Today I am sharing my first video tutorial EVER! I am both excited and nervous all at the same time. For my first try, it didn’t turn out so bad, but I realize there is room for improvement. I only plan on getting better from here.
The creation I am sharing is a window box and 4″ x 4″ cards and envelopes I made using the Kinda Eclectic stamp set. As I mention in the tutorial, the cards are too small for the regular mail, but the entire set will make a great gift for someone, and they can use the cards as gift tags.
If you want to download the PDF instructions for this project just click here.
Hope you enjoy the video!
If you have any questions, as always, please feel free to get in touch with me.
You probably thought I dropped off the face of the Earth, but I didn’t. I am still here. Just been quite busy the last week or so. I managed to sub four days last week. I don’t know what possessed me! By Friday I was thinking, “Working four days is too much for a retired person!” So this week, I am only scheduled to work one day; tomorrow. So far, I have one day scheduled for next week, but I am thinking I might schedule one or two more.
I have also been busy getting two bedrooms ready for painting this week. Since we moved in here in 2001, I have been wanting to have the master bedroom painted, along with my son’s old room. When we moved in, his room had air planes stenciled onto the walls because it was occupied by two little boys before him. He was around 14 when we moved in, and I never repainted the room. (Shame on me.) Now that he is 28 and moved out, I have decided it is time! My son came over on Sunday and helped clear out the rest of his stuff that he didn’t want. All that is in there now are a few of his masculine decorations that he didn’t want to take, a bed, bookshelf and desk. My husband has taken over the room with his computer, etc. So I know he will appreciate not having stenciled air planes on the walls. LOL!
I have managed to do some stamping. Two weeks ago I spent an entire day in my stamp room creating a gift set of note cards. My daughter will be doing an expo in Denver in July. She will be showcasing her line of clothing and jewelry. (Click the Freebird Philosophy tab at the top of the page to go to her Etsy store.) She asked me to share the booth with her and sell some of my creations. So, you know how that goes. Whatever we can do to help out our children, especially if we can do it…
I used a lot of old Paper Pumpkin stamp sets along with many current ones to create these cards. Some of the cards are cased; some are my own creation. I hope you enjoy looking at them, and if you have any questions about them, or would like to purchase a set or two, please let me know.
The first photo is of the chevron bag they will be wrapped in. The decoration on the bag is my own original creation.
The bag contains five note cards that look like this…
This card is CASED from one I saw elsewhere. The stamp sets are current photopolymer sets and Gorgeous Grunge.
The birthday card is done using an old Paper Pumpkin set and Gorgeous Grunge.
The thank you card is a combination of a current set (Gorgeous Grunge) and an old Paper Pumpkin Set. The ribbon I used was from Sale-a-bration and is no longer available. The design is my own creation.
This card was CASED from my friend and team mate, Dawn. It uses the current Work of Art stamp set.
Finally, the last card features Gorgeous Grunge, and the sentiment is from the first ever Paper Pumpkin kit.
Hope you enjoyed the cards as much as I enjoyed making them. There is a list of all the Stampin’ Up! products I used to create these at the end of this post.
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