Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fast and Fun Notes makes fast and fun cards!

I have been playing with the Fast and Fun Notes stamp set. It certainly is Fast and Fun! Makes quick cards for almost any occasion and the images can be stamped and left as is or they make great watercolor cards.

I got the idea for the multiple cakes from a card I saw on the Stampin Connection (demo only) website. Thanks Rachel Verbrugge for sharing. After all, you can never have too much cake ! I stamped two of image on the card stock and another image on a scrap piece. I colored them using the markers and a blender pen - then cut two of the cakes from the scrap and glued them among the two images on the main piece of card stock.

Card Stock : Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Gray ink pad, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait markers
Ribbon: Daffodil Delight 3/8 inch taffeta
Punches: Decorative label, Ticket Corner, 1 3/4 x 7/8 oval, Word Window
Blender pens and an acrylic block

This idea came from Diana Carr on Stampin Connection. Isn't that a cute idea?
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Sunny Garden DSP
Punches: Ticket corner, 3/4 inch circle, Fancy Flower, 1 3/8 x 5/8 oval
Ink: Basic Gray ink pad, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive markers
Blender pens and an acrylic block

The corners of the larger pieces are punched in an unusual way - anyone venture to guess which punch was used? I would have never tried this but saw the idea on another blog and it is definitely going to show up in more of my cards.
Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Ribbon: 5/8 inch Very Vanilla Satin ribbon
Punches: Ticket Corner and ???? (you tell me)
Ink: Basic Gray ink pad, Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Always Artichoke markers
Pearl jewels

Here is a close up of the pearl jewels - love them!

This did not use the Fast and Fun Notes (although you could) but this was definitely fast and fun! I saw the diaper fold ornament at Ellen's Stampin Corner This is such a quick and easy - just fill it with some chocolate or a gift card - or both!
Card Stock: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Jolly Holiday DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler ink pad, Old Olive marker
Punches: 2 3/8 inch scallop circle, 1 3/4 scallop circle, Ornament punch, Crop-o-dile
Ribbon: 1/8 inch taffeta Very Vanilla
White gel pen
Blender pen (to 'remove' the Cherry Cobbler ink from the To and From before inking with the Old Olive marker - a great trick!)

I got all these ideas through Stampin Connection (found Ellen's Stampin Corner from that site too). It is a great place where demonstrators share their ideas and can discuss anything related to SU. That is just one of the benefits of being an SU demonstrator - on top of 20% commission which increases as your monthly totals increase, a rewards program based on sale (last year I was a demo for only 9 months and had enough rewards to get a free SU demo bag. This year I am shooting for the Color Caddy to store all my ink pads and refills - almost half way there and it is just the first quarter!)
If you would like to learn more about being an SU Demonstrator and enjoying the many benefits, Email Mary
- you can be a hobby demo (just buy for yourself) or a business demo (do workshops etc). Either way you can't lose!

1 comment:

Shari Winterstein said...

OK Mary! I give up - which punch did you use for that wonderful card! I want to do it too. Also thank you for the comment on my blog. It would be fun to do a challenge to put one card up every week using DSP even if we think we are committing murder! LOL!!!! I am enjoying all of your blogs. Thanks for blessing my day. :)