Monday, February 21, 2011

Club Projects

Yesterday I posted a "Wheely" easy card that I did with one of my monthly clubs last week.  Today I'm going to show the other projects we did.  Most of the ladies in this club are brand new stampers, so I try to work in some basic techniques with our projects each month.  Two of the ladies had been asking about our Stampin' Around wheels, so I thought I would create things using those great little tools!  Here is what I came up with...
Gift bag made using the Time to Celebrate wheel and Celebrations DSP.  We also made matching tissue with the same wheel!
Matching birthday card using both the Party Hearty and Bring on the Cake sets.

Close up of focal image from the Party Hearty set.

Close up of sentiment from Bring on the Cake set

Inside of card using images from Bring on the Cake set
This set was so much fun to design and even more fun to teach my club ladies to make!  For the bag, we started with a full-sized 8 1/2 x 11" piece of pacific point cardstock and wheeled the "Time to celebrate" in pacific point along the top and bottom edges.  We then took an 8 1/2" x 8" piece of whisper white cardstock and adhered 8 1/2" x 2" strips of the DSP, covering the entire piece of whisper white.  On a separate scrap of whisper white we wheeled the "Time to Celebrate" again and trimmed it to about 1" x 8 1/2".  We adhered that to the piece with the DSP.  We then punched dotted scallop ribbons in pacific point and real red and adhered them along the seams in the DSP.  We added some retired corduroy buttons to the "o"'s in TO for some fun (and because I wanted to use up those buttons!)  We then adhered the DSP layer to the pacific point base using sticky strip and  then adhered the whole thing to the bag in the  same manner.
We used our wheel again on some plain white tissue paper to create matching filler for the bag and made a cute little tag with the Bring on the Cake  set.  Here's a close up of the tag...
The little library clip is from the Clearance Rack...I used up LOTS of retired product with this project!

For the card, we started by adhering the patterned paper to the pacific point cardstock mat.  We then stamped the "b is for birthday" image from the Party Hearty set, inking the stamp with pacific point and real red markers.  I wanted to show my ladies how versatile markers are...we didn't use a single ink pad the entire evening!  We layered the "b is for birthday" image on a piece of pacific point cardstock and added a  corduroy button threaded with old olive 1/8" taffeta ribbon using glue dots.  We adhered some retired pacific point striped grosgrain ribbon to the cardfront and then adhered the focal image using dimensionals.  For the sentiment, we again inked our stamp with markers, stamped on a scrap of whisper white CS and punched it out using the modern label punch.  We layered that on a wide oval in pacific point, added some non-SU candle brads (no idea where they came from...I've had them forever!) and adhered it to the cardfront using dimensionals.  We then adhered the entire thing to a textured whisper white card base.
On the inside of the card, we stamped the other half of the "so many candles" sentiment with markers and followed the same process as we did for the cardfront.  We also coloured and stamped the birthday cake in the lower right corner.
These projects used lots of current and retired ladies loved it and I got rid of lots of retired product to make room for NEW stuff!  It was a win-win!!


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