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I retired from Bali Bras, Sara Lee Intimates. Married in Oct 1976. I love meeting new people so hope to hear from you. Drop me a line. I've been doing crafts of all kinds since I was a kid. I loved making things and especially things that are recycled. I had never stamped until 2001 when I went to a stamp class while on vacation. We went to a local store to buy the stamps we had used. OUCH. When we got home I saw a Stampin Up catalog and realized how much money I could save with their stamps and best part as they are sets that go together which makes for easy card making. After doing some thinking I decided I should sign up as a demo and see what happens. I didn't know the first thing about stamping and still learning. Retired from Sara Lee Intimates in Feb 2001. I was in sales after many years, since age 18, as an office person, secretary, office assistant, etc. I am out of Stamping Up since Spring 2017 but still have lots of supplies!!!! These days I'm back to quilting and having a great time.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Instructions for Feb 2012 class projects

Joan Lowder's Feb Projects and instructions. Sorry you missed the class. Hope you'll consider attending a March class. Projects to be posted soon.

Project #1: “We’ll leave the light on” Lighthouse (I’m showing this card in two colors, 2 variations. )

Set: Uncharted Territory; Along the Shore (R) for the birds on envelope
Cardstock: If card is: Bravo Burgundy. W. White #100730 for light house is: 2 1/2 x 3 3/4”. Back the white with Navy that is 2 ¾ x 4 ”. Then the crimped piece will be 2 ¾ x 4”. Scraps of white for the oval. . (Night of navy #100867 piece to be crimped of equal height of white piece, about 2 ¾ x 3 ¾” unless it will be backed and corner turned down. They it needs to be same height as the background piece). It will be crimped and get narrower.
(If the card is Night of Navy or even Not Quite Navy, white for light house is 2 1/2 x 4 ”. Scraps of white for the oval. Bravo Burgundy piece to be crimped is 2 ¾” x 3 ¾” to be even with height of the white piece. navy on top and then a smaller piece of Bravo Burgundy on top of that. )
Clouds: Any color to punch out round scallop circle (for clouds)
Ink: Black Stazon or Black Craft pad. Pencils of your choice for coloring or water color with pencils or inks of your choosing. Bravo Burgundy to edge around the white pieces. Bashful blue for clouds.
Accessories: Wide oval punch, crimper, daubers for appropriate colors for edges, cording, string or jute, pop dots, yellow sponge wedge, round scallop punch.
Instructions:• Stamp the white piece with the lighthouse in black stazon. Using the round scallop and yellow wedge sponge, make your clouds, not overlapping, with bashful blue.
• Tear the bottom of the white under the water.
• Crimp the additional piece to beside the lighthouse.
• Place some double stick tape on the back of the crimped piece and wrap your cording, yarn, twine making an x on the front.
• Then take an additional piece to tie at the center of the X and make double knot.
• On some scrap white, make some clouds again and stamp the words. Punch out with the oval punch. With a dauber go around the oval with contrasting color to the crimped color it’s mounted on. Pop dot the oval words onto the crimped piece. Pop dot the crimped piece and place on right side of the card.
Envelope: Might be cute to use the birds from Along the Shore (retired) in Soft Suede.

We actually made the Tempting Turquoise card in class.

Project 2: "Bubbles and Butterflies"

Set: Butterfly Prints, Flight of the butterfly Shown in Concord Crush on Wild Wasabi.
Cardstock: Card is Tempting Turquoise. Front piece is W.White #100730 , 4 ¼ x 5 ½ It will be adhered to front of the card once the bubbles are done.

One card shows is: Concord Crush bubbles on a Wild Wasabi card. See tip below: White strip 5 ¼” x 2” for the butterflies on the front of the card. Scraps of white for butterflies that will be punched out. Wild Wasabi 5 ¼” x 1 ½” to be torn down the middle to go on either side of back of the white piece.
Ink: Tempting Turquoise ink pad, refill, dauber. Choc chip for butterfly body
Accessories: Extra Large Butterfly punch, Daubers, Container for making the bubbles, straws, Blow bubble solution. Reinker to match color. Basic Pearls sheet, Clear block “I” #118488. (This way you can line up all the butterflies & words on the block for one time stamping), Glue dots
Place Blow bubble solution into container. Add ink refill (Concord Crush) a few drops and stir with straw. Using straw, blow (holding straw down under the solution) making bubbles and hold white paper over the bubbles til you like the look and let dry. When dry, daub around the edge of the white with the dauber of same color.
Stamp the butterflies down the front of the white strip for the card…. Stamp the first butterfly, then the words (Words can be in Concord Crush or Wild Wasabi), then the other two butterflies. Also stamp a set on Scrap white to be punched out. Daub around this white piece for front of card with Concord Crush or whatever color you used for your bubbles.
Stamp brown body over the butterflies that are being punched out. No need on the card front. Add a tiny pearl for the head.
Piece of Wild Wasabi 1 ½” wide by 5 ½” long. Tear it down the middle and place a piece on either side of the white piece for the card. Or just use some left over scraps and do a solid edge of color behind the butterflies.

Project #3 Card: "sending a bouquet"

In class, changed card color to C.Celery from Old Olive pictured here.
Stamp Set: Retired SAB set: “Send a Celebration”
Cardstock: Card is Certainly Celery # 105125 , White card #100730 on front is 2 ¾ x 3 ½”
Ink: Black stazon
Accessories: Colored pencils, paper piercer, yarns or ribbon for the sides, pop dots

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