Saturday, August 27, 2011

Scrappy Saturday

Today is the first post for "Scrappy Saturday". It's an idea I came up with this past week, where on Saturday I'd post a project that is made using up scraps that I have in my stamp room. I don't know about you, but I always have scraps of paper, stamped pieces that I didn't end up using in a project, and so forth.

Anyway, here is todays project:

The flowers are from the stamp set Fabulous Florets, #123023 [w], #123027 [c]. They came from me playing with a new technique floating re-inkers that uses water, re-inkers for the Classic Stampin' pads and Shimmer card stock. Anyway, I loved them but at the time couldn't decide how to use them. So, they ended up in my scrap bucket.

The Very Vanilla textured piece at the bottom was a portion of something I'd used, but didn't need the whole piece. It's done using the Sizzix Big-Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions folder. One of my very favorites!

The top piece of Designer Series paper is from the First Edition Specialty DSP, and I had a piece that was the perfect width to go with the lower textured piece.

It was a lot of fun to come up with a project using my scraps. Want to play along? Just send me an e-mail with a picture of your project. I'll post them here.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

August Stamp Club

This month for the projects that I planned for my stamp club gals, I used the Designer Series Paper (since it's the special going on for the month of August-buy 3, get 1 FREE).

This first card was a huge hit. The technique is called Double Embossing, and was featured in the Stampin' Up! demonstrator's magazine back in June. It's so cool, and very easy to do.

You need a die cutting machine (here, the Sizzix Big-Shot was used), a textured impressions folder (here the Vintage Wallpaper one), Versamark ink and embossing powder, a heat tool and designer series paper.

To make the flower, use the Daisies #2 die and Vintage brads.

Colors used are Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Basic Black

This next card is a case from another talented Stampin' Up! demonstrator but I can't remember their name. The layout is super simple, and easily adaptable to other papers.

This last project is a small gift bag, using a small lunch sack (purchased at most craft stores) and designer series paper to cover the front and the back.

Friday, August 5, 2011

August Technique Stamp Class

It's time again for another technique stamp class. Are you excited? Here's a little sneak peek of what we'll do.

This month we'll be using Textured Impressions folders and the Sizzix Big-Shot to make different background techniques.

Here are the details of the class:
When: Thursday, August 11th
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: My house
Cost: $5 or free with a $25 merchandise order placed the night of the class
RSVP: no later than Tuesday, August 9th