Friday, March 30, 2012
Welcome to Stampin' Addicts 5th Saturday Stamp Jam and Blog Bouncing! The Stamp Jam will officially start March 31, 2012 at 9am Eastern Time. Each hour a challenge will be posted for you to play along with in the Stamp Jam Thread over on Stampin' Addicts Site. Below is a list of Hostesses who have each picked one of the challenge themes and a link to their blogs. We each have created 2-3 samples for you!!! They all have done such a fantastic job!! Be sure to visit each blog to check out all the wonderful creations. When you're finished, head on over and join us on Stampin' Addicts in the March 31 Stamp Jam Thread to play along with us!!!
1. Holly (catrules)~Birthday Celebrations
2. Twila~ Easter/Passover
3. Yapha~ Stampin' Up! Promotion Smooch
4. Rhonda (rhondag)~ Celebrating Moms
5. Tanya (tanya27)~ Fabulous Fathers
6. Betty (kittystamp) ~Think Spring
7. Kim (s1itcher46)~ Weddings/Princess
8. Shelley (packerfan) ~Babies
9. Sara (lilyinkpad) ~ Milestones
I'll be showing cards for moms who like bling, moms who like flowers and moms who like silly.
Oddly, all of my projects are cards, but this first "Bling" card has a 3D. The flower embellishment that is the main image of the card is a removable pin. It is adhered with dots of Green Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue that I allowed to dry on the card before attaching. The pin peels right off the card when you want it to do so.
The MOM label will also easily peel off the flower petals because MOM probably won't want to announce it on the jacket or bag to which she clips the flower especially longer than a week after Mother's Day. I think the glitter on the Very Vanilla under the Pink Pirouette doiley adds a bit of fun to the Beau Chateau designer series paper colorscheme.
Next, is this Floral stained glass look card. It was created by using vellum with the Designer Cuts Cards and Envelopes set from the Occasions Mini catalog. I like the idea of giving this floral heart to a woman rather than a Valentine/man since it is so frilly, so when my downline Valerie showed a similar card to me, I had to find the tutorial by Patty Bennett and CASE Brenda Crenshaw. I used lighter colors and added a bow....you really need to try this one. It is such fun!
Finally, I have a silly card to give to a mom who isn't necessarily your mom. I may have to explain my intent? The idea is that Mom is sprinkling happiness and making the child grow...Perfect to give to a mom on her first Mother's Day....
This stained glass look card was created by using vellum with the Designer Cuts Cards and Envelopes set from the Occasions Mini catalog. I like the idea of giving this floral heart to a woman rather than a Valentine/man since it is so frilly, so when my downline Valerie showed a similar card to me, I had to find the tutorial by Patty Bennett and CASE Brenda Crenshaw. I used lighter colors, and I hope everyone enjoys making this card.
Monday, March 26, 2012
This Zoo Review set card was a favorite of mine created by the Stampin' Up! team at Leadership this year. The only change I made was putting them on colored card bases. I used the penguin card for Emma's birthday thank yous. For class this week, you'll use the sentiment of your choice and choose either the Pool Party color scheme with a penguin or polar bear or the Old Olive color scheme with a zebra or lion. Please choose Pool Party or Old Olive in your sign up email, so that I may cut your cardstock.
Black Craft Ink and Clear Embossing Powder on Very Vanilla Cardstock create an elegant card and matching envelope. It has an enclosure for a greeting or for a gift card. I like the simplicity of the Black Satin Ribbon bow and brad.