. Stampin' Shilo: October 2008

Address Change

Please note that I now live in Hanover. Phone number is 519-506-5589.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

2 More Christmas Cards

Here are the other 2 cards that we made at my Christmas Card stamp-a-stack this past weekend. This first card uses the Big Shot die cut machine. The card colour is Bravo Burgundy with Always Artichoke on top of it. Next I used the Top Note die to cut out the Naturals white piece. The words are from the Join in the Cheer decorative strip die and the bird is from the Birds and Blossoms sizzlet dies.
This second card is my favourite one that we made. It uses an acetate sheet as the card base. Acetate sheets can be purchased from a store such as Staples. It is a bit difficult to see in the picture but there are snowflakes stamped all over the acetate sheet using white Stazon ink which is a permanent ink that can be used on materials such as wood and plastic. The colours I used are Bashful Blue, Basic Black, and Whisper White. The stamp set used is called Big on Christmas and it was stamped using Basic Black ink and then coloured in using the Many Marvelous Markers. The added accent is the silver cord which is in the Holiday mini.
Thanks to all of the ladies that came out on Saturday. We had a good time making cards and socializing. I hope to have a gift class in the near future. I will post some pictures soon.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Christmas Cards from S-A-S

Here are 3 cards that we made at my Christmas card stamp-a-stack this past Saturday. Each person that came made 2 each of 5 different designs. I will post the other 2 cards soon.
The first card uses the new set A Holly Jolly Christmas found on page 41. This card was a very simple one to make but it is very cute. You can't see it in the picture but the Santa has some glitter on his coat, hat and mitts. The second card uses the Punch Pals set found on page 37. This set has 12 stamps in it and in includes the penguin, tree, and present images as well as a snowman, a snow flake, a star and some various greetings. The third card uses the hostess set Deer Friends. This set is truly unique having 8 holiday images with a greeting around it. This card also features the scallop edge punch as well as the scallop circle punch.
I hope you enjoy these cards and they give you some ideas to get your creative juices flowing to make your own Christmas cards.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Another Christmas Card

This is another card that was part of our shoebox swap this past weekend. Ginelle created this one for use to make. It uses the stamp set Loads of Love on page 53. The truck image is a bit difficult to see but it was stamped onto the Washington Apple DSP (designer series paper) on page 169 and then cut out. I think that the tree in the back of the truck is cute! It is hard to see in this photo, but the red circle at the top has the presents stamped onto it from the stamp set Loads of Love Accessories also found on page 53. This set as well as the accessories are great to have on hand for any and all occasions.
I will be back in a day or so with a couple of samples that are going to be made at my Christmas card class this coming Saturday. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Christmas Cards

This past weekend I got together with my upline Kris and my sidelines. Kris is who I signed up to be a demonstrator under. We each made a card to swap with each other and then we created another card for a shoebox swap. A shoebox swap is where you put all the materials needed to create a card into a box of some type and then you rotate around and make each others cards.

This first card was created by Kris. It uses the Season of Joy stamp set found on page 34 for the flower image. This is a glitter window card. It doesn't show up very well in the picture but there is glitter over top of the flower image. It makes a really great effect. I think this card is very elegant for Christmas.

This second card was created by Jodi. It also uses the Season of Joy stamp set. I think the colours in this card are great. It uses the Ski Slope Designer Series paper from the Holiday Mini found on page 12 (if you need a Holiday Mini, let me know). The scallop edge punch was used on both of these cards. This punch, found on page 189 of the Fall-Winter catalogue, is turning out to be a great tool! I use it on almost all of my cards now. If you have signed up to come to my Christmas Card class, you will get a chance to use this punch and you may just decide to add it to your collection!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Flower Power Card Elements

I used the Flower Power Card Elements found on page 176 in the catalogue to make these bright cards! This card kit is great. This kit includes enough materials to make 9 cards and it give you step-by-step instructions. The colours are Rose Red, Old Olive, and Perfect Plum. The self-adhesive die cuts as perfect as eye-catching accents and the double-sided designer series paper is super. The ribbon, buttons, and brads are also included. The kit costs $18.95. There is a stamp set that coordinates with this kit and it is called Wow Flowers and it costs $15.50 and can be found on page 138. The only other thing you would need is ink. The corresponding ink are the colours I listed above and each classic ink pad costs $6.25. If you are interested in ordering any of these items, you can email me or order online by clicking the box to the right and then hitting 'Shop Now'. If you would be interested in attending a class using this kit, please let me know and I can arrange it!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Just a quick post...

to show you a picture of Gavin's baptism this past Sunday. Everything went well and the day was great. Wasn't the weather just perfect?! I will be back tomorrow with a stamping picture.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thanksgiving Turkey!

