Thursday, August 23, 2007

Workshop Gifts

I've been busy for the past few days getting some things ready for my fall workshops (by the way, I still have some dates available if anyone wants to book - just email me or give me a call!).

These are some bookmarks I made to use as gifts for workshop guests who bring a friend or to use as door prizes.

They are really simple! The base is Blue Bayou (5 1/2" x 2"). Then I layered some Sage Shadow on that. The front is on Whisper White CS, stamped with Sage Shadow (the background) and Blue Bayou flowers, both from the Oh So Lovely hostess set. To top it off, I stapled some double-stitched Blue Bayou ribbon on top.

Then I made some thank you cards for hostesses using the same colour combination. I just got the Cutter Kit, and I've been dying to try out the perforating tool! So I made a hostess card that has a detachable bookmark. The bookmark is obviously the same as the above ones, minus the ribbon (I was going to put some on, but it made the card look lop-sided!). To get the perforations, I put the card in my paper cutter, lined up at 2 inches, and ran the perforating tool over the card through the slot where the cutting blade is.

Then on the left, I stamped some Blue Bayou flowers from Simply Said. For the sentiment, I stamped the saying from Simply Said in Blue Bayou on Whisper White CS and matted it on Sage Shadow. I also stamped the background from Oh So Lovely in Sage Shadow on top of it.

It's a fairly plain card I know, but I wanted the focal point to be the bookmark.

5 comments:

Nancy Grant said...

Creative and pretty projects.
:-)

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

Very nice. Such pretty colours and it earns you an extra Bingo number.

Corie said...

Love the bookmark idea -- I will have to use that at my next workshop. Great card too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Heather P. said...

Great gifts!

Alexandra said...

I love that bookmark idea and the colors are awesome! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex