Cool Kid stamp set pairs up with Kaleidoscope designer paper:

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In honor of my sassy black cat, I made this card for our demonstrator swap.  We had a business meeting at Sarah’s workshop this past Monday.  One of the benefits of joining my stamping family is events like this one.  We are a very active group and get together on a regular basis.   The business meetings include doing 3 make and takes, business tips and swapping cards with other demonstrators if you choose to.

What is a make and take you ask?  Well, that is like going to a mini class.  A card is designed and all the components are there for each demonstrator to put it together.  It’s a great way to use new product and get cards for your display boards.

The swapping goes like this:  If you choose to swap you sign up on the invitation.  Then everyone swapping makes a finished card for everyone signed up.  I was short a couple of cards, so I will be finishing those up today and getting them to the demos I missed.

The card shown above was really fun to make.  You could take any designer paper and a couple of circle punches and whala, a super cute easy card!  Lately I have been designing cards that have objects floating out of the frame of the image.  The paper plane above was stamped with the cat sending it off.  Then I stamped the plane on a piece of crushed curry cardstock, cut it out and adhered it over the original stamped image so that it broke out of the framed circle.

This design is a wonderful way to use up more of the designer series paper that we have been hoarding all year.  The new catalog is coming out soon and we need to use up what we have to justify purchasing new paper.  (Who am I kidding?  I know that no matter how much paper I have here, I will be buying new stuff!  But, I do feel better if I try and use up as much as I can before hand!)

In the inside of the card, our sassy little cat sits in the corner and throws the paper plane up to the opposite corner.  I used the thin line on my black marker to add additional little spots to show the flight pattern of the plane.

Well, better start stamping!

Happy Stamping!

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