I have scheduled a Stampin' Up! card workshop to benefit Operation Write Home. My plan is to create 100 cards at the workshop. I've already got a dozen people signed, up, so I know we can do it. For some people, this might not be a big deal; for me, it's HUGE!
Although I've been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for a few years, I've never held a workshop, class, or even a demonstration. I am what is commonly referred to as a hobby demonstrator (primarily in it for the discounted costs). However, as my husband can attest, it has become a passion.
My passion outlet became Operation Write Home. Three of my nephews have served in the military. Two of them are still serving, and the third is now working in the private sector. I am proud of all three of them, and this is my small way of giving back.
Some of the women joining me have never made cards before, so I want this to be a positive experience. I want everyone to have fun and not stress about how the cards will turn out (including me). That's when I realized that my Silhouette was going to make my life a little (a lot) easier.
So far, I've come up with three card designs. (My goal is to have ten different designs.) Each card has specific, cut elements. With my Silhouette, I am able to measure each of the pieces, create the cut element (rectangle, circle, banner. . .), copy and paste the images for cutting. I now have ten card kits for each of the three cards (thirty kits in all). The best part is, I only need to measure each element once!
Below are the initial designs I created for each of the cards:
I created this card using an Operation Write Home sketch. (Five cut elements.)
This was a fun card to make. I had a new stamp set (Happy Watercolor) and some scraps of paper. (Four cut elements.)
I found this card at Rosalien's Creations. (Just one cut element, but I didn't worry about centering the points.)