Seriously, who are they kidding?!?! I just got my March 2007 issue of Redbook. There is an article on page 36 that talks about stamping your own stationery – the ultimate cheap thrill!!
Um….have they ever honestly stamped before? On what planet is this a cheap hobby?!!? I could not stop laughing at this ludicrous idea. Anyone who starts doing this thinking that they will ‘save money making their own greeting cards’ is totally in DENIAL! Anyway, not only do they talk about it being cheap – but they made the most simple designs – and simple is not always bad, but these….well, mamak agreed – they are not cute!
Anyway, you’ll have to check that out for a good chuckle!
And several of you have asked for a card recipe for the brown and cream floral card I did at stamp camp. I thought I would include a photo here and tell you how I made it. I completely case’d this from Amy Westerman’s blog. I just loved the simplicity and it was a perfect one for a class card!
I stamped Bud Basics (a set from the summer mini last year – hope it makes the next catalog, it’s a great set!) in vanilla craft ink on chocolate chip cardstock. Then I put a strip of certainly celery down and stamped in chocolate chip. On a square of vanilla, I stamped the flower outline and the leaf outline. Then I used celery ink to stamp the leaf “insides”. I left the flower as an outline. I think Amy’s is way cuter, but I didn’t have that stamp! For the ribbon, I just folded a tiny scrap in half and taped it to the back. It is mounted on vanilla cardstock for the base.