Thursday, January 3, 2008
January Stamp Nite Projects
Talk about time crunches! I figured that the first week of the New Year many of my regular Stamp Nite friends would be too busy, too tuckered out, too whatever to want to get together and play on the 4th. I was wrong. After sending out a last minute Lucy email on the 1st, a good number want to play. I was under the gun to come up with projects in just a couple of days.
These are the projects I came up with, 3 cards and an explosion box. For the upper picture, I've used SU!'s Time Well Spent set, a set that was a gift for all SU! demonstrators. I've paired it up with Porcelain Prints designer papers. The flowers are stamped on designer paper, cut out, and accented with a white gel pen. A rhinestone brads centers the larger flower on the left. The smaller card, which is 4.25 square, has a gift card holder adhered inside . Click on Lisa's name for a wonderful tutorial by Lisa Somerville.
The Loves ya' set is a card and an explosion box. Yes, it's using last year's valentine papers, but I have loads of it, and need to use my stash up, plus I have nothing that screams valentine right now. I've paired it with the SU! set Priceless. The card uses shadow stamping on the base and features 2 tags. If you are a demonstrator you might recognize this layout from Stampin' Success. The explosion box features the same papers, wide satin ribbon, and a scallop tag. Directions for the explosion box may be found here. Please note I did make a measurement change on the lid. For me the one in the tutorial crumpled the box a bit, so I changed the measurement to 4 5/8" square, scoring each side at 1", then followed the rest of the SCS instructions.
I am looking forward to tomorrow now that all the planning and cutting is done! I have never planned so late in the game, I am usually all ready a week before!
Have a wonderful evening! Thanks for stopping by.
All supplies are SU! except striped grosgrain ribbon by May Arts.