thank you from the "Wow flowers" set from the main catalogue. To see that message you simply twist the label away from the circle. Neat huh? Oh, and yes, I did use some retired silver cord on these tags. I love that stuff and bought up several rolls of it when I found out it was retiring, so I still have a bit left! It went nicely with the silver brads, so I used it.
And last but not least, here's one of the cards that I taught at my last Techniques class. It uses the Hello Again stamp set from the Summer Mini - such a cute little set, and very inexpensive - $25.95 plus shipping for a set of 5 stamps! I also used the Framed with Love set from the Summer mini to stamp out the scalloped rectangle. Do you like the colourful background on this card? I taught my guests how to make their own patterned background papers using Stampin' Up! colours so they can coordinate the background with whatever colours are used for the rest of it. If you want to learn how to do techniques like this one, you'll just have to come to my class!