Friday, September 26, 2008

Stamp Club Fun

So, now that I'm back in the States I can once again start working on my Stampin' Up! business. When I moved, I handed my stamping club off to my friend and downline Michelle. She has kept that group going for 2 years, and now that I"m back, we're sharing the group while we work to build up new ones in addition. So, for our first shared club, Michelle and I each prepared a project for the ladies to make 2 of.

I first saw the cris-cross pocket card using the pennant die on Patty Bennet's blog, and loved the idea. To the right here is the sample I made for the ladies to follow using 2 large pennants cut from the Bella Rose DSP. However, when I did this I wasn't thinking about the fact that they would be making 2 - requiring a lot more DSP.

The night of club, everyone got to choose 2 different half sheets of the Bella Rose DSP to cut at the same time with the die. We had a discussion as to how to place the papers on the die to get the opposite patterns (one each side of a double-sided paper) in the same size pennant. Long story short...I messed up! I had 2 large pennants going the same they weren't going to work together. One of my club members was playing around with the pieces we had cut out and we came up with the brilliant plan of using a large and small penant together! And so, the cards below were born.

We used one of the scalloped circles that gets cut with the pennant die, and then we used the new Curly Label Punch Bundle to stamp the greeting and punch it out. Some Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon finished off the pocket portion, and the inside card was made with Pink Pirouette paper and the Totally Tabs set along with the rounded tab punch.

So, to borrow a phrase from one of my favorite Painting shows, there are no mistakes, just happy little accidents that you can turn into something wonderful! :-)

I plan on stamping tomorrow (Saturday) and hope to have some fun new things to show you this weekend. Have a great one!!

Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Cute & Curly, totally tabs
Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Bella DSP
Riding Hood Red
Acc: Big Shot, Pennant Die, Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, Curly label punch, round tab punch



  1. Jana, that ribbon is gorgeous - as are your cards!

  2. awww bob ross - love him! Beautiful cards. - Trish


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