Sunday, July 29, 2012

Petite Purse Die

I have really enjoyed using the petite purse die! It is so easy to assemble, which is why it has been my "go to" die for a couple of recent projects where I had to make multiples!

These are the thank you gifts I made this month for my club members:

I love using window sheets for my treat boxes whenever I can! I filled these with either jelly beans or m&m's. Since these candies are so small, I used transparent tape at the two bottom side edges to make sure nothing fell out. I also used a small piece to make sure the flap stayed securely closed. With the thicker acetate, it is hard to get it to hold the rounded shape and stay closed. :-)

In place of the handle cut by the die, I chose to use some ribbon instead. The sentiment was stamped and punched using the lovely little labels stamp set and the coordinating little labels punch set.

I used the Boho Blossoms and Bird punches for the flower accents. When making multiple embellishments like these, I like to assemble and layer them like so on a strip of glue dots:

A second project I made with the petite purse die was a set of 80 treat bags for the teachers and staff at my son's school. Inside were a few star peppermints and a coupon for a free class of mine. I made them in all assorted colors coordinating with the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper:

Friday, July 20, 2012

July Club Projects

Hello, all! Well, I know it has been a very long time since I have posted, and I'm working on a solution to start blogging a lot more! I am currently testing out a few apps with my iPad (and this is one of them), so we will see how this goes!

So, to catch everyone up a bit... I recently started my monthly hostess club back up after taking a year off when my newest little man joined us. I have been so excited and happy to get back into the swing of things with all of my wonderful stampin' gals! This has also motivated me to get back into the world of blogging again! So, without any further ado... I will start things off with a post highlighting the projects for this month's club!

We did a great stamp-a-stack project using a single card design inspired by my upline, Alecia Connelly! So I took this layout and came up with 5 great cards using the 2011-2013 in-colors!  The layout is simple and clean, and yields beautiful results no matter how you spin it!  It utilizes the 3" x 3" scallop square from the Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die centered at the top of a standard A2 card made from a 4.25 x 11" piece of card stock scored in half at 5.5".  Each element is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here they are with all the lovely details!  Click on any hyperlink to see full product details!

Colors:  Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Whisper White
2.75" Square DSP in Wisteria Wonder from the 2011-2013 DSP Patterns Stack

Colors:  Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Punches: Blossom, 1" Circle
Blossom Punched from Pool Party DSP from the 2011-2013 DSP Patterns Stack

Colors:  Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
2.75" Square DSP in  Calypso Coral from the 2011-2013 DSP Patterns Stack

Stamps:  Reason to Smile (promotional), Itty Bitty Banners
Colors:  Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Whisper White
Scallop Square cut from Pool Party DSP from the 2011-2013 DSP Patterns Stack

Stamps:  My Friend (floral image stamped using baby wipe technique)
Colors:  Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Whisper White

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