These are the projects we made yesterday at the stamp club I am a part of.
The little ornaments are made using the scallop circle punch. You punch out 6 scallops then fold them in half. You glue them together until you have a circle shape. We used gold elastic cord to create the loop used to hang the ornament.
The Santa is on top of a matchbox made with the matchbox big shot die. I wasn’t sure about this die at first, but now that I have used it, I love it. I ordered it and plan to make all sorts of little gifts with it for my coworkers. The Santa is made using the following punches: circle punch (I think it was the 1 3/4″) – face, 3/4″ circle – ball on hat, heart punch – hat, scallop circle – beard, modern label – brim of hat and hair, slit punch – mouth, standard office hole punch – eyes and nose. We just cut the pieces for the belt.
The gift bag is made from a standard brown paper lunch sack. We covered the front and the back with chocolate chip cardstock. We used the Petals-A-plenty impressions folder on the green piece of cardstock. This impressions folder is awesome. It gives such a deep impression. This folder will be useful even after Christmas is over. My upline said that she tried this folder on a piece of pink cardstock and it looked really spring-y. The stamp set we used is called “Patterned Pines” and is a level 1 hostess reward in the current holiday mini catalog.
I finally have the video tutorial up for my Kleenex/Tissue holders. I had to break it up into 2 parts because it was longer than 10 minutes (that’s all that youtube allows per video). Let me know if you have any questions. I hope you enjoy!
We were supposed to make a “get well soon” project for this month’s stamp club swap. I have seen several of these mini Kleenex/tissue holders around and decided that they would be perfect for this swap. I couldn’t find a tutorial that was exactly what I had imagined, so I made up my own box. I will be posting a tutorial on how I made it soon!
Paper: Whisper White Cardstock, Various InColor Cardstock, Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Markers: Various InColors
Accessories: Snail, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Punches: Small Oval, Wide Oval, Scallop Oval
Tools: Paper Cutter, Bone Folder
Other: Mini Kleenex Tissues
This is the swap I made for my September stamp club meeting. They hold a mini kit kat or hershey’s bar. These were pretty easy to make and I think they turned out pretty cute! These would make good treats for co-workers.
Paper: Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Black Cardstock
Ink and Markers: Staz on Black ink, Summer Sun marker, Pumpkin Pie marker
Stamp Set: Twick or Tweet
Accessories: Black Ribbon, Snail, Sticky Strip, Velcro
Punches: Modern Label, Scallop Circle, 1-1/4 Circle, 1-3/9 Punch
Tools: Paper Cutter, Bone Folder
Other: Kit Kat Bars
A girl I work with is expecting her first baby this Fall. Some girls at work and I are throwing her a baby shower next week, and I volunteered to make the invitations. It was a bigger project than I expected, but I think it was worth it. I made 43 of them, but messed up on 2. I am thankful for the help my mom and sister gave me with cutting out all the giraffes, and for the help my husband gave me with assembling them all. Everyone at work seemed to love them.
I used the “Wild About You” stamp set. It is retired now, but there is a similar stamp set with a similar giraffe image called “Animal Stories” (pg. 88 – Item #116716)
Paper: Whisper White Cardstock, Bashful Blue Cardstock, So Saffron Cardstock
Stamp Sets: Wild About You
Ink and Markers: Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad, Chcolate Chip Marker
Accessories: Snail, Sticky Strip, Silver Eyelets, 3/4 inch white ribbon
Punches: 1 inch circle, 3/4 inch circle
Tools: Crop-a-Dile, Paper Cutter, Bone Folder
Template: Free Standing Pop-up Card (from the Splitcoast Stampers Resources)
The holiday mini catalog is here! Everyone is able to order from it starting today through January 4, 2010. I was able to pre-order a few items. I went a little crazy and ordered a ton of stamp sets. I am excited to start working on some projects with these new stamps. Here are some pictures of what I pre-ordered. I apologize for the blurry, awful pictures. I need to practice my photography! If you would like to order any of these sets, please feel free to contact me here, or visit my online store at stephaniestroud.stampinup.net.
I just signed up to be a new Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator last week. I am a web developer by trade, so of course, I have to start a new blog too. I am going to be creating videos and posting projects and instructions. I am excited to get started. My new demonstrator kit should be here tomorrow and I just placed another big order yesterday. I have got lots of ideas and can’t wait to get started. I hope you check back often to see what new things I have posted!