The non-card project will be bookmarks for 2008. January through June will be on one side and July through December will be on the other side. This way, we will actually be able to READ the numbers! We will use various corner punches and card stock colors and ribbons. It will be fun! The ones shown are Pretty in Pink with pink organdy ribbon and silver cord. It's difficult to see in the photo, but the calendars are stamped in Pretty in Pink with Time Well Spent flowers.
We will make two "Thank You" cards with a Christmas theme. Everyone gets a gift from someone at Christmas! Maybe it's being invited for a dinner or cocktails, or it might be a wonderful gift. We all need cards that are appropriate to say "Thanks."
The first card is a Real Red base card and we will use the Japanese stab binding technique with 1/8 inch red satin ribbon. The front of the card will have Dashing DSP that has been embossed with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder. There will be a Very Vanilla rectangle matted on Real Red. We will use a sentiment from the Sincere Salutations set and emboss it with gold embossing powder.
The final project will be another Christmas themed "Thank You" card. This one has a Certainly Celery base card. There's a strip of Old Olive card stock that has been scalloped and adhered near the bottom of the card. On the top edge of the Old Olive strip is 5/8 inch Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon. The ribbon goes through a soda can pop top that has been embossed with gold Embossing Powder. (Patti requested that we make a card using the pop tops!) The sentiment from Short and Sweet is also embossed in gold. The big flower from "Time Well Spent" is stamped on Dashing DSP with black Stazon. The dots near the flower center are punched with a 1/8 inch circle punch. Old Olive was stamped with the leaf and the Stazon and then cut out. The leaves are adhered to the flower from behind. The flower center is made by punching out flowers with the Spring Bouquet Flower Punch and attaching them to the flower center with a gold brad. The small flowers are made by punching Real Red with the flower punch, punching the centers with a 1/16 inch punch, embossing with the large ball on the embossing stylus, and attaching a gold brad.