March 21, 2014

Downline Meeting!

I hosted a meeting last night for my local Downline team members. We had a short meeting and then created 4 projects. Oh and for those of you that are my Downline from away, look for a package in the mail soon *wink**wink*! If you are new to the Stampin' Up! world, a Downline is someone that made a great decision to sign up under me as their Upline. I'll tell you more about it at the bottom of my post.

So here is the first project we created:

I wanted to let the girls use some new products from our Occasions Catalog this year. The new Spiral Flower Die to make these gorgeous flowers and the Hexagon Hive Die that cuts a large hive for you:

If you have this die already and are having issues with getting the cardstock to pop out, I showed the girls how to add a piece of Wax paper in-between the die and the cardstock. It peels right off from the die this way!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
  • DSP: Modern Medly
  • Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Starburst Sayings
  • Inks: Real Red
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Starburst Framelits Dies, Spiral Flower Die, Pansy Punch, Hexagon Hive Framelits Die, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Misc: Glue Gun
Project #2 & #3:

These are two goodie holders that I myself designed using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I had the idea of using the design of the punch to create the heads as flaps and they came out exactly like I pictured in my head. Love it when that happens. And before you ask, these two projects will be included in my monthly card kits that I sell once a month. This card kit will be available on my blog on April 1st.

Project #4:

For the final project of the night, I showed the girls how to create a Pop-Up Card Box. I've made several of these already and they are a blast to put together. We filled ours with butterflies:

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
  • DSP: In Color Paper Stack
  • Inks: Crushed Curry, Midnight Muse, Rich Razzleberry
  • Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Just Sayin'
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Word Bubbles Framelits Dies, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
  • Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)
If you are interested in creating one of these cards, I have a pattern I created in Google Docs that you can download here: Pop-Up Card Box!

EDITED:  I forgot to instruct you on how to complete the inside of the box to attach your items to: This is what the box looks like when  you are peeking in from the top:

Use the 2" strip that you cut from the instructions on the pattern and cut the strip to 1" wide. Use two score lines and cut 1/2" away from each score line. You will need 2 of these strips. Fold on the score lines to resemble a "U" and glue as shown in the photo above to the sides of the box and even with the top.

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