Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I have a couple of different items to share with you today. Both exclusively use Stampin'Up! product because they were made for a make n' take and a demonstrator project that I'm VERY excited about.

The first item is a 6x6 scrapbook page that is going to serve as the make n' take project at a workshop at the end of the month. The majority of the women attending this workshop are scrapbookers not card makers so I wanted to let them make something they could incorporate into their 12x12 scrapbook pages.

Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Whisper White Cardstocks
Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper
Tempting Turquoise 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon
Piercing Tool
Mat Pack with piercing guide
Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature
3x5" photo of my sister serving in South Africa
Oh - and I apparently lied - because the flower is NOT Stampin'Up but I'm using it anyway!

The next item is for a BigShot Album that the demonstrator group I'm in is making. To date there are 29 of us participating. Each one of us chooses a current BigShot die from the catalog. Then we diecut the object from whisper white and adhere it to a 6x6" piece of black cardstock. This will be placed in a 6x6 album so that when the album is open the black & white sample is on the left and then on the facing page (the right hand page) there will be a sample card or scrapbook page made using the die. I chose "Flower Layers" on page 202 because I already owned the die.

Because I have to make at least 30 samples I tried to design a fairly easy but not boring cardfront. I cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock then cut a piece of Barely Banana cardstock 1/4" smaller and then embossed 2/3 of the Barely Banana layer using one of the Stampin'Up! Backgrounds I Texture Plates. Next I cut a 3/4" strip of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock and overlayed it with a piece of Crushed Curry "Ribbon". It's not really ribbon - I haven't ordered it yet - so it's just Crushed Curry cardstock that I added dots to for effect. You have to "imagine" that it's ribbon. After gluing the "ribbon" to the Razzleberry strip I adhered it to the card face and then stamped a portion of a stamp from the "WITH SYMPATHY" stamp set in Rich Razzleberry. I underscored the greeting by piercing a line of holes beneath it.

The flower layers were cut from Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper. The second and third layers are popped up using dimensionals. The 4th and smallest layer was covered with Crystal Chunky Glitter then glued to the center of the flower.

Now it's your turn. I really need some feedback on this card because I don't "LOVE" it. Do you like it or not? I'm not a big fan of this particular die shape. It's too contemporary (my 20 something year old nieces love it) and I'm very traditional (perhaps boring). I also don't generally choose bright colors and definitely not YELLOW (my least favorite color) very often so overall - this card front is just "not me". I'm really having a hard time deciding if it's a "keeper" or not. Feedback would be GREATLY appreciated on this one.

That's a wrap for today. Hope it's a good for you whatever you're doing.

A note to a few of my friends:
- to the one who is sick with a terrible cold - I hope you're feeling "unstuffed" soon.
- to the one getting the results of tests today - I'm here for you whatever the outcome. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
- to the one who received an upsetting photo in the mail yesterday - please forgive my scattered thoughts when you told me about it and know that you are in my prayers and in my heart.
I love you all.

Until next time -
Happy Stamping!


Anonymous said...

Oi td bem com vc? parabens pelo seu blog está muito bom, um abraço.

Anonymous said...

Oi td bem com vc? parabens pelo seu blog está muito bom, um abraço.

Louise said...

Hi, Jill, not crazy about the card either. It's "nice" but needs something. How about some raspberry or gold matching brads in the upper right corner to finish the look? Or a bow - prefer the brads or other embellishment.

Louise said...

The colors are pretty but personally, the diecut isn't doing it for me either.

Gloria said...

that must be your sister on the scrapbook photo!

Becky said...

Hi Jill, you know I love your work and think you do some of the most stunning cards, and this is lovely but all this yellow looks kind of lonely :).