June Stamp Camp ~ Stampin’ Up! Cards

June Stamp Camp ~ Stampin’ Up! Cards
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My June Stampin Up! Cards

My June Stampin Up! Cards

I had a great time whipping out these lovely cards & cute box that Terry Bolender designed.  Terry is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Kent, WA, so all the products we use are sold by Stampin’ Up!  Each month, she comes up with 6 to 7 projects (usually cards but sometimes she throws in a fun paper craft project) for us to make at her house and it’s only $10!  She often has a theme planned, and this month’s theme was retiring products and items featured in the Summer Mini catalog.  Clever Terry wanted us to fall in love with the products we used so we’d place an order for them before it was too late.  🙂

This is my favorite card, and it was perfect for my BMW motorcycle-ridin’ father in law (he’s really cool!) – I LOVE that we made the cool background using an embossing template and regular kitchen foil!  This is one new technique I will be using in my cards, for sure:

Motorcycle Card with FOIL!

Motorcycle Card with FOIL!

This sweet and simple lady bug card was fun to make – I love Stampin’ Up!’s red ink and paper.  I hope it’s not going to be discontinued, but I know the Whimsical Garden stamp set is being retired:

Ladybug Thank You Card

Ladybug Thank You Card

Sometimes the simplest, less busy card, the better.  Here’s a delicate sparkly floral card:

Lavender Flower Card

Lavender Flower Card

This pretty rainbow card looked easier to make than it was – let’s pretend the stamps behind the clear buttons at the top are nice and straight, shall we?

Rainbow Card

Rainbow Card

Check out this fun Westerny birthday card we all made that night!

Western Birthday

Western Birthday

This card says, “Thank you for touching my life” and we used a cool card template that cut & scored the card while cutting out the pretty square shape.  Then, we double stamped a flower and masked it to stamp the leaves, then punched it with the same shape.  It’s much easier than it sounds.

Yellow "Thank You" Card

Yellow "Thank You" Card

This is a close-up of the pretty stamped image – ooh, la la!

Yellow Rose

Yellow Rose

Finally, here is the cute box we made and filled with Starburst candy.  The box was already cut out for us – I just made a tag and put it together:

Stampin Up! Gift Box

Stampin Up! Gift Box

Thanks for reading my post, and please read about Rebecca’s Card Challenge, and then vote for your favorite cards!

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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  1. Lovely cards! So, are you going to show us how to do the foil embossed one? 🙂 Is there a secret, or do you just run the foil through with the embossing plate as if it was paper?

    • Thank you – and that’s a good idea: I should make a little video of how easy it is to emboss foil! Basically, you want to use a glue stick (finally, a real use for a glue stick!) and run it all over some scrap cardstock. Adhere foil to it and wrap all four sides of foil around the cardstock. Run it through the embossing machine with the right plate or folder and “shappow” – instant cool looking foiled background paper! Leave the cardstock stuck to the foil. It helps to have a thicker, less flexible piece to attach to your card.

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