Sunday, November 16, 2008

Open House Projects

Here are the projects we did at my Stampin' Up! Open House.

This is a Baja Breeze shaker card. I used baja breeze ink for the snowflake background with my Jumbo Bold Snowflakes wheel. The "be merry" stamp from the "Warm Words" stamp set was inked in Real Red craft ink. Craft ink keeps a truer colour than the classic ink because the pigment sits on top of the paper rather than blending with the paper colour.

The scallop frame chipboard was inked with Whisper White craft ink and embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder (may favorite for this time of year). I then made the window by stamping a partial of this flourish from the "Baroque Motifs" set with white Stazon ink on a piece of acetate. This was attached to the chipboard with Sticky Strip. The "shakees" are styrafoam filling from a pillow that Mel took apart. These are extremely staticky and get on everything, but everyone survived it!

I used foam strips that I got at Micheals to make the box and backed it with a piece of baja breeze. The 1/4" Real Red grosgrain ribbon was then tied around the box and the entire shaker box was applied with more Sticky Strip to the card.

This second project was made using the pillow box sizzix die that Stampin' Up! now offers. The box is made with Ridinghood Red cardstock and cut with the die in the die cut machine. (I still don't have my Big Shot, but it works in my Cuttlebug).
We then stamped the Classic Stripes background stamp in Ridinghood Red ink over the paper before shaping the box (Sticky Strip was used again here to hold the box together). The stamped image is from the SU hostess set "Punches Three" which was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and punched out with SU's Scallop Square punch.
Finally, the 1/4" Chocolate grosgrain ribbon was applied and the stamped image was adhered with stampin' dimensionals.
This box would be great for candies, jewelry, scrapbook/card embellishments, and even a sweet little note. It would fit great in a stocking or even as a party favor at a wedding (with a few changes, of course).
For those of you who like Stampin' Up! products, right now you can get 20% off any rub-ons in the current catalogues if you purchase $20 of product.

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