Spring Sensation Week

Last weekend over 70 happy stampers gathered at Paradise Park in Manoa Valley to attend a Spring Themed Stamp Camp.  We had an amazing time.  This week I will be sharing about this event but there is too much to share in just a single post so be sure to check back or subscribe to my blog to hear all about it.

The projects at the stamp camp featured the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper and most of the projects also featured the Watercolor Wings stamp set.  

When I design projects for large events I challenge myself to design projects that use only a couple of ink pads and one or two stamp sets at the most.  It just makes it simpler, especially when stamping with a large group.   Whether you are stamping this way at an event or even at home, I like to show you ways you can create a variety of projects with minimal supplies.

 Let's take a look at a couple of the projects we made at the camp.

One of my favorite projects that we made was a metal card holder that held three Watercolor Wings Cards. 

Watercolor Wings Card Holder - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Watercolor Wings Card Holder - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The metal card holder shown above was actually a napkin holder that I found at Walmart.  It was just the right size to hold a set of cards and when the cards are gone you can either restock it with more cards or use it as it was intended, as a napkin holder.

The butterfly focal point was stamped with the Watercolor Wings Stamp set and the rest was cut out with a Big Shot using both the Stampin' Up! Bold Butterfly Framelits and Butterfly Thinlits.   

Inside this cute holder was three butterfly cards.

Watercolor Wings Cards - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Watercolor Wings Cards - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Two of the cards are exactly the same, except for the use of a different sheet of designer paper.  The designer paper on the top is 2 x 4.  The designer paper on the bottom is 3 x 4.  Blocking card stock or Designer Paper in this way is a great way to create a colorful back ground on a card without having to use stamping or embossing.

Watercolor Wings Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Watercolor Wings Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This card is simple and beautiful no matter what side of the Designer Paper you use.  I like the sentiment, "you are so kind", that's such a great way to express gratitude and thankfulness while being encouraging at the same time.

Here is a close up of the second card that uses the exact same measurements and supplies.  

Watercolor Wings Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Watercolor Wings Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The third card had a tiny bit of stamping on the top and some simple embossing on the bottom with the Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Watercolor Wings Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Watercolor Wings Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

When all of the stamping and assembling was done this card was wrapped up in a cello bag and topped with a ribbon.

Watercolor Wings Card Holder with Cards - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Watercolor Wings Card Holder with Cards - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Doesn't this make a fun gift?  Especially for all of your butterfly loving friends.  This would make a great hostess gift or even a gift that you could give for Mother's Day next week!

Another fun gift idea we shared  was this cute little paper succulent.  These would work as a small gift or even as a party favor.  Everyone got to create one mini paper succulent plant at camp.

Paper Succulents - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Paper Succulents - www.stampedwithaloha.com

These little succulents were made with the Succulent Framelit Dies.  I used Garden Green Card stock that was sponged with Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The little pot was filled with tissue paper and we glued some moss under the paper succulent to make it look more real.  

Since we were featuring the Succulent Garden Designer Paper at this stamp camp not only did everyone get to take home a paper succulent but they also got to enjoy an edible succulent.

Succulent Cupcakes - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Succulent Cupcakes - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Aren't these cupcakes incredible? These were created by Pam Tsuzaki.  Whenever Pam helps us at our events we know we can expect an over the top display because she is SO gifted at making things special.  Pam made these little succulents out of frosting.

Succulent Cup Cakes at Stamp Camp - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Succulent Cup Cakes at Stamp Camp - www.stampedwithaloha.com

These adorable treats were served at the end of camp when Pam reset her decorative snack table with desserts.  Pam even thought to offer a healthier choice and she created these fruit cups that were drizzled with honey and sprinkled with basil leaves and a whole lot of love.  Everything looked too pretty to eat so many took out their cameras to capture the entire display before they ate!!

I can't thank Pam enough for making our camp so special with all her sweet treats!  In another post I'll show you what she did for snacks earlier in the day.  

Cindy and Pam - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cindy and Pam - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Pam is such an incredibly talented person and I feel so honored and blessed to call her my friend. I so appreciate her kindness and thoughtfulness to use her gifts to bless us all at stamp camp!         

Well, I hope you've enjoyed this first look at our Spring Stamp Camp.  There is a lot more to share so be sure to check back soon and remember,  if you subscribe to my blog you will get notified in your email every time I post.     

I look forward to sharing more with you about this fabulous event and I hope you will be inspired to create some fun Spring projects of you own.

Stamped Blessings,  Cindy

Aloha Jennifer

I just finished completing 47 swap cards for this weekends Spring Sensation Stamp Camp.  The theme was Spring cards for any occasion.  

As you know when I stamp I often am inspired by the person I will be giving the card to.  Ideas come much easier when I think of people and not product.  So in designing this swap card I thought of my sweet friend Jennifer who is going to be moving very soon.

Jar of Love Friendship Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Jar of Love Friendship Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Jennifer has been a wonderful customer and friend for the past couple of years.  I feel so honored and blessed to have met her and to have had the opportunity to not only stamp with her but also with her lovely mother who comes to visit every so often.  Both of them are wonderful crafters with such beautiful hearts.

Whether Jennifer is at a class, bunco or even at the gym where I sometimes run into her, she is someone who always greets everyone with a friendly smile.

For her card I used one of my favorite color combinations of Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo.  These colors are bright and vibrant, just like Jennifer's personality.

Jar of Love Friendship Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Jar of Love Friendship Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Do you recognize these flowers?  They are from the Jar of Love stamp set.   This shows how versatile that set can be as you can create a card without using the jar image at all!  

The sentiment on this card comes from the Suite Sentiment stamp set and I think these words perfectly express how I feel about Jennifer.

Right now she's still on the island packing things and preparing for her move to the East Coast.  I know I will see her at least one more time but I wanted to take the opportunity at our stamp a stack class this past weekend to surprise her with a lei and card to let her know how much she is loved and will be missed.

Aloha Jennifer - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Aloha Jennifer - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I know I won't be the only one to miss her.  We all love her very much!

Pam and Jennifer - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Pam and Jennifer - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Although she'll be missed, I'm thankful that she will bring her beautiful spirit of Aloha to a new community so more people will get to meet her and discover how special she is.

Aloha Jennifer, you are loved and will be missed.

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