Beyond Papercrafting

Just a few weeks ago my Stampin’ Up! order was delivered. For some reason, I included a package of window sheets in my order. Window sheets are a great resource for making shaker cards, which really aren’t my favorite type to make. I put the order away and forgot about the window sheets which I knew I most likely won’t use – at least not any time soon.

One day, as I ‘m watching the news I keep hearing these inspirational stories of people who are sewing face masks or using 3D printers to print PPE and I thought to myself I wish I could do something to help. Suddenly – I had a light bulb moment – I have a sewing machine, some bias binding and WINDOW SHEETS! I bet I can make a face shield with those!

So I grabbed my sewing machine, my bias binding and my window sheets. It took a little bit of trial and error but I think I figured it out. The window sheets come in 12″ x 12″ sheets, which I trimmed down to 7″ x 12″, I sewed some bias binding along one 12″ edge and used my detailed trio punch to round the corners of the (now) bottom 12″ edge. And voila! A face shield that can be donated to those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you want to make some you can order the window sheets here. The sheets are sold in a package of 2 for $5. Let’s see how many we can make to help those who are doing so much to help us! Happy crafting!


Making a Difference – The COVID 19 Product Give Back

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in its global communities and caring about people first. As part of its Making a Difference program they are offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

For just $12 you can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin’ Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts. Your purchase will help support The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund and United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. You can learn more about WHO here and more about United Way here.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from demonstrators and customers! You can use the download in your card making and paper crafting projects. Simply print the imagery on card stock and cut it out using Stampin’ UP!’s Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are all physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

You can purchase your Share Sunshine PDF here until June 2, 2020.