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Camp Cards

My little (ok, 16 & 13) chickies are off at camp this week, and I miss ’em!  I had to make these cards & send them up there so they don’t forget me 🙂

This first one is for my 13-year-old.  Her favorite color is green, and her camp team colors are orange and blue.  Hence the color combo.  I used a brayer to ink the landscape background.  (Thanks, Michelle Zindorf, for teaching me this technique, although I don’t do it justice.)

Blissful Bird on Brayered Background

Sets:  Blissful Bird, My Friend / Ink: Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight / Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Whisper White / Tools & Accessories: Brayer, Bird Builder Punch, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Stampin’ Sponges

The next card is for my 16-year-old.  Her camp team colors are nice & simple – blue & white – whew!  She loves collage and vintage images, so I knew this new “Clockworks” set was perfect for her!

Sets:  Clockworks & Trust God / Ink: Pacific Point / Cardstock:  Pacific Point & Whisper White / Tools & Accessories:  Decorative Label Punch, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Stampin’ Dimensionals

And this last card is for an extra chickie – my sweet 9-year-old niece who’s also up at camp this week.  She is ALL girl – pink, purple, bling, frill, if it’s girlie it’s for her!  My photography skills leave a LOT to be desired, so you can’t see all the dimension in the flower.  It has 3 layers all separated by Stampin’ Dimensionals, and I curved up the leaves of the Melon Mambo layer with my bone folder.

Sets:  Mixed Bunch & Trust God / Ink: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzelberry, Daffodil Delight / Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Rich Razzelberry, Whisper White / Tools & Accessories:  Blossom Punch, Decorative Label Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Bone Folder, Sponge Dauber

So, those were my afternoon projects.  I hope the girls enjoy opening them up as much as I enjoyed creating them!

Inky Hugs,

  ~ Gail

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Graduation Cap Gift Card Holders

Grad Caps from GailStamps

Check out these little cuties!  I received three high school graduation announcements in the past couple of weeks, so I put together these nice little hinged “caps” with a hidden pocket for a gift card or check.  Of course, I had to make them to match each graduate’s school colors!  Then I made a college version – Basic Black & Brushed Silver – to keep in my idea stash.  I “borrowed” the idea & pattern from a just-for-demonstrators publication Stampin’ Up! sends out called Stampin’ Success.  (That’s just one of the perks of being a demonstrator, by the way!)  I can send you the instructions and patterns if you’re interested – just shoot me an email.  That way you can make your own little caps for your own little grads!

Grad Cap Open from GailStamps

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You’re Invited!

…to an OPEN HOUSE celebrating the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog

Cover of SU! Catalog 2012-2013

What:  Tons of Fun!

  • Retired/Used Stamp Sets & Accessories for sale at great discounts AND with a fabulous BONUS –  $1 of new merchandise credit for every $1 of used product you buy!  Yep, you buy retired items and take them home that night, plus you get the same dollar amount to spend in the new catalog anytime within the following week.  What a deal – it’s like buy-one-get-one-free!
  • Free Make ‘n Take Projects using the 2012 In Colors, new and improved Ink Pads, and Stamp Sets hot off the presses
  • Door Prize drawings at the bottom of each hour
  • Workshop Booking Incentive – Get 20% off your personal order on any workshop of 3 or more people that you book the night of the Open House.  I’ll have my calendar ready – make sure to bring yours so you don’t miss out on this great discount!
  • Free Catalog (a $10 value) for all those who haven’t been lucky enough to get theirs already

 When:  Friday, June 15th, 6-9 pm

Where: 6804 110th St N, Seminole  33772 (my sister Cyndi’s house – she has graciously let me “borrow” it for the evening)


  • Standard “Class Kit”  (Your favorite paper scissors, adhesive, and bone folder if you have these items so you don’t have to wait in line to “share” the ones at the project stations)
  • Your Appetite – there will be yummy snacks, as always
  • A Friend – make it a fun, free girls’ night out!

RSVP:  Email ( or call me (393-4009) to reserve your spot!

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Hello stampers!

This is where you will find my new blog! As you can see, it still needs a little work. While it’s under construction, you can reach me for questions or orders at Looking forward to hearing from ya!

Inky hugs!


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