I had the honor of helping with cardmaking at our local Ronald MacDonald House earlier this week. In case you weren't aware, Stampin' Up! is a big supporter of the RMH Charities, not only by dedicating a special stamp set each year (and donating a portion of its sales to RMHC), but by also encouraging demonstrators to help at their local house in various ways.
This was my first time, and I needed to design one or two cards, and bring all the cut components (like a shoebox swap) for the families to make a card during their lunch time. I WAY over-thought the cards, and finally settled on two simple designs that used the same cut components, but the creators could personalize them as they wanted. They could use either side of the DSP (three color choices) as the bqckground for the focal point. The thank you card was, by far, the most popular. Maybe the swirly script and extra bling had something to do with it.
And it turns out I could have made them a little more complex. I was thinking 'beginner stampers', and over simplified things. Ah well, live and learn. Next time they'll be more of a challenge, heh heh!
Stamps: Million & One, Zoo Review , Gifts of Kindness (greetings)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Brights Designer Paper Stack (retired)
Ink: Jet Black StazOn
Accessories: Rhinestones Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive
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