Thursday, November 10, 2011

November Club #1 Projects

We were very busy last night working on our three Club projects. I love the stocking die and have seen so many wonderful samples. My plan was to use the stocking die as a gift card holder:

My version incorporates some of the many ideas I found online. Thank you to all of those that inspired me! We used two stockings in real red, embossed with the snowburst embossing folder. It is important to remember to emboss one of the stockings in the reverse of the first so that you have a mirror image on the back. The same goes for cutting the cuff, heel and toe for the stocking. The glimmer polka dot paper comes from the Holly Berry Specialty Designer Paper in the holiday mini. The bottom half of the stockings are attached to each other using sticky strip and the top half uses dimensionals. The gift card sits on a piece of always artichoke which has a tab at the top and a candy cane from the stocking accessories die. By using dimensionals on the top half of the stockings it gives the card holder room to slide in and out. Some pretty vanilla velvet ribbon adds a pretty touch to the cuff. The holly leaves are cut from always artichoke using the stocking accessories die and the holly berries are punched from the red glimmer paper. Love it!!! This is a lot of work so I'm going to have to simplify my craft sale versions!!

We started the night with a photo/scrap layout:

I seem to frame my layouts more than actually scrapping them!! I like to decorate my entry way according to the seasons and, since we have had our first taste of snow, this seemed like an appropriate layout. The layout base is pacific point stamped with snowflakes in whisper white craft ink. The snow at the bottom is whisper white torn to give a ragged uneven edge, add some tombow and mica flakes and you have some glittery snow. The letters for snow were cut using the serif essentials alphabet dies and the big shot. We embossed the letters with the snowburst embossing folder and adhered to the pacific point. The picture is layered on night of navy. It was difficult to do but the snowflake is punched from the silver glimmer paper using the snowflake punch. Even with the backing taken off of the silver glimmer paper, it was still really difficult to punch. Proceed with caution if you try this at home!! :) A basic rhinestone in the centre of the snowflake is the finishing touch. Needless to say, after this project we were all sticky with glue and covered in mica flakes. That stuff is all over my house and seems to be totally resistant to my vacuum. Oh well, everything is glittery and pretty that way.

Finally, we had a simple card to end the projects:

This card uses cherry cobbler card stock, layered with brushed silver card stock. The stamp set used is from The Sounding Joy set in the holiday mini. The star image is stamped on whisper white using cherry cobbler ink. The joy image is stamped using versamark and embossed using the new pewter embossing powder from the holiday mini.

I had also done this card using night of navy for another stamping event:

These cards use the lovely 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon and some retired big buttons. I absolutely love these buttons and hope we get some more again soon!!

I hope you enjoyed this week's projects. Thank you for stopping by.


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