When I say life is a whirlwind during the week of Vacation Bible School at our church, it’s totally in theme this year! Our theme changes each year (check out past decorations). The theme for this week’s VBS is “Sky: Anything is possible with God’s love” and the decor is all things sky-related. Picture blue sky, clouds, balloons, giant paper airplanes and hot air balloons.
Since Erick and I were in charge of decorations again this year, I wanted to send thank you notes to all the fabulous volunteers who helped us assemble everything we’d prepared. The clouds all had to move from our garage to the church, and it all happened quickly with so many willing helpers. Of course the Up, Up & Away stamp set (see it online) was PERFECT!
I made about 15 of these cards to send out, so I wanted to share a quick tip. If you have a large project, like wedding invitations or baby shower invites, be sure to do them assembly line style to make the most of your time.
Here are some Assembly Line Stamping tips:
- lay out all your pieces at once for a single layer — stamp all the Calypso Coral parts, then all the Pool Party, then the next color and so on. Finish them all before going on to the next step.
- cut all your ribbon pieces at once (when you’re sure of the size)
- use the Simply Scored tool (see it online) to score all your cards in a flash
Want to see our decorations from VBS this year? We didn’t use any of the recycled Stampin’ Up! packing paper, like in past years, but I have no doubt that we’ll be able to use it for next year’s theme. In the meantime, we used lots of recycled cardboard from refrigerator boxes!
If you need the Up, Up & Away stamp set for your own VBS, be sure to check out my online store, or drop me an email. It’s possible to use a tax exempt number with your order if you contact me directly!