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Which do you want to hear first? The GOOD news or the BAD news? Okay, here it comes… the good news is that we saw so many fabulous/gorgeous/inspiring projects today at Convention Day 2. The bad news… well, the bad news is that the only 4 items from the Holiday Catalog that I didn’t think I needed to get? So much for that. After today, now I know that I’ll need to get all 4 of them, too!! So yup, that makes it pretty much the whole catalog that I’ll be needing. Good thing we get a discount as demonstrators
Here are some pictures from our day, starting off with gathering for the first general session.
Want to see some of those fabulous stamping ideas? Shannon West came out in her witch costume to get us in the mood for Halloween and fall projects, and here’s a holiday place card that she created using White Staz-On Ink (106960 – see it online) and the upcoming Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821 – new on August 1st!).
First, the Staz-On Ink goes directly on the embossing folder. Next, press the Window Sheet (3 x 3″ here) onto the folder and emboss with your Big Shot. Finally, embellish with elements from the Wonderfall stamp set (w- 128084 or c-128087; available August 1st).
Want to see how Shannon made some gorgeous leaves?
Here are her 3 simple steps to a perfectly natural leaf (if natural leaves could have letters on them
- Cut out the maple leaf with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die (127812 – available August 1st) and stamp the coordinating Wonderfall image
- Use a Sponge Dauber to color the edges of the leaf
- Crumple the leaf and flatten it out, then press a darker ink pad directly onto the leaf to create the veining
So many fun projects (I might have mentioned that) and then we had a chance to win free stamps! Here’s Karla from our group…doesn’t she look excited?
We also have the chance to see LOTS of display cards and other projects at Convention. Here’s just one of several aisles of projects:
And on one display, we were excited to see a project sent in by our very own Rae Anne Littrell! Rae Anne created this sweet baby project for her son Cole using My Digital Studio.
ALL the displays are gorgeous – check out the banners that are part of the ‘summer picnic’ theme in the Gathering Place this year. Can’t you see them as part of a festive backyard BBQ?
Alright, once again I’m falling asleep while typing… it’s hard on the keyboard (and my nose) so I think I’m done for the evening. But stay tuned for more of my Convention 2012 posts!
Who doesn’t love chocolate?! And even better, chocolate wrapped in this sweet World Spectacular Designer Series Paper (see it online) and with a tag from the A Cherry On Top stamp set (see it online)?
This is a great hostess stamp set, available when your party reaches $150 or when you place an online order of $150 or more. For Online orders, the benefits are called “Stampin’ Rewards”. Be sure to order through my website so you get these rewards with your order.
Like the colors on the World Spectacular paper? They’re great for projects for guys — nice masculine colors!
Okay, I have been WAITING to share this card with you for weeks! Back at the end of September I went on a Demonstrator Retreat for a weekend and spent time stamping and creating and having fun. Sound like something you’d enjoy? You can still join my demonstrator family with the current FREE Big Shot special!).
While at the Retreat, I played with my new Shaker Frames (see them online), and the Triple Treat Flower Stamp (see it online). Yesterday I shared a basic Shaker Card with you… today’s card is a bit more advanced! The supplies are from the Timeless Portrait Product Suite (pages 78-79 in the Stampin’ Up! catalog — click here to download or click here to browse the suite online). The glitter inside is the Champagne Glass Glitter (check out some other projects with this fab glitter).
The stamp is one of my favorites… I’m just telling you, in case you haven’t seen it just about every other day on my blog for the past 2 weeks.
The Triple Treat Flower stamp is also featured in my Stamps in the Mail Club this round, which runs November through January. If you haven’t checked out Stamps in the Mail Club, be sure to click for details. In short, this is a chance to have ready-to-stamp card ideas and supplies delivered to your doorstep, complete with exclusive Video Tutorials and printed instructions.
For this card, the directions are similar to yesterday’s Shaker Card, but instead of using a single circle Shaker Frame, I used one for each petal. Here’s a quick how-to photo, since a picture’s worth a thousand words.
Check out the Shaker Frames in the background–you can see where I used a Hobby Knife to cut the small circle so it would fit the petal of the Fancy Flower Punch that is a perfect match for the Triple Treat Flower.
Just cut 5 partial frames, and stick them to your punched flower & Window Sheet (you’ll have to cut the window sheet by hand–it doesn’t punch).
Oh, and this is a Top Note flap card… I packed a lot into this one, didn’t I? Here are the directions I posted for those, although I have a Video Tutorial that should be ready to post soon. I promised! The stamp set used inside is Elements of Style (see it online).
Whew. Looking for more ideas? I’ve been infatuated with the Timeless Portrait Product Suite lately, so here are a few projects made with those supplies.
These cards with shaker boxes used to be tricky, but with the new Shaker Frames (see them online), they’re a snap! You’ll need circle punches, Shaker Frames, a Window Sheet and Mica Flakes (see them online) to make a Serene Snowflakes Shaker Card.
These cards are probably simper than you think — here are the directions:
- Begin by stamping, then punching your circles. Using the punched white card stock as a guide, layer the punched snowflakes on the main card. Ink colors here are Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, and Melon Mambo.
- On the back of your white card front, add a layer of Window Sheet then add the Shaker Frame circles. The Shaker Frames (see them online), come with a variety of circle sizes, so with a variety of Circle Punches, you can use all the circle frames on your cards. Snowflakes are perfect–they punch easily in all sizes!
- Lay a small stack of Mica Flakes on the snowflake circles, then flip the card front over and layer on top.
To add the snowflake on top, use the Snowflakes Die for Big Shot and the Silver Glimmer Paper (see it online). The greeting is from the fabulous Delightful Dozen stamp set (see it online). I’m a big fan of the Snowflakes Die — be sure to check out some of my other recent projects.
So pull out your circle punches and your snowflake stamps, and make some of your own falling snow cards! Or are you coming to Stamp Club today? Good news! This is one of the projects you’ll make to take home with you! Be sure to check my calendar for other upcoming events in central Illinois.
Looking for a new twist for your Christmas cards this year? Here’s a fun way to use Window Sheets (see them online) to create a card that’s different from the norm. Here I cut Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (see it online) to layer on the front of the card. The Stitched Stockings stamp set (see it online) and the matching Stocking Builder Punch (see it online) are perfect complements for each other.
Love the sparkle? The Silver Glimmer Paper (see it online) is absolutely gorgeous. It’s a cross between silver and a champagne color, so it matches everything.
Be sure to start thinking about your Christmas cards! I’ll have more ideas to share with you next week!
How many fun new Holiday Mini Catalog items can I use on one project? A lot This is a project I demonstrated using the Enameled Glass Technique at our Demonstrator Meeting in August. (see my Video Tutorial for Enameled Glass) Are you a LovenStampfuls Demonstrator? If you haven’t seen our group meeting videos yet online, drop me an email.
Here are the brand new items I used on this project, available for order online after September 1st:
- Christmas Lodge Stamp Set from the Frostwood Lodge Product Suite (see it online)
- Mica Flakes (see it online)
- 3/8″ Velvet Stitched Ribbon (see it online)
After you check out the video, I thought you might like to see more shots of the project… I love these circle cards! My Stamp Club with Meg meets next week, and we’ll be making a similar card using the Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper.
To receive a kit in the mail with everything you need to make this pop-up circle card, sign up for my Stamps in the Mail Club!