Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October 2012 Stamp Club

 This quilt card was a make-n-take at the October Stamp Club.  Layer 2 pieces of cs that are 2 5/8" (one is a square and one is a triangle).  Punch 4 pieces of cs and 4 pieces of DSP with the 1 1/4" square punch.  Attach a piece of DSP so it is in the top point.  Don't use a lot of adhesive because you'll need to get some cs under it later.  Go counterclockwise around the quilt base, attaching cs or DSP so it is in the pointy part of the quilt base.  When you get to the last piece, slide it under the first piece of DSP.  It sounds much harder than it actually is!

 This spooky spider card was also a make-n-take!  Love those wiggly eyes!  Ink up the embossing folder with ink (we used Whisper White Craft) before you run it through the Big Shot to get this effect.

 The card, above, was a make-n-take using the 1 1/4" scallop circle punch.  The strips of paper are all 1 1/8" wide.  The lengths are: 3 7/8", 3 1/8", 2 1/8".  The strips of paper are attached with dimensionals.  The scallop circles are attached directly to the card.

The other cards you see are alternatives to the make-n-takes.  Just changing the colors of a card makes it look totally different!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Paula's party October 2012

For this make-n-take, we used Natural Composition Specialty paper for the background.  It's such pretty paper!  It is embossed in clear and adds a special touch to the card.  I love the way the Gossamer Lace stamp can be used in so many ways!

The other make-n-take we did at the party was a quick and easy card made with Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP from the Holiday catalog.  The DSP adds so much that a small stamped image (from Mixed Medley-hostess) and some Basic Black taffeta ribbon was all that was needed to finish things off!  As you can see by the samples below, just changing the DSP makes this card design very versatile!

On the card (above) that I demonstrated, I used a blender pen to add some color to the inside of the leaf (Lacy and Lovely).  I stamped Thank You on the 7/8" cotton ribbon from the Holiday catalog.  A little sanded Core'dinations Early Espresso cs and some Basics Glimmer brads finished it off!

Happy Stamping!

Halloween Bag

My mother-in-law asked me to make some Halloween bags.  She doesn't have any trick-or-treaters stop by, but she does have a few grandchildren in the area that always visit and say, "Boo!" to Grandma on Halloween!  Todd and I went to Target and found these bags.  I removed the bright pink ribbon and replaced it with a more Halloweeny black.  Then I stamped away!  The pumpkins and words are retired and the bats and googly-eye guy are from the Googly Ghouls set in the Holiday catalog.  For the grass I just cut a 1 1/2" strip of Garden Green and sniped the top.  They looked so cute on the shelf I had them on, I almost didn't want to give them to her!  :) 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack October 2012

 You will make 3 of the card above at the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack (more info below).  This quick and easy card looks like it has multiple layers...but it's just the card base and a piece of naturals white!

 I love the way the tree flips up on this card!!  You will make 3 of these.

 Glimmer paper!!! It's so pretty!  You will make 1 of the card above.

DSP makes this card easy!  There's no way I would ever stamp all of those red and green circles.  But I sure like the way it looks!  You will make 3 of this card.

 Stamp-A-Stack registration info
The Christmas Stamp-A-Stack will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 6:00-8:00pm at Mountain Bay School.  You will stamp 10 cards with envelopes.   The RSVP deadline is October 10th.  

Cost: $17 (Early Bird Special- Register and pay on or before Sunday, October 7th and the cost is just $13!).

Contact me to register or if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!