A Card Good Enough to Eat

Have you ever wished you had a card on hand to lift the spirits of a friend? If you answered yes, let this one be the one you always have in your box!

These remind me of the “In case of emergency, break glass” cases: Sometimes acting like a grown up is difficult, and we all know CHOCOLATE helps. So you may need to break one of these open at any moment.

The cards are also the SWAPS I made for Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local. I’m headed to Anaheim this weekend for our annual convention (OnStage) and demonstrators always swap cards at events; make multiples of the same card and trade with other demonstrators so you have a wide variety of samples to inspire you when you get home!

Though they are simple, they are certainly SWEET!

Stamp a stack to keep in stock, but don’t eat all the chocolate! Here’s what you’ll need:

Product List
Nothing's Better Than Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$22.00
Stitched Rectangles Dies
$35.00
Stylish Shapes Dies
$30.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$125.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.25
Design A Daydream 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Host Designer Series Paper
$18.00
Pool Party 3/8" (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon
$6.00
Petal Pink 3/8" (1 Cm) Soft Polyester Ribbon
$8.00
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$8.00
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
$8.00
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.25

Stitched Stampers Card Swaps

Whenever a new catalog debuted, my demonstrator friends participate in a card swap. I’ve been a part of many swaps, and I think our group (the Stitched Stampers~ a society of stampers including my Sprinkled Ink team and other demonstrator friends) has the BEST crafters! Even new stampers expand their creativity and abilities by exchanging cards and seeing how to improve.

Each person designs one card and makes multiples of the same card to trade. These were the fabulous creations from our last swap:

(My swap was the 🍑 Peach card I shared in this post)

It’s a nice perk that demonstrators get to order before a catalog goes live, and our stamping friends truly enjoy exchanging ideas! There is always room for you: Would you like to join us?

What’s the Occasion?

One of the simple pleasures of life is pulling an envelope from your mailbox that has your name and address hand-written on it and seeing the name of a friend in the upper corner. There is so much excitement that you forget everything else in your hands and want to rip it open, or perhaps save it to savor later.

With the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog, you have a whole world of opportunities to create a small mailable piece of art that might just carry a piece of your heart to a friend. Here are a few ideas gleaned from a recent card swap I participated in:

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The next holiday may be Valentines, but hearts can be used for SO MUCH MORE than February 14th! Think of this card as one to send as an encouragement to a friend or an “I forgive you” when someone has made a sincere apology. The Painted with Love Suite has everything you need for greetings filled with love.  (Card by Laura Milligan)

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Friends are the flowers of our lives~ let them know you appreciate them every day (not just on milestone occasions). The rich texture on this card is sumptuous! It’s created with products from the Petal Passion Suite that is fabulous for many other occasions such as weddings, congratulations and grateful giving. (Card by Terri Gaines)

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Did you know 7 BILLION greeting cards sold in the United States each year and over half of them are birthday cards? Make your birthday greeting stand out with a sparkling creation like this gorgeous gem using the Sweet Soiree Suite. (Card by Megan Herst).

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