Stamp Clubs will be meeting again next week already! It seems like we just had our first meeting! Thank you to everyone who gave me such encouragement as I was planning for last month's clubs. I was very nervous since there is such a mix of stamping experience in the clubs, but I think everyone had fun. I had the same challenge again this month, but I'm not as nervous. I have to remember that people joined the clubs because they like to stamp and they want to have fun! I had fun making these, so I hope the ladies in my clubs will enjoy them as well.
This card uses emboss resist technique. I wanted to use some non-traditional Christmas colours for it, so I went with Night of Navy and Pale Plum. The snowflake is from the Frosty set.
They will get to make some matching stationery for this card using the Snowflake Stampin' Around wheel. It's a quick, easy way to decorate your paper for writing your Christmas letters!
This snowman card is a shaker card (a request from a club member!). I had never made a shaker card before, so I had quite a time trying to figure out how to make the frame for the acetate fit the image and still seal properly. It's hard to tell from the photo, but there is an acetate sheet over the snowmen that has some glitter behind it. I thought this Flaky Friends set was perfect for the shaker card, since the glitter kind of looks like snow falling on them.
I went with the more traditional Real Red and Glorious Green for this card and coloured the snowmen with Stampin' Write markers.
For the last project, I wanted something other than a card, so I thought it would be a cute idea to make a little treat bag for Thanksgiving or Halloween (we celebrate Thanksgiving in October here in Canada). I found these cute little pumpkin candies at Wal-Mart, and I put some in the small cello bag that SU! carries. For the topper, I used Pumpkin Pie and Always Artichoke cardstock. The pumpkin (from Give Thanks) is stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink (what else?), then coloured in with Stampin' Write markers. I punched it out with the scallop circle punch and adhered the layers together. Then I attached it to the cello bag with gold brads.