Saturday, November 21, 2015

Christmas Trees Gift Card Holder

  The second project for my November Hostess Club was this cute little gift card holder.  You can make three bases from on 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of card stock.  I used a die to cut the end tab however you could easily use a corner rounder or a decorative corner punch to achieve the same effect without a big shot if you don't have one.

     I scored the long edge of the card stock at 2.75 and 7, I then cut the short end at 2.75 inch increments. This gave me 3 bases, If I was not using a die to cut the end I could have cut the width at 2 7/8 inch and it would have given me a little more room for the gift card to slide but would have required a longer belly band, since I was able to use a 6 inch length for the belly band I was really happy that I could get two from each length of DSP so Maybe the 2.75 inch width is best for the base.  I used a circle punch to put the notch in the inside pocket and I embossed just that front of the pocket part of the base.  I think I may make a video on this project as I have somany little tips to share and they are hard to put in the post as I'm just not the most talented at explaining with the written word.

  If you would like a video to show how I did my layers etc... leave me a comment so I feel shamed into getting some video done! 

   One thing I want to share is the stamp set I used for the warmest wishes.  This stamp set is only in the online store and not in any catalog it is photopolymer which I love and has just the greatest sentiments but also has these adorable rustic trees that are also in the DSP and in several other papers from stampin' up!  so check out this stamp set-you get so much for $16.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

November Hostess Club

 For my November Hostess gathering I wanted my hostesses to know how much I appreciate them by making an extra special project.  I hope I succeeded.

   We made two projects today I'm posting the first I'll post the second one tomorrow.

    The First is a Center Step card.  You can find a myriad of dimensions for these cards, I chose to do one that would finish at the size of an A2 envelope. So our finished card is 5.5 x 4.25.  I used a diagram I found on google images.  I can't read the watermark but if you can and it's your diagram, Thank You! 
  These Sleigh Ride dies are just the sweetest little images and were amazingly easy to work with.  I expected there to be all kinds of issues with getting them cut out but they were fine.  I used my magnetic platform and wax paper between the the cardstock and the die and the images released just fine.  The precision plate seemed to me to be too much pressure and not using wax paper.... well a mistake.  The same with the Merry die cut.  The word Christmas was from a hostess set.   I know it seems like a ton of cutting but if you are doing one card it's not so bad you just cut 7/8 inch by 12 inch strips and then cut those to the right length.   Here is all the sizes I used:
Designer Series Paper
1 -7/8 x 5 3/8
2 -7/8 x 4 1/8
1 -3 3/8 x 3 1/8
2 - 7/8 x 3 3/8
inside mat 3 x 5 ¼
inside neutral panel 2.75 x 5
    I hope you like this project and will try one of your own,  I made three different renditions so I'll be posting the other two over the weekend.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

On Stage Local in Baltimore

This past weekend was a local event hosted by Stampin Up!  This picture was from a leaders training the night before.  Such a nice time connecting with old friends and new ones.  These are the ladies I hung out with on the New Port Beach Incentive trip back in September.  Two of my down line attended with me and we all had a great time.  I'm so lucky to have such wonderful company to spend time with.  I came home and had to get immediately ready for Hostess Club Monday-I hope to get the pictures of the projects taken and get them posted just as soon as I can find my camera charger.

Friday, November 6, 2015

November Sketch Class Share

So for the November Class I borrowed a sketch from Connie and Mary-  I love this sketch and the cards I was able to make using it's inspiration.

 Each of the 3 card use a slightly different technique to stamp the 4 little panels.  This first one I lined up the left panels touching and the right panels touching and stamped them individually.  The trickiest part of this project is making sure the two Artichoke leaves stamped on the card front are completely dry before you stamp the versa mark and emboss.

 This card I butted all the panels against each other to stamps.
 This last one I used two way glue pen to temporarily adhere to grid paper using the grid lines to make a 1/4 inch gap between the 4 panels then stamped the Monarch in black archival ink.

 Thanks for stopping by-hope you like my cards and why don't you give this sketch a try with your Stamps Paper and Ink.