As you may already know, I have two full-time jobs – and I absolutely love both of them! During the day, I’m Director of Corporate Accounting for Cox Enterprises – a large, privately-owned company that operates successful media companies (cable, TV, radio and newspapers) all over the United States and automobile services (Manheim Auctions, AutoTrader.com and Kelley Blue Book) all over the world. At night (and weekends), I create and share paper projects as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. These jobs (one is right-brained, and one is left-brained) constantly exercise both sides of my brain – what fun!
On Friday, I hosted a quick-and-easy class in our department’s conference room so that my team members and other members of our department could pop-in and make a quick Valentine’s Day card for someone they love. My coworkers know I make cards but don’t know much about what that means, so I showed them. I set up an hour on their calendars and invited them to drop-in at any time during the hour.
Here’s the quick-and-easy card we made:
There were two designs – same project with just some of the colors switched out. All of the cards were designed with a Soft Sky base and Soft Sky panel for the sentiment, but some of the cards were framed with Dapper Denim, while others were framed with Berry Burst. That way, people could choose the card that best suited the person they wanted to give their artwork to. Novel idea!
I shared a variety of my recent Valentine’s Day cards with my new stampers and lined up all of the card bases and coordinating pieces on the credenza in the conference room. Here’s a look at the all the card pieces:
I set up the conference room table in stations, so the card creators could make their way around the table to complete each step of the card. Once team members selected the card base they wanted to use as the starter for their card from the credenza, they made their way to the table:
They started at the station in the lower right of the picture above where they stamped the sentiment (from a recent Paper Pumpkin kit) on Soft Sky cardstock and punched it out with the Everyday Label punch. I haven’t worked with brand new stampers in a while, so it was fun to show them how to ink (LIGHTLY tap) and stamp. I encouraged them to test out their sentiment on the grid paper before stamping onto the cardstock. Ryan was A-OK with this premise:
After they stamped and punched their sentiment, they moved to the next station where they stamped the band of their card with hearts. Because some bands were blue and others were pink, I gave them VersaMark ink to lightly add the texture of hearts to their project – there would be no stamping into the wrong ink pad in my quick-and-easy class. 🙂
The card makers continued around the table, snipping banners, gluing down the elements and popping up the sentiment and base panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals. As one person finished a task, he or she walked the next person through what they did – the students quickly became the teachers. Yasmeen showed Rosie how to apply SNAIL and Dimensionals to the layers of her card:
Maureen created her own design, while Kyna followed the example I shared:
Ryan and Sean didn’t stray at all from the sample – they joked about making a card the entire time, but I think both of their cards turned out wonderful. Someone needs to show Sean how to fold his card so it will fit in the envelope:
I didn’t even have to ask Janet to pose with her card. She just stood there and smiled until I ran over with my phone:Susan and I have a mutual friend who is a customer of mine, but I think this is the first time she’s made a card: It was fun to share stamping with my coworkers, and I’m happy they’ll be able to share their creations with their loved ones. None of these folks will turn into avid card makers (I like the separation I have between my two jobs), but I was happy to share this bit of me with them.
The sentiment on this card is from the Heartfelt Love Notes Paper Pumpkin Kit, and the black-and-white panels are from the Sew You Paper Pumpkin Kit (I ordered several refills of this kit a couple of years back – this was a great time to use them). Sounds like a good time to remind you how you can earn Sale-a-Bration items with Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions. 🙂
Here’s How It Works:
- You place an order in my online store and checkout. You will earn your very own Host Rewards for purchases over $150 (even when combined with other items you want to have shipped to you) and Sale-a-Bration items for increments of $50 or $100. A minimum shipping of $6.95 will be applied to orders of just Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions because of the Sale-a-Bration items that will be mailed.
- You receive an email with a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription Code.
- If you don’t already have a Paper Pumpkin account, set one up here.
- On the main screen of the account, add the Subscription Code.
- Starting the following month, you will receive a Paper Pumpkin box for every month of the subscription. If you want to continue past that time, you can simply add your credit card information to continue. 🙂
- You will be so happy, and I’ll love you forever.
You can also gift that code to a friend or family member. If you want to gift it, you can write it inside a card you’ve made, put it on a cute tag or email the code to them. The recipient gives you a great big hug because they, too, will love you forever.
If you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin, please email me here.
Stamp Sets: Heartfelt Love Notes Paper Pumpkin Kit, Heart Happiness Papers: Soft Sky, Dapper Denim, Berry Burst, Whisper White, Sew You Paper Pumpkin Kit (black-and-white background paper) Inks: Archival Basic Black, VersaMark Accessories: Everyday Label Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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