Thursday, April 2, 2009

Stamp Club Projects Stepped-up!

I stepped up my club projects to show the ladies how they could take it to another level.  Needless to say, I was in trouble!  They wanted to make those instead!

WINDOW BIRDIES

This is such a cute spring card.  It makes me want to get out and plant some flowers, feed some birds, or take a nap in the sun.  The third is definitely my favorite!  The technique for my clubs, this month, was a faux window.  The Cheep Talk stamp set was perfect for this technique.  Stamp your images P1050499cfirst then cut into 4 squares and then adhere to a darker piece of card stock.  The valence was made using the Eyelet Border punch scored and then adhered to the window. 
Cut out the leaves using the Little Leaves die.  Since the stem is so thin you can bend it to the same shape as the stamped branch.  I used the new Basic Jumbo Grommets from the Occasions Mini Catalog that just came out.  Punch out a 1/2" circle and pop a grommet in, tie a knot through the hole, and you're done!  The sun was made by punching out a 1 1/4" circle of the thin cardboard from a pack of the 12x12 card stock and then sponging Summer Sun and Apricot Appeal ink in the hole.

BLOOMIN' KEY FOB

These are so easy to make and are great gifts!  I used the Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver ribbon slide and designer punch holder.  I also used a Designer Flower BradP1050503cSlide the ribbon through the hole on one end and then put the brad through the same hole.  Stamp your image onto your card stock, I used Pink Pirouette Textured, and then punch out with the Designer Label punch.  I also punched out a second piece from thin cardboard (like the one that comes in the 12x12 paper pack) and adhered my card stock to it.  This makes it sturdier and able to last longer.  I found the easiest way to adhere it to the hardware is to use 2 mini glue dots at each end.  Trying to glue it in just doesn't work for me and I usually make a mess.  Use your paper piercing tool, or a long pin, to pick up the dot and then fold it in half as you put it on the hardware.  You can buy packages of clips and/or key rings at craft stores and Walmart also. The clip I used was off of something of my daughter's that was broken.  I love re-purposing things. 

All supplies are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Thanks for looking!  Now go create something!

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