Thursday, May 3, 2012

Flight of the Butterfly Corner Bookmark

This was our make and take at my previous workshop.  I am thinking that the new Stampin' Success(monthly newsletter from SU! for demos) is just amazing! In it every month now, there is a make and take project with complete measurements on how to do things for workshops and I am loving the fact that it takes so much guesswork out of what to do for make and takes.  Anyway, I chose to put some emphasis on retiring product this month and this stamp set is sadly leaving on May 31st along with the punch that punches out the butterflies perfectly....:(  So, we used Crumb Cake cardstock for the base, and a piece of Not Quite Navy DSP from the Patterns Pack, So Saffron for the 2 3/8 Scallop Circle punch, and stamped onto Whisper White using Soft Suede ink. We stamped the butterflies in Pool Party onto Whisper White cardstock and punched them out and added the In Color Pattern Brads to the centers and adhered with a glue dot.  The girls had a great time making these and as always it's great to have new stampers amongst us and to see the looks on their faces that they made something themselves is priceless.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Turtle &Co. Ronald McDonald set

I saw a card very similar on stampercamper's blog and decided to showcase this set at my recent workshop.  Every year, Stampin' UP! designs a set for Ronald McDonald house charities, $2.00 of each set goes to the charity and is very near and dear to my heart because in 1993 we spent some time one during our daughter's open heart surgery, so it's a stamp set I buy no matter what, and they are just too darn cute not to.
Anyway, I changed up a few things, such as I showed them the paper piecing technique for the turtle's shell, using the Brights Pattern Paper Stack to stamp and cut it out, and then popped it up with a dimensional.  And instead of cutting the frog out around his tedious little toes and fingers, I just used the 1 1/4 circle punch and popped it up as well on the turtle's back.  I ran the Marina Mist cardstock through the Stripes Folder and used some of the beautiful Daffodil Delight Seam Binding ribbon to tie a bow onto the side. I stamped in Black Stazon Ink and colored with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive markers.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Everyday Elegance Simply Sent Card Kit and Box

I had a workshop last night, and was asked to show the Simply Sent Kits. I wanted to show the simplicity of the card kits and how by using one ink pad, one stamp set with images and one set with sentiments, how many different cards you could do and not spend a fortune, especially for the first time stampers.  So, I tweeked another card I saw to showcase the simplicity, BUT, those who know me, know that I am always thinking outside the box when purchasing all of our products.  So, I ALSO made this box from ONE card from the kit! Isn't it cute? Anyway, it wow'd them and I was happy with how it came out.  We as always had a great time at the workshop. ****THESE SIMPLY SENT CARD KITS ARE ALL RETIRING! ****** Stay tuned for two more projects we made at the same workshop!