It is a slow start to getting more of my personal stamping done, but I altered this memo clip last night. Because of the color of the cube itself, I did use retired Marigold Morning ink and card stock. But when it didn’t turn out exactly as planned, I could have used any colors. I purchased the clip from the school supply section of my local OfficeMax store. The cube is approximately 1″ square.
Last year my daughter simply swiped her ID card to access funds to pay for laundry in her dorm. She is at a new school and quarters are required to operated the washers and dryers. After hearing that she forgot to take quarters to the laundry room (first floor and she lives on the third floor), I made up one of these cute quater holders. Certainly, not my idea. I had been “saving” this one for the day she went off to college. Then last year she didn’t use quarters. I was bummed. Then, because I was in a hurry, there isn’t any stamping on this one and the paper isn’t Stampin’ Up! I ran it through my laser printer. Oh, well. She was very excited to receive it. The little tube is from mini M & Ms. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch the holes and adhere the eyelets. I think next time, I would attach the ribbon with the eyelet. The knots in the ribbon prevent you from “dumping” the whole container of quarters out. So, maybe they are a good thing afterall.
This is the Christmas gift tag we made a stamp club. I love Stampin’ Up!s punches. Can you tell. The body uses 1", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circles. The arms are from the snow blossom, the hat uses the 3/4" square and a portion of the 1 3/4" square. The red band is using a portion of the 3/4" square. The pieces for the face are from the double circle punch. I also used the round tab and tag corner punches. To give it that "finished" look, I added a white eyelet with the Crop-A-Dile and an accent of red and white grosgrain ribbon.
Two of our stamp club projects this month were a nugget tin and a frappachino bottle. We used Stampin’ Up!’s Dashing designer series paper to wrap the nuggets. To conserve my Snail Adhesive, I apply a spot to the bottom of the nugget, attach the paper, apply another spot to the paper, wrap around the nugget and cover the last spot of adhesive. Very easy! The tag uses Stampin’ Up!’s Perfect Presentation Hostess Set with Old Olive and Real Red Classic Ink. When mass producing tags like this, it is so easy to stamp as many as you need in the Real Red and punch the greeting out using the 3/4" square punch. You can conserve your Whisper White card stock by "overstamping" the outline portion of the stamp. Stamp again in Old Olive and punch out using the Small Tag Punch. Use the larger Tag Punch for the layer of Real Red Card Stock. Add an eyelet with the Crop-A-Dile. The tag was added to the grosgrain ribbon using the elastic Silver Cord.
The designer series paper for the frappachino bottles came from the Simply Scrappin’ Winter Bright kit. I love that kit!!! To adhere the DSP, I found it easiest to lay the bottle on one side on the table, set the middle of the DSP down and using my fingers to wrap the bottle while standing it up. Because the bottle has curves to it, either cut the paper not so tall or don’t try to get it to "stick" at the very bottom or very top of the paper. OK, the next step I forgot to remind the gals about until most of them had their double stitched Wild Wasabi ribbon attached: Add the tag with gold cord tied around the ribbon; then attach to the bottle. Ooops! We managed to get them all attached by loosening the ribbon. Whew! We used the 1/16" punch on the scallops of the tag and placed a Whisper White layer punched with the scallop punch behind the Wild Wasabi layer. It is a different look than using the white gel pen.
I made this to show at stamp club on Monday and left it upstairs under the Christmas tree. The white, handled tin purse came from Hobby Lobby. It is covered in Stampin’ Up! Holiday Harmony designer series paper (now retired) and accented with Stampin’ Up! double stitched Purely Pomegrante ribbon. I removed the handles and simply wrapped the ribbon at an angle all the way around the handles and replaced them.
We had fun this month creating many projects using Stampin’ Up!s line of Designer Series Paper (page 170 – 173). Yes, the ones that are buy 3 get 1 FREE all during November. Wahoo. We love FREE Stampin’ Up! product. The chocolate holder is a mini version of the one from the recent Paper Crafts magazine. This one uses a 5 inch square of the Holiday Harmony paper. The criss cross card uses double sided paper from the Simply Scrappin’ – Winter Bright kit. The file folder card is an almost direct CASE from our October demonstrator meeting. (Thanks for sharing Sue!!!) I love the Purely Pomegranate card stock with the Holiday Harmony designer series paper. I ordered more DSP, #1 because it’s only available through November and #2) it is part of this month’s paper promotion. The paper gift bow was made using Stampin’ Up!s Blizzard designer wrapping paper, again available only through November. It looks good all by itself and on the wrapping paper itself. A tutorial for the paper bow by Jessica Crawford is available at SplitCoastStampers – Paper Bow Tutorial.
Here are the projects from this month’s stamp club:
This card came from a Yahoo group I belong to and the designer did not provide her/his name. Bummer!
This little "small candy bar" treat holder was CASED from a make-n-take at the Red Lodge Mini Convention. The original was a Halloween themed treat holder and I switched it up to be winter and/or Christmas. This one uses Real Red Card Stock, White Stazon ink, red & white gingham ribbon. The half circle slot is optional. Run the ribbon from the inside front and back to the outside. Slide the ribbon down into the treat holder with the candy bar. Tie a knot and voila you are done!
The next project was from another one of our Red Lodge Mini Convention make-n-takes. This photo is of the one made in Red Lodge. The club participants changed theirs up based on the small snowflake stamps I have. I don’t have the one used for the actual card shown. I love the layering with Stampin’ Up!s scallop circle punch.