Sunday, 10 October 2010

Recent make and takes

Hope you're having a lovely weekend. I had a fun afternoon yesterday, crafting with my MIL. We had a go at the same make and takes I did with my hostesses at their recent special event. The virtual hostesses who live at a distance and couldn't get to the event have now received their packs through the post, so I can share these with you now without spoiling any surprise. Why not join my Stampers 6 group (see the Spread the Cost tab at the top or click here) and as a virtual hostess you'll get an invite to the next event.

First up was this little treat holder:

Stamp set: Long Fellows
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point
Punch: Scallop Edge
(Retired) Gingham Ribbon: Bashful Blue
Other: Crop-a-dile, Blender Pen
Non-SU: Choc bar

We cut and scored a basic open-ended box 13cm x 5cm x 2cm and then decorated it before assembling. We used one of the new Long Fellows stamps which is a set of six different animals that you can earn with a Level 2 workshop (which in fact one of my hostesses did the very next day). The whale was stamped onto Bashful Blue card with Pacific Point ink and then coloured with the same ink using a blender pen. The bottom of the layer was punched with the Scallop Edge and then adhered to a layer of Whisper White card also punched with the Scallop Edge, to create the waves. We use the Crop-a-dile to punch a large hole front and back of the box and then adhered the image and assembled the box. Ribbon was threaded from front to back and the choc bar was used to push the ribbon to the end of the box before tying in a bow.

To get the choc bar out you simply pull the ribbon without untying it.

Next we made a simple Christmas card:

Stamp set: Contempo Christmas
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso
Narrow Taffeta Ribbon: Early Espresso
Other: Fine Galaxy Glitter

The sentiment was stamped onto Very Vanilla card with Early Espresso ink. The new clear mount stamps made placement very easy. Next we tore the top and bottom of the Very Vanilla layer and adhered it direct to a strip of Cherry Cobbler which we also tore along. Both layers were adhered to a Crumb Cake card blank. The bauble was stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Very Vanilla card. At the hostess event we then had to cut this out but yesterday we were able to use the new Ornament punch - so much easier and quicker. The bauble was glittered and then popped up on dimensionals and finished with a bow made from the new Narrow Taffeta Ribbon, adhered with a glue dot.

Yesterday we made a slight variation:

Instead of Early Espresso ink, we used Versamark and Gold EP and MIL had her first go at heat embossing. I think she's hooked, lol.

And she's bought the new Ornament punch - I knew she'd love it.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and please contact me if you'd like to join the Stampers 6 group.

Sara xx

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Lovely work as ever Sara. Loving the bauble in Early Espresso!