Here is a turkey card just in time for Thanksgiving! I used some of SU's exclusive punches to make this little guy. The feathers a punched using the scallop circle out of Real Red, Old Olive, and Chocolate chip cardstock. The body of the turkey is punched out of More Mustard cardstock using the small oval punch and the 1 3/8" circle punch. I cut out the hat and feet freehand but you could use one of the square punches for the hat and then just trim it. I layered the turkey on Whisper White cardstock which is then on top of Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I added the Chocolate chip ribbon as an accent. This card is not the typical 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". It is a 4" x 4" card for something different. Drop me a comment to let me know what you think of this little guy!
I want to take this time to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving and to think about everything you are thankful for. I will be enjoying some time with family as we have Gavin baptised on Sunday morning and then enjoy a great brunch after which I will have a dinner with other family members not attending the baptism. I will post a picture of the event when I can.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

World Card Making Day Projects

This past Saturday was World Card Making Day. I had 2 projects to make at my event. This first project was a bookmark which was stamped on one side and the other side had a calendar for the year 2009. The stamp set used was called Bitty Basics which is a level 1 hostess set.
The second project was a Thanksgiving card. This card used punches and markers and some ribbon. It was a very quick and simple card but I really like how the pumpkins stand out. The set the pumpkins came from is retired now and we had to write in 'Thanksgiving' as I didn't have a stamp that said Thanksgiving.
Anyways, I just wanted to remind you that the deadline to register for the Christmas card class is now October 14. In this class you will make 10 cards with envelopes for $25. The class is on Saturday October 25 at 1pm. I only have a couple of people signed up so far but this is a great class to come to. Also remember to check out the details for the Fresh Cut Notes class under "Events" on the left hand side.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Lots of New Things!

October is full of great things at Stampin' Up! The holiday mini catalogue is effective today. It showcases some great new Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's day stamp sets as well as some great accessories. To see the catalogue, click on the link to the right.

Stampin' Up! is celebrating its 20th Birthday and they are offering some birthday stamp sets at 20% off after you spend $20 in regular merchandise. To see the flyer, click here.

Some brand new Decor Elements have also been released and they are great! There are new colours and lots of holiday images available. To see the addition, click here.

Remember about World Card Making Day which is this Saturday October 4. I am having a drop-in event from 1-3pm where you can make 2 projects. Please bring a food item for the food bank. As well, Stampin' Up! is offering all Simply Sent Card Kits and Simply Sent Card Elements at 20% off until October 11. These kits can be found on pages 176-177 in the catalogue.

Please make sure to register for the Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack and the Fresh Cut Notes class by October 11 to ensure delivery of supplies. A NEW DATE for the Fresh Cut Notes class has been added and will happen on November 5. To see class details, click here.

Birthday and Christmas Card

This past weekend I did a workshop for sister and these 2 cards were the make n' takes we did. This first card uses the Big on Christmas stamp set. We coloured in the image with blender pens and Stampin' Pastels. We added the ribbon to spice it up a bit. This card is quite plain but everyone who attended the workshop were beginning stampers.

This second card uses Fun and Fast Notes stamp set. This set features 8 images and is a very versatile set because it pretty much has an image for anything you would need to make a card for. We coloured in the image using the Stampin' Write markers. We added crystal effects and glitter to the frosting on the cake to add some dimension. We used the scallop punch on the Apricot Appeal cardstock and used the crop-a-dile to add the eyelets to the card. The crop-a-dile is a super tool so that you don't need to 'pound' those eyelets in anymore!

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