Today I'm showing you a couple of cards made with a very rare Stampin' Up! set. It is the only one developed for the Japanese market that SU! has sold elsewhere, and that was a year ago in the U.S. Knowing I was headed there soon, I purchased it through my former team member and picked it up last February when I stayed with her. I've made one other card where I used the mountain as a background image.
Most of you probably don't know that I have a Bachelor's degree in Japanese Studies, and that I lived there for 2 semesters during university. I really like a lot of the Japanese aesthetic...that's one reason the Boho Indigo Product Medley appeals to me so much.
I CASE'd this card from Satomi Wellard, a teammate here in Australia AND the #2 demonstrator in Japan. I added a couple of layers to my version.
EverThis one is CASE'd from Junko Fukuda, the #1 demonstrator in Japan. Again, I added a layer, and the pearls to the cherry blossoms.
I will be sending these cards to my host family, and to my husband's host family (he did the same university program a year before I did). We have exchanged holiday cards for over 30 years now, and we had the opportunity to introduce our kids to them in their town in 2012, and I now have regular correspondence with a granddaughter of my host parents. So fun!
I leave you with a little photographic evidence of my stay in Morioka, Japan.
I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!