Last week I got together with two fellow Stampin' Up demonstrations to make scrap books out of brown paper bags. They had seen the one I was making for my San Francisco/wine country trip and wanted to learn how to do them. Shannon brought along her book binder for us to use and I think there may be one of those in my future.
I still need to add embellishment, pictures and fill the bags with all the treasures.
Since I had my book finished and only needed to bind it I made a little mini recipe holder out of envelopes.
Since we have our first graduation party to go to on Saturday, I thought I better get crackin' and make some cards. The first one I did in our school colors which are blue, green and silver and I didn't really like it so I tried black and white.
I like the black and white a lot more and it works for any school and college as well, so I that's the route I will go.
I have a lot of left over supplies from previous make and take events. Usually two days before the event I make up kits for everyone that as RSVP'd, then I always have people that end up not coming. So now I am left with the dilemma of what to do with the leftovers since I already have samples made up I really don't want several more of the exact same card. Not all the projects aren't cards and can't be changed in any shape or form but the ones I can, I try to change up a bit.
I got back from a wonderful trip from San Francisco and wine county with my lovey daughter to fine the new Stampin' Up books on my door step. Well, actually no, my husband had brought them in the house. I took about 200 pictures so I will spare you the agony of showing them to you but in case you are interested there are about 80 of them are posted on facebook.
I had preordered a couple of things from the book and I think I found my new favorite thing.
Aren't they cool?
This foam like material comes in a package like this.
You can add ink or food coloring or leave white.
Then put the foam like material into little molds.
These I kept white and just used a dauber to ink the edges.
These I just stuck three of them together and once they dry they are permanently together,
They are light as a feather and are going to be so much fun to play around with.
Today I could have the exact same title as last time since we are have another storm. School closed early, the snow is blowing and the wind is starting to blow. I thought about taking another picture but I think everyone is so tired of seeing it no one needs any more reminders of the winter that never left.
Earlier this week I got together with two fellow Stampin' Up demonstrators to brain storm, share ideas and play with paper.
We made pinwheels using the Stampin' Up pinwheel die, so that makes it a fun project.
We made them in 3-D form and flat form. The 3-D pinwheels are a little more time consuming but would be super cute as cupcake toppers. We also learned how to do the chalkboard effect.
Then we played around with glossy paper. I wasn't familiar with it at all, so this was so much fun.
I am definitely going to be experimenting some more with this technique.
Luckily on Friday the roads were dry and sky was clear so it turned out to be a perfect day for a Stampin Up Event at my house.
We made cards, a bookmark and a purse.
I always try to have one project that you can make start to finish in three minutes or less. This time it was a card.
This one has a removable bookmark on the corner.
I love making these super fun purses. If you don't add handles, there is not cutting involved, just a 12 x 12 sheet of paper and folding.
They would be great if you want to give a few cards away, or what little girl wouldn't love to get this with candy, hair accessories or even a little cash.
I have a friend that has a Cricut club, they meet, do a little demo and we make two cards using things cut out on a Cricut machine. It's the first time I'm been able to make it and it was great as it forced me to take my Cricut out of the box and use it for the first time. since we were supposed to bring something for show and tell.
These are the cards that we got to make and take home.