I've just finished up my last month of my Summer Fun semester for my Stamps in the Mail program using the Simply Said stamp set. I'll be starting my new semester Winter Fun in October with the choice of either the Upsy Daisy stamp set or the the Season of Joy stamp set. To learn more about the Stamps in the Mail University program click here.
Here's some of the cards we made in the three months using the Simply Said stamp set:
This was a Month 3 card and uses the Perfect Plum and Pale Plum colour combinations. To make the circle cut outs evenly across the strip is very simple. Here's a little tutorial on how to do it…
Punch out circles equal to the number of "windows" you want to create in your strip of cardstock – in this case I punched five 3/4" circles.
Lay them down evenly across your strip and glue in place with a little Snail adhesive.
Line up your 3/4" punch on top of the punched out circle – you should be able to visually see the punched out circle inside the punch opening and feel the edges.
Punch through the cardstock.
Continue punching unti all windows are created. Back with a piece of white cardstock and stamp the images in the holes.
This is an example of the "tip" sheet I include with my Stamps in the Mail program so my customers understand how to recreate the cards each month. Here is the Tip Sheet for the September class.
Here are some additional cards from the three months of the Simply Said semester.
This uses the layout from my friend, Karen Bernoe's card – it's such a fun layout that I find myself looking for ways to use it over and over again with different images. Click here for Karen's original card.
This one uses the same colour scheme – the idea is that everything you need to create the cards for the month are included in the kit – this month is was Perfect Plum and Pale Plum inks. I also used some Silver Metallic cardstock under the focal image to tie in with the silver Library clip. The strips of Pale Plum cardstock are on top of the Perfect Plum Designer paper instead of layering the DP on top of a strip of cardstock – I liked the look of this and it gives more dimension.
This is a black & white card – my favourite colour (although my daughter (an artist) tells me that black and white are not really colours) – I used the slit punch to create the mat – check out my "tips" link above to learn how to use the slit punch. I like the simplicity of this card.
Thanks for stopping by – hope to see you join my Stamps in the Mail University Program for either stamp set beginning in October.
I've added some quick links here so you can pay by Pay Pal if you wish. Canadian residents only please.
Upsy Daisy Stamps in the Mail - $52 per month plus $7 shipping (if applicable) – runs October – December
Season of Joy Stamps in the Mail – $55 per month plus $7 shipping (if applicable) – runs October – December
Happy Stamping! Alison