I did a little workshop today for Terri & Pam, and we had a ball, even though it was just the three of us! Their friends sure missed out on some fun projects! Per Terri's request, we made this gift cardholder from a medium Kraft envelope:
and this ornament using "To You & Yours", Iridescent Ice embossing powder, and the Coluzzle:
You can just barely see that the Naturals Ivory circle is mounted on a slightly larger circle of Handsome Hunter! We modified this ornament at Terri's by adding gold brads to either side of the base of the Round Tab punch ornament topper to keep it attached. It is hard to get even Sticky Strip to stay attached to embossed Iridescent Ice!
Terri & Pam had fun going through my sample basket. It is full of holiday card samples from my Founder's Circle trip, along with newer samples I have been stamping every day. They fell in love with three cards and I told them I would post them to the blog so they could remember their favs, so here they are! This first one is mainly a punchy card using the 1" and 1 3/8" Circle and the Round Tab punch. Frankie's hair has been free-hand cut with the Paper Snips. and this eyelids and nose have been sponged with Old Olive ink for depth and shadow:
This cute little number uses packing tape and Dazzling Diamonds glitter, along with the Holiday Blitz and Heard From the Heart stamp sets! And last-but-not-least, they fell in love with this card made by my downline, Jan, as one of her convention swaps. I LOVE when I get Christmas cards as convention swaps! I'm not ashamed to say I'm ready to start making Christmas cards in August!©Stampin Up!™1990-2008 This card uses one of the small flowers in "Fabulous Flowers", which has been inked in Creamy Caramel, then "Rock-n-Rolled" in Chocolate Chip ink. She used Real Red & Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write markers and a White gel pen to add the ginger-bready accents! It's hard to see but the heart peeking out of the 1-inch hole on the cardfront is made with the Scallop Circle punch! We will be making this card as part of my Christmas Design Studio & Mini Stamp-a-Stack on Oct. 17 & 18! Email me right away to reserve your spot to make 10 Christmas cards, two each of 5 different designs, as well as design your Christmas card & order the supplies! I will do the tedious part for you after the supplies arrive - I will cut the cardstock & prep all the supplies for you! Dontcha just LOVE this card?