Creativity for a Cause

Creativity for a Cause
Stampin' Up! is a global sponsor for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. As the assistant lead for Stampin' Up! at the Tampa, FL location, I provide the House with hand-stamped cards for families to use during their stay. Contact me to help me create cards for this worthwhile cause.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The JOY of Christmas

I wish I could take credit for this idea but I can't. I found a similar card on Stampin' Connection.  I just changed it up a bit.  Stampin' Connection is an exclusive website for Stampin' Up! demonstrators that houses thousands of ideas along with videos, forums and much more.  This is just one more awesome benefit of being a demonstrator. If you've toyed with the idea of purchasing the Starter Kit ($99 and fully customizable!) you can get more information HERE.  Hobbyists can get a discount on the product they already love and "full fledged demonstrators" can earn income.  If you have questions I'd be happy to answer them.

Here are a few tips to making this simple card.  1) The "J" is the candy cane image turned upside down. Brilliant, huh?  2) The "Y" is the holly turned so that it represents the letter.  3) Save yourself lots of ribbon by cutting two pieces rather than one. I used two 4" pieces; one to adhere to the front (the raw edges are adhered to the back) and another to tie under the first piece, making the knot on the front. This tip saves you nearly half the ribbon you would normally need if you went entirely around your image.

Stamp Set: Jolly Bingo Bits (pg. 22)
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Gumball Green
Ink Pads: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Designer Paper: Snow Festival (Holiday Catalog pg. 10)
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder (pg. 189)
Punches: 1" circle, 1 1/4" circle
Accessories: Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive

FYI about SNAIL ADHESIVE:  If you have been using the Stampin' Up! SNAIL adhesive and recently ordered a refill you'll notice that the adhesive roll is now clear. It looks like there is a LOT less in the packaging.  I called to Stampin' Up! to verify that the amount of adhesive (472") is still the SAME.  Now that the adhesive is clear backed, versus paper backed, it takes up less cartridge space, appearing to provide less, but it doesn't. 

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