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August Card Buffet

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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.  karen@stampalosopher.com 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:

Get Well Soup-printable pdf instructions

Card #1:  Bohemian Get Well:

Get Well Soup2 Get Well Soup

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.

Get Well Soup DirectionsYou start by stamping the Very Vanilla layer with the whole image.

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.

Get Well Directions AMake a little cut at the right side of the bowl to cut out the soup section.

Get Well Directions1When you glue the bowl on top of your full image it will blend perfectly.  Be sure and use Tombow liquid glue so you can get it perfectly aligned.

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:

Get Well Soup Inside

Full directions and all the sizing are on the printable pdf file at the top of the first picture.

Envelope Card Box printable pdf instructions

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.

Envelope Card BoxI love the new Lots of Labels Framelits with its straight sides used for the buckle of the belly band, and there are seven sizes so truly LOTS of labels.  The greeting is from Watercolor Wings.

Card #2:   Bohemian Happy Birthday:

Bohemian BirthdayThis 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:

Bohemian Birthday InsideCard #3:   Bohemian Thank You:

Another Thank YouThis 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:

Another Thank You Inside

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:

Sprinkles of LifeKinda 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…..

Sprinkles of Life InsideNothing much you need help with on this card.  The stamp sets do it all and the layers are the standard.  What?  You don’t have my Standard Layers worksheet? Let’s fix that:

Standard Layers-printable pdf file

Card #5:  A Whole Lot of Lovely Thank You Card:

A Whole Lot of LovelyThis uses a hostess stamp set so now you really do want to have a party and earn this set – right?

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:

A Whole Lot of Lovely Inside

Card #6:  Birthday Blossoms:

Birthday BlossomsHard 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!

Birthday Blossoms Inside

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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Upcoming Events:

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

(and always be Salt And Light in your world!)

Karen

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July Club Cards

Hello Stamping Friends,

Next Saturday August 8th is our quarterly Card Buffet from 10 AM to 4 PM.  There will be six card designs from which you may make one, two or three cards of each design at a cost of $3 per card.  I will have lunch, snacks and of course a door prize drawing!  RSVP to let me know if you will be attending and a guess at how many cards you would like to make.  The cards are clean and simple cards so each should take about 30 minutes to make.  That’s what’s up for the future!

Now for the past.  At Club two weeks ago we did two special cards and played a Watermelon Box guessing game.  Donna brought extra give-a-ways so we had three door prizes. Thank you, Donna!  Sure wish you all could have been there.  Here are pictures of the cards and a detailed pdf file you can print with all the instructions.

Dragonfly Congrats Card– Printable PDF File

Dragonfly Congrats Card
Dragonfly Congrats Card

 

Inside of Dragonfly Congrats
Inside of Dragonfly Congrats

 

Spritzer Recipe:  3/4 spritz bottle of alcohol with 20 drops of ink.  To dry faster get a higher alcohol content %, for example 91%.

Blender Pen Solution:  In a one ounce eyedropper bottle, combine 1/3 parts Glycerin (found in cake decorating section), 2/3 parts distilled water, 1/4 teaspoon alcohol.  1)  Remove pen tip (pull and twist gently) and lay the tips flat overnight in fluid. Next day:  2) Fill the pen barrel with the solution.  3)Place the pen tip back in the hollow by pushing gently- do not push the tip but glide it in holding on the sides.

Thank you, Deb, for those instructions!!  Here are the supplies, click on any image to go directly to the store.

Price: $110.00

Price: $5.25

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 Butterfly Flip Flop Card  – Printable PDF file

The outside:

WatercolorWings

 The inside before flipping: Yes, sometimes people just think you made a floppy card so they need a little instruction:
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 The flip begins:
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      Almost Over:
WatercolorWings4WatercolorWings5 Finally all the way over.  Okay, so it really just took seconds but without a video I thought I’d better show the flip flop!   The fun part was using almost every one of the Watercolor Wishes stamps as we did the three part stamping.  We used Daffodil Delight – stamped off once for the first step,  Crushed Curry for the second step, and Memento Black for step 3.  Pinterest is full of charts of all different color combinations that you can use for gorgeous butterflies, just search on Watercolor Wings.  The black satin ribbon (retired) was stamped with white craft ink for the greeting.  The pictures don’t do it justice.  Here are the supplies:

Price: $110.00

Price: $5.25

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We divided in teams and I challenged each team to detail the products used in this Curvy Keepsake Watermelon Box.  The winning team went home with a Watermelon box filled with a sample of Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Trim.  Thanks go to Chris Slogar at buckeyeinklings.com for the great design! The grocery store just happened to have matching cookies!!   Let me give you a few pictures and some helps with the construction:
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You need two outside Cucumber Crush partial pieces using the slotted side of the Thinlit.  Cut a piece 6″ X 11″ and tilt the thinlit so it doesn’t get caught in the side of the Big Shot and break. Trim the extra to the right of the square to make a nice tab you will use for gluing on the Red Watermelon Wonder parts.  Stamp the green with the stripe in the “Work of Art” stamp set.
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Using a 3″ strip of Watermelon Wonder, cut two red parts with the rounded part of the Thinlit, glue them to the tabs on the green sections.
IMG_0116For extra detail, again with a 3″ piece of Whisper White, cut two parts with the slotted part of the Thinlit to be the watermelon rind.  Glue them on the inside of the green.
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The watermelon seeds were the cutest part!  Just punch out three Itty Bitty Hearts from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack.  Cut them in half, lay them on your Silicone Craft Sheet and apply a coat of Crystal Effects.  If you can do this the night before you won’t be impatiently waiting for them to dry- a good two hours.
We made the greeting using the Banners Framelits, cutting one side for a banner and then turning the framelit around to cut a nice arrow on the other side. Use a 1″ strip of Whisper White.  The greeting shown is the “Honeycomb Hello” stamp set that has a cute bumble bee- perfect for a summer day eating watermelon!
And here are the supplies:

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 And that my friends was club in July!  If you would like to be part of this fun loving stamping world, contact me at 303-815-0838 or karen@stampalosopher.com
Have a great day!
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