Kindness Notes Using Birthday Bouquet

By | March 6, 2016

Better Get Better

Sending off a quick kindness note starts with having the right cards on hand. Today’s design is quick and easy to create. The concept jumped right off of page 109 of the Stampin Up! catalog.

Get Better Close-Up

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Layout
One small scrap of pretty Birthday Bouquet designer paper, snippets of Sweet Li’l Things washi tape, and the banner from Large Numbers Framelits Dies create sweet and simple note cards. All the elements were layered on to the perfectly sized and ready-to-use Note Card. A small posey from the Bloomin Heart Thinlits adds a sweet embellishment.

Stamps
Fabulous Four is perfect for kindness cards that express thanks, congratulations and healing sentiments.

Paper
Using Birthday Bouquet designer paper made color choice easy: Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder pop right off the floral paper.

Here is the shopping list. Click on any image to hop over to my store and get the details to order.

Hello Spring: New Easter Lamb Stamp

By | February 29, 2016

EasterLamb

The latest Occasions catalog from Stampin’ Up! has lots of seasonal stamps and supplies for the spring and summer seasons. One of my favorite products is a single stamp called Easter Lamb. It’s a lovable little lamb with expressive ears and a wooly coat that’s the perfect symbol for the “in like a lion, out like a lamb” season.  She’s not just for  Easter cards, she’s also perfect for baby, thank you and “just because” cards.

 

EasterLambcrop

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Stamps
The Easter Lamb is the focal image, but splatter from Gorgeous Grunge adds color to the soft embossed background. Hello and Spring are part of the Crazy about You collection (a must-have sentiment set). Finally, the tab border is from the Tin of Card collection that perfectly coordinates with the thinlets.

Dies
Take the fuss out of cutting with the right tools. The lamp is cut from Whisper White card stock and layered on Pool Party using the Circle Framelits. The Hello is cut with the help of the File Tab Edgelits, while the scalloped Spring border comes from the Cutie Pie Thinlits.

I’ve listed the supplies below. For a closer look, click on an image and you’ll hop over to my Stampin’ Up! store.

Product List

Paper Pumpkin Sale!

By | February 25, 2016

Want to craft a stack of kindness cards every month? If you want hand-crafted cards to share with friends, but you’re overwhelmed with all the choices in the catalog, Paper Pumpkin is your answer. Each month, a little box arrives right in your snail mail box. Inside is a card kit –or project kit – all the materials you need to start crafting. Stamps. Ink. Papers. Envelopes. Embellishments. There are simple-to-follow instructions which you can either follow or toss. Who needs instructions, right?

It gets better! Through March 31, a 3-month subscription will instantly qualify you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration pick! There’s more! Paper Pumpkin is on sale! Just $55 for three months (one Sale-A-Bration item), or 215.40 for a full year (and you get FOUR Sale-A-Bration items!).

Take a look at the February kit. This card kit is sweet! The simple cards and coordinating envelopes present nine kind gestures for a birthdays, thank you’s or congratulations.

If you already subscribe, share the kindness by purchasing a gift subscription. Need help ordering? Contact me. I’d love to help.

Simple Birthday Greetings For Everyone

By | February 23, 2016

We can blame it on texting and emailing, but the act of kindness of sending someone birthday greetings has been slowly disappearing. Shannon West of Stampin’ Up! introduced a great idea to turn this trend around.

Introducing #imbringingbirthdaysback! Let’s turn good intentions into reality and start sending birthday greetings to friends and family again. Join me on Saturday, March 5 for my Birthday Cards class. We’ll make 10 cheery birthday cards and coordinating envelopes in a couple of hours. Anyone on your list will love finding one of these cards in their mailbox on their special day.

BringingBackBDs

Birthday Cards Class
#imbringingbirthdaysback
Saturday, March 5 @ 1 pm
Studio 5425
19.50

Ready to turn this trend around? Check my Calendar of Events for all the details. Or schedule your personal party/class with a minimum of 4 guests (your place or mine!) and get your class FREE! Contact me for available dates.

Welcome To My Stamping Blog!

By | February 21, 2016

Do you love to stamp and craft? If you do, you’ve come to the right place. I’m AnaMarie Palmerin, a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Riverside, California. When I’m happy, I stamp. When I’m stressed, I stamp. When I’m … you get the point. Welcome to my world.

I’m an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator with one DH, two offspring, three Scottie dogs, 30 first grade students and a craft room full of stamps, scraps, ink, ribbon, eyelets … Can it get any better?

I’d like to invite you to join me here two to three times a week. I’ll be sharing stamping techniques, projects, and samples that can help you craft cards and gifts for friends and family. I’m all about the relaxing benefits of stamping, the satisfaction of completing a craft project, and the gratification of showing kindness by sending the project off to a friend. Relax, craft, be kind.

I have a confession. Few of my creations are original. In the stamping world we are blessed with many Stamping Queens who share EVERYTHING! I CASE (copy and share everything), tweak it, and call it my own. Now you’re invited to do the same.

You’re also welcomed to share my address with all your friends. In the meantime …

Just Stamp!