Once again I send out a big, “Thank You,” to my sister Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators for all the love and caring they’ve showered on me with the dozens of cards they’ve sent to help me out while I’m in crafting limbo. I still haven’t figured out how to get my crafting supplies set up to get back into making my own cards. So the cards they’ve sent me are helping to show you – and me, it turns out! – all the fun products in the new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Catalog!
Continuing with the Thank You theme from my last post, here are three more Thank You cards from the Share What You Love Suite of Stampin’ Up! products. Products from this suite were available for everyone to purchase in advance of the release of the new catalog, so it’s not surprising that I received a lot of cards featuring it.
This card was made by Linda Bauwin, a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator who was recognized last year for having had $1 million in sales for Stampin’ Up! I really like how she created a fun fold card by having only the center part of the card folded to create the protrait orientation of the card. For this card, Linda also used one of the floral images from the Love What You Do Stamp Set to accent the “Thank You” sentiment from the same set. This card was from a swap in which Susan Morton participated and she sent me all the cards that she’d received from the swap. Thank you, Susan!
Mindy Gray sent this card which uses the same floral stamp used in the first card. But, while Linda used a background stamp to fill in her flowers, Mindy colored her flowers with markers. Mindy’s accent color for this card is Rich Razzleberry, and features Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon and some of the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, all of which are part of the Share What You Love Suite.
Finally today I have another card made by Hawaiian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Cindy Baughman, with another fun fold layout, with only the right side of the card creating the fold. Cindy used another floral design from the Love What You Do Stamp Set, which coordinates beautifully with the paper from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper as well as with the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I especially love the silver accent. I think that Cindy used a piece cut from the Silver Mini Gable Boxes rather than Silver Foil. If you were to use the foil as a background for an element such as this that stands by its own, I’d think you’d have to adhere it to some cardstock so that it wouldn’t curl up as the foil paper does.
I’ve had a couple of calls the past few days asking how I’m holding up, and I guess I’m doing OK. I’ve had a few instances where I’ve just broken down crying because I want to go home – and I never can. Home will never again be in Leilani Estates, Hawaii. And it will be quite some time before we create a new home. Until then, I’ve decided I can let myself grieve when that feeling comes over me. But now I am fortunate to hold onto some cards that came as gifts from so many people and the feeling of caring that comes with that simple action really helps. Thank you all.