My April SU Class

April 4th, 2009

Class last night was so much fun!  I feel so fortunate to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and have such a wonderful group of ladies for customers! We made 3 projects last night.  I already shared the cards we made with Oval All (see below). 


Here’s a card using the new stamp set Sense of Time with the Bleach Technique.  I love the white ghost look of bleach on Almost Amethyst cardstock.  The base of this card and the grosgrain ribbon are both Night of Navy.  To stamp with bleach simply take a folded up damp paper towel and pour some Clorox bleach on it (I’ve been told that bargain bleach does not work as well) and use that as your stamp pad.  It takes a few seconds for the bleach to take effect on the cardstock once you stamp your image.  Watching it is like magic.   It’s fun to see the result on different colors of cardstock as the bleach has different results on each color.

Our third class project was this fun basket and Easter bunny.


The basket was created with Textured cardstock run through the CB or Big Shot with the Top Note die and attached to a small kraft bag that I cut down to 3″.  This was inspired by a bunch of these I saw in the SCS gallery.

The front was stamped with white craft ink with the large flourish image from Baroque Motifs and the Easter sentiment from All Holidays was added.  I saw the punched bunny in the SCS gallery of girl3boys0 and immediately had to figure out how to make it!

Once I had it figured out, I made this punch guide for my customers.  Click on it to enlarge.  I hope it makes sense to you.

bunny-guide-april-09-class-jami.jpg  It’s quite fun and easy…maybe just a tad fussy to work with the tiny pieces, but worth it, I think!  I highly suggest using a pair of tweezers.

For my April 15th afternoon class we’ll be making the Oval All card and the Sense of Time Bleach card along with a different third project (since it be after Easter.)  I do have some openings for that class, so let me know if you’d like to attend.

I hope you’re having a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.


TECC62 Blessings

April 3rd, 2009

Happy Cupcake Friday!  It’s a BIG day for Taylor and Taylored Expressions as the Baker’s Dozen begins posting sneak peeks today of one of the new stamp sets to be released on Sunday.  And of course it’s also Cupcake Friday and time for another one of Taylor’s fun sketchs – TECC62.  You’ll want to hop over to Taylor’s blog to get all the info to play along as well as get all the links for the sneak peeks.

I don’t have a sneak peek, but I do have a TE card.  I love Branching Out and Branching Out Coordinates and I haven’t played with them nearly enough yet, so that’s what I grabbed for this card along with the TE Easter Key Ingredients.  I think the Easter KI is my favorite one so far – just love the colors and really everything in the kit!


I built my little scene using my Stamp-a-majig, Memento Tuxedo Black ink and TE Choice Snow White cardstock. I colored it with Copics after punching it out with a Marvy scallop punch.  Besides the KI, I added blue candy dots, hot pink Kaiser Craft rhinestones and Petal Pink Liquid Pearls.  My finished card is 5″ square.  When I work with a square sketch I usually print it out 4.25″ square and 5″ square and then once I decide what images I want to work with, I choose between those two sizes of cards.

If you haven’t purchased Branching Out yet, remember that a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Eden Project.  So you can have an adorable stamp set to create with AND give to charity at the same time!

Now it’s time to see what the rest of the Cupcake Crew has cooked up with this week’s sketch:

  • Ana Wohlfahrt
  • Donna Baker
  • Jackie Pedro  
  • Lynn Mercurio
  • Monika Davis
  • Sherrie Siemens
  • Stephanie Hargis
  • Vicki Chrisman
  • Have a great Friday!  I’m looking forward to teaching my SU class tonight.  We always have fun!  Check back with me tomorrow to see some of what we did.  And on Sunday – TE Release Day – I’ll have a Fresh Flowers card to share.  Thanks for stopping by!


    Oval All for Class

    April 2nd, 2009

    Just thought I’d share a peek of one of the cards we’ll be creating at my class tomorrow night and again on the 15th.  I just LOVE the new scallop oval punch.  The small and large oval punches layer onto it perfectly (not the wide oval, although that can be used behind the scallop oval to layer.)


    The layout I used for these cards came from a card made by h_vanduker that I saved to My Favorites in the SCS Gallery.  Click here to see her fresh and fun Kiwi original.  I decided to make two verssions of the card because using two different sets of supplies will make class go smoother and to be honest I wasn’t sure I would have enough supplies to make all the cards for two classes the same.  I used a different image and a different border punch so that the only things that will need to be shared are the two oval punches.  Also note that each card uses only one color of ink.





    stamps: Oval All, Bella Toile Background

    paper: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Bella Rose dp

    ink: Riding Hood Red (plus Pink Pirouette with a blender pen to color the flower slightly)

    other:  eyelet border punch, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, Riding Hood Red striped ribbon













    stamps: Oval All, Friends Jumbo Wheel

    paper:  Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Baja Blue, Whisper White, Parisian Breeze Specialty dp

    ink: Chocolate Chip

    other: scallop border punch, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, Baja striped ribbon







    Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for Cupcake Friday and the start of the Sneak Peeks for the upcoming Taylored Expressions April Release!