Wednesday, August 29, 2012

August Stamp Club & Stamp Class Projects

For the month of August, I focused on Halloween projects for my stamping events.  There are so many cute ideas using the Googly Ghouls stamp set found in the Holiday Catalog.  

This first project uses the Ghoulish Googlies kit.  I had made these cute little bags at my stamp parties this month as well, but here I dressed it up a bit by adding a cut-out bat that has been "popped-up" using Stampin' Dimensionals.

This card is very similar to the card that I made to swap at Convention this year.  For this card, I used the Frankenstein image from the stamp set, and the Howlstooth & Scaringbone designer series paper.  

These cute little tins (empty Altoids-type tins) make adorable gift containers.  They could hold anything from candy to jewelry to gift cards.  The spider tag was from the Ghoulish Googlies kit as well.  A Pumpkin Pie Glimmer brad fills the hole and adds a pop!  Oh, and the tags from this kit are two-sided so you can use both sides.  That's where the Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black stripes paper came from.

To finish the edge of the tin, I applied some of the 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon from the Holiday Catalog using Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive.  I think this ribbon would look great on wedding cards too.

 For this card, I used the "happy halloween" stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The main image and the Basic Black layer are done using the Sizzix Big-Shot and the Labels Collection Framelits.  I love those Framelits!  Although it's hard to see, I used the gold Stampin' Dazzle Marker from the Holiday Catalog to color in the buckle on the witches hat.

Finally, I cased this cute little broom from the Stampin' Up! Catalog.  I don't have the stamp set used on their broom, so I used the Hostess Only stamp, Mixed Medley also from the Holiday Catalog.  Host a party, and you can get this stamp set that has many seasons to stamp for.  So easy, I could also see using other candy as well as pencils in the 1"x8" cellophane bags.

Thanks for stopping by.  

Monday, August 27, 2012

I've been away for the last week.  It's been an enjoyable time with my husband and the dogs camping and 4x4-ing in the wonderful western slope of Colorado.  The picture above was taken from one of our many 4x4 adventures.  There are so many mines and ghost towns in this area.  Just love the history!

Anyway, I'll be back posting some stamping in the next day or so, but I wanted to share with you what I've been up to.

Have a great day.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Case

I fell in love with this adorable stamp set (Perfectly Preserved) while at Stampin' Up! Convention this year.  I liked it from the time I saw it in the Holiday Catalog, but then Sara Douglas had to demonstrate on the main stage with this stamp set.  Add that to the fact that Stampin' Up! gave demonstrators who attended convention some sweet deals on a select few stamp sets and accessories, and I just "had" to get it.

Anyway, I cased a card from the demonstrator magazine that used this set.  There is a Sizzix Framelits set that goes with this stamp set to allow you to cut-out the images perfectly.

After I finish with my stamp club and stamp class projects this week, I hope to play some more.  Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Googly Ghouls

Happy August.  Just got back this week from a family trip to Chicago.  It was a great time with my husband and my son, but it's always good to be back home.  I had every intention of posting while I was gone, but alas, that did not happen.

Here are the projects from the stamp party I held for Jessica today.  This first one was a demonstration and her hostess gift.  It's a small jar (they come 4 to a package) from IKEA.  I covered the rim of the jar lid with some of the new 1/2" Striped Satin ribbon found in the Holiday catalog.  7" of the ribbon works great and just a little Tombow Multi-purpose adhesive holds it on great!  

The "bat" image is from the Googly Ghouls & "boo" stamp sets (also from the Holiday Catalog), were stamped onto some Whisper White card stock and punched out.  The larger circle is from the Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP.  It all went together so quick.  I see others with other holiday theme's in the future.

The last thing was my make & take project that everyone made.  With so many cute and easy bundles in the new Holiday Catalog, I couldn't resist using the Ghoulish Googlies designer kit.  The one to the right was just to show how you can step the kit up a bit using textured impressions folders.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you found a bit of inspiration.  Until next time......