Springing Forward

Hello! I hope that you are feeling hopeful, as I am, about the year as it unfolds. Springtime in southwest Florida generally isn’t much of an event because the weather is always nice, but this year I’m feeling good about being out and about more. I’ve also been able to resume in-person classes, which I missed so much!

I’ve been playing with some new stamp bundles, some from the January- June 2021 catalog, and others from the 21-22 Annual Catalog that went live May 4th. One of the stamp sets is the Handsomely Suited bundle, which I had one play with, but which I think will be much more adaptable than I saw at first glance. Other demonstrators have used it to make ladies’ suits, evening gowns, fishing vests, uniforms, and more! Here are my first two cards:

Aren’t they cute? My next class will be making them, with the option to make them into Father’s Day cards.

Next, I worked with the Pansy Patch Suite. I realized after I made the card that I left out the pansy’s “beard”, but what can you do except learn from your mistakes, right? It came out nice anyway, I think. It’s a theater card, and if you’d like to know how to make one I did make a YouTube video last year explaining the mechanism. You can find it at https://youtu.be/jJSmU0dDt_g

The coordinating papers are so pretty, and feature the new In-Colors: Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Soft Succulent, and Evening Evergreen, among other old favorites. Sometimes, all you need for a beautiful card is a sheet of pretty paper and a sentiment or ribbon!

Finally, I had a class a couple of weeks ago, and used the Welcoming Windows bundle- it was a hit! Here is one of the cards I made:

Thanks for stopping by, and sharing my springtime mood! I hope you are inspired to make some cards and share the sunshine with others. Happy spring!


P.S. If you love to create, and have thought about sharing that with others, I would love to have you on my Stampin’ Up team. Team members get a 20-25% discount on orders, sneak peaks at new products, and earn commission from sales. Until the end of May, you can order $155. worth of products as a “starter” kit for $99.00, with free shipping! It’s a great deal. Contact me, or go to http://www.readyinkgo.stampinup.net and click “Join” to find out more details!

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