Sunday, August 31, 2008

From Me to You

Have you ever placed an order not really knowing what to expect, but when the package is delivered and you delve into it you think "Dang! I ordered this? I kinda like it." Well, that is exactly what happened when my Close to My Heart order came and inside was the September Promotion to celebrate National Stamping Month... "From Me to You".
There are a few things I LOVE about this promotion package. There are times when I get into a rut and make the same style of cards over and over again (see my post of Life's a Jungle). With this promotion it included ALL the supplies needed (stamp set, card base, pre-measured and cut cardstock, ribbon, brads, pop dots, envelopes, sandpaper, sample ink pads, and a lovely recipe book)to make 16 original cards (2 of each of the 8 designs) . Within the recipe book are tips on how to do specific techniques used on the cards, such as sanding, second generation stamping, and paper curling, just to name a few. So, what I decided to do was to take a peak and make a few of the cards and leave the rest for my mother to try when she visits in November. The following are the three cards I made.
This first one was fun because I really liked the random stamping (although I really do not know how random it all is) of the sunflower and the hollyhock cardstock. The three flowers toward the top look like little button attached to the ribbon. During the entire process I never really had to think and create, just read and do what the recipe book told me to do. Perfect for a Sunday morning when thinking is the last thing on my mind.

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