It’s hard to believe, but Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage (formerly Convention) Event begins exactly one month from today in Salt Lake City UT.   As well as seeing old friends and learning new stamping tips — and getting a sneak peak of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog — I love to swap card fronts with other demonstrators.  It’s a great way to get stamping and color ideas from around the US, Canada and wherever else attendees might come from.

I’ve been thinking for several weeks about what my swap card might look like.  Although it’s definitely still winter where I live I’m wanting to make a spring-y card.  When I’m going to be making more than 50 of them I don’t want them to be too terribly intricate either.  Actually, my goal is always to make a card that can be easily duplicated.

These are the spring-y colors I chose.

And here’s my card for today.

Spring Quick & Simple birthday card

The prototype for my card was this one that I made in November 2015.  You can check out the details here.

Autumn Splash Birthday Card
Rich Autumn colors.


I love the simplicity, yet charm of both cards.  And I like that they’re so totally different.

Pastel Happy Birthday Card

Here’s what you’ll need:

*Wednesday I’ll have a tutorial on embossing!  This technique is what drew me in to stamping about 25 years ago.  So easy and so mysterious and so WOW!

You can still get your Rhinestone Jewels at 25% off until 11 pm tonight—part of this week just gone’s Deals of the Week.  I know I got an extra 3 packs to have on hand.  25% off is nice!

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