Well, it was a tsunami, not really a storm. And it had all of us here on Hawaii's Big Island transfixed as we watched the (thankfully!) light tsunami move water in and out of Hilo Bay. Finally we can breathe easily!
Despite the excitement, I had a stamp group scheduled for this afternoon – just a few of us getting together to test out a card and a few other designs I'm planning for some March classes. I got the idea for today's card from two other Stampin' Up! demonstrators, Connie Babbert and Tammy Fite, both of whom are members of an online group to which I belong called SUDSOL. The classes I'm going to be doing are made up of quite a few people who have never made anything with products such as those offered by Stampin' Up! So I had to keep it simple. But I also wanted it to be a nice-looking card, and one that uses some of the newest Stampin' Up! products.
This card fits the bill to a 't'! It uses three products that are in the current Occasions Mini Catalog – the stamp set, Vintage Vogue, the set of designer series papers called Sweet Pea, and a beautiful Pretty in Pink Epoxy Brad. I added in a scalloped edge using the Scallop Trim Border Punch that you can get FOR FREE! from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog if you spend at least $50 on a product order.
Here are the basic measurements for the sketch that I made for this card. Think of papers and stamps and embellishments that you have in YOUR CRAFT ROOM, and I'll bet you'll make a card that's ready to present at a workshop, too!