Here is a card we made last week at my Beachmere Retirement Resort class. These classes are really so much fun. Some of the ladies have been coming for around 3 years now, making 3 cards a week and generally having a lovely time, catching up with each other. They make me feel like “one of the girls” and I love our weekly get together. I believe that making new friends and spending time with people who are doing something creative and fun at the same time has been the greatest benefit of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
I started by stamping “happy birthday” from the Guy Greetings stamp set onto Whisper White card using Night of Navy ink. The stamped card is layered onto Night of Navy card and then scored and folded Crumb Cake card. I embossed another piece of Night of Navy card using the Boho Chic Embossing Folder and attached it to the stamped Whisper White card. I used a Banner Framelit Die to cut the end of a strip of Crumb Cake card and then embossed it using the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, however, I made sure that the embossed stripes ran down the length of the card. I stamped the banner image from the Amazing Birthday stamp set onto Whisper White card using Crumb Cake ink and cut it out using the matching Banner Framelit Die. Both Banners are attached to the card front and then a circle of Whisper White (cut using a Circle Framelit Die) is attached over the banners using dimensionals. I stamped the anchor image from the Guy Greetings stamp set onto Whisper White card using Night of Navy ink and cut it out before attaching it to the Whisper White circle.
Inside the card I added a strip of Night of Navy card embossed using the Boho Chic Embossing Folder which has a narrow strip of Crumb Cake card attached.
Simple but a great guy card, don’t you think?
Now let me tell you a little secret. I completely forgot to take the Guy Greetings stamp set with me to class. Soooo, I borrowed a greeting stamp set from my Mum (who also lives at the Retirement Resort) which the ladies used to stamp happy birthday and instead of the anchor some of the ladies stamped the cake image from the Amazing Birthday set using Night of Navy ink and attached it to a layer of Night of Navy card and then the Whisper White circle. A few ladies just left the circle blank and I will take over the stamp for them to complete next week (I write myself a note so that I don’t forget). The moral of the story being that there is always something you can do when you don’t have the same supplies as you need. The ladies are very forgiving and just laugh and smile and get on with their creating.
Bye for now,