Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Priscilla's 411 Card challenge

This weeks 411 challenge was indeed a "challenge" for me. 
However, the sketch gave me the opportunity to use the Top Note die -I never seem to use this great die - so I struggled to come up with this interpretation.  And what fun I had making this card.  Lots of my new stuff was used.  My new letterpress plate works beautifully to create the background piece for this card. 
The stamp sets are the very versatile Fabulous Florets and Teeny Weeney wishes - the ribbon is the pretty new Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon.  Old Olive and Calypso Coral ink and Very Vanilla and Old Olive card stock.  Yikes I just noticed that I forgot to snip out one of the petals on the left flower.  I promise that will be done before I mail this card.  Oh yes and the Lattice embossing folder was used for the Top Note background.  A few spritzes of Vanilla Smooch and the card is done.  Wish you could see the shimmer in the picture as it gives a lovely look to the card.

Here is this weeks 411 challenge - check out the 411 site to see how the Operators and others interpreted this sketch. 
Happy Stamping

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Our Open house on the 12th was a great success and it was so much fun to get together with so many of our stamping friends.   These are the two make and take cards that were made on the porch.  I hope you liked them.  The stamp set is Happiness Shared and the colors are Pear Pizzaz and Concord Crush.  The image is simply colored with SU markers and of course the sentiment is from my favorite (and oldest) stamp set - Sincere Salutations.

Our next project will be the French Foliage box set class on August 9th and for you Thursday club ladies don't forget that next month the club session is on Wednesday August 3rd. 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Open House July 12th

Stamping in Bedford Open House
Tuesday July 12th
1 Hillcrest Road
1-5 PM

Please join us at our Open House to check out the brand new Stampin’UP! Catalog and see the 5 new In Colors for 2012. Have a glass of ice tea, make a card and browse though the great bargains we will have for you.  There will be some retired stamp sets for sale at greatly reduced prices. This will be a fun afternoon.  If you have any questions or need directions call Priscilla at 781-275-0020.

Also we will have some card kits prepared for you that include the stamp set, all supplies, and sample cards. These kits are great if you are pressed for time and inspiration. All supplies included except for adhesive and ink. After you have used all the supplies in your card kit you still have the stamp set to create many more. 

Barbara Kupfrian and Priscilla Grunes
Independent Stampin Up Demonstrators
Below are three sample card from one of the card kits - the “ Flower for All Seasons” card kit which Includes supplies for 15 cards (including these 3 samples).