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 Baby Announcements
Craft expert Christina Crawford demonstrates how to make baby announcements, thank you notes and baby shower invitations.
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Christina Crawford: I am Christina Crawford and I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for 12 years. This video is titled How to Make Adorable Baby Announcement. But I will also show you how to some cute invitation to showers, some great ideas when you don't know if you are having a boy or girl and I will also show you some great little thanking notes and baby gifts. So stay tuned and watch those clips.
Take a look at these items here and you will get a good idea of what you are in for. Some great color schemes, some duplicatable ideas. You can have fun creating thanking notes and birth announcement using photographs, some really fun ideas using different colors whether it's pink or blue or green or yellow. Youll also see how you can use an alphabet set to create beautiful framed ideas. My friend Jennifer made this one, I couldn't wait to show it off. You will also see that instead of making just an announcement, make it a scrapbook page. This is for everybody that gets one, can save it in their scrap book for years to come. Let me place some of the tools that you will need to get some basic stamping done, some basic paper crafts done. First, you will need cardstock, you will need to have a paper cutter, it's going to be a very valuable tool. You can get a paper cutter that has this scoring blade on it too. Also some punches, theres a lot of punches out there, kind of gives you a quick shortcut. Have some adhesives on hand, some permanent adhesives, some adhesives that are also temporary that can be re-positionable and get some that are also photo friendly. Acid-free tape of that it will not harm your photograph, should you choose to put a photograph on to your projects. A bone folder comes in handy especially when you do rub-ons, and you will see some ideas with the rub-ons. You can even use a stapler, it's very trendy and fun and can even find colored staples at office supply stores.
Let me tell you a little bit more about me before we began. I have been Stampin' for while, I think it's a fabulous hobby. I think everybody should have a hobby and this is a lot fun to do with friends. And just I love to go to the gym and I like to do classes with people. I like to do things with people, this is a very social hobby. So not only can you do this at home by yourself, but you can invite your friends to come over and just really laugh about the things that went on during the day and create beautiful projects. Especially if you have an event to plan for like baby showers or even weddings, it's so much fun to have your friends over for that. I have been married for several years and more that several, but we won't get into that. My husband is in the army do I am army wife. So I have moved all over the place and I have met a lot of friends and the best way to keep in touch with them is to make dome fun cards and fun notes that are different and it brings their date, they tell me when they get it in there mail box. When I get their cards back and I go to the mail box, let me tell you how much it's nice to see when you don't see just bills and advertisement. But you see cards from friends, birth announcement and thank-you notes. It's just a wonderful thing to experience really. So enjoy and have fun and enjoy the baby projects that I have planned for you.