Thursday, November 17, 2011

Card Projects from Stamping Day

I think I mentioned that earlier in the month some friends and I got together on a Saturday to do some stamping.  The "main project" was making a wreath from the lolly flowers.  This was Lou Ann's choice of our main project for the month.  Here is what the finished project is supposed to look like, but I have to admit that mine is still unassembled.  I have just a couple of the flowers to finish, but I haven't taken the time to do it.  I will get it done, though!

But you don't want to see what things I didn't get done, do you?  How about seeing the other projects that we made?  Everyone except the hostess brought a "shoe box project" for us to make.  This first card was Cindy Westerink's.  Obviously we stamped the Woodgrain background stamp and made the door panels, but do you know what the wreath is made from?...
It's the Little Leaves Sizzlits Die cut apart and glued onto a circle of cardstock.

Sara Bolz came up with this next project - and it involves chocolate!  This is the Candy Wrapper Bigz Die but it's cut so that a FULL-SIZE candy bar will fit inside.  (And believe it or not, my candy bar is still in there!)  Smiley from
We do have a little mystery though... One of these projects disappeared - along with the candy in it!  No one is claiming responsibility, but there were only five of us there, so someone needs to 'fess up.  Smiley from

This card project was brought by Diane Kipp.  Everything was pre-cut to size, so it was easy to stamp and get the card finished quickly!
The image from Lovely as a Tree is stamped with Whisper White Craft Ink and embossed with White emboss powder.  We did notice that rubbing the red ink on top tended to color the white embossed tree pink, so Cindy decided to try it with Always Artichoke ink sponged around the tree.  Same card, just a slightly different look.  Which one do you prefer?

Judy Haney planned this pretty card.  Guess what punch this wreath is made from?  No idea?  How about the wing from the Bird Builder Punch!  It's punched out of Brushed Silver cardstock, which looks so elegant.  The white cardstock is embossed with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder.

My project for the ladies was this pop-up birthday card.  I posted a similar card on my blog HERE.  My project wasn't holiday-themed because I had already shown the other gals this card a month earlier and they wanted to learn how to make it.  It's actually easier than it might look!

Everyone loved all of the projects, but when we had them all out on the table, we had to chuckle.  Obviously we all had Real Red and/or wreaths on our minds when we planned these projects!  You know what they say, "great minds think alike"!
We had a great time stamping together that day.  And of course we had stamping, snacks, lunch, chocolate, and good friends - what more could you want?  I'm looking forward to our next get-together already!  Smiley from 
Until next time...
Jayne Stenstrom


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