Well…I survived the crafts at Vacation Bible School – but barely!Â The last day of VBSÂ I came home and went to bed at 8pm and then Sunday, I took a 3 hour nap – am I getting old or what?
SaturdayÂ was also Emily’s dance recital – she was adorable!Â The girls dressed up in little bride costumes and sang and danced to “Love and Marriage” and “Goin’ to the Chapel”.
And Sunday, after my extremely long nap, I managed to find time to make up the cards for the Stamp-A-Stack I’m holding this Wednesday.Â These are all pretty simple and can be done in just a few minutes – but they are all really cute!
I took it easy on myself this time and made cards that were inspired by the wonderful creationsÂ on Stampin’ Up!’s Stampers Showcase.Â I also tried to use cards that featured punches -Â I made itÂ a theme for this SAS.
If you’re attending the SASÂ and don’t want to see the cards early, then don’t peek!
This card was Inspired by Rebekah Carafa’s card on SU!’s Stampers Showcase.Â It uses three different sized square punches for theÂ presents and the tab punch for the sentiment.Â I just love that it’s so simple and can be done with any patterned paper – so cute! Thanks for the inspiration, Rebekah!
This card was basically CASEdÂ from Michelle Kious’ card onÂ Stampers Showcase – I just thought it was so clever and adorable!Â I think she just used a different color green and applied the dots to the ladybug’s wings.Â Instead, I punched out the circles and just let the black circle show behind them to make it easier for my SAS.Â The red wings are a 1 3/8 inch circle punch cut in half and the heads are a 3/4 inch circle punch.Â The antennae are drawn with a black marker.Â Thanks, Michelle!
This card was inspired by Lynda Gordon’s card on Stampers Showcase.Â I rarely use YoYo Yellow and loved how she paired it with black.Â I decided to use circle punches instead of square punches (since the square punches will be at a different station during the SAS).Â I also used my airbrush tool with the marker to color in the sentiment block.Â Thanks for the inspiration, Lynda!
This card was inspired by a card by Steffany Wells.Â I used slightly different colors than hers (Marigold Morning and Buckaroo Blue – I’m trying to get rid of my old InColor papers) – but other than that, it is very similar.Â I used the large oval punch for the petals and the small oval punch for the flower center and leaves.Â I also used the Word Window punch for the stem – I’m really trying to show how to use the punches!Â I copied her idea of using the white gel pen to faux stitch the edges – thanks for the idea, Steffany!
These were inspired by Diane Vander Galien’s card on SU!’s Stampers Showcase.Â She used bleach to color in the dress in the Buggies and Booties stamp set (one of my favorites!) and I loved the effect!Â I did the same with a blender pen filled with bleach.Â I will alsoÂ let the attendees make one blue and one pink card – for the blue, I used Cool Caribbean and Taken with Teal and for the pink I used Pretty in Pink and Rose Red.Â I also used the decorative corner punch on the corners and added a little diamond dust to match the sentiment.Â Thanks for the inspiration, Diane!