After inviting approximately 12 friends to my first Stampin’ Up card creating party, I spent the afternoon preparing for at least 5 people. Of course, I experienced the usual fear that no one would come, in spite of several SS reminders. BG was so helpful by picking up the pizza, while I made the salad, in spite of his just being diagnosed with early pneumonia!
Creating three very different cards, including new techniques and use of tools, resulted in a big “get ready”! Eventually, I decided to set up 4 tables, just in case some of the “maybes” decided to show. I held the event from 3:45-7:00, to allow for work schedules. Mary and Jean arrived first, creating the arrow-embossed historical car/bicycle Happy Birthday card. Sophia joined them for my demonstration of making the pansies for the pansy Get Well card. Next, Pam arrived with her adorable granddaughter, Brooklyn, who helped her GiGi make two cards and beginnings of a third. Brooklyn discovered her favorite activity to be grinding the handle of the Big Shot machine for embossing everyone’s cards. She loved it, as evidenced by the sweet smile on her face.
Cheryl arrived with her son, Jackson, who was very creative in designing his own cards. We all worked on the Noah’s Arc baby card, followed by free design by participant choice of extra cards. Everyone seemed to enjoy spending time together creating.
Pansy Card: Stampin’ Up Window Pane Textures, SU Label Collection Framelits, SU Pansy Punch, SU Eggplant Paper, SU Mango Paper
Noah’s Ark Card: Stampin’ Up Dots Textures, SU Noah’s Ark Stamp, SU Brights Markers, SU Eggplant Paper, SU Whisper White Paper ,We R M Corner Rounder
Chevron Card: Stampin’ Up Chevron Textures, SU Chevron Brown Ribbon, SU Decorator Label Punch, SU Sentiments, SU Very Vanilla Paper/Gold Paper