Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Better late than never?? ;)

Okay, so when I said I'd be on "later" to post some projects from the Quarterly Meeting I attended, I meant 2 days later...ha! Maybe a bunch of project pictures will make up for it?? ;) Let me first apologize for the so-so pictures. I am working on getting better pictures of my projects!

The first project is a small notepad and pen holder designed by Jen Benton. I love this project! This holder features the Season of Joy stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog as well as the Whimsy jumbo wheel. The colors are Old Olive and Ruby Red. The main image is stamped on Glossy White cardstock and the designer paper is actually the Celebration designer wrapping paper from the Holiday Mini. We will be making a fall version of this project at my next stamp camp. Let me know if you would like to attend!

This project is called Notes and Totes, and it was designed by Lisa Pressley. It is a little mini tote bag that holds the 3x3 cards and envelopes! How cute! I used the Dashing paper, Real Red, and Very Vanilla cardstock. The Snow Flurries set was used for the snowflakes. Don't you just love the Wild Wasabi ribbon around the bag? It's held on by gold brads, and it just looks like a real purse! The tag is held on by a linen thread.

This cute little lapel pin was designed by Nancy Carr. This is shrink plastic stamped with StazOn Black and SU! White and Ballet Blue craft inks. I stamped the Big On Christmas and Snow Flurries designs, then colored with watercolor pencils. I punched holes in the plastic where I wanted the snowflakes to dangle, then I heat-shrank the plastic using an embossing heat tool. So easy and with a big WOW-factor! Nancy shared a great trick of the trade for these...She pins the plastic to a piece of cardboard (through one of the punched holes) to hold the plastic in place during heating. That saves your fingers from burning and your piece from becoming misshapen!

This project is a star book, and it was designed by Ariel Matera. I have not yet been able to get a good picture of the inside, but there is a tutorial for these books on SCS found here: Splitcoast Technique Tutorials: Star Card. I used Blue Bayou and Whisper White cardstock. Blue Bayou Prints Designer Series Paper was used on the inside, and Blue Bayou double-stitched ribbon holds it all together. I stamped the focal piece using the Priceless stamp set in Blue Bayou and Soft Sky. I like it, but it definitely needs some glitter!

This wonderful gift card holder purse was designed by Sharon Maranich. It uses a black piece of cardstock folded over to make the base of the purse. Then I added Pumpkin Pie cardstock and Creepy Crawly designer paper unevenly for the next layer. A strip of Pumpkin Pie forms the "latch", which is held down with a piece of velcro. I used the Batty For You stamp set on the latch. The black spider off-centered is a piece of confetti! Cute, huh? I also outlined the mosaic designer paper with a white Signo gel pen.

This last project was not a Quarterly Meeting project, but something I made to go in the gift bags for the presenters. I found these Mint Chocolate Hershey sticks on sale at Target...yum! I tied a piece of Apple Green grosgrain ribbon(now retired!) around it to look like some leaves and stamped one of the little flowers from Fabulous Flowers for the bloom. I stamped in Apricot Appeal and Pink Passion using the rock and roll technique (you stamp in your lighter color, then roll your edges around in the darker color) and added an Ice Rhinestone brad for the center. This was simple, uses very few supplies, and is cute!:)

Hope you enjoyed! I should be posting more often this week...I do have several birthdays coming up that I need to make cards for! :)

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