Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stamp Club September 2011

One of the make-n-takes we did was made with a notecard from the SU catalog. Seal the envelope, cut off about an inch from the short side, and punch a half-circle with the 2 1/2" circle punch. Stamp, then wrap ribbon around the outside. The card slides in and out. The finished card is below. The colors used are Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink, along with Old Olive and Basic Black.

The thank you card (below) was made by folding a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of Basic Gray card stock at 2 1/8" on both ends. The card opens in the middle. To do the baby wipe technique, fold a baby wipe in half. Then put drops of reinker on the folded end. Use a few colors if you want. Rub it across a piece of glossy white card stock. Rub it over the card stock a few times until you get the look you want. You can do straight lines, swirls, etc. Let it dry for a few minutes, and then stamp an image on top with Staz On ink. It's a little messy, but worth a few ink stains on your hands! The reinker colors I used are Riding Hood Red and Calypso Coral.

The easel card, below, is fun to make (and receive!) and fairly easy once you get the folding down. I found great directions at in the Resources (search for easel card). The Pool Party card stock is scored at 4 1/4" and 6 3/8" Sorry the picture is so small. Not sure what I did wrong with that but I'm too pooped to try to fix it right now. And thanks, Stacey, for saving the day with some extra card stock so we could actually finish the card! :)

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack

The Christmas Stamp-A-Stack is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12th. I hope to see you there! The time was accidentally left off the flyer...whoops! 6:00pm-8:00pm.

You will make one "Welcome Christmas" card (above). Don't let the little bow scare you away! I will have some pre-made if you don't want to make your own.

You will make 3 Snowman Santa cards (above). The Top Note die is the perfect shape for this guy! The snowflake sparkles a little more with some Dazzling Details on the tips!

You will make 3 of the ornament cards (above). You can choose the Very Vanilla background or the Not Quite Navy background. The sparkle behind the ornaments is silver glimmer paper!

The grid background on the card above is easy to make with the new Simply Scored! You'll make 3 of these at the Stamp-A-Stack.

Make sure you send in your registration and payment! The early-bird discount ends on September 30th!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Stamping Fun Night, September 2011

Stamping Fun Night will be Monday, September 12th at 6:30pm at my house in Rothschild.  Please RSVP on or before Saturday 9/10 (early RSVPs are appreciated!).  The cost is either $5 for materials, OR a $20+ order (line A on the order form) from any current SU catalog.  I hope to see you there!  We'll be making the following projects:

Well, I guess it's just about time to say good-bye to summer and hello to fall.  To help welcome in the season, we'll make this fall colored card.  The glimmer brads add just a little sparkle!

We'll be using the new long, skinny cellophane bags that are available in the Holiday Mini (page 11) to make this autumn treat.  Yes, your bag will be filled with M&Ms, and yes there will be extra M&Ms to munch on that night.  Unless, of course, Todd and I eat them all before you get there!

This quick and easy card is also versatile!  Just change the color and/or words for a whole new look.

Happy Stamping!