Monday, April 11, 2011

April Use What You Bought Card Club

I keep hearing about how everyone has so much stuff! I know. I do too! I think about the stash of paper and kits I have in the garage and I cringe. Look at this Basic Grey I have had forever: Still makes a CUTE card right?! I also keep hearing about all the stuff you stampers have and don't use! I know, you should see the wall of retired stamp sets I have! The little lamb is from Spring Friends, retired TAC, and the sentiment is from All Occasion Celebration, also retired TAC.
I have wanted to get my hands on some seam binding ribbon. It's so hot and trendy right now, but I am really watching what I spend these days! I've heard that you are too! Look at the seam binding ribbon on my owl card. It was in a scrapbook kit I had in the garage from May of 2005!
I just got this cute little stamp set (above) as blog candy from Christine Pennington. Thank you Christine! What a blessing. Sometimes it takes me forever to cut a stamp set and use it! Not this time. I am determined to use what I have and to be a blessing to others. Above: Stamps are from Singing Praises and paper, ribbon and cardstock is TAC Juliette.
If this is hitting home for you and you want to get better use from the things that you have purchased, then this Card Club is for you! Let's get together on the last Saturday of the month and STAMP! Starting April 30th, and then every final Saturday of the month, I will host a Use What You Bought Card Club. Above: More of that Basic Grey paper and stamps from All Occasion Celebration, retired.
Come over at 11 am and stay til 4 pm. Bring your paper, adhesive, embellishments and a basic tool kit. If you have stamps that have not been cut or have not been inked bring them! Let's show the stamp and paper hoard some LOVE! Above: Stamps are from TAC retired Nothin' But Net, and All Occasion Celebration. Paper, brads and cardstock are all from that May 2005 kit that had the seam binding ribbon in it!

I will provide you with two sketches for inspiration. From those two sketches I will make three different samples to help get your creative juices flowing. You can use all of my stamps, tools, punches, ink pads embossing folders, Big Shot and other non-consumables to make your own cards inspired by the sketches. Card club is just $5 for 5 hours of stamping, inspiration and use of my tools. If you make a purchase of $25 or more then Card Club is free. Wanna join me?


Tricia said...

What a great idea, Risa! Wish I lived closer!

Chelsea said...

Great cards Risa!

Rhonda Sarver said...

so is this the super secret stamping you were doing earlier? I am taking my car to get an estimate (once the battery charges.) If It's affordable and your club meets at a time I can come, I think I'll join you.

Laura said...

This is such a great idea, and sounds like so much fun! (Great cards too!!)

Glittered Paws said...

What great ideas and love your stamp club promo - I think it is too far for me to come but...hope you have a great response.

Kim said...

What a great post Risa! Love all your samples and I'm sure your card
will be a big hit!!