November 13, 2011

Ann's Workshop!

This week it was Ann's turn for a workshop during Scrapmania. Scrapmania takes place every other month and the girls usually invite me to demo a workshop during that time period. I also started the girls on a Shoebox Swap last time and they had a great turnout for their event.

For Ann's workshop, I demo'd the Stocking Builder Punch and the coordinating Stitched Stockings Stamp Set. I wanted to show the girls how versatile both of these items are. Not just for Christmas! Here is the first card I demo'd:

Turn the stocking upside-down and you have a reindeer! Remember last week when I made a rocking horse with the punch? Well, this is kinda the same idea. Add a red nose for Rudolph and some antlers made with the Snowflake Punch! I also added reins using the Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine:

Card Supplies:
  • DSP: Holly Berry
  • Cardstock: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
  • Accessories: Brads, Bakers Twine
  • Tools: BigShot Machine, Scallop Circle #2 Die, Stocking Builder Punch, Ribbon Punch, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
  • Inks: White Craft Ink, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
  • Stamp Set: Merry & Type
Card #2:

I had a hard time capturing the Pink Pirouette that I used on this card but for this card I turned the stocking into baby booties! Stamp the stocking images, cut them out with the Stocking Builder Punch, snip off the cuff and set aside, trim off a little bit off the stocking to make it shorter and re-attach the cuff:

Aren't the booties adorable? I also used the Designer Frames Textured Impressions Folder and used my Square Punch to knock out the middle part. Makes a nice frame for my booties doesn't it?

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
  • Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Stitched Stockings
  • Inks: Pretty In Pink, Pink Pirouette
  • Tools: Word Window Punch, Designer Frames Textured Impressions Folder, Snow Burst Textured Impressions Folder, Stocking Builder Punch, Square Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch
  • Accessories: White Bakers Twine
Make & Take Project:

This is the card everyone created to take home with them. The background layer is cut at 5.5" x 6.5" and scored in the middle at 3.25" for a shorter fold. When you glue the second panel, I make sure it is the exact size of a regular card once glued to the first layer so that it will fit in a card envelope. As you can see in the photo, I measured down 2 1/2 scallops and glued the 2nd panel in place after both layers were created to my liking:

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Basic Gray
  • DSP: Neutrals Paper Pack
  • Stamp Sets: Four the Holidays, Stitched Stockings
  • Inks: Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise
  • Tools: Scallop Squares Duo Die, Lace Ribbon Punch, Snow Burst Textured Impressions Folder, Stocking Builder Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
Thank you to everyone that attended Ann's workshop. I appreciate all of your orders, it keeps me in business so I can continue workshops, classes and stamp camps. If you like what you see here, please consider placing an order with me as your demonstrator. You always get a pleasant surprise from me by ordering from me!

Have a great day!


  1. Debbie, Thanks for sharing all the cute, cute ways you've used the stocking punch. All your cards are adorable.

  2. The reindeer is so CUTE! This is such a great idea for a class too! Wonderful cards!

  3. Totally awesome! I just love how you created the reindeer and baby card... so cool. Hugs,


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