Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday, Monday!

It's been a little hectic around my house getting ready for graduation this coming Friday. I'm a little behind in posting the projects that were made at stamp club last Tuesday. But, here they are:

Here's a money/gift certificate holder card for that special graduate. The stamp set used is Go, Graduate from the Summer Mini catalog. The card base is made from Kraft (soon to be called Crumb Cake) card stock. The measurements are 8-1/2" x 6", and it's scored at 3" & 6". The Designer Series paper that is used on the top is from the Holiday Lounge pack. The image was stamped twice, one right next to the other to get an extended piece, then watercolored with Classic stamp pads and the Aqua Painters.

Here's a picture of the inside:

The 1-3/4" Circle punch was used in the center of the flap and the top corners were rounded with the 3/16" Corner Rounder punch.

This next project is a gift card holder, perfect for those summer gifts. It uses the new stamp set Sweet Scoops, also in the Summer Mini Catalog.

This one uses 3 of the Stampin' Up! colors that are retiring after this catalog year, and the project is super simple to make. Call me to book a workshop, and I'd be happy to show this project (or one similar) at your home with your friends and family!

Finally, here is an easel card we made using the same stamp set:

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tuesday stamping

Good Tuesday morning to you!

For my Thornton stamp club members, you might recognize the layout on this card. I changed it up by using a different stamp set, "Pocket Silhouettes". And, to give the background some texture, I used the Sizzix Big-Shot and the SU! Perfect Details Texturz Plate.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

It's Graduation Time

It's that time of year where thoughts turn to graduation. They do, of course, unless you don't know of anyone graduating this year! For me, that would be my son graduating from High School. So, needless to say I'm thinking about it quite a bit.

When Stampin' Up! sent out my preview copy of the Summer Mini catalog, I knew that I was going to "need" this stamp set. It's the "Go, Graduate" stamp set on page 24 of the Summer Mini catalog that became available today! It's a great set for cards and scrapbooks and is available in both wood mount and clear mount.

The colors I used were Basic Gray, Going Gray, Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy and Basic Black. The Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Pad for the Sizzix Big Shot was used to give a bit of texture to the background of the card front. While it was available in the previous mini catalog, it's still available for purchase.