Cards I Made at the May Stamp Camp

Cards I Made at the May Stamp Camp
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Wow, there is so much to blog about when you don’t blog for a while!   Between working and crafting, I haven’t had a chance to share anything with you for a week but tonight that ends. I will split up my news into a few blog posts over the next few days, so please check back!

Today I wanted to share with you the cards I made last Friday night at Terry Bolender’s Stamp Camp.   Terry sells Stampin’ Up! brand card-making supplies, and if you live or work near Kent and you like her card ideas, I suggest you contact her and ask Terry about her “Stamp Camp.”   On the first or second Friday of each month, Terry hosts workshops at 1:30 & 6:30 at her home where she supplies instructions, guidance, and samples of 6 – 7 cards for us to make. For just $10 each, you get to use her supplies, her pre-cut paper, embellishments, etc. and she feeds us bottled water and delicious snacks! Plus, there’s chocolate – she always serves M & M’s.

It’s fun to spend time with other creative women, and Terry is such a patient and easy-going hostess. My favorite thing about this monthly class is using new techniques and products. We used oil pastel crayons with a blending brush; we made textured paper by dry embossing it with her Big Shot machine; sprayed glitter mist with Smooch spray; used the stamp wheel; used her border punch; and much more. It’s a great way to learn new ways of creating beautiful cards!

Here is the collection of cards we made that night – graduation, friend, birthday, and a card for Dad:

Stampin' Up! Cards I Made at Stamp Camp

Stampin' Up! Cards I Made at Stamp Camp

Just let me know if you’d like to view close-ups of any of these cards and I’d be happy to share the cards to help give you some card-making ideas.  The pink one above is really pretty when laid flat – there is a strip of orange paper at the bottom of the inside that peeks out when the card is closed.

Thanks for reading my blog!

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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