Yes, I am still in Korea… my work here is done and I’ll be home this weekend. I can hardly contain my excitement. I breath, live, and love Stampin’ Up! My co-workers must have gone mad listening to me talk about our products and awesome company…LoL. Where we work there are no windows, no music, no cell phones, barely any Internet (when we’re lucky), and we sit in very close proximity to each other… there is no escape for 12 hours a day, five days a week. The room is a miniature cubicle city filled with at least 30 people and by the end of this week they were all exposed to Maggie Made Made Cards and Pampered Chef. How did Pampered Chef get into this blog?
I share a common bond with a special nurse that works with me. We both adhere to the Direct Selling Association’s Code of Ethics. Denise is a Pampered Chef Consultant. We love to share stories about our team, our specials, my cards, business ideas, etc. Funny thing is… she’s not into crafts and I don’t like to cook… hilarious isn’t it? But… even though I don’t like to cook, she has helped me make cooking easy peasy… just like I’m bound to show her how making a card is easier than cooking… LoL.
Mata-’bout Tips: When you’re short on time, as often as I am, and you need to make a card in a jiffy… grab a piece of our Designer Series Paper. They already come with pretty designs on them and you don’t have to rack your brain to come up with a design or pattern. Get your favorite paper punch. Doesn’t matter if it’s a scallop, circle, or a square… punch out eight pieces that have the same or similar pattern and place on the card as shown above. You’ll need one plain piece punched to stamp the sentiment and use stampin’ dimensionals to make the sentiment piece pop. Add pearls or rhinestones, which you can color with a sharpie or leave in their natural colors. If you don’t have paper with already painted designs… make your own with a stamp of your choice. I sincerely hope you find my tips helpful.
Handmade Card Ingredients
Stamp Set: Sale-a-Bration Elementary Elegance (C125122)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie (105117); Bashful Blue (105120)
Ink: Tango Mandarine (111834)
Punches: Postage Stamp (122344); Itty Bitty Shapes (118309); 1/2″ circle (119869)
Embossing Die: Square Lattice (119976)
Bling: Pearls (119247); Large Pearls (12557)