Saturday, July 31, 2010

July Workshop

These are a couple of the projects that we did at Kathy's July Workshop.

Back to School Easel Card
I CASE'd this template from my upline Kathy and change the colors to relay a grammar school feel. The base of the project is a 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece and a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of Whisper White Card Stock. Take the larger piece and fold it in half to make a square. Then take the top layer and match the front edge back to the folded edge and crease that fold. Place Sticky Strip on this very top 2 1/8" x 4 1/4" layer. Layer the square piece of Whisper White Card Stock on top of the Sticky Strip being careful to line up all edges. Using the Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punches I punched a mat from a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of Pacific Point Card Stock and layered that onto the top Whisper White layer using Snail Adhesive. To hold up the picture piece, I used a 2" x 4 1/4" strip of Real Red Card Stock that I punched using the Scallop Trim Border Punch and adhered that to the 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" bottom layer with Snail. The scallops help to lock the top edge into place and keep it from sliding flat. Finally, I stamped the "first day of school" image onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and puched it out using the Curly Label Punch. I layered that onto a Pacific Point Curly Label piece and adhered it to the Real Red strip with Dimensionals. The girls at the workshop thought this would be a really great gift for  Grandma and Grandpa or a desk at work.

When my girlfriend asked me to Demo her Workshop she sent me a link and said, "Can we do this technique?" So clicked the link and there were these cards:
LeeAnn Gref's Instructions can be found here
So, of course, I said "Sure!" This is what I came up with...

The base of this card is Tempting Turquoise Card Stock. To make this amazing color blend for the flower image I used a baby wipe in an empty Stamp Storage Case and with reinkers made my stamp pad. The colors I used are Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, and Pacific Point. I inked the flower image from Elements of Style and stamped it onto Whisper White Card Stock. I layered that onto my card base. Then, I inked the hummingbird image in just the Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry ink and stamped that onto Whisper White Card Stock. I trimmed out the hummingbird with my Paper Snips and using Dimensionals adhered it to the corresponding colors of the flowers. To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment in Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and punched it out using the Large Oval Punch. I then layered that onto a Scallop Oval of Tempting Turquoise Card Stock and adhered that to my card using Dimensionals. I just love how this card came out! The only thing that might make it a little better is some Smootch Spritz.

The last project I did at Amy's and Laura's Workshops in June. My oldest daughter is a Fourth of July baby so I always like to have an "Independence Day" themed page for her birthday pictures.

July Fourth
The base of this 6x6 scrapbook page is Whisper White Card Stock. For the first step I randomly stamped some of the fireworks image from the July Fourth stamp set in VersaMark and embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. I love how the fireworks sparkle! I also stamped the small stars image using VersaMark onto a 2x6 strip of Real Red Card Stock to give the look of patterned paper. I also stamped the Happy 4th sentiment with Basic Black Classic Ink. I layered a strip of Night of Navy Card Stock behind the Real Red Card Stock and tied a piece of 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon around it and adhered the whole thing to the base. I used a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of Night of Navy Card Stock for the picture mat and puched out stars from Real Red and Whisper White Card Stock using the Large Star and Star (retired) Punches. I layered the stars with Dimensionals and also used Dimensionals to "pop" them off the corner of the mat. This really is a cute 4th of July page for any scrapbook.

Until next time...

Happy Stamping!


Friday, July 30, 2010

June Theme

This summer has flown by! With softball and swimming lessons, the kids have kept me busy. I did have the chance to demo three great workshops (Thank you Ladies!) over June and July and would like to share a few of the projects that we made.

BIG BIG NEWS!! The 2010/2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog went "live" on July 1st! It is packed full of great products and awesome ideas. Make sure to check out my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Website to check it out!!!

June is the Birthday month of my son, Jacob. His favorite color is orange so I made him this card.

happy birthday to you
For this Birthday Card I used Stampin' Up!'s Crazy for Cupcakes stampset. The base of the card is Only Orange Card Stock (retired). On Whisper White I stamped my cupcake and balloon images and sentiment in Basic Black. I then used the Color Spritzer Tool with Only Orange (retired), Tempting Turquoise, and Yoyo Yellow (retired) Stampin' Write Markers to add splashes of color to the Whisper White Card Stock. After giving that a moment to dry (it dries really quickly) I layered it onto my Only Orange card base with Snail Adhesive. I stamped a second image of the cupcake on Whisper White Card Stock and the balloon on Only Orange Card Stock. I also stamped the flame from the cupcake on Only Orange Card Stock. I colored my second cupcake image with Apricot Appeal (retired), Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange, and Yoyo Yellow Stampin' Write Markers. I then cut the image out with my Paper Snips omitting the flame. I layered that on top of the main cupcake image using Dimensionals and added the flame that I had stamped and trimmed from Only Orange Card Stock using a small piece of Dimensional. Finally, I trimmed out the balloon image I had stamped on Only Orange Card Stock, omitting the string, and layered that on top of the original image using Dimensionals.

June is also the month for Weddings so I thought this project was appropriate.

Wedding Page/Card
This gorgeous Wedding Page/Card idea I CASE'd from my wonderful upline Kathy. She is always so full of great ideas! For this project I gave my customers the option to keep this a 6x6 scrapbook page or fold it and have a 3x6 card. The cards fit great in Stampin' Up!'s Small Open-End Envelopes. The colors used are Whisper White, Old Olive, and So Saffron. The base of both projects is a 6x6 piece of Whisper White Card Stock. We ran a 2x6 strip of Whisper White Card Stock through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. A 1x6 strip of Whisper White Card Stock was punched along the edge using the Scallop Trim Border Punch. These were layered with a thin strip of Old Olive Card Stock in between them. This was adhered to the Whisper White base with Snail Adhesive. The flowers were punched from Whisper White Card Stock using the Fancy Flower Extra-Large Punch and the 5-Petal Extra-Large Punch. On each of the flowers I rubbed a small amount of Certainly Celery Classic Ink using a Sponge Dauber. I then scored lines on each flower from the V between each petal to the tip of each petal with a ruler and my Bone Folder. I folded mountain and valley folds on the score lines to give the flowers dimension. I also punched out two small "centers" from So Saffron Card Stock using the Scallop and the Flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and attaced those to the centers with Mini Glue Dots. The leaves for the 5-Petal flower were cut from Old Olive Textured Card Stock using two petals of the 5-Petal Extra-Large Punch. To make the leaves for the Fancy Flower I folded a strip of Old Olive Card Stock in half and ran it diagonally through my Crimper. Then, on the fold, I punched two "half ovals" (the long way) and opened them up. The flowers and leaves were adhered to the card using Pop-Up Glue Dots (retired).

Hopefully I can find time to share some more tomorrow!

Happy Stamping!