Stampin' Up! Card Ideas from Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sandi MacIver

Avant Garden Thank You

Hi Stampers, my share today is the Avant Garden Thank you.  The Avant Garden stamp set is part of the Sale-a-bration offering and can be earned for free with a $60. product order.

Avant Garden thank you by Sandi at

Sandi’s Tips & Tricks:

  • Create a single layer card by using the Thick Whisper White Cardstock.  It’s lush and smooth and accepts stamped images beautifully.
  • Soft and Pretty – Combine colours like Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum
  • Use the “stamping off” technique (or generation stamping as some call it), to add depth to your stamped image
  • Stamping Off technique – ink your stamp, stamp the image, move over slightly and stamp again without reinking for a faded – “in the background” effect.
  • Add a sentiment – I used the One Big Meaning Stamp set – with an amazing selection of fonts and styles, there is a Thank You for every card.

The Avant Garden Thank You card

Was created and popped into all my shares that were mailed out yesterday, Jan 20th (right on time – yeah – even though the order got held up by a few snow storms, haha).

Avant Garden thank you by Sandi at

I have been having some major stamping fun getting these all created.

Then cutting and repackaging all the product offered in the shares.

Did you miss out on the first round of shares?  No problem. Starting Today, I’m taking sign ups for my second round.

Deadline to be included is January 31, 5 P.M. Mountain time.  CLICK HERE for details:

Also this week I had one of my monthly Card Classes……

I call this picture the Clean before the Storm ha-ha.  I get so busy creating cards all month long, these tables are usually piled high with all kinds of product….so it’s nice to clean it all off, put it away and prepare for fun stamping classes with my local friends.

We created the 6 cards from the “So In Love” class, although we did change the sentiment on most of them so we could use them for Birthday cards, haha…..and judging by the ohhs and awwws, they all loved the class.

At the end of class, we have a cuppa tea and a treat. This week it was English Pound Cake with Ginger and Orange Glaze….yummy….a lovely way to sit and visit, fill out orders, and check out all the new products and samples on display.

You can check out my class schedule here – and my studio is also available if you would like to host your own Stampin’ Up! Party.  You invite your friends and bring the treats, I’ll supply some fun projects and ideas for you to create – and you collect the Stampin Rewards towards free product….

Click on the image for a larger view and to add to your shopping bag:

Thanks so much for visiting me today and if you live in Canada and would like to order the supplies to create the Stampin Up Avant Garden Thank You card: simply click on the “shop with me” button below, I would love to be your demonstrator.






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Make it Happen – Join my Happy Stampers Team:

Do you have more than $135. of product on your wish list?  Want to build your Stampin Stash on a budget and belong to a Fun and Growing – Nation Wide Stampin Team?  Then this may be the deal for you.

  • During Sale-a-bration, Stampin Up is offering this FABULOUS deal to new Demonstrators:
  • Choose $165.00 of product for your $135. starter kit fee
  • Choose an additional TWO free stamp sets of your choice – FREE
  • Your New Starter Kit also ships FREE

I would love to have you join my team – check the details here and then e-mail me, let’s set up a time to chat.



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  1. Patricia Owens Patricia Owens
    January 21, 2017    

    Love this card Sandi. I need so many thank you cards & using the Avant Garden set is so useful. The colors are perfect and it is a quick beautiful card. Thank YOU!

    • sandimac sandimac
      January 21, 2017    

      Thanks Patricia, it really is, 10 minutes or less and wam, beautiful card!

  2. January 21, 2017    

    Your thank you cards are just beautiful! The colors are perfect and so is the stamping. 🙂 And I can almost smell that pound cake through my computer. Yummy!!!

    • sandimac sandimac
      January 21, 2017    

      thanks Amy, and haha, I had a piece for you, LOL

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