Sunday, August 15, 2010

August Club Projects

Here are the club projects we did this month...

This first project we did is a beautiful wedding card using the Elegant Lines embossing folder and a debossed/letterpress effect.

To do this technique, you open the embossing folder and then use your brayer to ink up the flat side with the grooves (not the raised side with the ridges). You do not have to apply very much ink. In fact, too much ink will make the finished product look messy. Carefully place your card stock into the embossing folder onto the raised side and close, then run it through the Big Shot. I did a few experiments with this technique, and found when it comes to using white card stock, glossy yields the best result.

For our card, we used Baja Breeze classic ink and then added some sparkle with some vanilla smooch. We finished off with some rhinestones.

The sentiment was stamped using the Word Play stamp set in Elegant Eggplant and then punched out with the heart punch. We also used Certainly Celery 5/8" satin ribbon - and the color combination was beautiful!

Our second project was a school planner. For the cover, we took a 8-1/4" x 11" piece of Basic Black card stock and scored it at 4" and 4-1/4" to create the spine. We folded it closed at one of the creases and cut into the spine to create the pencil holder.

The cover was made with a collage of various stamps: the Medallion background stamp, and stamps from the Exteme Elements stamp set. We stamped the "To Do" phrase using the Rough Type alphabet set in the summer mini. We sprayed a little Silver Foil Smooch to finish off our "grungy" look.

The color scheme we used for this project was Basic Black, Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise and Pear Pizzaz.

I have provided the files below which I created to use with the school planner. They are in editable Microsoft Word format so you may feel free to change colors, text, etc. for your own use.

Click Here to download the weekly planner file in Word 2007 format.
Click Here to download the calendar in Word 2007 format.


  1. I'm following you from SC, Great cards!!

  2. Great projects!!! And congratulations on Rising Star - what an accomplishment! I'm following you...

  3. I love the card and the do do list! So neat! Thank you for sharing! I am one of your followers from Stampin' Connection. (I'm the one that started the Follow Me thread) I have a small favor to ask, please. I had to switch over my website (it used to be BellevueStampingClub) and lost all of my followers from SC. Would you be so kind as to go to my new site listed below and RE-follow me, please? You may have to copy and paste the link. Thanks so much! I really appreciate it!

    Chanda Stehlik

  4. These projects are both amazing and I will be copying them both. One question - where did you find the cool peace pencils? I'm following you...


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