Monthly Archives: October 2011
Todays post is the final card from our Demonstrator Halloween swap. This card focus’ on the stamp set Festive and Fun #123744 from the StampinUp Holiday mini and was designed by the ever talented Michele Richey. I really like the soft Halloween color scheme that she used on this card. Tomorrow will be the BIG halloween reveal for our cards that some of our dearest friends received. And for the cards that we received from our cardmaking friends.
Today’s Halloween swap cards features the Jack of all Trades stamp set #122622 designed by Susan Jensen and and Lori Souter.
Today is a special day for me- It is my 21st wedding anniversary so I decided to post my favorite card (besides mine and Cammie’s of course) from our Demonstrator Swap. The card is clean and simple and uses the Spooky Bingo Bit stamp set #123946 and was created by Susan Jenson. I must confess until now I never wanted to own this set but I am ordering it and the Jolly Bingo #121187 set to create quick and easy cards following this wordful layout.
Cammie loved this card too and did not own the set but was so inspired by this layout that she created this candy corn card to mimic Susan’s layout. How stinking cute it this?
Finally, Michelle Kuhn also used the spooky Bingo Bits stamp set to create this clever card. The scalloped circle serves as a stop to keep the card closed.
We took our break from the Halloween swaps to celebrate other events but now that Halloween is just 5 days away we will wrap up Halloween by continuing with the swaps we received from other demonstrators. Today’s post features cards made by Elizaberh Hunter from the Out on a Limb Stamp set #123822from the Holiday Mini. Another card designed by Tisha Jarboe using the House of Haunts set #111574 and the final card for todays post is by Susan Ehrhardt using the Haunted Forest ala carte stamp #123841 in the Holiday mini. It’s not too late for you to make and send a Halloween card to your friends and family.
Believe it or not it is the 25th of the month and that means the countdown to Christmas is on and in double digits- Just 61 days til Christmas so even less for getting your holiday cards designed and mailed. Todays post includes Cammie’s design using the retired A Cardinal Christmas stampset and this card serves as a card and book mark gift all in one. Another card is from one of our favorite “sistah” designers, Yvonne Crook, using the movers and shapers die and layered paper behind to create a beautiful ornament. The comfort and joy stamp is from the wordplay Stampset and finished with ribbon and a bow. Finally, my card is a quick and easy My Digital Studio digital card that can easily become a hybrid card or can be adapted for a tradtional stamped card using any heart stamps and punches you have on hand.
No Halloween swaps today because we want to wish a dear friend and blog follower, Sherry Rider, a happy birthday. Cammie and I both made her cards and the only requirement was to use Sherry’s favorite color – Red in the design. I loved how my card turned out and I thought it was Shelli Gardner (Stampin UP CEO and Cofounder) worthy too so I used it for Shelli’s birthday too.
Todays post features the swaps from fellow Stampin Up Demonstrators Evelyn Robinson, Debra Ann Storbeck and Annie Emmerich. Evelyn and Debra Ann featured the Batty for You stamp set #116576 while Annie used the Gift Giver stampset #123774 from the holiday mini.
More great Halloween swaps are coming so be on the look out!
Recently Cammie and I participated in a StampinUp Demonstrator Halloween swap where we made 19 +1 cards and sent them to the swap coordinator who keeps the +1 card and collates all the other cards and mails back 19 to each participant. We got to pick the Halloween stamp set we wanted to use but each stamp set was limited to 2 participants. I picked my favorite, Wicked Cool #120600 and Cammie picked Dark and Dreary #121151. It was fun and for the most part we were pleased with the cards. So in anticipation of Halloween, I will be posting the Halloween cards from our swaps over the next several days. Feel free to comment on your favorites.
This was my swap card that featured the wicked cool stamp set#120600, the web embossing folder #120889, and the tasteful trim die #120893. I accented with glitter and platinum shimmer paint #116807.
The other 2 demonstrators using the Wicked Cool and Dark and Dreary stamp set are shown here