Special Sunflower Card

My favorite Holiday SU catalog buy has been the painted harvest kit. Here I’ve done a card and envelope for my mother featuring one way to really maximize this kit and do some powerful paper creations.

As you see I’ve not only provided flat layered stamping but also cut outs to position on the card. Also, the envelope was done with a flat layered effect. My mom’s color choice – blues and greens, looks so simple, a little elegance… even if it doesn’t look like fall.

Bring paper to life!

Amazing Tips, Tricks and Products from Stampin’ Up

I don’t always feel comfortable in front of a video camera. But I want to share some amazing products coming from Stampin’ Up. So, here are some video links to great products. Be sure to stop by my stampin’ up site at janelcooper.stampinup.net and shop with me. I’d be grateful.

For everyone who sends me an email and shops online with me – you will get a PDF booklet of tons of easy, medium and not so easy projects to help you bring paper to life. IT’s free for your $50 or more order on my website. So be sure to put an order in for the holidays and let me know you did.

Thanks,

Janel.

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).

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