March Stamp A Stack

For this month's stamp a stack class I featured the stamp set (140712) Suite Sayings.  Each of the cards pictured below feature a sentiment from this fabulous stamp set.

March Stamp A Stack - www.stampedwithaloha.com

March Stamp A Stack - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The first card featured this adorable Easter lamb.  Although I didn't take a photo of the inside, it had the Easter sentiment from Suite Sayings which read, "Wishing you all the beautiful blessings of Easter".

Easter Lamb - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Easter Lamb - www.stampedwithaloha.com

If my customers didn't want to make an Easter card then there were several different options from Suite Sayings that could be used to express a different sentiment that would still work great with this cute image.

The next card featured our (138284) Project Life Paper Clip Thinlets.  These clips make adorable smiley faces by simply drawing eyes on them with a project life pen.  Love how perfect this saying matches this card. 

Smiling Heart Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Smiling Heart Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

In addition to featuring Suite Sayings, I also demonstrated two cards with the (140511) Friends and Flowers Stamp Set and (139682) Festive Flowers Builder Punch.  The first was this gold fish birthday card.

Friends and Family Goldfish Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Friends and Family Goldfish Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I created waves on this card by punching the top of the card stock with a large circle punch.

My final card was my favorite.  I used the Friends and Flowers set to create this cute bunny card.  Since the saying I chose from Suite Sayings said the words "peek-a-boo" I wanted to make the bunny look like he was doing just that, playing peek-a-boo.

 

Peek-A-Boo Bunny - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Peek-A-Boo Bunny - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I used the word window punch to create the paws and I just placed them over the bunny's face.  This was by far my favorite card of the stack.   Since my customers create 3 cards of each design at my stack I decided to provide an alternate design using the exact same products.  Here is what I came up with.

Friends and Flowers Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Friends and Flowers Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This card shows the alternate for the bunny.  Rather than use the jeweled flower, I added one of the cute bow clips that fit perfectly on this bunny's head.  I love giving my customers options so that everyone can make their own choices of what layout they like best.

This was a really fun class to teach and I got a lot of great compliments from those who attended. Although Stampin' Up! offers a wide variety of different styles of stamped images, I am really drawn to the sweet and cute ones.   All who attended this class left very happy with their creations and seeing people happy with the outcome always makes me feel happy too. 

I hope you were inspired by these fun creations.   If there are any of these items you are interested in purchasing remember Saleabration is ending in two days so don't delay, contact me to place your final Saleabration orders right away.

I've already designed next months Stack cards and I can't WAIT to share them with you.  I am planning on having a very special "I'm Bringing Birthday Cards Back Stack" at the end of April that you won't want to miss. 

I hope you all had a happy and blessed Easter and I will look forward to sharing some more projects with you this week. 

Until Then, Happy Stampin',

Cindy

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Bloomin Birthday Bunco

I just finished hosting my monthly Bunco games.  My March theme was Bloomin' Birthday.  The stamp sets I featured were Birthday Blooms and Friends and Flowers.  The Friends and Flowers set is a great one that coordinates perfectly with our Festive Flower Punch. 

Cindy's March Bloomin' Bunco Night

Cindy's March Bloomin' Bunco Night

The favor I created was a Laffy Taffy flower.  I found these long pieces of Laffy Taffy at Sam's Club and they came in two colors, pink and green.  My original idea was to just attach a flower to the top of the green ones to make a flower favor on a long stem.  The problem was that because Bunco is so popular I didn't have enough green ones to accommodate all my guests.  Well, I am a true believe that sometimes when you run into a problem, there is always something good that can come out of it.  I was determined to have a green stem so I decided to try and make a box.  For those of you that know me well, this is not one of my giftings but I grabbed my simply scored board and took an 2 1/2 x 11 piece of garden green card stock and scored it at every 1/2 inch all the way across the card stock.  Here are some photos with instructions to explain how I made the box.

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Laffy Taffy Flower Box (#2) - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Laffy Taffy Flower Box (#2) - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Laffy Taffy Flower Box (#3) - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Laffy Taffy Flower Box (#3) - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Laffy Taffy Flower - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Laffy Taffy Flower - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The great thing is that this perfect fits the taffy and it sticks inside the open box.  So all I had to do is stamp and punch the petals and leaf and attach them onto the top of the taffy and in the box it went to form a fun spring favor for all to enjoy!

Laffy Taffy Flowers - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Laffy Taffy Flowers - www.stampedwithaloha.com

To attach the flower I stapled the top of the taffy package all the way through the flower that was being held together by a punched out blushing bride 1 3/8 circle.  I added a second circle of the same size (with a dimensional) that had been stamped with a sentiment to cover the staple. 

Friends and Flowers Chalk Board

Friends and Flowers Chalk Board

Our monthly aloha prize was a super cute chalk board that I found at Target.  I added the same flower image but just added a different sentiment from the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  It was fun to see how so many were so excited when the board passed through their fingers during the game hoping they'd be the one who'd get to keep it in the end.

I had a blast preparing this months Bloomin' Birthday bunco favors and aloha prize.  It always makes me happy to see others so delighted with the things I have put together. 

I remember when someone first told me about Bunco and invited me over to play.  In my mind I thought, who has time to go out and play a game?  I'm so glad I not only went but started hosting Bunco nights of my own because I've found such value in investing time in building relationships, enjoying good food together, enjoying fellowship, and laughter and just finding time to take a break to do something FUN!  Thank you to all of you who invest in my Bunco events each month.  I LOVE spending this time with you.

Our next event will be By The Tide Bunco (nautical themed) on Sunday, April 3rd at 3pm or Monday, April 4th at 7pm.  Space is LIMITED so RSVP today by emailing me at cindyb@hawaii.rr.com!

Have a Bloomin' Beautiful Day! 



Better Get Better

Today I was stamping with my friend Mary and we got the news that one of our friends was not feeling well.  We wished that there was something we could do to help her get better so we decided on the best remedy.... to make her a hand stamped card!

Friends and Flowers Card

Friends and Flowers Card

I had been working with this set in preparation for my Bunco Games this weekend where I made some adorable tall flower favors that I'll share with you next week.  I was really happy that I was able to use this set to create something totally different than the flower favors and come up with this cute card for our sweet friend.  It was also fun to stamp it with Mary so we could collaborate together.

Friends and Flowers Card with Envelope

Friends and Flowers Card with Envelope

Of course we had to make the envelope match and because the card was going to be hand delivered we could even add a rhinestone to the center of the flower. 

It's hard when you have a friend who is not feeling well or going through some physical challenges and you feel so helpless.  For now I will continue to lift her up in my prayers and hope that this card will cheer her up and brighten her day.

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