August Stampin’ Up! Class

August 16th, 2008

Class was so much fun last night!  I am so blessed to have such a great group of women for customers and seeing their excitement for the new catalog was a blast!  Here are the cards we made last night (and you can scroll down two posts for the third project – a genie bag.)

The first card is an example of Faux Seersucker and it’s for my friends Leann and Bunny (using Garden Whimsy and a crimper).  The idea came from this card on SCS by pidgesmom.  Once I started playing with this technique I just couldn’t stop.  I made three cards in quick succession and here’s the one I chose for class.


It’s soooooo easy!  We stamped the images from Garden Whimsy in Pacific Point, Regal Rose and Kiwi Kiss and then the stamped panel was run through the crimper once and turned a quarter turn and run through again for a waffled seersucker effect.  Everyone also stamped either 2 or 3 extra Rose ladybugs on a scrap of white and cut them out and popped them up on dimensionals and then covered them with Crystal Effects.  The 5/8″ Regal Rose grosgrain is the perfect finishing touch.  We also stamped a white panel for inside the card.  Everyone chose a sentiment from Sincere Salutations to stamp in Pacific Point and accented it with the Rose and Kiwi ladybugs to give the card a really nice completed look.

I was telling the girls last night that this card reminds me of a favorite dress I had when I was about 9 or 10 years old.  It was white seersucker with little embroidered flowers on it.  I was taking ballroom dance lessons and I remember that summer wearing that dress to a party at the dance studio and feeling like I was all that!   *grin*

This next card was my favorite of the evening – it’s so me!


This card is so simple (and yet elegant) that I don’t think it needs much explanation, but here goes…

The base is Old Olive layered with Riding Hood Red and Bella Rose designer paper.  The two prints are opposite sides of the same sheet, so I just cut pieces 5″ x 4″ and then cut the 4″  into two pices at 2.25″ – the smaller piece was then flipped over and punched with the scallop edge punch.  Everyone chose a letter from Lovely Letters (I’m so excited to finally have this set!) and inked it with Kiwi Kiss and added Olive marker to the leaves before stamping on Shimmery White cs.  Then the stamp-a-majig was used to place the frame from Frames with a Flourish stamped in Riding Hood Red.  (I found it much easier to stamp the letter first and then add the frame as opposed to the other way around.) That piece was hand trimmed and layered onto Old Olive and adhered with dimensionals over the 5/8″ Olive grosgrain ribbon.

Wouldn’t this card be great as a set to give as a gift?  And they could be mass produced quite easily.

I hope you are enjoying your Saturday and that you’ll take a little time to stamp!  I need to put away everything from last night and then I plan to plop down at my stamp table for a little play time.  Thanks for stopping by.


P.S. my retired stamps for sale list is still active – just scroll down a bit.  I also have one set for trade at the very end of the list – anyone want Heartfelt Thanks?  I’m offering a good deal!

7 Responses to “August Stampin’ Up! Class”

  1. Kristine Says:

    These are BOTH soo beautiful!! The top one looks fabulous with that waffle effect–never thought of doing it that way 🙂 And your second card is truly elegant. ♥ them both!!

  2. Shelley Says:

    Very Pretty cards Jami! I love that you make the first one for Bunny and Leann!!! I love seersucker and am so attracted to the fabric when I see it in the stores….not that I would ever make anything with it! LOL! I am going to have to get that alpha set…gosh between you and Debra I am so sold!

  3. Debra Says:

    Really gorgeous cards!! LOVE the Faux Seersucker. I need to use that one for a class soon. Very cool!!!

  4. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Jami – these are gorgeous. I would so love to attend one of your classes. I bet they’re a blast. One of the drawbacks of living 5hrs north.

  5. Bev J. Says:

    Love the seersucker look-pretty card. Now I need a crimper!!

    Bev J. (Maxell on SCS)

  6. Linda (studbo) Says:

    What a gorgeous card, I absolutely love it!!!! Now you’re making me want the Lovely Letters!!!! Oh no, something else to add to my wish list!!!!

  7. Karen Says:

    Hi Jami – thanks sooooooo much for stopping by my blog and for the inspiration I needed to try the Faux Seersucker technique! I absoloutely LOVE your work – thank you for sharing it with the world!


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