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I retired from Bali Bras, Sara Lee Intimates. Married in '76. I love meeting new people so hope you 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 '01. I was in sales after many years, since age 18, as an office person, secretary, office assistant, etc. I teach Stamp Classes in my stamp room and would love to meet you.

Friday, January 4, 2013

January 2013 class projects & supply list

Below are the January 2013 projects. 

Project 1:   Snowman card:

Sets: Let It Snow (retired)

Accessories: Bashful Blue pad, Bashful Blue dauber, Black marker, Black stazon pad, Stazon Cleaner, Big shot or cuttlebug for Snowflake embossing folder “Northern Flurry”, 2-way glue, Embossing buddy, small brush for excess diamonds, dazzling diamonds, Tombow Multi purpose white glue, cotton ball, pop dots, colored pencils of your choice.

Cardstock: W.White on Midnight Muse

Ink: Black Stazon

Instructions: Every so lightly add some blue to the snowflakes on the background card front with the dauber.

1. Stamp the snowman on w.white cardstock using black stazon to color and cut out. I actually left the snow at the bottom of the snowman even though I covered it up. Color in the scarf and nose.

2. I put a pop dot behind his head and middle of his body. The bottom of the snowman is glued directly to the white card front. Make a tiny pencil mark if you pan to add the arms as they need to be added first before adhering the snowman.

3. Card front was run thru the Big Shot using the Northern Flurry embossing folder. Using dauber and Bashful blue, lightly touch the snowflakes for a hint of blue.

                                          Project 2: A street of trees in winter

Set: Lovely as a Tree

Cardstock: Whisper White , 2 skinny strips of each: River Rock, Choc Chip about ½ “ x 8.5”

Ink: River Rock, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Choc Chip

Accessories: #10 white envelopes, Scoring mat, Tombow glue or your choice to adhere the strips to back of trees, embossing buddy, 2 way glue, dazzling diamonds

1. Cut w. White 8 x 8.4” . Score at the 4 inch mark making a long card that is 4” by 8.5”

2. With scoring mat, place the paper with 8” across the top. Score at 4” as that will be your fold mark. Now to once side of the center score mark score down at ¼” and ½” and do the same from the other end of that which is the front of your card. You are looking for 2 score markes on either side of your card, at your choosing.

3. The balance of the w.white cardstock will be cut down to 2 3/8 x 8.5 which is almost the size of the scrap

4. Stamp the trees starting with the lightest color first making the lightest color higher up on the page and off setting the row of trees as you stamp. Actually I liked River Rock, Crumb Cake, Choc chip rather than 4 colors

5. The trees can be left alone or add some Dazzling Diamonds at the base of the trees

6. Adhere strips of River Rock and Choc chip to the top and bottom of the strip and mount on to the front of the card. Apply adhesive to back of trees and lay that on to strips.

4. Takes a smidge of the cotton ball to roll up into a ball. One dot of Tombow glue on his hat pom pom will hold the cotton ball in place.

5. Stamp the mittens and skates in black stazon on some scrap paper and cut out. I did pop dot it.

6. Snow at snowman feet. If using Dazzling Diamonds you will need to pounce with Embossing buddy first. Either use white glue and some of your cotton ball or 2-way glue across the bottom and cover with Dazzling diamonds (Don’s favorite) pouring off what you don’t need onto a vented piece of paper to pour back into the bottle. Remember this is diamond dust….

                                 Project 3: Cocoa of Life     (Thanks Peebsmama for this card)

Set: Winter Wilma (retired)

Cardstock: Crumb Cake cut 11 x 4 ¼” and fold over, Crumb Cake scraps to stamp the mugs; W.White is 5 ¼ x 4”, Melon Mambo is a strip to your liking (I used 1 1/8 x 4”) , Early Expresso can be strips of piece to back the melon mambo. W.White scraps to stamp the hear in stazon.

Ink: Black Stazon, Early Expresso

Accessories: Melon Mambo Marker, Dots embossing folder, paper snips, Early Expresso marker

1. Run your top half of your white card front thru big shot with embossing folder “Dots”. Huge discovery. If making more than one card and using an embossing “folder”, the Whisper White is thin enough to stack 2 pieces and emboss 2 at one time. It was an pleasant accident.

2. Attach the white piece to the front of the Crumb Cake card.

3. Stamp the cups on Crumb Cake with Stazon ink and cut out just the cup w/handle

4. Stamp Cup heart on scrap white paper with stazon and color first and then cut out

5. Color in top of cocoa mug with choc chip or expresso marker

6. Stamp marshmallows in expresso on the Melon Mambo strip and mount that strip onto Expresso (or use scraps at top and bottom). Adhere to the bottom of the dots or somewhere near the middle.

7. Now stamp the mugs in stazon so that your cut out cups will line up with the steam.

8. Adhere the cups directly to paper to line up with steam and top with the cut out white hearts

9. Lastly, stamp the words on white in Stazon. If you use expresso or black ink, be sure to let dry before touching it or it may smear.

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