It was stamp club night tonight! While everyone was catching up, the ladies enjoyed looking through all of my loot from Convention. New stamping products always get everyone excited! Some people started thinking and planning, and taking pictures of ideas for Christmas projects, since many of my new goodies are from the upcoming Christmas catalogue which will go live August 1st.
Then it was time to get stamping! Since we spent a lot of time looking through swaps, make and take projects and new products, we made two clean and simple cards tonight. The first card was one of the cards I made to swap at Convention:
This card uses the Betsy's Blossom stamp set. The blossom is stamped in Strawberry Slush and the stem is stamped in Pistachio Pudding. The sentiment, from Itty Bitty Banners, is stamped in Early Espresso and cut out on the Big Shot using the Bitty Banners Framelits.
The second card we made is a CASE of a card I received while swapping at convention from Katie Brandt of St. Remy, New York. We changed the colours to use the new in-colors and we used a different sentiment:
Sorry this picture is so huge, I don't know how to edit it here, though I did figure out how to make this text smaller!
This card uses a 1/4" strip of each of the five new in-colors: Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana, all glued onto a piece of Whisper White. Next we punched out a 1 3/4" circle of Whisper White and glued it onto a Basic Gray 2 3/8" Scallop circle and punched an Elegant Butterfly out of the centre. Then we mounted the scallop circle over the stripes ensuring that all of the colours showed through the butterfly window. Finally we inked up our greeting of choice, Itty Bitty Banners again and cut it out with our Bitty Banners Framelits and the Big Shot. Thanks for the great layout, Katie!
Everyone's cards turned out great, and Alessandra's son even decided he wanted to give one of them to his girlfriend! (He's going into Grade Two or Three, so cute!)
Thanks for coming out to stamp with me girls! It was fun, even though some of the crew couldn't join us since they're off having fun in the sun. Until next time...
Go stamp something!
Go stamp something!