With over 12 years of stamping and craft experience, I've learned that one thing is for certain...there is always something new to create and share. As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I've been recognized as one of the top demonstrators of the year each of my 11 years with the company. This is attributed to my wonderful customers and exciting and talented stamping team. I also give thanks to the stamping industry's fresh art designs and products. Stamping is great for those with little time (you can create something beautiful in minutes!), for those with tight budgets (making cards saves money over buying cards), and for those of all ages. I've enjoyed demonstrating many stamping techniques to thousands of people in workshops, stamp camps, and at several conventions. It is always my desire to show something fun and new. I love to tell new stampers that I am a former tax accountant. Everyone has a level of creativity, some more than others. With stamps, anyone can create gorgeous and simple projects! I am a great model of "if I can do this, so can you." Enjoy and Have Fun!
How to Make Wedding Favors and Invitations
Craft expert Christina Crawford demonstrates how to make wedding invitations and wedding favors.
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Christina Crawford: Hi! I am Christina Crawford and I have been a Stampin' Up demonstrator for 12 years and this video title is how to create wedding invitations on a budget. Wedding invitations can be very expensive and this is the time when you really want to watch cost, this is a great thing to do. Create your own wedding invitations and announcements, Save the Date cards, Favors and Thank You notes. Very easy, there is a multitude of ideas out there. I am just going to give you several of them and I really hope it helps and gets you started. In these videos clips you are going to see everything from wedding announcements, to Save the Date cards, which are very popular since everybody is on such a busy schedule. Then it's great to have some fun favors, some thing that's so unique, some thing that everybody just enjoys when they sit down at the reception or at the bridal shower even and they get to take something really fun home. Also Thank You notes are very much appreciated and they are expected too. I have some ideas for some really great Thank You notes that don't take a lot of time but are so beautiful and because they are hand created, the person who receives your Thank You notes are going to think that you spent so much time and love that you spent the time on them. Some tools that you'll need to begin making and stamping your own cards and favors are a paper cutter, some card stock, some stamps and embellishments, some ink pads to go along with that. Embellishments, I mean ribbon and grommets, eyelets and brads glitter. You can just have so much fun with all those things making personalized. You also need some adhesives different kinds. Some are temporary and some are permanent. You really need to get both of those, you will use them, trust me you will. And then some punches, there are so many out there just to give some nice angle cut so you don't have to free cut everything. I am going to show you how to use a Crop-A-Dile, which is a fabulous tool for all kinds of paper crafts. Then I am going to show you how to use that too. So having fun doing all these projects does require some tools. Make sure that when you watch the video clip, you just pay attention to those because you will need those, they will really help you out, save you some time.
Let me tell you little bit more about me. I know that you know because I say it in a lot clips that I have been stamping for 12 years. And I have had a lot of fun showing other people how to use stamps and paper crafts to create their own favors, wedding announcements, birth announcement, all kinds of invitations too. My oldest daughter recently graduated high school and we did all her graduation announcements. Instead of paying big bucks for those I saved hundreds of dollars because I made them myself. We had fun it doing it together too. So not only do you save money, but you do have fun and if you can pull some friends together, some family you will have a great time. Those are going to be the things that you remember, especially on a special occasion like a wedding. So enjoy these video clips, I think you will have fun. I did. Thank You.