Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
Saturday was a fun day in more than one way. We had our "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" Stamp Camp and my daughter went to her first prom. Here is a quick photo. I think she looked beautiful, but I may be biased. Below are a couple of projects that would be a perfect gift for Mother's Day. The first is a flower pot card, CASED from Splitcoaststampers and a matchbox filled with Hershey Nuggets to coordinate with the card.
As you can see, the flower pot card is a pocket card with a pullout. If you place the flowers just right it is hard to tell there is a pullout. The flowers were made from the birds and blooms die cut set run through the Big Shot. Each layer was set upon the other then pierced to put a brad in the center. The matchbox was also made with a Big Shot die. Stampin' Up has a great step by step tutorial on how to assemble. There is a bit of a learning curve, but the end product is worth it! The Hershey Nuggets are wrapped in designer paper to give it a finished look.
As I was browsing my favorie blogs, I found a card technique on Kimberly Van Diepen's blog that I had forgotten about. Crayon resist! It is such a fun and easy technique I just had to include it. I used an old Stampin' Up butterfly stamp inked in stazon black ink stamped on glossy cardstock. Once you have the image stamped, grab a white crayon and mark the image anywhere you want to highlight it. Take a sponge and sponge ink over the entire image and voila - you have a beautiful card! We used Melon Mambo ink and cardstock along with a little basic black to make this card pop.
We needed to throw in a card that would be suitable for the men in our lives, so we made this card. It uses the same colors and stamp sets as the birthday card in my post from March 31st, but a scaled down version. The Cheers to You stamp set is a fun one to use for celebrations of any kind. Some of the girls altered this card and used the champagne glasses to make an Anniversary card. Very cute!
Last but not least, we made this card using the "Sweet Scoops" stamp set that will be available on May 1st from the new Summer Mini catalog! Aren't the ice cream cones just the cutest? The set comes with swirl or scoop ice cream stamps, traditional or sugar cones, sprinkles, a cherry stamp for the top and a texture stamp to use with the ice cream stamps and the Kiss technique. This card was CASED from Lynn Put's blog "The Queen's Scene".
If you missed this stamp camp, but would like to attend my next stamp camp save the date for May 8th! I'll have details soon, but the camp is always from 2-5 and the cost for attending is $10. Hope to see you then!