Keeping the Mind Creating in Retirement – Westminster Oaks Class

I have recently started teaching a card making and paper crafting class at Westminster Oaks, a local active living retirement community in Tallahassee. The ladies that have been attending really enjoy staying active and learning something new each month. They like having something fun to look forward to fill their afternoon on the last Sunday of the month.  What a fun way to help these ladies keep their minds creating.

I am going to start sharing some of the projects that we have work on.  Just a little note, many of the items that I use during these classes are retired Stampin' Up! items, so I will only list the name of the items used.  Today I am sharing a couple of cards that we made.  These cards were designed to show how easy it is to create different types of cards using the same stamp sets and colors. 

We created a Thinking of You and a Thanks so Much card using the Sweet Shapes and Sincere Salutations stamp sets.image from  image from www.jillsstampingcorner.comThe colors that were used for stamping both cards were Cameo Coral, Almost Amethyst, and Mellow Moss, with a base card of Whisper White Card Stock.

As you look at both cards, you can see that there was a very similar design.  On the Thinking of You we stamped in words on the lower-right corner, while on the Thanks so Much we stamped the words in the upper-right corner. We also positioned the butterflies a little differently to accommodate the change in the wordimage from placement. 

Something that could be done to change the card up a little more would be to change the colors that are used.

Using the swirl stamp, we stamped a partial border around the bottom-inside portion of the card.  We could have done this on the entire inside of the card that would have made a frame.

I have been teaching these ladies not to send out any naked image from www.jillsstampingcorner.comenvelopes.  We placed a few swirls and a butterfly on the front of the envelope positioned in the lower-left corner.  We also placed some swirls and a couple of image from butterflies on the back flap of the envelope. 

 So next time your mind get a little fuzzy for creating, pull out one of your favorite designs and change one thing…make a color change, a position change or maybe just a word change.  It is all up to you. 

If you have done something similar to this and would like to share it on Jill's Stamping Corner (JSC) send me an email at  Please make sure you list the Stampin' Up! products that you used.  I hope to hear from you soon.

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