Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October Club Projects

This month's Club had such a different atmosphere. We were missing half of the group so it felt really different. I picked some projects to do that work better with a smaller group and the ladies did a great job.

Our first project was a Christmas sour cream or twist favour:

This project was cased from the September Stampin' Success magazine. The container is wild wasabi embossed with the square lattice embossing folder. The ends are crimped - had to blow the dust off the crimper for this project! A strip of fabric from the Holly Berry Bouquet pack is tied in a knot around the favour. This is topped off with a real red button from the Holly Berry Bouquet designer buttons, some linen thread and a tag from the Tags til Christmas set. These favours would work for gift giving, party favours and place settings for dinner parties. Quick and easy and oh so cute!

Our second project uses my new favourite tool, the Simply Scored Scoring Tool:

These ornaments were cased from Laura Leuenberger and modified by me for Club. The rosette (medallion, lollie) uses paper from the Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper, shaker frames, red glimmer paper and mica flakes. These would make cute ornaments or decorations for gift wrapping.

Our last project was a quick and simple Christmas card:

This card was cased from Andrea Karadimos. Check out her blog:


I modified the card a little bit. The colours are always artichoke and cherry cobbler. The stocking is from the Stitched Stockings set and punched out with the stocking builder punch. The sentiment is from the retired set Peaceful Season - I just love that font!

My next post will be the projects from the Mommy & Me Halloween Class this last weekend. Thanks for stopping by!


Halloween Wreath Version #3

This is the third and final version of the Halloween wreaths I have been making. I love the new Simply Scored and it comes in so handy for making the medallions (rosettes, lollies) for these wreaths. This last wreath was supposed to go to Ty's teacher but he helped me make it and insists we keep it at home to enjoy. I guess I will just have to give the teacher a Christmas wreath later on!

My next post will showcase the projects we made in Club last week. One of the projects also used the Simply Scored medallion! I'm hooked!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Audrey's Workshop

I had such a great time at Audrey's workshop on Wednesday. Workshops are a great opportunity to share my obsession, I mean joy, of crafting with others. Three of the guests were first time stampers and they did so well and everyone had a lot of fun. Audrey was a lovely hostess and I thank her for introducing me to such wonderful ladies. I demonstrated the new scoreboard that was introduced in the Holiday Mini. I briefly described how medallions (some call rosettes or lollies) were made using the scoreboard. After the demonstration I presented Audrey with the project I had made for her:

This Halloween Wreath has a styrofoam base that is wrapped in black crepe paper. The medallions are made out of basic black card stock and Halloween DSP from last year that has since retired. The stamped images are from the On a Limb set in this Holiday Mini. The colour combinations are black, white, pumpkin pie, old olive and concord crush. I am busy making a few more of these wreaths for Halloween and then I will be moving on to making the Christmas version.

As part of the workshop we did two make and takes. Here is the first one:

This Christmas card has a cherry cobbler base and a layer of whisper white embossed with the new snow burst embossing folder. The stocking is from the Stitched Stockings stamp set and is stamped on whisper white with cherry cobbler. It was then punched out using the stocking builder punch. The cuff, heel and toe of the stocking were punched out of the new silver glitter paper using the stocking builder punch also. A fancy bow is made using the new cherry cobbler quilted ribbon. With the addition of some rhinestones to the stockings and the bow, there is some pretty awesome bling on this card. Love it!!!

The last card we made was a birthday card:

The ladies did so well with the builder punch on the first card that they were pros by the time this card came around. The base is melon mambo with a whisper white layer embossed with the polka dot embossing folder. Some lovely melon mambo scalloped dotted ribbon was tied in a knot above the happy birthday stamped in old olive. The scallop circle base is in old olive cut with the Big Shot and the perfect pennants die. Another layer of whisper white embossed with the polka dot embossing folder makes the background for the cupcake. The cupcake base is stamped in chocolate chip on whisper white and punched out using the cupcake builder punch. The topping is punched out of melon mambo with some chocolate chip sprinkles. Voila, a cute happy birthday card.

In addition to working on Halloween wreaths, I need to prepare for Club this week. Club projects will be posted later in the week.

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

World Card Making Day

Whew - it's been a while since I posted!! I have been busy working on various projects that I can't post as they are for upcoming events. This Saturday was World Card Making Day. I should have hosted an event for this special occasion but I had a big project to work on instead. However, it did seem appropriate to spend the weekend working on a card that was meant to represent multiculturalism. I had received a special order to have 50 thank you cards done for the sponsors of a recent multicultural event. It was the second annual Collage Culture Festival and I attended as a vendor for the second year in a row. This is a terrific opportunity to experience the various cultures of the people that live in our community. There are display booths, food vendors and entertainment. I love this event and had a perfect location this year that allowed me to practically have a front row seat by the stage. I was honoured to be asked to do the thank you cards. Here's a pic:

This is a 4 x 4 card using Pacific Point card stock. The dove and the world image are from Peaceful Season from last year's holiday mini and has since retired. The olive branch was punched from Old Olive using the branch from the Bird Builder punch. All of this was placed on a piece of whisper white punched using the 2 1/2" circle punch. The thank you sentiment is from the Just Believe set and is stamped using basic black on whisper white and punched with the Modern Label punch. It does seem appropriate for World Card Making Day don't you think?

I am looking forward to posting one of my latest projects later this week. It is an item that I will be presenting as a hostess gift for a workshop on Wednesday. I may also post one or two of the projects that we will be doing for a make and take.

Thanks for stopping by.