Friday, September 16, 2011

September Stamp Club

I am so happy that Stamp Club has started up again and that I get to see my club ladies regularly. The three projects we worked on all showcased product from the new Holiday Mini:

This project uses the Kraft Gift Box on Page 15 of the mini. We decorated the box using layers of early espresso and First Edition Specialty DSP stamped with the leaves from the French Foliage stamp set. The colours used for the leaves were cajun craze, old olive and more mustard. I absolutely adore the Gently Falling stamp set in the mini but tried to use some restraint and didn't purchase it knowing I already had French Foliage. It's so hard using restraint!!! I have seen so many beautiful samples using Gently Falling and it would definitely be a good purchase. The top of the box is decorated with the same layers but we added a beautiful scallop circle of early espresso cut with the Big Shot and the Perfect Pennants die. The vintage flower is made from six scallop circles of the First Edition DSP and a vintage brad. Love those brads!!

Our next project uses the Always Grateful stamp set from the new Mini. I have been using this set a lot as it is perfect for thank you cards and for Thanksgiving cards. The image was stamped on water colour paper using basic black ink and then coloured using a blender pen and pear pizzazz, more mustard and soft suede ink. The image was then punched out using the 2 1/2" circle punch and layered on a soft suede circle cut using the Big Shot and the 3" circle die. The card base is soft suede and the layer of pear pizzazz card stock is embossed using the Big Shot and the new houndstooth embossing folder. Grateful is stamped on very vanilla card stock using soft suede and punched out with the oval punch and layered on a piece of soft suede punched with the decorative label punch. The ribbon is very vanilla seam binding.

Our last project was done in anticipation of Halloween. This project is cased from Page 11 of the Mini using the new cellophane bags. I used the Out on a Limb stamp set instead of the Howl-o-ween Creeps set and loved the results. There are 50 of the bags in one package for $3.25. This is a great deal for making up those special Halloween treats.

I am excited to start moving on to some Christmas projects now. There might still be one or two more Halloween projects in my future too. Thanks for stopping by.


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