Friday, January 18, 2008

Calendar with Easel

Last Night was our New Catalog Intro Workshop. We had 8 attend and had lots of fun.

I promised I would put up our projects, so here goes

Our make and take was a "free standing" calendar. I found this tutorial on making an easel out of cardstock - works fantastic, so I'll put it up here and thank the other blog I visited for the inspiration.

First the calendar

Stamp Sets: Polka Dot Background Stamp and Carte Postale
Card Stock: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Ink: Blue Bayou, White Gel Pen
Embellishments: Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon, Tiny Calendars purchased from Vippies
Punches: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" circle Punch, Double Rectangle Punch, Photo Corners

Here's the Tutorial for the easel

Cut piece of card stock 11" x 2"

Score piece at 3 1/2", 7", 8", 9", and 10"

Fold on the scored lines as in photo. The folds will be (from left to right) mountain, mountin, valley, mountain, valley.

Apply adhesive to the 1st and last of the 1" sections as shown below.

Then pinch the unit together to stick the middle 3 1/2" section to the first 1" adhesive section.

Accordian fold all the 1" sections together, and close the other 3.5" section which will adhere to the last 1" section.

You can then adhere the easel to the back of your calendar.

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Next I showed the ladies the new "sunburst" scallop! Love those scallops, but always fun to show a different twist.

Using a piece of cardstock, punch out a scallop

With the adhesive dotto (page 186 in the Spring and Summer Idea and Catalog) adhere your scallop to a piece of copy paper (needs to be thin) large enough to be able to grasp it when it goes into the punch.

Offset the punch in relation to the original scallops as in the picture below

Punch again and then you can remove the copy paper and you have a sunburst - or whatever else you need - just a different twist to a great punch idea!!

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The new Berry Bliss Designer Paper is scrumptious. SO many possibilities. Here's a very simple card I made - taken almost directly out of the new idea book on page 108. Just changed the colors a bit and used different rubons

Stamp Set: Priceless, Bobo Backgrounds
Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, Berry Bliss Designer Paper
Ink: Close to Cocoa and Purely Pomegranate and Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker
Embellishments: Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, Urban West Rub-ons

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One last card tonight and then stay tuned as I have a bunch of Valentine's Day cards made with the Happy Heart Day stamp set!!

This one I just fell in love with and had to try it - quite a bit of layering, but believe it was worth the work!!

Stamp Set: One of a Kind, All Scallops
Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate, Choclate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomegranate
Embellishments: Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, Fire Circle Rhinestone Brad
Punches: Brand New Boho Blossoms, Ticket Corner Punch, 1/2" circle punch

I first stamped the large flower on Whisper White in Close to Cocoa. Then I stamped it again on Pretty in Pink with Purely Pomegranate. I cut out that flower and mounted it over the stamped image on the Whisper White. I then stamped it again in Close to Cocoa on another piece of Whisper White and cut out the center flower and adhered it over the pink flower. Then stamped the small flower on whisper white with purely pomegranate ink and cut it out with the 1/2" punch and adhered it in the center of the flower. Ticket corner punched the whisper white and layered it on purely pomegranate also ticket punched.

Stamped the three flowers from the One of a Kind set in close to cocoa and punched them out. Then stamped the flowers again on pretty in pink with purely pomegranate - punched them out and used the middle flower. Cut with 1/8" circle punch through both flowers and adhered the rhinestone brad. Mounted them with dimensionals on the pretty in pink (ticket corner punched) and mounted on chocolate chip.

For the scallop trim, I cut off about 5/8" off the front of the card. I stamped the All Scallops with the scallop stamp and the little flowers on a piece of whisper white - eyed it up and actually only had to do it over once!! Used a sponge dauber and sponged over the edge then adhered it under a piece of chocolate chocolate. Added a piece of purely pomegranate behind on the inside of the card to showcase the scallops.

That's pretty wordy - let me know if you need more explanation!!

'Night for now and I'll add more cards on Sunday - we'll be gone tomorrow - going with family to see "Walking with Dinosaurs!!"


Martine Irene said...

Hi Jan, First time I've looked at your blog. It's great!!! I guess I had forgotten that you had one. I really love all your ideas and instructions, it's very informative.

We have been really busy since returning from S. Africa. I would love to come to your class but we may be out of town, so just remind me when it gets closer and if we are around, I'd love to come.

Unknown said...

Hi, Jan - just found your blog. Your directions are awesome!!! I loved your cards!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!!
~ Tammy