Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Regional Training Day

Well, way back at this post I said that I would put up some show and tell about the Stampin' Up!® regional training day, so here goes!

This is me and Ruth Bishop

This is our table busy with the Make-and-takes!

This is me, Ruth and Kirrily concentrating on our Make-and-takes!

This is some of the group of demonstrators and guests (with the "stage" on the right)

Here's some of the projects that were on display!

Monday, September 15, 2008

A Bit Late

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I know Father's Day has been and gone but I thought I'd post two cards I made this year. I think most of us struggle with masculine cards so maybe these will be helpful. I tend to stay with Earth Elements colours for masculine cards.

The first card is the one I gave to my husband from my daughter and myself. I've inked up the Father's Day stamp from Occasional Greetings (pg. 121) using Old Olive, Not Quite Navy and Close to Cocoa stampin' spots. I "huffed" on the stamp and then stamped onto Whisper White cardstock. I've then mounted it onto Not Quite Navy and Really Rust cardstock. The base card is Really Rust stamped with the background stamp from the hostess set Oh So Lovely (pg. 17) -- I'm loving this stamp!

I've used a template from Kristina Werner for the curved edge. Kristina is an awesome American papercrafter. Card sizes are different in the States, so the base card is slightly smaller than A6. I've used Not Quite Navy cardstock for the larger curved edge and Close to Cocoa for the smaller curved edge. Again, I've stamped the Close to Cocoa with the background stamp in VersaMark. I popped the greeting up on dimensionals in the middle of the card. My husband quite liked the card, he said he liked that it wasn't too fancy! And I knew he'd like the curved edge because he actually watched Kristina's video tutorial with me and said it was a nice card!

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I made this second card for one of my colleagues who has two young sons. I've used the trusty Earth Elements colours again. I've stamped the greeting in Really Rust onto Whisper White cardstock and rounded the corners with the corner rounder punch (pg. 142). I've mounted it onto Close to Cocoa cardstock. The base card is Really Rust stamped with the background image from the Oh So Lovely set. I've then layered Not Quite Navy and Chocolate Chip cardstock. Then I've popped the sentiment up on dimensionals.

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For the inside of the card, I've stamped two boy images from All in the Family (pg. 61) onto Whisper White cardstock using black Stazon ink. I've coloured them in with a Blender pen and Stampin' Pastels. I punched them out with the small oval punch (pg. 142) and inked around the edges with Really Rust before adhering it to the inside of the card.

I hope all the dads out there had a great Father's day! Happy stamping!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Cute Little Note Cards

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I made a bunch of these little note cards recently
and I think they're really quite cute. I've used images from the Fun and Fast Notes set (pg.41) and it really does make card making fun and fast. I've stamped the images in Stazon ink on Whisper White cardstock then used my blender pens and Stampin' Pastels to do the watercolouring. I did a little bit of colour at the bottom to create some ground and around the birds to make them pop.
The base card is Bashful Blue and I've used the spot stamp from the Enjoy Every Moment set (pg. 11 Spring mini catalogue) stamped with Versamark to create the background.

I hope these little cards have brightened your day! I'm off to the Stampin' Up!® Regional Training day tomorrow so I'll put up some show and tell later!