Thursday, January 15, 2009

January Club

This is will be our last club before the new catalog comes out next week. I am excited for the new catalog, because it always brings new and exciting things!

Since Valentines Day is just a month away, I thought we should do a few Valentines Day-ish things. Our first project is this cute little Valentines bag. It is made using the Big Shot Top Note Die and a small paper bag (for the inside of the bag). The handle is punched out using the large oval punch and the embellishment is made using the 1 1/4", 1 3/8" and Scallop circle punches. The heart stamp and the DSP is from the level 3 hostess set Holiday Happening Bundle in the current catalog. The ribbon is the 1 1/4" Grosgrain in Pink Pirouette. I made the bag's filling by cutting real thin strips of Real Red card stock and then crumpling them in my hands.

The second project is this 3"x3" Valentine. It uses A Happy Heart stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog (which goes away January 18, so if you like it order it now!) The color scheme for this card is Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White. We used the Stampin' Write markers to ink the stamp to get the flower to be different color than the stem. The DSP is from the Bella Rose paper pack and the ribbon is the Riding Hood Red Taffeta.
This second picture shows the paper piercing around the edge of the Pink Pirouette DSP and that the flower is made from small little hearts.

Our third project is this no stamping required card! It is made using the Big Shot and a few dies! I was having a hard time coming up with Valentines day cards to make (mainly because I don't have many heart-y, love-y stamps) and I was thinking X's and O's are Valentines Day things and I could cut them out using my Serif Essentials dies and my Big Shot, so I did! And then I thought a cute little white bird may look good, so I cut him out using the Birds And Blooms Sizzlits die and and then glued it all together! It is kind of a different card for me, but I think I like the way it turned out, very simple and quick!

Our fourth and final card for club this month is this Sock Monkey "thanks a bunch" card. The colors in this card are Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and Ruby Red (for his mouth and butt). I stamped the Sock Monkey in Basic Black and then colored him in using the markers. I then stamped the banana on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Basic Black ink, colored the banana peel using the So Saffron marker and then cut the banana out and glued it to the monkeys hand. I had to add some ribbon (of course it had to to Chocolate Chip) to finish off the card!

Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

Christy said...

Those cards are awesome. I am in love with the sock monkey. I have never seen that flower stamp before, and I love how elegant the little hearts look blowing away in the wind.