Friday, April 30, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
This is the idea I came up with for introducing the new color collections to my club members - A Color Renovation Activity Board! It features the 4 new color families and the retiring colors. Once the new in-colors are announced and I receive them, I will make a new section with butterflies to replace the section with the retiring colors.
The board itself is a tri-fold project board that I set up to sit up at an angle to make it easier to play with. I placed eyelets and cord through the edges of the outer flaps to help the board stay in this position:
I created print outs for each color family (links provided below) and then stamped each color (except for the new colors - which I do not have ink for yet) using the Flight of the Butterfly Stamp set. Then I punched each color of card stock using the butterfly punch and added a bit of re-positionable adhesive to the center back of each butterfly to place over the stamped images:
Here are some close-up of how the 4 color family sections turned out:
And here's the retiring color section. It only consists of stamped images using the small butterfly. I also included the 3 retiring in-colors at the bottom:
Now, here's the fun part! I created a blank page so that you can remove each of the butterflies (remember, they have re-positionable adhesive on the backs) and create different color combinations using the new color palette:
Here's a few examples (from left to right): (1) Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake and Wild Wasabi; (2) Rose Red, Marina Mist and Early Espresso; and (3) Cherry Cobbler, Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight:
When a butterfly is removed, you can see the stamped image remains to help with re-placement:
Also, on the back of each butterfly, I wrote the color name and family it belongs to - to also help with re-placement:
Overall, I think this is a really neat way to get familiar and excited about the new colors coming out in July. I've already had lots of fun playing around with it! :o)
For any of the demos out there who would like to download the files I created to make your own Color Renovation Board, here they are!
You can also use these files to just simply create color-chart handouts and stamp/punch whatever images you like!
Note: The only thing I would have done differently (and I may re-do it this way) is to laminate the sections. But sheesh... that means I have to go dig out my laminator from the attic! yikes!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
These little bags are perfect for holding small gifts (like jewelry & gift cards) and they were super-fast and super-fun to make!
Here's a quick birthday card I made recently using the Birthday Bliss and Butterfly Accent stamps. I used watercolor paper as my base, and I love how it turned out! :o)
Colors used: Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay, Green Galore, Only Orange & Melon Mambo.