Over the last two days I’ve opened all of those envelopes that you saw in the photo I shared in my last post. I simply cannot believe the love and caring so many Stampin’ Up! demonstrators have shown for me in the month since we lost our home to the lava flow in Leilani Estates, Hawai’i. I am overwhelmed with a sense of thankfulness to everyone who has reached out to me in this difficult time.
With all that thankfulness in my heart, the first set of cards that I am sharing with you today and tomorrow are two groupings of Thank You Cards. For today, I’m sharing three note cards made by a sister Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Hawai’i, Cindy Baughman.
If you noticed that all three cards seem to be somewhat alike, you’re right on the mark. Each of these cards uses the same
- Layout on Stampin’ Up! Note Cards
- “Thank You” from the Love What You Do Stamp Set
- Tailored Tag Punch
- Share What You Love Designer Series Paper
- Lovely Florals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
But there is a different feeling to each card, created by the use of different colored Cardstock to go with the three different designs from the Designer Series Paper set.
The top card uses Early Espresso Cardstock to accent the monochromatic paper. I think that this combination gives the card a more masculine feel to it than the other two. The middle card uses the returning Mint Macaron Cardstock to accent the paper that includes that color plus several others in a pastel flourish of little flowers. Definitely a lightly feminine design. The last card uses Rich Razzleberry Cardstock that contrasts nicely with another monochromatic design from the paper set. I think that the Razzleberry color makes this card a bit more neutral and perfect to send to anyone. Of course, they ALL could be sent to anyone.
One disadvantage that I have at this point in my recovery from the loss of our home is that I do not have actual product in my hand to give you more than a hint of what color has been used. There are so many new Stampin’ Up! colors and their “real” color isn’t necessarily what you or I see in a photograph of it. Going through all these cards I’ve received, I can only guess what some of the colors are. So, while I do not have the room in which to stamp, I think I’m going to have to pull out some of the cardstock that I ordered last month before the new Stampin’ Up! catalog came out and also before lava broke out across the street from us. I need it just to remind myself what the new colors are!
And, hey! Even though I’m not crafting yet (soon, I hope!), my Stampin’ Up! store is still open for business. Here are links to some of the products that are used in Cindy Baughman’s projects, and I’d love for you to click on any of them that interests you to go to my store to find out more about them – and even order some if you’d like! Open 24/7.