August 11, 2010

OPEN HOUSE MAKE 'N TAKES

Happy Wednesday!! Here it is, the middle of the week, my mom and sister arrive tomorrow, I have a million things to do, and wonder if I will be able to get them all done, lol! But, I wanted to make a quick post and share with you all the cute little 3x3 make 'n takes I had for my Open House - I had four samples and they were able to do any two they liked.  I used all new sets and papers to showcase our new products and they really seemed to like them! The first one uses the stamp set called Timeless Treasures and it has quickly become a favorite of mine.  I juust love all the images in this set and it can be used for sooo many different occasions! The DSP is from the Brights Designer Pattern Pack - in fact, all the DSP I used is because these packs are so versatile, you can use them on any card.  Another great product idea from Stampin' Up! these packs of paper are available in all of our color families! 
This second card uses the Just Believe stamp set which I love, love, love and was lucky enough to get for FREE from Convention - how cool is that?!!  The colors I used on this one are Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, and Daffodil Delight - YUM!  And, I did add some of the Daffodil Delight skinny ribbon (yes, I know that's not really what it is called, but that's what I call it, lol!)  Such pretty ribbon and easy to make bows with too which was HUGE for this bow challenged gal :-)  Although I did not use a bow on this card since I DID use one on another one I will share in a minute.  I also showcased several of our punches as well, and, although the punching was all done except for the main image and the sentiment, they were all on the table so people could see them.  I know I love to play with punches, and from what I could tell, they were a pretty big hit with all the folks that came to the Open House as well! Especially the border punches, they just loved those! I did demo our new border punch called Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, but I did not use it on the make 'n takes. 
This third card uses a fun favorite of mine called Punched Posies which is actually a Hostess Set from the Summer mini, which is good until the end of August (hurry and get your orders in!) Every single stamp has a coordinating punch to go with it, making it really quick to make a bunch of flowers for your cards, layouts, etc.  I did demo this set as well to show how nice and easy it is to get lots of flowers!  I did not use any patterned paper on this one but the flower stands well on its own! And shhhh......I know my sentiment is crooked, LOL!  My poor little bow had been manhandled quite a bit by the time I got to take pics of this card, so it is looking a little tired but actually it looks really cute when the bow is nice and perky! I actually tied (yes I did!) all these bows ahead of time so all they had to do was add them to the card. Did I tell you that I was crazy? Well, if you did not know before, you do now - heehee!
This last card was one of my favorites because it had a butterfly on it and I love butterflies!  It is from the new stamp set called Butterfly Prints and has three different patterned butterflies to stamp with AND they can all be punched out using our Butterfly punch - awesome!!!  I used the new In-Color Concord Crush and paired it with Daffodil Delight and Regal Rose, then added a small strip of the brights patterned paper.  I love the sentiment in this set, sooo pretty! This card was popular - I had no kits left at the end of the day, lol!  So, those were the make 'n takes I had available, and for the most part, everything went very smoothly with no card mishaps, heeehee! I had it all set up in stations and people were laughing, having fun, meeting new people, and enjoying stamping.  And, that's what it's all about, right?  I hope you enjoyed me sharing these little 3x3s, I sure liked showing them to you!  Thanks so much for stopping by, it means a lot to me and I love reading your comments!  Have a wonderful day - I am off to clean, do laundry, plant, and various other things that need to get done before midnight tonight, lol!! Bye now!

11 comments:

Crystal said...

WOW Alex look at all this eye candy on one post...These are fabulous cards gf and LOVE the images!

kathleenh said...

Your 3 x 3 cards are all so cute! which one was the most popular? It sounds like you had a great open house!

Angie Tieman said...

Fabulous cards, Alex!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness, Alex! These are all fantastic! I'm just catching up now on blogs after vacation. Hope you are having a blast with the family visiting!!

Rose Ann said...

I love all of your cute M&T's, Alex!! So much fun!!

Kath y Anthony said...

Cute cards, the butterfly one is my favorite! Following you from SC

Jacilynn said...

gorgeous cards! I love that pretty shoe. And love the big flowers.
:)

Deb said...

fabulous cards Alex, glad your open house was so much fun! hugs Debx

Tracey Parrott said...

such fun projects! so glad to find your creative blog through Stampin Connection!

Joan said...

Fantastic projects!!! I love that old shoe!

Chris said...

these are all adorable!

have a great time with your family!!