I had a great time showing the following projects at my Thornton stamp club on Monday evening.
This is a really simple birthday card that has a bit of a masculine look to it. I really like this color combination. I used it on a card that I posted earlier this month also. The stamps set used for all three projects if Circle Circus. The colors are Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry and Old Olive. The ribbon is the 1/2" Soft Suede Polka-Dot ribbon, but I turned it over because I thought it was a bit too busy with the polka-dots.
This next card idea is one that I copied directly from Stampin' Up! They give such wonderful project ideas for demonstrators. The card base is Melon Mambo, and the other colors are Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Whisper White. The punched-out section on the lower right-hand side of the stamped image is done with the 1" Circle punch after it has been layered onto the Chocolate Chip card stock and then attached over the 5/8" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon using Stampin' Dimensionals.
The final project was this easy corner bookmark. It's made from a square piece of card stock. I used a 4" square of Rich Razzleberry card stock. To make it, fold in half once horizontally and once vertically to divide it into fourths. Cut away one-fourth (one corner) of the paper. Fold the two remaining "arms" down and adhere them together creating a pocket that will fit over the corner of a page in a book. Decorate your corner bookmark using stamped accents or any accessories you want. Here the scallop circle image was stamped onto Confetti White card stock in Rich Razzleberry ink and punched out using the Scallop Circle punch. The same image was stamped again using Crushed Curry ink onto Confetti White card stock and punched out using the 1-3/8" Circle punch. The two punched pieces were layered onto each other. One flower was punched-out using the Flower Trio punch and Rich Razzleberry card stock. Using the paper piercing tool and an Old Olive brad attach the flower to the stamped piece. Attach this to the front of the bookmark.