Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Stampin' Up Hostess Club

Yes, I'm still having these. In fact, these are the cards from January! Hello? It's about to be the middle of February. We're we just talking about New Years Resolutions?

My SU! clubs are fun! The ladies in them are so fabulous and eager to learn and so tolerant of me!

For January, as we do every month, we learned 3 techniques, did 3 cards and 3 ATC-style (although bigger) technique cards to save for future reference.

The first time I saw this technique done was by my friend, Jody Morrow, aka TexasJodyLynn. It's called Corner Rounder Criss Cross, at least that's one name for it on Splitcoast. It's basically the same technique as making scallops with the SU! corner rounder but then overlapping the ends.

All SU! supplies used here. There is Dazzling Diamond Glitter on the heart.

The second card (left) demonstrates the faux rimmed tag technique.

This card is actually (I think) the only card I've ever CASED from the SU! Catalog before. I really liked the dots (Dots are Hot set) so I went with it. We had to use the stamp-a-ma-jig quite a bit on here to get them to line up! Not thrilled with the colors but then again, I've never quite warmed up to Groovy Guava.
All supplies by Stampin' Up!

Finally, the third card was done because my friend, Michelle and I have have been scouring the earth looking for a Rose Red (to match SU! Rose Red) ribbon. She is making her sister's wedding invitations and we need the ribbon to match them! A HA! We can DYE the ribbon with the Rose Red reinker and we'll be set. Okay, so I made this sample for Michelle so she could see how easy it is to do. We dyed a little strip of white grosgrain in rose red reinker.

All supplies by Stampin' Up!

Now, Michelle's sister's wedding invitations... since this hostess club in January, Michelle and I have almost finished the invitations... the bottom 2 layers (of 3) are cut, stamped and put together, the ribbon (A WHOLE ROLL of Vanilla Wide Grosgrain has been dyed and cut), envelopes have been purchased, vellum is cut and ready to be printed on. All that is left is reply cards, a quick trip to Kinkos, and final assembly, I think.

We did all of that in one night by the way... and to heat set the ribbon we put it on a cookie sheet and set it in the oven for 5 minutes!

How about that?

1 comment:

Jennie M said...

These are beautiful Geeta!! Thanks for sharing!