Teaching Cardmaking Without Classes

Hello, again! I have been busy during these days of social isolation, helping my teenaged grandson with studies, cooking with food from the freezer, and trying to keep in touch with customers, class participants, family and friends online. To keep my class participants involved, I’ve offered a kit by mail, and am pleased to say that it has been well received. Because of copyright issues, the kits-by-mail must not contain any stamped images, so they are created using designer papers and diecut shapes. These are the three cards:

My first kit-by-mail

The card on the left is a z-fold, meaning that a standard fold card has had the front panel folded back on itself. The floral paper is from the Bird Ballad collection, and the butterfly was punched from paper as well! The sentiment is diecut from the Well Written dies, and the circles cut with Stitched Shapes dies.

The center card (I called it the Queen Bee card!) uses two different papers matted on black card which is then centered on the card front. There is a strip of gold foil over the join of the two papers, and two scalloped rectangles in black and white, onto which a lovely been image from the Detailed Bee dies has been adhered.

The card on the right makes use of papers from the Peaceful Poppies series, simply wrapped with a bow, and decorated with poppy dies from the Poppy Moments dies, popped up with dimensional foam.

As are most people I know, I am looking forward to a return to normalcy in our daily schedules, but I think that kits-by-mail may be something that becomes part of the new normal.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. If you have questions or comments, I would love to hear from you. If you need cardmaking supplies, you can visit my Stampin’ Up! onlineshop by clicking on Visit My Site. Thanks for your support!

Happy stamping,


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