Sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself... so I was asked to do a hands-on stamping session and talk about the benefits of using hand-stamped cards to make an impression at a professional conference. I tried to keep it simple and use just the basics... aka... SIP
S = stamps
I = ink
P = paper
But I only brought the "IP" more about that later...
Here's the simple thank you card that I brought for everyone to make:
This card is a simple way to get started and not spend a ton of money doing it. Here's the breakdown of the products for this card - $41.25 subtotal before shipping and tax:
114484 Elegant Thank You stamp $6.95
101179 Basic Black ink pad $5.95
102316 Naturals White Cardstock (40) $7.50
121045 Basic Black Cardstock (24) $6.95
115318 Soft Suede Cardstock (24) $6.95
107303 Naturals White Envelopes (40) $6.50
I even showed them two "stepped-up" versions to tackle after the get their feet wet with the first cards.
Add a little sponging, striped Designer Series paper and adhesive Pearls for a vintage look.
Or you can add Perfect Polka Dots embossing with the Big Shot and adhesive Rhinestones for modern elegance.
But we couldn't make any of these because the stamp lady lost her stamps! I was mortified when I opened my packet of supplies and there was no stamp. I searched high and low and found nothing in my hotel room or back home. So who took the missing stamps? Hotel cleaning staff? TSA? My money is on TSA because I had to check that bag...
I was so distraught but look at how much fun these ladies are having without even stamping!
Can you tell they are holding blank cards? They made me feel so much better and even asked me to come back again next year for a longer session!!! :)