October Stamp Class

October 23rd, 2010

Happy Saturday!  I hope you are having a great weekend!  I haven’t blogged in awhile.  Sometimes I just don’t feel like taking and editing photos (does that ever happen to you?) and I really haven’t been stamping all that much lately.  Been busy busy busy. But  I held my monthly stamp class on Thursday night and I wanted to share the projects we created.  I was super happy with all of them and my fabulous stampers seemed quite happy too!  :)

All of my cards feature stamp sets from the most recent release at Taylored ExpressionsWinter Wonderland, Sparkle & Cheer (those two sets are designed to work together, did you know that?), Penguin Pals and a bonus card using Merry Little Cocktail Click on any of the photos to see them larger (this is a new feature on my blog and I’m just trying it out.)

Winter Wonderland

I CASEd this card from Baker’s Dozen team member Karen Giron.  As soon as I saw her card during release week I knew it would be perfect for a class card!  I simply adpated it using designer papers I recently purchased from Stampin’ Up!

 

 

I used a SU border punch and the TE Winter Wonderland Snowflakes dies along with a scallop rectangle nestie.

Sparkle  & Cheer

This card is another Baker’s Dozen CASE – this time from Charmaine Ikach.  I loved hers and again adapted using papers I had (retired SU.)

 

I don’t have the oval nesties (can you believe that?) so I used Labels 5  and I really like the look.  I also love the color combo here of Baja Blue and Real Red.

Penguin Pals

I had promised the girls 2 Christmas cards plus 1 surprise project.  For the surprise I decided to do a corner bookmark (instructions on SCS) and once I created the bookmark sample I thought it needed a card to be presented on.  I was tickled pink with how this turned out!

I picked up that adorable red and pink designer paper from the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack last week (thanks to my friend Mary for giving me the heads up on that) and it’s super duper cute and sparkly!  We added some Sugar Sparkly Fluff  to the cute little penguin’s hat. Here’s a close up of the bookmark.

These bookmarks are super simple and really fun to make.  If you haven’t tried them, you really should!  They make great little gifts – especially when you create a card base to give them on like I did here.

Merry Little Cocktail

When I was making the penguin bookmark, I kept thinking that Merry Little Cocktail would be really cute as well.  So yesterday when I was cleaning up from class I took a few minutes and made another version of the bookmark card using the same paper and cardstsock.

I applied some Ranger Glossy Accents to the cocktail, some Smooch to the candy cane and some red stickles to the holly berries at the bottom of the sentiment. Here’s a close up of just the bookmark.

And here’s a photo of the pair.  I stepped up the 2nd card just a bit since I was just playing and didn’t need to worry about having enough supplies to make 10-12 of these. 

You know I thought about splitting this up inbto 3 separate blog posts, but to be honest I just wasn’t sure when I’d get back to do the other 2 posts. LOL!  AND I have yet to photograph the wedding invites etc.  As you can probably tell by the above photos, we haven’t had good photo light lately!

So tell me – which do you prefer – the photos at the size I usually do them (scroll to previous posts to see) or the smaller versions like in this post that you can click on to see much larger?  I’d love to hear your feedback on that!  Thanks.

ETA: When you ladies say you prefer the larger version…do you mean being able to click on the photos to see them FULL SIZED (like in this post) or the medium size that is not clickable at all, but larger than above (as in previous posts)?  Can you tell me – “new way” or “old way” ’cause I’m confused!  LOL! Thanks!

8 Responses to “October Stamp Class”

  1. Karen Giron Says:

    I love those bookmark cards! So cute! I’m so happy you liked my card well enough to case it – that’s one of my fall to layouts when I have stamper’s block, lol!!

  2. Barbara Says:

    “Big is Better” – No need for glasses!!!

    B in Bellflower

  3. Kathy Martin Says:

    Oh boy! This post is full of cute on top of cute!

  4. Judy Davis Says:

    I prefer the larger verison, please. Thank you

  5. Billie Says:

    I love these bookmark cards. I prefer the largest as possible. I have very bad eyesight lately and never have my glasses handy. Keep the good ideas coming.

  6. Taylor Says:

    These are fabulous, Jami! I love ALL of them! What lucky ladies who got to make these!

  7. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Jami, once again I sure wish I lived closer to be at some of your classes. Your creative mind doesn’t quit and just keeps getting better. I absolutely love that baja blue/red combo! As for the pics, either one is fine for me.

  8. Barbara Says:

    Ok Jami—-I like the size you usually do where there is no need to “click” on the photo to enlarge——-Either way, your cards are great no matter the size!!

    B in Bellflower

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