Saturday, February 12, 2011

February Stamp Club Projects

I am very excited about this month's projects!  I learned some really cute techniques and cards at my upline, Winona's, last meeting, and I can't wait to share them.

This first card uses a technique that's popping up all over the place.  We're calling it "Inlaid Embossing", but I've heard it called a few other things!  I CASEd the design from Donna Wizniuk, a talented lady in our downline group.  I started by embossing the card base with the Framed Tulips embossing folder.  Then I put together the center part, layering some Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory, Basic Black, First Edition dsp and an Early Espresso Full Heart. I ran the whole thing through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  I finished it off with a pop of colour using a Regals button threaded with linen thread.

Winona showed us how to make this cute present card, so I adapted it to use the Sale-A-Bration designer series paper, ribbon and buttons.  I LOVE the bright colours!  It pops open from the top and there's a card insert inside.  I also used the new Build a Cupcake punch, and I crimped the bottom part of the cupcake. 

The bow on the top is made with the small and large oval punches.  Punch out the small one first, then punch the large oval around the hole left by the small oval punch.  Then arrange them in a "bow" shape!  Too cute!

Those of you who are Stampin' Up! demonstrators will probably recognize the last card from the January issue of Stampin' Success magazine.  I love the builder wheels, and this card is perfect for showing how you can use them for something other than a border.

I embossed the card base with the polka dot embossing folder.  Then I rolled the builder wheels across the Rose Red piece with Chocolate Chip ink and wrapped some Pear Pizzazz twill ribbon around it.  I layered that piece on the Chocolate Chip and Pear Pizzazz cardstock.
I've had some requests for learning how to use heat & stick powder, so I added some bling with heat & stick powder and green glitter from the Fine Cosmo glitter pack for the word "wish".

Thanks for reading today!

Blessings to you,

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