Saturday, January 6, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms Open House Card

I had my Occasions Catalog/Sale-a-Bration (SAB) open house today. Thanks to everybody who came. We had a great time!

Here's the card we made. It uses 2 SAB products, which means you can get them for free when you spend $50 on Stampin' Up! products (one each per $50 purchase). I try to keep open house cards a little simpler for several reasons -- I'm never sure how many people will come, so simpler cards make for easier prep and less waste; sometimes I get new stampers and I don't want them to be overwhelmed; and it reduces wait time if a bunch of people show up at once.


Stamps: Heartfelt Blooms (SAB item) 
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla
Ribbon: Shimmer Ribbon Pack (SAB item)

 While designing the card, I also made this variation. It's very similar but I switched the colors of the background layer and the ribbon. Because the Bermuda Bay ribbon is thinner, I made the Very Vanilla top layer a little smaller.

The Calypso Coral layer is textured cardstock. It's no longer available, but it's what I had on hand. You could use smooth cardstock. I only mention it in case you notice it looks different. I like the look of textured cardstock so I bought a lot when it retired and I use it often on my personal projects. I have enough that if you'd like to try it, I can sell you some. Just let me know.

I took a quick picture of the snacks before everyone showed up but once people where there I was so busy answering questions, helping people with their cards, and visiting that I never thought about pictures again until everyone left.

If you are local to the Raleigh/Garner area, I hope you can make it to one of my events. I love meeting new stampers and we always have a good time.

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