Saturday, December 29, 2007

1st Thursday Club January Projects

I have a new 1st Thursday Club which meets for the first time on January 3rd. Project #1 for this club will be our non-card item. We will make this little 3 X 3 tea bag holder. I used Wild Wasabi textured card stock and Very Vanilla for the sentiment strip. I used the Three-for-you Punch Box dot for all the polka dots and also for the punched flower. After punching the flower from Purely Pomegranate, I embossed it and added the gold brad. I attached it to the Wasabi ribbon and then stapled the ribbon to the card. I added an additional strip of card stock on the inside to hold the tea bag. It makes a cute little gift card for January when it's so cold out!

Project #2 will be this card using the new "Embrace Life" set. This has a Whisper White base card with Rose Prints Double Sided Designer paper. The main image is stamped with Black Stazon on white and then water colored using Water Color Wonder Crayons and an Aquapainter. The panel is matted on Regal Rose and three layers are Ticket Corner punched. The sentiment is stamped with Rose Red on white and punched out using the Large Oval punch. Before adhering to the base card, white, knotted grosgrain ribbon is added.

Project #3 is also for Sharon's (notimetostamp) challenge (ssnotime15) which is to use our "New Toys" that we got for Christmas. My oldest daughter drew my name for our gift exchange (We have a large family). She contacted an SU! demo in California and bought me the Coluzzle set and "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set. I used both for my sample cards. I cut a sheet of card stock into four pieces and used my Coluzzle to cut ovals from each piece. That way, four of my ladies will be able to do the masking/sponging at the same time. I sponged one with Always Artichoke and stamped the tree with the same ink. I used the sentiment from "Short and Sweet". The other card is sponged with More Mustard and the tree is stamped with Chocolate Chip. I also used golden rod satin ribbon and did the Japanese Stab Binding technique on the side. I think we will make the cards in green and do the stab binding in green also, or it may be optional. I've made cards with this set before, but I had borrowed the set from a friend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your blog which I get in my e-box each day.

Great projects for your club. Like the "tree" cards. tfs

Bev J.