Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Moon Lake Stampin'Up!

Hey there stampers!  
What is on your agenda for Wednesday?  Have you seen the retiring stamps and accessories list?  Whoa!  It is seriously looong!
That means you'd better check it over and see if there are any stamp sets on the list that you've been meaning to add to your collection, but just haven't purchased yet.  Stamps are guaranteed to be available through May 26th, but the accessories are on a "while supplies last" basis.  The In-color ink refills are already sold out... happens every year! 

I'm going to be having a fun time tonight at our monthly Stamp2gether, which is a gathering of Stampin'Up! demonstrators in my downline, plus one demo who's a "sideline."  We meet on the  fourth Wednesday of each month for dinner, stamping, and swapping.  Of course we share business ideas too.  If you've ever thought about being a Stampin'Up! demonstrator, I'd love for you to come to one of our meetings. 

Each month there's a different theme for our swaps and this month our theme was masculine cards.  With Father's Day coming up fairly soon, I thought I'd make a Father's Day card to swap and here it is.

I wanted something a bit different, so I decided to make an easel card.  They are super-easy to make, but fun to display on a desk, counter, or mantel.  The stamp set is called Moon Lake ( page 21 of the Occasions catalog).  The card stock colors are Soft Suede for the card base, Early Espresso and Lost Lagoon for the mats, and Very Vanilla for the focal panel.  The "moon" was sponged through a mask in Soft Sky and then the bird was stamped over it in Early Espresso.  The saying comes from Guy Greetings ( page 41 of the Occasions catalog).  

This card folds flat so you can easily slide it into an envelope for mailing and there are no lumps and bumps to cause problems for the post office.  You can find a tutorial for making an easel card by typing "easel card" into the Google search box.  You can choose the Splitcoast Stampers tutorial or there are some YouTube videos as well.  
Thanks for visiting with me today!

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