Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sunday Workshop Projects

Hi Stampers! As promised, here are the pictures of the projects we made at my workshop this past Sunday. It was at my best friend Christine's house, we've been friends since freshman year in Highschool, that's 17 years! Open Mouth Wow how time flies!! It was lots of fun, and 2 of the girls there were new to stamping and to Stampin' Up! so it was a blast to hear them "Ooh" and "Ahh" over the catalog and the projects we made! One of the girls is even hoping to have a workshop in November so cross your fingers! Plus Christine is thinking of having a Catalog Workshop in October as well. WooHoo!! If you're interested in having an In-Home Workshop or a Catalog Workshop feel free to call or email me. As a reminder, you can now order directly from me Online 24/7 through my Stampin' Up! website. Okay, enough chatter, on to the projects!

This is a gift card holder that we made using the Big Bold Birthday Stamp Set (which will be on sale along with other birthday stamp sets for 20% off in October to celebrate Stampin' Up's 20th Birthday. Contact me for more information.) The tutorial for this gift card holder can be found on Patty Bennett's here. We used Baja Breeze (one of the In Colors) for the card, and stamped the balloon and party blower in Baja Breeze Ink. The cupcake liner and sprinkles were also stamped in Baja Breeze. The frosting for the cupcake was stamped on Whisper White Cardstock in Tangerine Tango and cut out and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. This was then layered onto Tangerine Tango Cardstock, also an In Color. Then we slipped the 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon behind the cupcake image and tied it off. The girls loved it! Oh, one quick side note: the circle I used to punch the slot was the 1-1/4" Circle punch but it should be the 1/2" circle punch. Mine was not working properly so I had to improvise.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Big Bold Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals

Christine has gotten into scrapbooking ever since Baby George was born so she wanted one of the projects to be a scrapbook page. I decided to make it a 6x6 scrapbook page to give the girls there an idea of how to get started with scrapbooking. We used the Dreams Du Jour Set along with some more of the In Colors, this time Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss. Also used Bella Rose Designer Series Paper and the New Scallop Square Punch. The butterflies are stamped in Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red. The Love You image was stamped in Chocolate Chip and colored in with Blender Pens, also using Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss ink and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. This layout was CASED from the Workshop templates available to Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Dreams Du Jour
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, Blender Pens, 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

This last card was made using the set Flight of the Butterfly. Again we used more of the In Colors, this time Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, and Kiwi Kiss along with Bella Rose Designer Series Paper. I didn't realize until after the workshop that I used only the In Colors for these projects! I believe this was a CASE from Kai Ulani, one of the girls from the Udderly Awesome group. We used the New Scallop Edge Punch to add the scallops on the Riding Hood Red square. We also stamped the little flower from the set in Pink Piroutte on the right side of the card. I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for the first time at a workshop and they loved it! We used it to add the dotted Riding Hood Red Layer on the Pink Pirouette butterfly. The sentiment was stamped in Basic Black and the small butterfly was stamped in Riding Hood Red, cut out and adhered with Stampin Dimensionals. I also decorated my envelope and encouraged the girls to do the same, after all the envelope is also part of the presentation!

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Paper: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin' Dimensionals

Here are some pictures of the Girls hard at work on their projects but having fun!

And here they are individually showing their version of my Flight of the Butterfly card. As you can see they all decided to add their own take on the card, which is by all means fine by me! I encourage all my workshop attendees to think outside the box so to speak, and feel free to creat their card however they would like. I really want them to get their creative juices flowing! Smile

Christine's Mom, Vicky




And last but certainly not least is my "Nephew" and God Son, George showing off his dance moves! Isn't he the cutest!!

Sorry for the long post but I hope you enjoyed it! Have a good night and Happy Stampin'!