I shared a couple simple cards that I made with the new stamp set called Cute Fruit at the beginning of my Online Paper Crafting Class that I aired and posted on July 15th. Click here to see that video. And then I made a couple more cards soon after the video ended. So today I thought I quickly share photos of all four of these quick and easy cards.
These are the two I shared in the video. The one on the right I CASEd from a card sample in the Beginner Brochure.
The one in the Beginner Brochure had slightly a softer look. I used a couple darker colors to stamp my sentiment, watermelon rinds, and pineapple tops.
And this card was my own design. Those faces images are just too funny.
Then I played around some more. For this third card I inked up only half of the citrus images to get a slice of orange. I gave the kiwi slices some seeds and added some dash mark designs in the corners by drawing them with the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker. And I used that same image but stamped it in blue for a blueberry.
Then for this last card I wanted only one melon to stand out to really emphasize the wording in the sentiment. So I added a couple of those Fine Tip Glue seeds I made on July 15th and stamped the extra watermelon slices in Smoky Slate.
(The lighter gray is Smoky Slate stamped off: stamped onto scrap paper first and then stamped on the card. So it’s the same gray just a lighter version.)
I hope these “sweet” cards inspired your creativity!
If you tuned in to my Online Paper Crafting Class this past Wednesday, you may be curious about my son’s injury. The diagnosis is a fracture. Yep…he fell on his pinky finger when he dismounted off the parallel bars in gymnastics Tuesday night, and fractured his largest phalange bone.
The orthopedic doctor was able to straighten it a bit at that first appointment using finger pulls and manipulation. We went home with his hand wrapped in a supportive bandage while the doctor consulted with the surgeon. But by the time we came back today to get it casted, it had moved back to the more crooked look you see here in this x-ray. So the doctor is once again going to consult with the surgeon. In the meantime while things are once again up in the air, his finger is now in a sturdier brace.
I’m getting impatient though, because the bone is already beginning to fuse incorrectly. And I’m worried that if we don’t do corrective surgery (and do it soon), this may affect the way he plays piano, plays the drums, or participates in gymnastics and other sports.
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For every $50 you spent July 1st through August 3rd (before shipping and tax), you earned a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you can now redeem August 4-31, 2020. Click here for more details.
A PEEK AT AUGUST’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
Lately, it’s become especially clear who the everyday heroes are—they’ve always surrounded us! Teachers, doctors, hairdressers, nurses, delivery workers, cashiers, and even our friends, kids, and family members go above and beyond to enrich our lives. These people are truly the world’s greatest at what they do! Celebrate and appreciate them with the August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit. The nine 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ gender-neutral cards included in this kit are specifically designed for celebrating life’s champions! Watch the promotional video to catch a glimpse of World’s Greatest by Paper Pumpkin. Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, white. Kit includes Distinktive stamp images – photo-realistic stamps that create an impressive detailed image with a single stamp. If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I invite you to give it a try. CLICK HERE to learn more. CLICK HERE to sign up by August 10th for this next kit.
SUMMER NIGHTS ADD-ON AVAILABLE!
If you are an active Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you now have the option to purchase the Summer Nights Add-On card and envelope pack that coordinates with the contents of the July Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin kit. The Add-On can be purchased through the online store. (It is NOT something you needed to “add on” to your subscription.)
ALL STAR TUTORIALS
I’m a designer with the All Stars, a group of globally recognized Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. And we are excited to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members our bundle of twelve August 2020 In Good Taste Suite Tutorials which are now available! CLICK HERE for more information. Click here to get to my Tutorials for Sale page to see the others that have been offered. The next one featuring the Playing with Patterns Suite will be available September 1st! AND these tutorial bundles (July-December) now include links to instructional videos!
STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINES
You’ll see the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines on pages 170-172 in the new 20-21 Annual Catalog. They weren’t quite ready with the launch of this publication. There are still some COVID-19-related delays with the mini machine. But the larger Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be available September 1st!
MY ONLINE PAPER CRAFTERS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
We are looking for more to join our online Paper Crafters club. The commitment is to order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product in each of 6 consecutive months. In one of those months, you would reap the hosting rewards (free merchandise based on the club orders). And then you’d also be able to get in on monthly product perks that would be sent to you along with your monthly club cards.