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Saturday, May 26, 2012

April club projects, and more!

Hey stamping friends!

As promised, I am slowly slogging through my backlog of stamping postings.....

In April, my monthly hostess club members wanted to make a masculine birthday card and a Mother's Day card. We made those cards and a couple other projects because I love to stamp and couldn't wait to share them!
The masculine birthday card featured Stampin Up's Wellworn Designer Series Paper (DSP). I was inspired by a card created by Julie DiMatteo which she posted to her paperpixie website; click here to see Julie's card. My version uses SU Crumb Cake cardstock for the base and Not Quite Navy behind the sentiment, and Early Espresso quilted ribbon.

Although in this photo the card has a Happy Birthday sentiment, I gave the club members the option of changing the greeting on this fun fold card to Happy Mother's Day. This card was inspired by a tutorial LeeAnn Greff posted to her flowerbug typepad blog; click here to see LeeAnn's tutorial and card. My version uses the SU Apothecary Art stamp set with Certainly Celery as the card base and embellished with flowers punched with Stampin Up's Boho punch in Melon Mambo and Old Olive cardstock. I added pearls, too!

My upline Susan Aten shared this project with her downline---it's a notebook cover for a junior legal pad. Too cute!! For the club version, we used Summer Smooches DSP, coordinating Daffodil Delight cardstock, and flowers cut from DSP and cardstock with SU Fun Floral BigzL die. To make the flowers appear worn, we spritzed each of the cardstock flowers with alcohol, crumbled then uncrunbled them, before pulling the cardstock layers apart. Very easy for a great look.

I included this fabulous card in the mothly club projects because it's super easy. I copied it from Jen Sannes; click here to see Jen's card on her simpleandsincere website. My version incoporated SU Baja Breeze cardstock, coordinating ink, and the vine from the Best Friends Forever stamp set along with the Finial Press embossing folder.

I give my club members a little something-something with each of their orders. This month I made each of them this 3x3" card.  The inspiration came from one Cathy Bethel posted to her MaineMountainStamper blogspot; check it out here. My version was made with SU Concord Crush cardstock, Silhouette Sentiments, and the Designer Frames embossing folder; the image was punched out with the coordinating extra-large oval punch. 

Stamping is fun!


Terri Stewart

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