April 19, 2011

Fran's Workshop

Fran booked a workshop to be held at "Scrapbooking Dreams" in Island Falls last night. Her request was that I demo "Wheels". I made 3 different cards utilizing the "wheel stamps". The first 2 I demo'd: Card #1: I inked the wheel in "Pear Pizzazz" ink first, then I inked up just the edges in "Cajun Craze". I used ink pads for my ink colors. I also showed the girls how to use the "Stampin' Around Wheel Guide" for a perfectly straight stamped wheel image: Card Supplies:

  • Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla

  • Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze

  • Stamps: Bright Blessings Jumbo Wheel, Falling Leaves

  • Tools: 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Sticky Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals

  • Accessories: Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels

Card #2:

I love that Stampin' Up! has a wheel that matches a stamp set. I used the "Color Spritzer" on this card once completed, to add little speckles of color. I also used a second wheel with "VersaMark Ink" on both edges of the card:

Card Supplies:

  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White

  • DSP: Brights Patterns Paper Pack

  • Stamps: Trendy Trees, Funky Forest Standard Wheel, Sweet Swirls Standard Wheel

  • Inks: Old Olive, VersaMark, Early Espresso, Stampin' Write Marker in Early Espresso

  • Tools: Scallop Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Card #3-Make n Take:

All of the attendees were able to create this "Easel Card" using a new stamp set called "Hope & Strength" that will be available on May 1st. For every stamp set sold, $2 will go to Breast Cancer Research! Card Supplies:

  • Cardstock: Pretty In Pink, Soft Suede, Whisper White

  • Inks: Pretty In Pink, Soft Suede

  • Stamp Sets: Hope & Strenght, A Word for You, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel

  • Tools: Boho Blossoms Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

  • Accessories: Brads

We ended the night with a doorprize and a hostess gift:

Dig out your brown bag lunch sacks! I created this matching set for a hostess gift for Fran.....a card and a little brown bag lunch sack gift bag, wow that was a mouth full! Keep reading below:

The Card:

The Gift Bag:

Side view of Gift Bag:

Measure the bag 5.5 inches from the bottom and snip off the top portion. Using a 11" x 8.5" cardstock piece, cut in half to form 2 pieces that are 5.5" x 8.5". Decorate as you like. Adhere to the front side and backside of the bag. Using a punch of your choice, punch holes at the top to create the handles.

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  1. What a beautiful gift bag and card for the hostess! I love those colors and the double row of pompom ribbon!!! Your make n take is gorgeous... I'll bet they loved making it. Gorgeous!!! Love the flower center on the butterflies!!! Both wheel cards are fabulous. Now, if only I would ink mine up! I need the incentive. Hugs,

  2. Fabulous projects, as always! You have inspired me to have my workshop attendees make an easel card later this week!


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