Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March Stamp Technique Class

Here are the remaining cards we made this month at my stamp technique class.  The theme this month was "Shake It Up Sizes", so we made cards that were different from the traditional quarter-sheet size.  For all the cards, we used the stamp set Everybunny.  It comes in clear-mount and wood mount.

This first card is a case from Fran Sabad.  The card she made was just a little smaller than this one which is a 9-1/4" x 4" card and fits perfectly into a business-size envelope.  Because I didn't have the Tasteful Trim die for the Big-Shot, I used the Scallop Edge punch instead.

This next card is another one that I cased.  I'm so sorry, but I cannot remember who I got the idea from. It just goes to show you though, that you don't have to come up with ideas on your own.  Stampin' Up! Demonstrator's are awesome at sharing their ideas.
Anyway, this card is made using the Scallop Square die for the Big-Shot.  You can use pretty much any die to make a card.  Just place the fold of the card stock just below the top edge of the die (so it doesn't cut through there).

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Stamp Class Sneak Peek

Tonight I'm hosting another technique stamp class, and the theme tonight is shake it up sizes.  Each card we are making are different sizes than the traditional 1/4 sheet size card.  

Below is a sneak-peek of one of the cards we'll be making.  It's an easel card, and while it closes to the same size as a 1/4 sheet card, it's full of surprises for the recipient.

You start with a 11'x4-1/4" piece of card stock.  Score it along the 11" side at 5-1/2" & 8-1/4".  You'll also need a piece of card stock for the front of the card that is cut at 4-1/4"x5-1/2".  

Here is a side-view of the finished card.  The 11"x4-1/4" piece is folded along the scored lines, and the short end is attached to the card front piece.  Decorate as desired.  Here I used some of the Everyday Enchantment DSP from the Sale-a-Bration brochure (it's only available through March 31st).  You need something to keep the card open in the easel position, and the button works out really well.  

The stamp set used is Everybunny from the 2011-12 Idea Book & Catalog.  It's such a cute stamp set!

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