Banner Blast Make & Take Party

Friday night I hosted a table at the Make & Take party for the Stamp Scrap Art Tour.  I used one of my Stamp Night Projects for January which is inspired from a project Shelli did at leadership.  It was a sell out with 95 guests.

Getting used to the format was the hardest part.  I had figured my card would take about 15 minutes and when they started the projects, they announced that the groups had only 15 minutes at each of 8 tables and then the whole group would rotate around the tables together.  Beverly was my helper, and we had to hustle to keep the ink pads, stamps and punches moving around the tables.  We had it figured out around the third group of 12 ladies.  Next time I will bring a 10 minute card and duplicates of all the supplies so it will be more relaxed.

They had a wonderful display of desserts to eat at the break in the middle.  I wish I had taken a photo of that.  There was a chocolate fountain with fun fruit and cake bites to dip in the waterfall of chocolate.  Also, they had cakes, cobblers, and little fancy chocolate things (who cares what they were called…it was luscious chocolate!).  The break also gave us some time to talk to the guests.

Here’s the whole card and the recipe:

Stamps:

  • Banner Blast (Sale-a-Bration – Free)
  • Four You (Annual Catalog)

 Colors:

  • Crumb Cake
  • Early Espresso
  • Strawberry Slush
  • Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Bermuda Bay
  • Whisper White

Tools / Supplies:

  • Linen Thread
  • Banner Punch (Sale-a-Bration – Free)
  • Dimensionals & Glue Dots
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (flower punch)
  • Merry Minis Punch Pack (star punch – carried over from Holiday Catalog)

I showed them the Easy Splatter Technique that Shelli showed us on stage at Leadership.  Here’s the page in my Technique Journal for Stamp Night.

 Happy Stampin’

Punch Art Cardinal Card Using the Bird Builder Punch

My technique for November was this cute cardinal punch art Christmas card.  I’ve seen these cardinals before, so I just had to try one.  Also, I’ve been wanting to design something for my Old Olive bow clips which are actually called Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments…wow, that’s a mouth full, isn’t it!

Stamps:

  • Christmas Messages
  • Woodgrain

Colors:

  • Crumb Cake
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Black StazOn for greeting
  • Basic Black for beak & sponging
  • Old Olive
  • Whisper White

Tools / Supplies

  •  Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments (the bow clip)
  • Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Bird Builder Punch
  • Dimensionals

Here’s the page we did for our Technique Journal.  I actually have two journals since I have one just for Punch Art.  So, this page is in my Punch Art book.

I made a blue and white version of this card with a peace dove instead of a cardinal for a lunch time card class.  Here’s that one:

When you love a layout, use it again!  It can look like a whole new card when you change the colors, greetings, and embellishments.

Happy Stampin’

File Folder Santa Card – Envelope Punch Board

Our technique for October was making a File Folder Card using the Envelope Punch Board.

Stamps:

  • Tag It (Stampin’ Up! donates $3 from the sale of this set to Ronald McDonald House Charities)
  • Alhambra (Jumbo Wheel)

Colors:

  • Old Olive
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Whisper White
  • Early Espresso

Tools / Supplies:

  • Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Chalk Talk Framelits & Big Shot
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • Scallop Trim Border Punch
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Glue Dots & Dimensionals

We made a page for our Technique Journal too using Perfect Plum, Old Olive, and Elegant Eggplant…one of my favorite color combinations.

For the little technique book sample, we punched the file tab at the 2″ mark instead of 3″.  The background on the page was stamped with the Tape It and Secret Garden stamp sets.  Also, I always use My Digital Studio for the instructions so I can match the colors and add Stampin’ Up! digital stamps.

Happy Stampin’

Bargello Technique – Sweater Weather Paper

For September, I used the Sweater Weather designer series paper to demonstrate the Bargello Technique.  I’ve seen this technique for a while and wanted to do it, so here we go!  First the card…

Stamp Sets:

  • Positively Chevron (background stamp)

Colors:

  • Soft Sky
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Tangerine Tango

Supplies / Tools:

  • Autumn Accents Bigz Die
  • Ovals Collection Framelits
  • Linen Thread
  • Copy paper
  • Paper Trimmer
  • 2 Way Glue Pen or Snail
  • Dimensionals
  • Stampin’ Sponge

Here is the Technique Journal page my Stamp Night regulars made for their book with the directions:

You can make your pattern and copy paper a little bigger to accommodate another strip of the paper you started with if you want to make it more “perfect” and use it for a full background (in this case another orange strip on the right or another plaid on the left).  Also, you want your contrasting, darker pieces in the middle in lieu of the edges since they add some punch to the look when you start staggering your cuts.

Make sure to use plenty of glue, tape, or Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets for maximum adhesive coverage since after you cut, there will be little bits of paper on edges.  Cut in other direction and stagger on another copy paper per journal instructions above.  Here’s what the staggered strips looked like after the framelit and the punched piece came out (left behind by one of my class attendees…mine was cut up too much from punching extra samples out).

I did a wave pattern on the card.  You can also zig-zag or do a pyramid…just experiment with it to see what you like.

Happy Stampin’

Magnificent Maple – Crayon Rubbed Embossing Technique

My August Stamp Night card celebrating Fall also demonstrates my technique for this month.

Stamps:

  • Magnificent Maple
  • Four You
  • Gorgeous Grunge

 Colors:

  • Cajun Craze
  • Crushed Curry
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Whisper White

Tools / Supplies

  • white crayon (raid your kid’s crayon box)
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Woodgrain embossing folder
  • Brayer
  • Glimmer Brads – Basics
  • Paper Towel
  • Dimensionals

I love how this turned out.  You get the best results by rubbing the crayon firmly and going over it several times.  Here’s the instructions for the technique written out in my Technique Journal page.

Tomorrow I’ll post the Christmas card.

Happy Stampin’

Chalk Talk – Shop Around – Faux Tearing Technique

Well, after a break to talk about convention last week, here’s the last project for July Stamp Nights.

The vintage style of the Shop Around wheel was the perfect stamp to go with my Faux Tearing Technique.  I love the Pistachio Pudding with Basic Gray & Smoky Slate!

Stamps:

  • Chalk Talk
  • Shop Around jumbo wheel

Colors:

  • Pistachio Pudding
  • Very Vanilla
  • Basic Gray
  • Smoky Slate

Tools / Extras:

  • XL Oval punch
  • Chalk Talk Framelits
  • Candy Dot (Very Vanilla)
  • Candy Dots Brad Bases
  • Paper Piercer
  • Crochet Trim (spritzed with reinker)
  • Ripped copy paper
  • Dimensionals

I dyed the Crochet trim by using the Stampin’ Spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol and drops of Pistachio Pudding reinker.

Here is the page I did for the technique book.

 Happy Stampin’

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