Saturday, November 17, 2012

November Club Projects

For this month's club we focused on Christmas and projects for gift giving!

First, we made a set of three gift tags (although this design could also very easily translate to a Christmas ornament or and embellishment of the front of a Christmas card!):

Each of the tags were made using the Windows Frames framelit dies and the windows were cut using the Holiday Collection framelits.  Behind each window we used various SU ribbons layered in different patterns or angles. 

Everyone also had the option of using the matching Festive Paper Piercing pack to add an extra flair to their tags:

Our second project was a gift card holder using the Holiday Stocking Bigz Die:

We used several great SU products to pull it all together and give it a perfect vintage Christmas feel:  the Music Notes standard wheel in Always Artichoke ink, Cherry Cobbler Core-dinations cardstock embossed with the Lacy Brocade Embossing folder and then sanded with the new Stampin' Sanding Block, a touch of Champagne Glimmer paper, and finally a bow of our ever-so-stampable Cotton Ribbon also stamped with the Music Notes wheel:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

October Club Projects

Yay! I'm catching up... and in this case, the holiday I'm posting for hasn't passed yet! LOL

In October we did some very fall-festive projects!  The first on was a table setting duo that was completely inspired by a fellow demonstrator, Maree Streeter, from Canada!  This project uses several Big Shot dies!  First, the cutlery holder is made from the Petite Pocket die, while the box is made from the Candy Wrapper die.  The labels are from the Labels Collection framelits and the corn and flower images were stamped using the Perfectly Preserved stamp set and then cut out using the matching Cannery framelits set, which can be purchased in this bundle!

We also made a fall/thanksgiving card using the "Triple Time" technique.  You can find an excellent "how to" on this technique here! For our card we used the Wonderfall stamp set from the Holiday mini and the coordinating Autumn Accents Bigz die to cut out our leaves for the front.  Each leaf was embossed in a different embossing folder (we used the Square Lattice, Woodgrain and Perfect Polka Dots folders).

Monday, November 12, 2012

September Club Projects

As usual, I am very behind in my posts!  It always seems like the holidays get that way for me... Plus we have several family birthdays that keep me on my toes making handmade gifts this time of year. :o)

Regardless (and even though Halloween in far behind us), I want to get caught up with my club project posts... and I've got to go all the way back to September to do that! So here are the Halloween projects we made in hostess club!

My favorite has to be the pinwheel corsage I came up with.  And this is another reason why I am still bothering to post this so late... it would be a great project to make for any holiday or special event!  Birthdays, Baby Showers  Bridal showers, graduations... you name it!  I plan to make several more of these in the near future and can't wait to come up with different color combos!

We used the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and matching framelit dies to make the pinwheel.  After stamping and cutting 9 of them, we just stacked them and punched a 1/16" hole at the top of the ornament then placed a brad through and fanned them out (don't forget to curl up the edges a bit!).  In order to get them to lay right, you need to cut a slit in the top one and slip it over the bottom one when they come around and meet each other.  Once they are fanned out and evenly spaced, just stick the whole pinwheel onto a jumbo sticky round!  We embellished the bottom (attached via the back) with several coordinating ribbons and on the front we used the Ghoulish Googlies stamp set cut out and layered with the Window Frames framelits.

I got the idea for our second project (Bitty Boo Boxes) from fellow demonstrator Brenda Quintana.  These are made using the Petal Card punch and she has an excellent tutorial posted on her blog for them here!    

Lastly, we made a VERY quick and easy project using the Ghoulish Googlies Bundle from the holiday mini.  We embossed the bags with the Spider Web embossing folder and also decorated both sides of the bag with a tag.  On one side, we stamped the Mummy from the Ghoulish Googlies set:

And on the other side, we used the smaller tag that comes with the kit and stamped it with the "Spooky" sentiment from the Wicked Cool Stamp set:

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