Here are projects from January stamp club: The pattern for the 2008 collapsible calendar can be obtained from Victorine Originals. Happy Heart Day is such an AWESOME set. I have yet to get my husband to stamp a card for me, but he did help with DSP and color section. I am loving our new rub-ons. The second card uses Hodegepodge Hardware and Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper from the Bali Breeze package. It is a double accordian gate fold card. I wish Stampin’ Up! carried the Scor-Pal. It made the scoring for this card an absolute breeze. I will post photos after stamp club because each member’s card uses a different piece of either Bali Breeze or Ginger Blossom designer series paper. For those stamp club members who read my blog before arriving at my house, if you write BLOG in the space for the normal shipping & handling, I will give you FREE shipping & handling for January 2008 only.
Here is the final item we made for December stamp club last week. Lori was very gracious in sharing her Punch Pals set for the snowman. Love this card.
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.
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.
Sorry, but since all members were in attendance I procrastinated getting this done. Here are the projects they completed this month:
I learned how to make this at Stampin’ Up!s convention in Denver this summer.
I changed up this card just a little with a thumb slot. Here is the link to Mary Jo Price-William’s card that I CASED: Trifold — sorta
Rochelle Wick provided the idea for this card. Her card can be seen on her blog at: Booglie Fun She has another item on her blog using the same paper she used on her card making the nugget boxes. Rochelle is a fabulous card artist.