Thursday, February 25, 2010

February Club Projects

This is the scrapbook page we made. I wanted to do something with one of the sets that I got for free with the Sale-A-Bration promotion that is on until March 31st. I have been wanting to get this set, I just kept putting it off. Aren't those little partridges just adorable!And yes, shame on me, I used retired DSP again. I just have to use it up. I am not allowing myself to buy anymore until I use up what I have. And I REALLY want the new Sweet Pea DSP is GORGEOUS! Ok, on to the details!
  • Stamps: Happy Together
  • Paper:  Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, and Delicate Dots DSP (last year's SAB)
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark, Certainly Celery, Ballet Blue, So Saffron, Garden Green
  • Other: Embossing Buddy, Clear embossing buddy, heat gun, Scallop Edge punch, Stampin Dimensionals, Stamp-Ma-Jig (SAMJ)
  1. Cut four 5-3/4" squares of DSP and adhere to the Garden Green 12x12 card stock. Use Chocolate Chip marker to make faux stitching around each block of DSP.
  2. Cut out a 1-1/4" x 4-1/2" piece of Whisper White, a 1-7/16" x 4-11/16" piece of Garden Green, and a 2-1/2" x 4-7/8" piece of Chocolate Chip.
  3. Use the Scallop Edge punch on one of the long sides of the Chocolate Chip piece.
  4. Ink up the large partridge with Versamark, then Chocolate Chip, then use SAMJ to stamp on the Whisper White piece. Clean stamp before doing second image with this stamp. Repeat with the little partridges stamp, and then the big partridge stamp, being careful not to touch each image after stamping so as not to smear the Versamark.
  5. Pour Clear embossing powder over the stamped images, tap off excess, and heat with heat gun. 
  6. After the embossing has cooled, color the images with Certainly Celery, Ballet Blue, and So Saffron markers. Then stamp "happy together" in Garden Green using the SAMJ.
  7. Ink edges of layers with Chocolate Chip. Adhere layers together. Stick Stampin Dimensionals to the back, then center and adhere to the page. 

Here is a close up of the partridges. I left space on the scalloped piece for a little journaling, I think white gel pen would look great there!

I couldn't resist doing another Valentine's card, although I left the spot for the sentiment blank so it could be used for any occasion (on the DSP strip next to the biggest heart) And I love all the texture! My inspiration for this card is from Andrea Walford's card. This is also featuring the set that Stampin Up is using as a fund raiser for the Haiti Disaster Fund. From January 21 until February 28, 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set sold will be donated to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. 
  • Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts
  • Paper: Regal Rose, Whisper White, Soft Suede, more retired DSP (blush!)
  • Ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede
  • Other:
  • Big Shot with Perfect Polka Dots textured impressions folder, Heart to Heart and Small Heart punches, Paper snips, Scallop Trim border punch (SAB), Signo white gel pen
  1.  Run a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White thru Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots textured impressions folder. Ink edges with Soft Suede. Adhere to a Regal Rose card base (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
  2. Stamp dotted outline heart image on a scrap of Whisper White, then stamp a Rose Red polka dotted heart in the center of that. Cut out with the paper snips.  Stamp the LOVE heart in Soft Suede on a scrap of Whisper White and punch out with the small heart punch. Adhere to center of the cut out heart.
  3. Use the 3 heart image and stamp once each in Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, and Soft Suede, then punch out with the Heart to Heart punch. you will need one heart of each color. 
  4. Cut a 1-5/16" x3-7/8" strip of DSP, and a 2" x 3-7/8" piece of Soft Suede card stock.
  5. Punch out a Small Heart from a scrap of DSP.
  6. Use Scallop Trim border punch on both long edges of Soft Suede piece.
  7. Make Soft Suede faux stitches on the DSP strip long edges. Adhere strip to the Scalloped Soft Suede piece. Adhere to the card as shown.
  8. Use Stampin Dimensionals to adhere the hearts to card as shown. 
  9. You can stamp the sentiment of your choice on the strip of DSP or leave it off if you want. All Done!
Here is my tribute to St. Patrick's Day, isn't it sooo green! And we used some more heart punches. This cards is totally about the texture too. I was inspired by Marie Shaughnessy's card here. I did have to use a scallop oval die that SU does not sell, I hope you will forgive me. OK, here goes!
  • Stamps: Go Green, Bella Toile background stamp
  • Paper: Glorious Green, Green Galore, Gable Green, Whisper White
  • Ink: Glorious Green, Green Galore, Gable Green
  • Other: Big Shot with Finial Press textured impressions folder, Scalloped Heart of Hearts embosslit, and a scalloped oval die, Wide Oval and Full Heart punches, Distressing tool for the Cutter Kit. 
  1. Cut a 4" x8" piece of Glorious Green. Fold in half to form a 4" square card base.
  2. Cut out a 3-3/4" square of Gable Green. Ink up the Bella Toile background stamp with Gable Green. Leave rubber side up on a piece of scratch paper. Lay the Gable Green square on the rubber, fold scratch paper over the top, and rub over the card stock.
  3. Distress edges of Gable Green square, then ink with Gable Green.
  4. Adhere to the Glorious Green card base.
  5. Cut four 2" x 2-1/2" pieces of Green Galore. Use Big Shot and the Scalloped Heart of Hearts to cut out 4 scalloped hearts. 
  6. Use Full Heart punch to punch out 4 Glorious Green Hearts. Run thru the Big shot with the Finial Press folder.
  7. Adhere the Glorious Green hearts to the flat side of the scalloped hearts. Adhere to card base as shown.
  8. Cut out a 2" x 2-1/2" piece of Gable Green. Run thru Big Shot with a scalloped oval die.
  9. Ink up the Go Green stamp with Green Galore, then take the Glorious Green marker and go over the words "Go Green". Breath on stamp to re-moisten the ink, and stamp on a piece of Whisper white card stock. Punch out with the Wide Oval punch. Adhere to scalloped oval. Adhere to center of card. 
All done!

I hope these were all fun projects for you! Until next time, Happy Stampin!

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