If teachers are like the rest of us, being able to grab a card to write a quick note is a time saver. I decided to make cards for my boys teachers this year. Probably, my favorite part of it all was making a card holder box using the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (125586) used with Simply Scored (122334).
Throughout these pictures, you'll see how cards can be simple or you can "step it up" (phrase used in Stampin' Success) to make the card extra special. A product list of the stamp sets, tools and papers available in the 2012-13 Annual Catalog follow at the end.
Get your creative thoughts flowing and use this idea to make your own card sets for all your gift needs. Through color & paper designs, the cards can be tailored to male or female, holiday or most any occasion.
Happy crafting! ~Dawn
Boxes (CASE Mickey Roberts)
Card Assortment picture
Good Luck (CASE of Dawn Olchefske via Kristin Lieb)
So Happy For You (CASE Jenny Peterson)
Hello - Thinking of You
Birthday Wishes (CASE Diane Vander Galien)
Congratulations (CASE Mary Haugen)
Language of Friendship (CASE Stampin' Success)
Happy Birthday (CASE Kim Plank)
Product and Supply List
Card Stock - various
Stamp Sets - Language of Friendship, Perfect Punches
Papers - Summer Smooches DSP, In Color 2011-13 DSP Stack
Punches - Curly Label, XL Oval, Circles (1/2", 1", 1-1/4", 2-1/2"), Scallop Oval, Decorative Label, Modern Label, Fancy Flower, 1-1/4" Square, Scallop Trim Border Punch
Sizzix Dies - Fun Flowers Bigz L
Framelits - Labels Collection
Edgelits - Adorning Accents
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Perfect Polka Dots, Elegant Lines
Embellishments - various coordinating Buttons, Rhinestones, Brads, Ribbon, Dazzling Details
P.S. If this list seems overwhelming, remember one of the best ways to craft is with a group of friends. I am always willing to host a girls night or present a workshop for you and friends using many of my tools. It has taken me a long time gradually add to my collection. The tools (punches and Big Shot & Dies) are the biggest reason I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Tools make projects come together so much quicker than cutting with scissors!