The final part of my Convention Presentation was about the all-important make-and-take. I always think very carefully about which stamp set to choose for workshop guests to make their card with. I want it to have widespread appeal (not too cute or too arty, suit both males and females of all ages), be useful for many occasions, and be easy for beginners to stamp. Some sets I have chosen in the past are Priceless, Baroque Motifs, One of a Kind, Wild about You and Lovely as a Tree. Now I've added another one to my favourites: Party Hearty. The fact that this set also co-ordinates with so many of our punches is a real bonus (I still get a thrill of excitement when I punch out that 'Celebrate You' and my Scallop Punch fits perfectly around the words! Yes, it doesn't take much to make me happy LOL). I always like to show lots of examples of some different cards made using the same stamp set.
Here I've used the Scallop Circle, 1" circle, 1/2" circle, Small Tag, Large Tag and Word Window Punches with Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango and Riding Hood Red.
Here's a simple card in more girly colours:
We did a similar one to this at my Launch party, but in more masculine colours, and a used Patterns DSP instead of stamping the Polka Dots.
I've shown you this one before, but I'll put it here too. Here's a really girly version:
But you can also make it very masculine too:
And if I haven't convinced you how versatile this set is yet, how about a Christmas Card?:
I made this one using the row of party hats (which magically turn into Christmas trees when you put them in the right context), and Good Morning Sunshine DSP, and a stamp from 'Many Merry Messages'.
So there you have it. A few people from Convention have already told me that I 'made' them buy this set. I'd love to hear if you will be joining them!
Tomorrow I'll show you the set of cards and Pocket Tote Bag that I made using this set in Part 2 :o)