Mother’s Day Run

I had an order of 150 Mother’s Day cards to my church. The Creative Arts director asked for 150 Mother’s Day cards to be placed in the mailboxes for our members. The cards were to be open on the inside and a note placed inside the card telling them these are gifts to them or for them to use as card gifts to a mom they know, a friend who might need such a card on this day, or to their own mother. Sort of a pass it along card for Moms.

I hope to update this periodically with as many of the photos of the variety of cards I’m making. The cards were all to be unique, very few are similar, although that is bound to happen with such a huge run and short time frame.  This was a huge opportunity for my business.

I’m thrilled to provide this to my church family. Enjoy the many designs.

Psycho Bags

I was asked to make these bags for my husband’s secretary. She wanted to put little treats in them and give them to her friends. My husband called the easter bag he gave to her an Easter Psycho bag. One side was a crazy funny stamp art and the other side was cool classy and upscale, with pearlized beads.  She loved the name.

Now I’m getting orders for my Psycho bags. For those that have a moment of crazy, impulsive and then the other side is for the moments when you are calm, cool and classy. Cute idea my husband had. We made a run of 20 of these Psycho bags.  Now we’re going to take it to eBay.

Enjoy.

We’ve Been Busy

So, we’ve been busy. My wife has worked a lot of overtime on her other job this past 2 weeks, and Easter is a big season for me. However, we have not stopped making cards. In fact, my wife has made about 20-30+ cards for Easter this past week. In addition to using a new die (NOT A STAMPIN’ UP DIE) that she found. We’ll show you the non SU project later.  Below are a few of the cards she’s been busy with this week. We hope you enjoy. Remember, you can order anytime by contacting us and placing an order for one of her cards she makes. All individual cards are $5 (includes matching envelope)  2 cards for $9.50 and 3 or more cards for $4 each.

This was a cute little homemade treat bag and an easter card that I made for my graphics assistant at church. Janel made the bag, I call it my schitso-bag. One side is fun, the other side, as you’ll see below is classy.  The card is a simple Easter cross and Celebrate, while Happy Easter is on the inside. I used two pieces of other card stock and created a wrap around daisey in flirty flamingo and then a Bermuda bay card stock.

I think my assistant was warmly surprised both by the chocolates and treats but because it just feels GREAT to get a card and something made with love. I think hand made cards and treat bags just seem to show that the person receiving is valuable. Anyone can go to the store… but if you have something hand made, or you make it yourself, that says this person is very special, and worth more than a trip to a card shoppe.

Check out the wonderful ways to say “you’re appreciated”, “You’re special to me” and more below.

 

 

 

This week’s cards.

This past week, we made cards based on a Brandy’sCards Youtube video class. We really love watching Brandy – and while she is not my wife’s upline sponsor in Stampin’ Up! we really appreciate her leadership and dedication to card making. We have purchased a club membership and get Brandy’s magazine, which so far we’ve only received one copy. The photos below are from her Youtube training on the Avant Gardens stamp set (no longer available) it was a 2017 Sale A Bration Freebie. BUT — she shows you how to use another regular flower stamp set to create a similar look and feel. We do plan to order that for future cards – just so our stampers can create the same basic look and feel.

A Little Pink Does the Trick

My wife was asked by our Pastor’s wife to create a birthday card. She did not want to get something from the store–just something original and creative. She did an amazing job with a Stampin’Up design. Of course, she does not have all the same products or tools yet from Stampin’ Up – but she made it look amazing just the same.

Here are some of the samples of this card. (if you want this card it can be shipped to you for $6).

www.janelcooper.stampinup.net 

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Upsy Daisy

As I begin to get involved with my wife on a day to day basis, I am learning to be more creative with paper. I am, by training, a digital designer. I work with websites, digital imaging, electronic media. Paper-crafting, well, it’s not what I trained and not what I have worked with until now.

I want to be more involved in helping my wife build a sustainable paper-crafting career – and she is into stamping and card making – so it seems only right that I begin to learn how to do this art.

Here are some samples of my “thank you” cards that I made for my music ministry volunteers. I used a retired Stampin’ Up stamp set, “Upsy Daisy” and created the following.

I used Calypso Coral and Sassy Saffron and matched with papers for a coordinated look. My first card craft EVER.

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