Thursday, June 16, 2011

Stamp Club projects

Well another year of stamp club has come and gone. I can't believe how fast that year went. I had a lot of fun with everyone! Last night was our last night and here is one of the projects that we made:

This card is using the bleach technique. Some of my clubbers had never used bleach on cards, so this was fun. All you do is make an 'ink pad' using a small foam plate and a folded up paper towel. Pour a little bleach on it and viola, you have an ink pad. Each color card stock looks different when using bleach. Last night we used the hostess set from the Summer mini catalog called Love & Care and stamped a flower on Elegant Eggplant using the bleach. It looks kind of pinky.

We used markers to color the main flower stamp - Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze and Elegant Eggplant and stamped on to Whisper White card stock. We tore a piece of Certainly Celery for the layered piece. We punched a Scalloped oval piece in Baja Breeze and layered it with the sentiment, which is stamped in Elegant Eggplant, and punched with the large oval punch. The button is Elegant Eggplant also.

They were all amazed at what the bleach would do and that you can actually use it with your stamps. If you have a slightly stained stamp, it will actually clean it. You do however want to clean your stamps after using bleach, because it will dry the rubber out and make it crack.

The next project I found on the front cover of a magazine called 'Stampin Success', which is a monthly magazine only Stampin'Up! demonstrators receive. I had received that magazine in the mail the day before and just had to try one of them. Unfortunately I cannot post a picture of the front cover of my magazine because it shows some of the new product from the upcoming new Idea Book & Catalog, but I can post a picture of the flowers we made:

These flowers are made with only using 4 different punches -

Large Heart punch
Heart to Heart punch
1 3/8 circle punch
3/4 circle punch

The magazine showed these flowers on a wire flower stem, but we just made them without so they can be put on a card, scrapbook page or even a box. I had everything punched out for them when they arrived, so they were very easy to assemble.

Stamp club may be over for this catalog year, but another starts up next month with the new Idea Book & Catalog. I still have a few spots left if you are interested in joining. We have a lot of fun! Even if you live far away and can't make the meetings, contact me and we can work something out! Remember when you join, you receive all the catalogs for FREE!!!

If you don't want to commit to a stamp club, but would like a FREE catalog, all you have to do is have a workshop of your own, whether it's a in-home party or a book party. It's a great way to earn what you want for FREE!!!

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