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Hello Stamping Friends,
Where did summer go? Paul can’t wait for hunting season and I am already thinking about all those Christmas cards we will make together!
You should have received the Holiday catalog in the mail and hopefully you, too, are getting excited about all those fun cards/gifts we can make for teachers and friends and family! If you did not receive a catalog, contact me soon and I will drop one in the mail. firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-815-0838. This is a great time to get together and be creative, making cards or gifts. I can help…. your house or mine. Club is September 12 and our next card buffet is October 10, that leaves a lot of other dates open to have a party with you and your circle of friends.
Let me show you what we did at the August card buffet:
Card #1: Bohemian Get Well:
Isn’t the Bohemian Designer Series Paper (DSP for short) just beautiful. The first card uses the left over Very Vanilla paper from cutting the oval to make an additional layer. My stampers at the card buffet made that creative change.
How did you make that soup bowl? I am so glad you asked.
Then mask the little heart on the soup bowl with a sticky note and ink up the bowl part of your stamp.
Remove the sticky note! (That was the hardest thing to remember) and then stamp your bowl on the DSP.
Then color the soup section. I used the fine tip end of my Crushed Curry marker and it gave a nice “soupy” look. For the inside I used a strip of DSP and a stamp from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set:
Full directions and all the sizing are on the printable pdf file at the top of the first picture.
As a thank you gift for attending, each stamper received this Envelope Card Box. Three of the cards at the card buffet used the Bohemian DSP and the card box used the same DSP so the stampers could have a lovely gift for themselves or have a gift to give with matching Get Well, Happy Birthday, and Thank You cards.
Card #2: Bohemian Happy Birthday:
This was the Happy Birthday with the Bohemian Designer Paper on Blackberry Bliss with the new Boho Chic Embossing Folder. I used a framelit from the Project Life Cards and Labels framelits to punch out the middle of the DSP where I stamped the Happy Birthday from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.
The Bohemian DSP measures 3 5/8″ X 2 7/8″ and is on a Very Vanilla layer that measures 3 3/4″ X 3″. Not much else tricky on this card. It takes 23″ of twine to go around twice. The embossed layer is the same color as the main card stock and a full size of 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″. The DSP cut out makes a perfect border for the inside of the card which uses another greeting from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set:
This card comes straight from an example in the catalog. It is white embossing on the DSP with a base card stock of Rich Razzleberry and a Bermuda Bay Banner. The stamp set used is Another Thank You. For the inside, I stayed simple and used a greeting from the Crazy About You stamp set:
Card #4: Sprinkles of Life friend card
I couldn’t wait to play with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set inside the back cover of the catalog. It is this years Make A Difference stamp set. Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set they sell. But there’s more fun….. they have a punch that goes with the set! It is the Tree Builder Punch and punches out the clouds and tree leaves and the bird and the apple and the tree trunk! Here is my take on the set using Garden Green and Soft Suede:
Kinda Eclectic is the stamp set with the sunshine and a Work of Art stamp makes quick work of adding green to the bottom. For the inside I broke my own rule and used a retired set from Sale A Bration called See Ya Later, it was just sooooo perfect for the card…..
Standard Layers-printable pdf file
Card #5: A Whole Lot of Lovely Thank You Card:
There are only a couple tricky things to know on this card. The banner is the #4 banner framelit. Cut two of the same color and then cut 1/8″ off the top and the sides for a nice layered look. I used Versa Mark to add flowers to the top banner, glued it to the larger banner and then cut it in half, moved the halves 3/4″ apart, and glued the circle on top to lengthen the banner. You could also cut the paper exactly the width of the framelit, 1 7/8 “, and then run the banners only part way through the Big Shot to just cut the edges. We will do that with the next card but since this was behind a nice big circle I took the easy way. The stamped (colored with markers) Thank You is cut out with the Circle Framelit # 5 and the black border is punched with the 2 1/2 ” circle punch. This card was on Pinterest with Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron and looked great. This card uses Calypso Coral and last years In Color of Coastal Cabana. The inside used the same hostess stamp set:
Card #6: Birthday Blossoms:
Hard as I tried to adjust the color this card looks blue but it is really a beautiful purple -Wisteria Wonder. It is also an example straight from the catalog with just a different card base and different ribbon and different twine. Okay, so it started out with an example from the catalog.
The tricky part is making the top layer longer than the largest framelit – easy peasy – if you remember to go through the Big Shot only part way to cut just the lovely curves and then back it out. You start with a Whisper White strip 2 13/16″ X 5 1/4″ to run just part way through the Big Shot using the largest of the new Lots of Labels framelits #7. The straight edges of this new set of framelits are perfect for adding ribbon. I put a strip of sticky tape on the back of each side of the label and used 4 1/2 ” White Organza ribbon which I trimmed after adhering. 12″ of Baker’s Twine gathered the ribbon nicely on the sides for a unique look. The stamps are all from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set, (we used two word stamps from that set on the Bohemian Happy Birthday) and the set is made for the pansy punch so no fussy cutting!
I won’t overwhelm you (or me) by listing every single item used in the six cards and the envelope box but please call or email me if there is something you can’t figure out. I would be glad to help, and if you don’t have a demonstrator I would love to earn your business!
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Club: Saturday, September 12, 9-1, Guests welcome for a $5 supply fee, HOSTESS CODE 4PDBKNK3
Card Buffet: Saturday, October 10, 10:00 AM start time
Club: Saturday, November 14, 9-1
Christmas Party: Saturday, December 12
As Always, SAL Stamp A Lot, Smile A Little, Share A Love
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