Yes, it’s been a long time since we made what we call a picture postcard card.
What’s a picture postcard greeting card?
It’s when you stamp images so that they make a picture. Sometimes the image is one that lends itself to that, but this one is made with the most popular set from the Occasions catalog called Waterfront.
It brings back memories for Ann.
You see, Ann didn’t know too much about stamping when she first became a demonstrator. Of course, me showing up somewhere along the way helped a bit.
I’d like to think that I helped a lot!
The card she made for the first demonstrator swaps she participated in started with a piece of folded Very Vanilla card stock. Then she stamped some mountains and a tree and some rocks on it. She didn’t have the right greeting so she handprinted the greeting on the front.
She said that it was pretty bad, but I’d pay money to see it.
I think I like this card better already.
Ann decided when she signed up almost 19 years ago that she wouldn’t buy any more greeting cards in a store. She’s bought less than 5 in the last 19 years. (They were secret pal cards where if she made the card, they would know it was her.)
Do you know how much time she’s saved by not having to stand at the store and read all those cards just to buy one? It’s way more fun to stay home and decide which colors and stamp set to use.
That’s Not So!
Now, some people think you have to want to be like who Ann is now to be a demonstrator, but that’s not so!
In the beginning, Ann was driving an hour each way to work five days a week. She just thought she’d do a party a month.
And some people don’t even want to do that! And you don’t have to!
Still, I think she got into this so that she’d be invited to stamp parties. (They call them workshops now, but they’re more like parties because they’re so much fun!)
Ann discovered she liked the parties but she still had that job with the long drive. She figured that she could do 3 parties a month and not be overworked.
It goes on from there and many things have changed along the way. That’s the beauty of this – you can do it how you want and the story can change.
If the thought has crossed your mind that getting a discount on your stamps or maybe even making your hobby pay for itself, perhaps you should drop Ann an email. She’d love to help.
Or you can call her at (530) 674-5090.
Or if you know you want to do it, just do this:
- Grab your Wish List & pick out $125 of stamps and accessories.
- Then pick out ANY TWO STAMP SETS to add to the list.
- Then go here and get started!
It Only Takes a Few Minutes!
Yes, it’s pretty quick if you’ve got your list together. AND you normally become official as soon as you’re done!
And right now, it’s just $99 + tax for all this!
- Your choice of up to $125 of stamps and accessories.
- Great time to get a Big Shot or a set of Stampin’ Blends
- PLUS there’s those two free stamp sets.
- A Paper Pumpkin kit.
- Catalogs for all your friends and business supplies.
- At least 20% off on everything you buy and can go as high as 38%
- AND there’s no shipping! Stampin’ Up! will ship it to you for free!
One More Thing About That Card
We didn’t just use that Waterfront stamp set. We also used the Yay You hostess set that many people miss in the back of the Occasions catalog. (It’s on page 54.) It’s got some great encouraging greetings.
I think that the greeting, those non-fir branches, and that bird really make a difference in this card. Yep. and that circle was a better size for our sun, don’t you agree?
Card Making Supplies
So here’s what we used to make this card. Perhaps you’d like to include them in your Starter Kit. If you want to add them to your shopping cart, just click on any picture. (Use our current shopping code P4VZKB6V & we’ll include a small box kit with the reusable handmade card we send all our online shoppers.)
- shop safely online – (You’ll love our reusable handmade cards we send you!)
- by phone – 530-674-5090
- by email or even in person!
- Earn free stamps with our Stampin’ Bucks!
- Shop our Rubber Stamp Garage Sale here.
What a great handmade card idea!