Monday, November 12, 2007

Stamp-A-Stack November 10, 2007

Stay tuned for more cards - hopefully tomorrow. We had a bummer of an evening. Came home and turned on the oven to cook German Pancakes. The lower element burned out. So....what to do....we have company coming tomorrow night. YIKES!! So we headed to Bend to try to find a new stove. None to be had. I'll try again in the morning, but looks like a crockpot meal for tomorrow night!!

Here are the cards we did on Saturday. We made five different cards and three of each. Thanks, gals for coming!

#5 Punch Pals Penguin

Stamp Sets: Punch Pals, So Many Saying (Hostess)
Card Stock: Sage Shadow, Whisper White, Wintergreen Designer Paper
Ink: Sage Shadow, Basic Black, Watercolor Wonder Crayons
Embellishments: Crafter's Tool Kit, Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" Circle, Word Window

#4 Cerise Pinwheel

Stamp Sets: Priceless, Labelicious
Card Stock: Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Real Red
Embellishments: Bold Bright Buttons, Crystal Effects
Punch: Designer Label

This was challenging, but everyone met the challenge!! The ticket was to figure out how to fold and adhere the pinwheels (hold the triangle up and fold right corner to the top!!) Then adhere with a bit of snail to keep in place and when all are straight use the crystal effects and then place the button - worked like a charm!!

#3 Lovely as a Tree

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Weathered Background, Sincere Salutations
Card Stock: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Whisper White
Ink: Blue Bayou
Embellishments: Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon, Sponge Daubers

#2 Peaceful Wishes

Stamp Sets: Peaceful Wishes All Holidays (Sentiments)
Card Stock: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate
Embellishments: Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon; Crafter's Tool Kit

#1 Holiday Harmony Designer Paper

Stamp Set: Punch Pals
Card Stock: Always Artichoke, Holiday Harmony Designer Paper (Holiday Mini Catalog), Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Embellishments: Silver Brads
Punches: Scallop Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch

TIP: We learned this really neat tip at Portland Regionals in October. There isn't a circle big enough to back the scallop circle punch, so.....Here's a brief tutorial on how to give your scallop punch a real punch!!

You will need:

Round Tab Punch
Background cardstock
Snail adhesive

Punch two tab punches in your background color

Using a small amount of snail, apply on both pieces in the center (about 3/4")

Now line them up so that they form a perfect circle and adhere them

Mount your scallop punched circle on top and you have a perfect background to make your scallop stand out!! Simple, eh? So keep those scraps around!!


happydays525 said...

Love your cards!

Heather said...

Neat trick with the tab punch. Love the "Lovely as a tree" card!