Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Easy Events + Scrap Stash = A Fun Set of Cards!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!   Warning -- this post contains a lot of pictures!!  :)

I really enjoy some of the "all occasion" stamp sets that Stampin' Up! has come out with over the years.  In fact, I still have (and use regularly) Nice & Easy Notes, Sweet & Simple Salutations and Fun & Fast Notes.  The current member of this family, Easy Events, is a great line-art set.

As with many stamp sets, I find myself using only one or two from the set.  So I challenged myself to make a complete set of cards, using each of the stamps, with the goal in mind to try and use only scraps of things I had already been using in my stash.  With the exception of cutting a few new card bases, I stuck to my guns and used only bits and pieces of things already cut.  As I'm sure many of you can relate, it's tough to use up all of that pretty paper and card stock when you're a paper hoarder!  And yet, that's why we bought it!  To use it!

I tried to appeal to all levels of stampers with this set of cards.  I kept the stamping simple (black Staz On on Whisper White card stock).  I attempted to not go overboard with techniques and accessories, hoping to also appeal to beginning stampers or those that haven't purchased a lot of additional goodies yet.  So here we go:

Simple water coloring with ink pads and blender pens.  Just a few pearls to add that special something!

I added Dazzling Details to the frosting and the edge of the cupcake stand.

Quick Tip:  Ever wonder how to keep your ribbon from sliding around on a panel like shown above?  Add a bit of Dotto adhesive to the center back of the ribbon before attaching both ends.  Works like a charm!

I tried to include cards that would appeal to men and boys as well, as I have a tendency to make "girlie girl" cards!

Sometimes all you need is a little bit of pearls or rhinestones to jazz up a simple card!

A bit of Dazzling Details to make the water sparkle!

Hmm... It looks like the grass beneath my tree needs mowing!!

I hope you enjoyed my tour through Easy Events.  It's always good to have a set like this in your collection so you can be prepared for many card-giving occasions.

(This post was created as a submission for the design team open-call at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Be sure to hop over there and look at the other lovely submissions.  Thank you for the opportunity to "try out" for your awesome team.  I invite you to browse my blog and look at my other creations.)

Thanks for looking at my blog. I appreciate all the wonderful comments everyone leaves. Happy Stamping!


  1. My word sheri you have been mega busy , I love the way you craft these cards are just Fabulous.
    I love the first one with the dinky little clock and the thank you card with that super big flower well done hugs Elaine
    You won your challenge then to make a complete set !!

  2. Sheri, All of your cards are just lovely...such a great way to show off the entire stamp set, WOW! Thanks for entering the design team call over at Hand Stamped Sentiments, best of luck!

  3. Wonderful array of many occasions cards, Sheri. Love that you were able to create so many different looks.

  4. What a great sampler for that set. I love the cuckoo clock, in the framelits...and the colours you chose.