Hi, My name is Kathleen Miller and have been using Stampin Up products since 2002. I love to create and stampin helps feed that void.
I have three daughters Stephanie mother to Mariah,and Alex; Sarah; and Stacey mother to Isaac, Evan and new baby sister Emma.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Card Class January 28, 2012
Well had my second card class and it was a success. It was a cold snowy day but my girls still showed all but one. They all did a great job and worked as a team and we were all much faster this time. We are both learning this so I am sure each time we will get faster. I am so lucky each time to have the whole community room and we had lots of space to spread out, quiet, and no interruption.
I did three cards (two of each) and one 3D object (box) for a $15 class.
Here is my first card:
012212-Thinking Of You
This card I could not make up my mind either to use the red or white glitter paper on the background or red or white doily. So I gave them both choices. Which do you like the best? I cannot decide. For the heart in the center I first sponged Marina Mist on a Wisper White square. Leaving lots of white space. Then I stamped the bird stamp followed by coloring in the flowers with Pale Plum marker. I cut the heart out then snailed it to Marina Mist card stock and cut a small boarder. I applied it on top of the doily with dimensions. Then stamped and cut the banner out and applied that also with dimensionals.
PAPER: Whisper White, Marine Mist, Red or White Glitter Paper, Real Red card stock
STAMPS: Take It To Heart, You Are Loved
INK: Basic Black, Marina Mist, Pale Plum, Pale Plum marker
PUNCHES or DIES: Small corner punch, Sizzlits large paper doily
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Snail, Sponge, Dimensionals, Needle piercer
012112 Birthday Card
Even though our theme of the day was Valentines I wanted to give the girls other options for the day. So I gave them this birthday card to work with. The idea originally came when I was visiting my sister Sandi Dailey at her home and she helped me come up with the idea. I changed the colors and the stamp set when I got home but Sandi gave me the layout. I used the new jewel pack from SU and had a hard time getting the jewels to stay stuck. So after class when I made some cards for myself I used crystal effects to keep the jewels in place. I would recommend this, it only takes just a small drop. That way you know for sure it will not come off.
PAPER: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
STAMPS: Swirls & Curls Verses, Fresh Vintage, Cause to Celebrate, Bring on the Cake
INK: Melon Mambo, Basic Black
PUNCHES or DIES: Scallop Punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon, pearl Jewels, demensionals, snail, crystal effects for qlueing on jewels.
This card we had many options for. I choice Sweet Friend but some of the other choices were, Happy Valentines Day, Happy Birthday, Thank You, Friend to Friend, Thinking of You, Happy Anniversary, Hello Baby, Love You. Most of these came from the stamp set Tiny Tiny Wishes because I wanted them to fit inside the Word Window punch. The original idea started with my upline Rhonda Wade. Then I went to my sister Sandi Dailey's house for a day of stampin and we did this together. I did not have the cherib stamp so I stamped some for my class. Then used different stamps for the rest of my card but the basic layout I have to give credit to the other two girls, thanks girls.
PAPER: Real Red, Pink Pirquette, Whisper White
INK: Real Red
STAMPS: You Are Loved, Happy Heart Day, Tiny Tiny Wishes, PS I Love You
PUNCHES or DIES: Scallop Circle, Word Window, Modern Label, Heart to Heart punch
ACCESSORIES: Real red ribbon, sponge, snail, dimensionals, big shot
022812 Cookie Box-Valentine Box
This is the 3D project we did for the day. I had ordered the Kraft gift boxes from the mini but I only had four not enough for class and not enough time to order more. So I cut the box apart and used it as a template and made my own boxes for class. Of course it would be much easier to order them but I used the cardboard from the back of the designer series paper packs, traced around the template, added score lines, cut and had my boxes. If you lay it out just right you can get one box on the 12 X 12 cardboard. I also added DSP to the bottom and inside bottom of the box. This box is just the right size for a cupcake or maybe three or four cookies.
PAPER: Everyday Enchantment DSP, Early Expresso, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, First Edition DSP
STAMPS: Yummy, Holiday Best
INK: Early Expresso
PUNCHES: Heart Punch, Heart to Heart Punch
ACCESSORIES: Gift Boxes, Dimensionals, Tombo Glue, Pearl Jewels, Crystal Effects
Well my girls were really excited and enjoyed their choices and filled my head with lots of commplements. So I am riding kind of high right now, love those good thoughts. So let me know what you think.