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!