For this first design, I used a new Stampin' Up! stamp set from the Spring mini catalog called Henry Says. Henry has a lot of accessories that make him useful for not only Christmas cards, but all kind of occasions. I love working with him and my Stamp-a-ma-jig, so I'm sure you'll be seeing more cards with my favorite elephant!
When I made the set, though, I cut back on the bling and substituted Pretty in Pink for the Regal Rose, which I think gives it a softer look:
I can't take credit for these final three cards, as they were designed by an awesome Stampin' Up! stamper, Diana Gibbs. (You can check out her website here.) She is offering by-mail classes, and I thought it would be fun to try one out. It's been a long time since I stamped without having to design and then collect supplies and then put everything away when I'm done. Diana's kit came with everything I needed to make these cards except for adhesive. She even provided the card stock for me to stamp on! I followed her designs fairly closely, but still tweaked a few things to make them mine. These cards are definitely not my usual style, so it was VERY fun to get inside Diana's head and create something she dreamed up!
The three cards are designed around the stamp set Affection Collection, which was offered in the Holiday mini catalog. Because the stamps in the set are unusual and again not my style, I never even considered purchasing the set until I saw Diana's offer. I'm so glad I gave it a shot! Okay, enough blabbering -- here are the pictures:
Now that I've updated my blog with my latest ATCs and cards, I guess it's time to get busy making some more stuff! Hmmm.... what can I get into next?
Thanks for visiting!
Joyce Spear (a.k.a. StamperJoyce)