Monday, January 21, 2013

Ladies Club - January

There are a great group of ladies who are in a club of mine.  We meet regularly every month, and it is something I look forward to.  Lots of fun and laughter :) 
Here are some of the projects they made this month.

The flower and leaves on this first card are from the Secret Garden Bundle, which includes the stamp set and framelits.  This bundle is from our Spring catalog.  I just can't get enough framelits.  They are so easy to use, and I really feel they save on paper waste.

There is another new embellishment on this's the Silver Soda Pop Tops, also from the Spring catalog.  They come in two different sizes, and this is the small one.  There is a little lip inside the pop top, so if you use the right size punch, the insert stays inside without using any adhesive.  On this card I used the Itty Bitties stamp set for the tiny heart, so I did punch that with the circle from the Itty Bitty shape punch pack and adhered it to the Basic Black cardstock with a glue dot.  The black insert in the pop top was punched with the 1/2" circle punch. 

Both hearts were made using the Heart framelits.  I used the Occasions paper-piercing pack to pierce around the edge of the black heart.  This Occasions piercing pack is from our Spring Catalog.

Another thing I like to do is whenever I have the tiny stamps, I always remove the rubber backing and adhere the stamp label right to the rubber.  This greatly improves the stability of the tiny stamps, and I get a clean stamp image every single time.  (Plus, it seems to stick to the clear blocks better...)

Project Particulars
Stamp:  Secret Garden, Itty Bitties
Ink:  Real red
Paper:  Real red, basic black, gumball green, whisper white, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Big shot:  Stripes embossing folder, heart framelits, secret garden framelits
Punches: Itty bitty shape punch pack, 1/2" circle
Accessories:  Silver soda pop tops, 1/8 " real red taffeta ribbon, occasions paper-piercing pack
Mixed Bunch Pretty in Pink
This is a simple, yet pretty card.  Just my style!  I used the Mixed Bunch stamp set for the flower.  The sentiment and background was stamped with Tiny Tags, and I used our new Petite Curly Label punch from our Sale-a-bration catalog to punch it out.  I used the punch two more times in punching the melon mambo layer behind the sentiment and staggered them to provide the "frame" around the sentiment so it would stand out amongst the DSP.  This card uses the Secret Garden DSP and 3/8" Melon Mambo striped organdy ribbon from the Spring catalog. The Pearls added just that tiny touch of class, don't you think?
Sale-a-bration starts January 22!
You can get the Petite Curly Label punch for FREE
with a $50 order

Project Particulars
Stamp:  Mixed bunch, tiny tags
Ink: Melon mambo, pretty in pink
Paper:  Pretty in pink, melon mambo, very vanilla, Tea For Two DSP
Punches:  2 1/2" circle, blossom punch, petite curly label punch
Accessories:  3/8" melon mambo striped organdy ribbon, pearls


1 comment:

  1. Cute cards! They really show off some of the new Spring Catalog stuff. :-)