Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pretty Trash

Hi Stamping Friends!!

At my last two Spring Stampin' Club gatherings, I've created a 4th card for my gals to make, instead of our typical 3. The 4th card being a clean and simple card that can be made in 5 minutes or less. I want them to know that stamping can be easy and simple. It doesn't always have to involve lots of steps and "stuff". And besides, if you are making a card for a non-crafty person, like a 5 year old, they are not always going to appreciate all the time and effort you put into creating a stamping masterpiece. These are the kinds of cards I like to call "pretty trash". They look pretty and nice, but you know they are going to get thrown away just as soon as you walk off the premises. :)


Super easy. Super quick. Just punch out various circles and glue to a white card base. This would be a great card to send out after a child's birthday party. The Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and the Patterned Occasions stamp set are both part of the Sale-A-Bration promotion going on now at my Stampin' Up! online store. Just order $50 worth of fabulous Stampin' Up! products and you can choose either of these items (and many others!) for FREE!!!

Now since I'm not typically a clean and simple kind of a girl, I decided to do a "step-up" version of this card. This is where you take a good card and make it super, amazingly, awesome!!


Here I added a Tangerine Tango card base and embossed the Whisper White layer with the Honeycomb embossing folder. I also added a button (FREE during Sale-A-Bration!), a butterfly, a flower, some bling, and a ribbon (also FREE during Sale-A-Bration!). Plus I embossed the card stock circles. This is typically the kind of card I create. But when I'm making something for a 5 year old, you can bet I'll be creating some "pretty trash". :)

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I'm getting ready for my Delightful Dozen card class this Saturday. Mr. Brown delivered all  the supplies yesterday and I made everyone a gift bag with their supplies in it. I'll show pics on Friday. Hope you are having a great day!

Happy Stamping!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your first CAS card is perfect for my sister-in-law who has no appreciation for the work, thought, and creativity that goes into making a card. I had to beg my brother to send me his birthday card back when he didn't want it any more because I spent days crafting it for him and I loved it so much. No more works of art for those two! Thank you for taking the angst away for me! Nancy B. P. S. Love your blog...