We have a ‘rule’ at our house that goes something like this…..don’t start anything after 9:00 PM. That means we don’t start cooking, watching a movie, or balancing the checkbook after that time. Well, I violated that rule last week as I was excited to get into my craft space and create some cards. (Love how Stampin’ Up makes you think that way.).
I had worked the previous evening on using some of my old non-SU paper to make some cards. Let me tell you, there are not enough words to describe the difference in great paper (SU) and not so great paper – but I’ll try all the same:
- Great paper doesn’t tear after it has been scored
- Great paper doesn’t allow the inks to bleed, giving a messy result
- Great paper allows beautiful ink colors to retain their integrity
So, with that being said, your paper quality makes all the difference in the finished product.
Once I learned my lesson about paper quality, it was on to creating more cards. I love the Swirly Bird Stamps and Thinlit Bundle. It is going to be so much fun creating with these.
My next project was with the Sunshine Sayings Stamp set. So clean, so simple, so elegant. I combined it with another set for a thankful sentiment. I tied around the sentiment, some bakers twine from my stash. Loved it so much that I made a second one. But, that’s when the troubles began.
Links to order these stamps are at the bottom of this post. Please click through to order from my website.
As you can see, with my excitement, some things were misplaced. Typically, you can correct those mistakes if you find them as soon as you make them. But, I didn’t notice it until the next morning. So, one of my lucky friends will be getting this ‘special’ card. Wonder who it will be?
Until next time….happy crafting! 😄 Next Up – Two card kits. I will time myself making these and let you know the results. Should be fun!!
P.S. – I’m working on my formatting skills. Hope to be better soon.
Swirly Bird Bundle Swirly Bird Stamps Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies
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Woohoo! These cards are cute! I agree, though. STAMPIN' Up paper is seriously good and any other paper burns my crafty fingers…Great blog post!