Saturday, February 5, 2011

Stamp Club - February

Wow! Time flies...I feel like I was just posting about stamp club not too long ago. We had to postpone last month's stamp club by a week, so there was only a 3 week break in between instead of our usual 4 weeks, so that's probably why it felt like "just yesterday".

I like to go with some sort of theme each month and often times will see what the hostess may want me to share with the group. My friend, Kim, who was the hostess this month let me decide what to do. I knew she owned a Big Shot (Christmas present a couple of years ago!), so I thought I would share some of the fun things that a Big Shot can create!

For the first project, we made a dress using the Scallop Circle Bigz Die. To make the shape of the dress, I counted 4 scallops at the top and 10 scallops at the bottom and then cut it in the shape that I wanted. I made a couple of patterns out of cardboard to have for others to use.

I wasn't satisfied with putting the sentiment on the front of the card (I couldn't figure out where to put it), so I placed it on the inside instead, punched out with the Decorative Label punch and popped up using Dimensionals.

Stamp Set: Apple Blossoms (Level 2 Hostess set)

Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall DSP (retired)

Ink: markers ~ Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive

Accessories: Dimensionals, Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta ribbon, Chocolate Chip flower brads (retired)

Tools: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates

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For the second project, I went with polka dots! We used the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder (my favorite!) and the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die to create the butterflies. I love how simplistic this card came out and I was inspired by a card I had seen on Stampin' Connection (a Stampin' Up! demonstrators only website). The great thing about this card is that I used my Color Coach to find the color reminds me so much of a sweet little baby that I used a "Welcome, Baby" sentiment.

Stamp Set: Something to Celebrate (Level 2 Hostess set from 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog)

Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Dimensionals

Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die

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The last project (my favorite!) uses the Pillow Box Bigz Die. I just got this die last week and I don't know why I waited so long...I love it! I used a pretty simple design to try it out, but I'm loving the colors. And, as you can see...I had to find candy that matched to put inside! These are the tropical fruit Mike N Ikes...I picked out the turquoise and orange, of course! ;)

Stamp Set: Perfect Punches (clear mount, wood mount)

Paper: Whisper White, Brights Patterns Paper Stack (Tempting Turquoise), Pumpkin Pie (flower)

Ink: Pumpkin Pie

Accessories: Dimensionals, 1/2" Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon (retired), Rhinestone Jewel Accents

Tools: Big Shot, Pillow Box Bigz Die

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With the theme being the Big Shot, I thought it would be appropriate to make a hostess gift using the Big Shot. Isn't this the cutest little purse? I filled it with Butterfinger hearts (I knew Kim's favorite candy was Butterfinger). The tutorial for this purse is from the talented Becky Roberts at Inking Idaho. I didn't have the grommets for the top of the purse where the ribbon handle goes, but I did my best to improvise...although I do wish I would have put the holes further apart.

Stamp Set: none

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Sending Love Specialty paper (but it can stil be found in the Clearance Rack)

Ink: none

Accessories: 1/2" Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Pretty in Pink heart brad (retired), glue dots (to adhere flowers), Velcro (to hold purse lid closed), Sticky Strip

Tools: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Top Note Bigz Die (exclusive to Stampin' Up!), 5 Petal Flower punch, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack

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Interested in being a part of my monthly stamp club? We will finish off the current one in May and I hope to start a new one once the new catalog debuts this summer in July. The club will most likely start up in October like I did with this last one. Ask me for more information!


Kim said...

Love the projects and the fun times! Thanks again!

vicki said...

Thanks for a fun night! Loved the projects to add to my stash.

Renee said...

Great projects! What fun!! Thanks for sharing. Hugz n blessings.

Davina Allgrim said...

Cute projects. now following through SC
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Patrice said...

That little bag is adorable. Love your clever ideas!

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