Friday, December 28, 2007

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December Stamp Club

Guess what? I didn't go to the movies today! lol! I finished working on Stamp Club projects this morning, then started working on the house. Ugh! The Christmas tree was so dead, I wanted to take it down the day after Christmas, but DH was poo-pooing that plan. So today while he was busy playing on the computer, I stripped it down, hauled it outside, and packed everything away. When he finally wandered into the living room, it was a bit of a shocker for him! Then I've been playing with the furniture arrangement. You know how everything gets messed up when you have to work the tree into the room? So when putting things back, I tried something different, but DH is not happy because the sofa is not EXACTLY in front of the tv. What is up with men and that?!

Anyway, here are the projects I finally came up with...finally! And I had to resort to "borrowing" the little take-out box that Jaron presented at the SU Convention last summer. I wanted to show that pinwheel technique with the star punch, but I thought it looked too plain on the first card I came up with, so I added it to Jaron's box. Also had to change the colors to find a color of 12x12 cardstock that I had enough of. Taken with Teal! A color I never use! lol! It's a little plain, but I do like the way it turned out. The box is 9x9, so it's actually perfect for the old SU cardstock that was not quite 12x12. I'm so glad they changed that now!

For the second project, I kept with the "pinwheel and packaging" theme it seems! I wanted to make this bigger pinwheel, but then wasn't sure what to do with it. I liked the idea of using it with a brown paper bag and clothes-pin for the closure. While trying to decide which stamp set to used, I noticed this Block Party stamp had a row of pinwheels at the bottom! Perfect! I love this stamp set, it was on my first catalog order last summer...of course, that was when I got my free $500 Artisan Award shopping, don't I wish that would happen again January 1!

This photo shows the close-up of the pinwheels and dry-embossed edge border. I saw this here on Kristina Werner's blog and had been wanting to try it. It's the perfect little dress-up when you "plain layer" your cards, like I always do!

Okay, better get back to the kitchen. It's the next room on the list, and I have some sugar cookies to finish baking for Stamp Club on Sunday. *wink* I know they're counting on it! I'm going to an all-day crop tomorrow...10 a.m. to lots of packing to get ready! The most challenging part of crops...the fear that you might *NEED* something you don't have with you take everything with you!

Have a fabulous Friday night!

Take-Out Box Recipe Stamps: All Holidays. Cardstock: Taken With Teal, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, and Whisper White. Ink: Taken With Teal and Certainly Celery. Accessories: Star Punch, 1 1/4' Circle Punch, Ice Circle Rhinestone Brads, Paper Piercer, Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon, Stapler, Dimensionals.

Lunch Sack Recipe Stamps: Block Party. Cardstock: Wintergreen DSP, Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow, and Whisper White. Ink: Always Artichoke Craft Ink. Accessories: Paper Piercer, Silver Brad, Always Artichoke Button, Linen Thread, Large & Mini Glue Dots, Stylus, Wooden Clothes-Pin, Brown Lunch Sack.


Lorie said...

As always...absolutely wonderful projects! :o) Happy New Year!

Donna Baker said...

ooh, I love your projects, Angie! makes me wish I was a customer & lived in Dallas so I could be a part of your group!

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Bev Gerard said...

Wow! I love both of these projects, Angie!

So .... time for you to come over again ... and teach me that star punch trick! See ... you did a super job with the Teal! Love it!