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Handmade thank you cards

I really enjoy making my own personalised cards and had been wondering what to make for the toddler’s thank you cards following his 2nd birthday. I wanted something different to our usual paint splattered hand print cards and decided on a cheeky head shot with a jolly party hat.

jenny and bbI tried to use some of the techniques I learned last week at a great blogger event using Stampin’ Up products. I hadn’t heard of Stampin’ Up before but they are a crafting brand which makes stamps, paper, ribbon and all things crafty. I bravely took both Big Brother and Little Sis with me as there were child minders to look after them whilst I chatted to the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and worked on three different projects: a baby and birthday cards and an Easter project. The supplies we used were amazing and completely changed my opinion of paper crafts (which I admit I thought was a little old fashioned!). I absolutely loved the cards I made and was given some supplies to take home so I can make some more cards at my leisure.

Stampin! Up offers an exclusive line of decorative wood-mount and clear-mount stamps and accessories for greeting cards, craft projects, scrapbooking and home décor.  You’ll find exclusive stamp sets that are unrivalled and unavailable anywhere else in the stamping world, with deeply etched designs on foam-backed rubber which ensure sharp and clear stamped images. Its fresh designs, superb quality, and unique packaging – based on combining stamps in sets of coordinated images – make Stampin’ Up! a leader in the hobby and craft industry.

stampin up cardsStampin’ Up! products are not available in shops, but exclusively via home workshops and through a network of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  Stampin’ Up! Workshops are fun and a great way to receive personalised instructions and top tips on the art of rubber stamping.

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