Quick and easy Congrats cards

StampinUp quick and easy Congrats card made with the retired Bravo stamp set, designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom

My younger sister and her family have been visiting us in Iowa this week.  They are returning home to Georgia tomorrow morning. Jenn mentioned she would love some Congrats cards to send out to her team mates.  So what do you do when you have one hour to whip up ten cards and envelopes?  First, I grabbed a package of Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes.  There are 20 cards and envelopes for only $6.  The cards are 5″ x 3 1/2″ and are big enough to be mailed.  I got started by stamping random dots using Real Red, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry.  When I say random, I must tell you that this is tough for me.  I’m actually a retired Accountant.  Most accountants like things organized and evenly spaced.  Even after stamping for 13 years, I have to  remind myself, “let the dots fall off the page and some can be closer or farther apart, it’s OK if two dots of the same color are close to each other.”  I bet there’s some accountants and others who understand exactly what I’m talking about. 🙂 Anyway, the Razzleberry dots are made with a pencil eraser instead of a stamp.  The sentiments are from the retired stamp set, Bravo.

I learned something new today! This picture is the first collage I’ve ever made.  I’ve been asked to be a guest designer on Craft Project Central and there’s several things I need to learn.  The first thing on my list was to learn to make a collage for Pinterest, so hopefully I’ll be much better at it by September.

We had a wonderful time at the annual Olson family reunion today in Odebolt, Iowa.  My aunt and uncle hosted everyone at their farm today.  My Aunt Irene made a wonderful picnic lunch with delicious homemade ice cream and melt in your mouth Sugar cookies (made with my grandmother’s recipe) for dessert.  The little cousins got several rides around the farm in the John Deere Gator.  I have several pictures I’ll show you tomorrow.

Hope you’re having a great weekend!

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

Please subscribe to my blog and/or follow me on Pinterest here.

I’d love to be your demonstrator if you don’t already have one!  Please email me so I can tell you about my extra special offer.

Beth@StampingMom.com

 

Social1B_BonusDays_demo_July0716_US-500x292

$5 for EVERY $50!  BONUS DAYS JULY 7-31.  EARN IN JULY.  REDEEM IN AUGUST!

  • For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend, you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between August 2 – 31, 2016.
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • IMPORTANT!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, except $99 Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin month to month subscriptions. However, coupons CAN be redeemed for prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.

 

11 Comments

  1. Robin Myren

    Sounds good! I look forward to it!

  2. Beth (Post author)

    Hi Robin, I’ll PM you!

  3. Beth (Post author)

    Hi Kathy, Thanks for the sweet comment. The largest circle came from a retired set, Sweet Shapes. The medium size circle is also from a Stampin’ Up! set but I don’t know which one. I have a couple stamps on my desk that have been there for years because they got separated from their set and I thought I might figure it out someday. LOL Anyway, you can use any size circles for a similar effect. I do sometimes think less is more in card design, however I see many beautiful cards with lots of elements.

  4. Kathy Bolam

    Hi Beth, love the perkiness of your cards! This is a reminder to me that I don’t have to have a busy design. I am not an accountant but somehow I think I need a number of elements in my cards. Don’t know what causes me to think that way! Would you please tell me what you used to make the larger circles?
    Thank you for sharing.

  5. Robin Myren

    Next week I could! That would be so much fun!

  6. Beth (Post author)

    Great minds think alike! We just seem odd to the rest of the world 🙂

  7. Beth (Post author)

    Robin, do you have a couple hours to come stamp with me while you’re in Iowa?

  8. Robin Myren

    Super cute card! Quick and easy too’

    I’m in Marshalltown until the 22nd. Having my first Iowa sweet corn today!

  9. PAT KNIGHT

    LOVE YOUR CONGRATS CARDS. AND LIKE YOU, I AM A MATH PERSON AND I CANNOT DO RANDOM DOTS! I ALSO CAN’T ESTIMATE–HAS TO BE EXACT. THAT’S WHY I HAVE A HARD TIME DOING SCRAP QUILTS–I TEND TO MAKE EVERYTHING MATCH AND LINE UP.

  10. Beth (Post author)

    Hi Jacqueline,
    You just made my day! Thanks for the very sweet comment!

  11. JacquelineR

    I really enjoy seeing your cards. Just like today, they are different and very interesting. Keep up your wonderful work for all of us and thanks so much for sharing.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *