Yesterday I shared a little bit about my Stamp Crop & Cruise Retreat I held last week. Today I wanted to kick things off by sharing the first project everyone made at the event. I used the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack and coordinating Cards & Envelopes to create this 10 card set. I like to start my retreats out with a nice simple project like this because everyone has different stamping abilities and this project lets them get warmed up.
If you’ve never created cards with the Memories & More Card Packs, then I want you to know how easy it is to create cards really quickly. This first card is just the card base and one of the Happiness Blooms Memories & More card fronts attached to it.
For the second card, we added some ribbon (everyone got a roll of the Calypso Coral Satin Ribbon) and attached a few layers under the sentiment which is a sticker that comes in the card pack.
For the third card in the set, we used the Well Written Framelits to cut out the “thanks” sentiment.
Card 4 features the Bloom by Bloom stamp set, the Well Written Framelits Dies as well as the coordinating Well Said stamp set.
Card 5 features a few more of the stickers that come in the Memories & More card pack. All of the cards I’ve shared so far measure 3″ x 4″ and had coordinating envelopes.
These next cards all measure 4″ x 6″ and again have coordinating envelopes. We cut part of the front of the card base as well as the large card front to create this unique fun fold. We also added a few of the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots to the center of the flowers and the lower edge. (yes, everyone received their own package of these Enamel Dots)!
We added a little ribbon to jazz up card 7.
Texture was added to card 8 by running the card base through the Big Shot with the Dot to Dot Embossing Folder. The happy birthday banner on the card was one of the card fronts that was trimmed down and turned into a banner with the Banner Triple Punch then we added some Enamel Dots.
For card 9, we used two of the card fronts (polka dots and flowers) and added the sentiments with the Well Said Bundle.
And finally, card 10 in the set is a Missing Middle Fun Fold card. We added the flower images from the Bloom by Bloom stamp set, Calypso Coral Ribbon, the Well Said Bundle and the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots.
It was fun to take the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack and transform them into a set of unique cards with coordinating envelopes.
I hope you enjoyed project 1 of my Stamp Crop & Cruise Retreat. Please come back tomorrow when I’ll be showcasing project 2.