Stamping Party on January 7th. The weather cooperated so that we could get together at Barbara's house with 9 other stampers. We were ready to play with some of the new stamps and punches and move on from the holidays.
We love the marina mist and pear pizzazz. An interesting fold makes this card unique. Of course some sparkly diamonds on the butterfly always helps. Color the flower stamp with markers before stamping. There is so much you can do with the Friends Never Fade stamp set.
The Build a Blossom and Blossom Petals Punch are rapidly becoming favorites with this group. How easy is it to create a beautiful card with this.
Simply stamp the petals, punch out and highlight with a bit of sponging. Same for the leaves. Then easy assembly. A small circle on the back of the flower makes it easier to assemble. Mount on dry embossed paper and you are all set. Don't you love that Big Shot !!! So easy to dress up a card. Even our "bow challenged" people were happy with this method of adding ribbon.
Getting ready for Valentines day. Create your own DSP - using Elements of Style flourish stamped multiple times on the long strip. Enhance with some sponging and you've got it made. The Filled with Love heart stamp fits the heart punch perfectly. (Can you tell I would rather punch than cut out). That heart is backed with The Scalloped Heart of Hearts embosslits from the Big Shot. The sentiment is embossed with the white embossing powder so that it will stand out.
And so we continued to play. Stamp sets and punches that match are fantastic. Check out the Create a Cupcake from the new Occassions Mini Catalog. We also had fun with the new 2 1/2 inch circle punch. We ran those through the Crimper. (Even my 4 year old loves to use that tool) We also decided that you don't have to make a bow to use ribbon - just punch a hole and pull the ribbon through. We are getting into easy.