Monday, March 30, 2009


March project for club started out using the Big Shot Scallop Envelope die to cut felt. I think the girls were surprised to find out they would be sewing!

Heidi is demonstrating the Blanket stitch. It was done on the side flaps to sew purse together.

This project is a scallop envelope cut out of felt and made into a charming little what-not purse.

The spot is a flaw on the photo, this picture is showing the felt flowers we used to embellish the area over the snap.

Wanda and Lisa focusing on their blanket stitching!

Samples and examples from Stampers 10.

I saw this layout done on Splitcoaststampers and gave it a try. Baja Breeze cardstock is layered with Baja Breeze double sided paper, the front flap of the card was cut off in the middle, more ds paper was layered over the front. I attached the BIG NOTE to the front flap, but firsts embossed with the cuddlebug embossing folder Snowflakes using my BIG SHOT. I had the Baja Breeze wide ribbon and slit the Big Note to thread ribbon around and tied. As an afterthought I
wanted to stamp a greeting on the front of the Big Note so I took a chance and did it after it was embossed. Holding it onto the embossed cardstock for a little longer amount of time than for a flat piece of cardstock gave me a dark, crisp image. (next time I would cut out first, then stamp and then emboss.)

This is one of the projects we did at club this month. We used a double sided designer series paper for the box, and a transparency for the slide on/off cover. The ribbon is tied on lengthwise to keep the box closed until opened by the receipient. The strips of coordinating designer series paper is attached to Hershey's Nuggets candy using double sided tape. Add a tag and a sweet treat you have ready for giving!

This absolutely charming card is a CASE card from my friend Dawn O. who is dostamping on Splitcoaststampers. Here I used the SAB paper and the BIG SHOT sizzlet die of the birds. I improvised using a white satin ribbon, but she used the taffeta ribbon by Stampin' Up!. My misaligned greeting is because I didn't do so well using the Stamp a ma jig tool. Oops!
The SAB congrats set would be very useful to make a wedding or anniversary card.

Sample card of a 6x6 textured card folded to make a quick 3x6 card, here the flower is embellished with a rhinestone.

My simple swap card. Can't seem to find crystal rhinestones for embellishing my cards. That's what it is lacking. I love the eyelet scallop edge punch. It adds a feminine touch to cards and scrapbook pages.

March Club swaps and projects!!! Sorry so slow in posting!!

Kristin's swap card bear is adorable out of it's natural environment, note: the googlie eyes!

Heidi's swap card is layered and embellished Easter card! Minimal stamping for this perfect card!
Kay's swap card using a great technique here on her spring card!

Jane's swap card! Crystal effect is dotted on each cherry! Great detail!

Penny's swap card - that orange makes the image "POP".

Monday, March 16, 2009

Just a note about Stampin' Up! Sale A Bration

Dear Stamper friends,
Just an update on SAB or Sale A Bration going on now at Stampin' Up! You only have until March 31st to get in on the free stamps, ribbon or Designer Series Paper. (One free with every $50.00 in merchandise purchased) April 1st is the new mini catalog with some Easter sets in it, along with pretty, colorful rub ons, printed window sheets, corduroy buttons, a new scallop oval punch and a set to match, Designer Series Paper plus lots more! Call or email me for your copy of the occasions mini catalog. Good through June 30th 2009!

Saturday I was very fortunate to be asked to conduct an in-home workshop. Thanks Geri!!
We played with the Big Shot, guests got to make the scallop envelope using the Designer Series Paper. A card using the Raspberry Tart DSP (which is my favorite Designer Series Paper currently, using the Cameo Coral, Pretty in Pink and Rose Red along with Kiwi Kiss! The colors POP!
I'll post photos soon, so check back.
Today I was organizing and sorting my stamping stuff. Trying to make better use of my space for playing with my stamps. I am looking to find a place to rent to hold a rubber stamp sale and swap. I filled 3 large storage totes with stamp sets that are retired or I just didn't use. I also sorted some accessories, ink pads, tools, punches, so there is plenty to start. I hope to find a place big enough for others to rent tables to sell or swap their rubber stamps and paper craft items. Any suggestions would be appreciated. It will be a good time.

Check back soon - I made a light box for photographing my cards and projects. I will give it a whirl maybe tomorrow. Keep on stamping! Trish


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