Hardwood Stamp-a-Stack

Just one of the many things that I love about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, is seeing just how much chaos a group of ladies can make with cardboard, ink and punches!  Seeing them starting with pieces of cardstock that make no sense at all, and then seeing it all come together.  It always makes me smile!
So I want to thank all the ladies from the Time Out on Tuesdays group, who definitely made me smile this morning!
This set of cards was a little more difficult that I would usually design for a Stamp-a-Stack, however this particular group of ladies had all done some stamping and cardmaking before, so I thought a bit of a challenge wouldn’t hurt.  I think they all enjoyed themselves.
Anyway, here are the cards they made, all featuring the Hardwood background stamp.  This is a really versatile stamp, and I will definitely being showing you some more cute things to do with this stamp.

They made some pretty girly cards in different colours……..

As you can see, these ones also feature the Petite Petals and Papillon Potpourri stamp sets with their matching punches.

The sentiments come from the Wetlands stamp set…….
which we also used to do some cards with a more masculine flavour.

 

Thanks to all of the lovely ladies in the group, and a special thanks to Heather for organising everything.  I had heaps of fun!
Happy stamping!
Chris

Petite Petals

I have a few new goodies to play with and share with you, from the current Occasions catalogue, and my card today uses some of them.  I have used the Petite Petals stamp set and matching punch.

 

The card was inspired by this week’s sketch from Lesley at Always Playing with Paper.
The colour combination is Rich Razzleberry, Pistachio Pudding and Smoky Slate, and I have used some of that gorgeous Silver Baker’s Twine. There is a little bit of background splattering which is from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, and the sentiment from the Four You stamp set.

Happy stamping!
Chris