Sunday, January 3, 2010

January Stamp Club Bookmark

Do you know how sometimes you just can't think up a good design and decide to use the ideas from others who have created something wonderful (otherwise known as a CASE, copy and share with everyone). I did that with the bookmark I "made". It is an example of things you can make with the new stamp set called Vintage Vogue. This bookmark is on page 27 of the new Occasions mini available Jan 5th.
I started by running some Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot using the Texturz Plate with the small polka dot design. Then I used Soft Suede ink for the flower and the row of flowers.
The gingham type of paper design is from the new paper pack called Sweet Pea. I used the Circle Designer brad to attach the Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon to the bookmark. I rounded all of the corners to finish it off.
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January Scrapbook Page

I had a hard time coming up with this idea for a page. I am still in Christmas mode and the snow in my area is awful. First I thought of doing a winter scene and realized that would be crazy. I am sick of snow and I am really ready for the Spring thaw!!

So I am starting to think of Valentine's Day knowing that is getting closer to Spring.
I used Pretty in Pink cardstock and the Sending Love Specialty paper from the Occasions mini. I punched the edge with the new Scallop Trim Border and then sponged the edges with Real Red ink. I used the heart punch for the elements and sponged those with Real Red and Basic Brown. The stamp set is also from the Occasions mini and is called With All My Heart.I used Pretty in Pink and Real Red for the colors. The small flower on the heart is inked in Basic Brown and I put a Real Red brad in it. I discovered the small flower fits in the Three Flowers punch, very handy to know!!
I punched out a stencil with the new Small Heart punch and used a sponge to color it in with Basic Brown. I raised one of the Full Heart punches wiht dimensionals to add a little height.

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January Stampin’ Club

I am excited to be moving on past Christmas card making and start using some new colors and ideas. I was making my things for my club members and realized I was completely out of Real Red and Chocolate Chip cardstock. So I was forced to go outside of my comfort level and use different shades of red and brown. So I managed to figure out some other ways to use what was available and here is what I came up……

034   A simple pocket card made with the new designer paper from the Sale A Bration mini catalog. The paper is called Welcome Neighbor. The main card is Melon Mambo and the accent color is Old Olive. I snailed it behind the flap of the pocket. I punched it with the new punch featured in the new Occasions mini called Pinking Hearts Border.

I realized after the picture was taken that you couldn’t tell what was around the Old Olive ribbon. I used the new Medium Jewelry Tag and punched out the words”friend” and “hello” and attached them with a silver cord around the Old Olive ribbon.