A couple weekends ago, I had the privilege of attending a stamping retreat that was hosted by my Stampin’ Up! upline manager. I can’t say that I really knew what to expect since this was my first retreat, but wow! it would have exceeded any of my expectations.

Ten of us attended and over the course of two days, we all made 36 different cards and nine 3D projects. I was honored to spend this time with a group of such obviously talented ladies.

We all created four cards and one 3D project and brought the material and instructions to the retreat for the others to make those cards. Here are the cards I made.

Happy Birthday

I cannot actually take credit for designing this card. I CASEd (Copy and Share Everything) it from a card I found on Pinterest. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find the pin again to give credit.  A really easy and fast card to make.

Happy Birthday

Thinking of You

This one was more involved and has a lot of little details. Although quite a bit of work, I was really happy with the  results.

Thinking of you

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A Little Thanks

This seemed to be well liked by the other ladies at the retreat. Definitely has a fall flair to it.

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Thinking of you at Christmas

I think this one was my favorite of the ones I made. It may be hard to think about Christmas in September, but it will be here before you know it. And when you hand-make all your Christmas cards, it is never too early to start! Again, quite a bit of detail in this one you don’t want to miss.




And last, but not least, for my 3D project, I made a Christmas pillow box. This is a cute way to give those small gifts or a unique way to give those gift cards.

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Pillow Box

I had so much fun creating these and all the other cards we made at the retreat.

If you would like me to provide instructions or demonstrate how I made any of these, please leave me a comment below and I would be happy to do that!

In a future post, I will share some of my favorites that the other ladies designed for us to create.

Until next time…keep on crafting!