Wednesday, August 28, 2013

August 2013 Workshop

Here are the projects I demonstrated at my FREE Workshop last night...guests recreated two of the cards. That's what we call "Make & Takes", because you make the project and take it home :-) If I gave you a little project kit to work on later, that would be called a Take & Make, because you would take it with you and make it at home. See how that works? ;-)

I like to make a 3D project to start. This is a simple project, inspired by the Make & Takes that Stampin' Up! provided for us at their 2013 Convention in July. I do have to admit that I normally Take & Make those projects, and use the time at Convention for something else!


Anyway, I modified the design just a bit because I wanted the bag to be recloseable. My sample is held closed at the top by the mini clothespin, so you don't have to tear it to get into it. I also designed the project to use only the Tag a Bag Gift Bags (yes, they come flat, but can be 3D with a few scores and snips), the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit (which includes *everything* used on the bag except the stamp & ink), and the 2013-2015 In Color Marker Assortment (you get both Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana in there), and the stamp. In all honesty, you will probably want the Stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure you stamp your image where you want it on the tag. The Tag It stamp set (available in wood-mount or clear-mount) works great with the Tag a Bag products!  


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This next project is the first Make & Take we did, so it's pretty quick and easy. First, use your Smoky Slate ink pad to stamp the Off the Grid stamp (available in wood-mount or clear-mount) in two corners of your Smoky Slate card stock foldover card. Then, stamp the Halloween Happiness stamp onto Whisper White card stock, adhere, and embellish using Epic Day Designer Washi Tape. Stamp the Halloween Happiness stamp one more time on Whisper White, this time using Smoky Slate ink. Trim out the saying, and adhere to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. Done. And...cute :-)


This next project is the second Make & Take we did at the Workshop. It is made with a Sahara Sand card stock base, and features the Six-Sided Sampler Bundle (available in wood-mount stamps + hexagon punch, or clear-mount stamps + hexagon punch). The "petals" are stamped on Whisper White card stock in Daffodil Delight ink, and the center is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink, with the saying in Real Red ink. A knot of 1/8" Real Red Tafetta Ribbon completes the card. Again, very simple, so we can move along and have time to see one more project :-)


This last project features the Thinlits Label Card Die set. Because there are so many little pieces to this set, I didn't bother to do much stamping. I did, however, feel that the Bella Boutique wheel inked in Versamark, added just the right amount of pizzazz without being too distracting. The base is Baked Brown Sugar card stock, and the front label is Coastal Cabana card stock (and both those colors can be had together in the 2013-2015 In Color Card Stock Assortment). I made the panel on the inside of the flip label in Very Vanilla card stock. I figured that would make a great place to jot a little note. FYI: the Thinlits Card Dies make standard 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cards when folded flat, so they will fit any of our Medium Envelopes (Whisper White, Very Vanilla, or Crumb Cake), as well as our Clear Envelopes.

This is a view of the card when folded flat.

This is what you'll see when you pull the card open.

That's it for my August 2013 Workshop! I'm sorry if you couldn't make it. Leave a comment, or email me, if you have any questions about the projects, or have any problems finding the products in my ONLINE STORE. I will try to get a video posted for this Workshop, but it may not be for about a week yet. My kiddos are heading back to college, so we are getting them all packed and ready, and moved. Guess who's going to miss the kids the most...?

GIZMO! She's tearing up the cardboard lining my wire cube storage in protest.

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