Monday, September 12, 2011

Stamp Club this Friday!

I still have a few more seats open! Send me an email if you'd like to join. This is probably one of the best classes! I had so much fun designing the projects, I think you will enjoy making them too ;)

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Stamp Club Projects-Party this Way!

 Party this Way is one of my favorite sets that I've wanted for a while! So glad I had an excuse to purchase this set for Stamp Club! Here are two of the three cards we made for Stamp Club! I hope you all enjoy this set as much as I do!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Week 75

The Shabby Tea Room is a great blog to visit for beautiful cards. I have visited for some time now, but have never submitted a card.

I made this card on Friday during our Stampin' Play Date using ALL of the new IN COLORS!! Aren't they beautiful? I love them =). This card fits in perfectly with the "Polka Dot" theme at the Shabby Tea Room.

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This card was my project for Mojo Monday. Every Monday, a sketch is posted for inspiration! Its really helpful if it takes you close to an hour to come up with your own layout, like myself. I really like the card layout. I chose to do more subtle colors to attempt a vintage style card.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Stamp Camp Cards

Here are the cards we made at Stamp Camp this past Friday!

Pinwheel Party!! A tutorial is here on the blog for your reference!

I got my inspiration for this card in the Stampin' Up 2011-2012 catalog! They don't call it an Idea Book for nothing!!

My personal favorite from the evening is this cute gift card holder! I used this tutorial!

Open the card and there is a slot for the gift card and a message!

I love that this is flat enough to mail in an envelope!

This little cutie right here has two special recipients! One would be my husband (he LOVED the card!!) and the other would be my best friends son who is having a Stash Bash for his 1st birthday party!!!

Pinwheel Tutorial

119794                    Peach Parfait CS
102482                    Real Red CS
102067                    Tempting Turquoise CS
122348                    Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper
103133                    Real Red Classic Ink
102277                    Old Olive Classic Ink
123442                    Four Frames Clear Mount
120609                    Party this Way Clear Mount
120907                    Decorative Label Punch
119855                    Large Oval Punch
116631                    Paper Piercing Tool
104337                    Gold Brads
105826                    Mat Pack
Snail Adhesive

1.       Cut Peach Parfait cardstock at 4-1/4” by  11”, fold in half to create card. Cut Real Red cardstock at 4” by 5-1/4”. Cut Big Top Birthday DSP at 3 by 3”. Cut Tempting Turquose cardstock at 4 by 1/4'”. 

2.       On whisper white card stock, punch the dotted border stamp from Four Frames in old olive ink. Punch out with Decorative Label punch.

3.       On whisper white card stock, punch out “Happy Birthday” from Party this way in Real Red ink. Punch out with Large oval punch. Adhere overtop of Decorative label frame using snail adhesive. Set aside completed sentiment.

Layer the side facing up that want to be the “spokes of the wheel”

 Fold in a triangle and score along edges. Flip and do the same to the other side. Unfold. The paper should be scored like the following. I have used pen to darken the score lines.
1.       Using scissors, cut each score line to about 1 cm from middle point, like the following. Repeat three more times.

 Fold in point slightly left of the score line. This is so when you place your brad in the center point, it “grabs” all points. Repeat three times.

 Using the paper piercer and mat pack, pierce the center point of your pinwheel, and place a brad in the center. Fold over brad backing. 

1.       Now that your pinwheel is completed, let’s assemble the card! Layer the real red cardstock over top of the peach parfait card base. Adhere the tempting turquoise “stick” diagonally. Place the completed pinwheel at the top of the stick. Adhere the sentiment, and you have finished a beautiful card!

Pinwheels are so versatile and can be used for practically every occasion! Adhere to pixie sticks and give as party favors, adhere to straws and add a little pizazz to drinks, hang with ribbon from the ceiling for decoration. To vary the size of your pinwheel, simply create any size square of paper. Here are sizing differences: