Monday, April 9, 2018

A pear of friends.. handmade card

This past week I was blessed to attend the Stampin' Up! CentreStage and OnStage events.. doing so in Texas.  Everything is bigger in Texas, they say, even my heart!  Two very big parts of my heart lives with two families who happen to live within 10 minutes of each other.. so it was my heart reuniting with some of our dearest friends.  

This handmade card was inspired by this very thing.  Join us as we create and celebrate those who make a great pear in your life.. at our many card making and crafting classes (like the LIVE where we made this card!).

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Those special people in your life really are a gift from God... this cute handmade card is in honor of those who are really amazing friends.
~  Using the Thick Whisper White card as the base, score this at 4-1/4" and cut at 5-1/2".
~  Stamp the *Fruit Basket images with Black Archival ink the fruit bowls and the pears.
~  2-Step Stamping is so easy with Photopolymer!  Here simply ink the inside part with Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist and Black Archival ink to fill in these images on regular Whisper White card stock.
~  Fussy Cut the bowls out with our Paper Snips.
~  Punch the pears out with the small Fruit Basket punches (sold in this Coordinating Bundle and soon to *Retire!).  
~  Adhere the Tutti Fruity Designer Series Paper to the front of the card and a 1/2" strip of Black card stock.
~  Apply these fun adhesive backed Tutti Fruity sequins to the card.
~  Sparkle it up with our Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.
Celebrating friendships is so important.  I can't help but be blessed by those who hold a bit of my heart right there in Texas.  I wanted to honor them and our kinship with a pretty handmade card on our Facebook LIVE.
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Creating together.. building friendships as we create and connect over crafting and card making.  It's a simple thing but one that I am so grateful for.  This past week was filled with friends at our Stampin' Up! OnStage and CentreStage (for leaders) event.  Friends who came through for me as a roommate, supporting one another's businesses and passions, cheering one another on.. so I hope you enjoyed this crafting session.  Join us weekly we we have fun in these free card making and crafting classes.

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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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