Saturday, June 29, 2013

One of a Kind Post Card

Post Cards are vintage and archaic in some ways.... often people are on social media sending pictures and notes of their events... tweets and texts... so the long lost love of actual mail is often forgotten.

Here is a vintage card created with our New Post Card Stamp(130369) that embraces the old with the fun of the new!
With our Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper (#130144) and this lovely scrolled Pistachio Pudding  page that reminds me of a recent find in my Nanna's post card (recently re-discovered in my son's baby box).  Our Island Indigo ink (#126986) and this Post Card stamp really work well together. 

Distress the edges, easily, with our Stampin' Distress Tool (#127562).  This quickly and safely roughs up the edges and adds to the aged look.
With Island Indigo ink on Island Indigo card stock (#122923) this En Francais stamp (#128562) mimics the pattern on the Venetian Romance DSP.  It's elegant and subtle... looks vintage too!

Add luxury and luster with our adhesive backed Pearl Basic Jewels.  With 150 pearls of varying sizes that are adhesive backed... you can easily add some luxury and luster to any project!!
Being a HOSTESS is Key to SCORING some Amazing stamps at a huge discount while they are EXCLUSIVE to Hostesses!!  Here the beautiful Postage Collection stamp set (#129240) coordinates and adds more Vintage accents.  Perfectly Punched out with our Postage Stamp Punch (#122344) for an easy accent.  (CLICK HERE for the Awesome Benefits of being a Hostess... let's talk!!)
Flipping the Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper over for this beautiful pattern...  The Bitty Butterfly punch (#129406) and Elegant Butterfly punch (#127526) embrace the elegance and beauty of this pattern. 

What do YOU Think??
Did we bring the lost-art of Post-Card sending BACK?!?!  Add some Vintage love to a New Card??
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!! 
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When we open our mail boxes, we are inundated with junk mail and more... the lost art of writing a note or card and sending it is one that is sure to brighten anyone's day!  These long-lasting treasures are often stored and looked at long after the receipt of the mail.  Iiiii still have post cards and letters my Great Uncle sent me, encouraging me in a dark world to be a light.  Mail my Grand Parents sent from trips to Africa (visiting my Great Uncle and Great Aunt who served as Missionaries there for over 20 years), their trips to Europe, Alaska and more.. they are long gone but these letters are a light when we stumble on them.... So RESURRECT the long-lost art of sending a note of encouragement, celebration or just touching base.... who knows how long it may live on (where Social Media falls short and is often forgotten...).
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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

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Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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