Tuesday, January 29, 2008

More Enrichment Club

Here is another day's worth of project from my after school club. We made a Tic Tac holder, a Kit Kat Slider and a Hershey Nugget Tag Tent. This day's stamping went much quicker than the last group of projects. The girls really love the to use the punches.

The following picture shows the projects open. We used Hit Mints instead of Tic Tacs. They are available at Walgreens and they come in a package of 4 for a dollar. Can't go wrong on the price! They are perfect for a make and take or a club. I got the idea from Angie Kennedy Juda who has a tutorial on her blog. The slider directions can be found here.
I used those basic directions, but we did not close the bottom of our sliders. I got the idea for the one piece tag tents here. The measurements I used were 4.5 x 1.5 inches, scoring at 1.75 and 2.75. Then I used the tag corner punch on all 4 corners.
I had fun making these and so did the girls. I hope you enjoy them too.

Tic Tac Holder:
Stamps: Much Love Ink: Pixie Pink
Paper: Black, Pixie Pink, and WW
Ink: Pixie Pink
Extras: Scallop punch, Black gingham ribbon.

Kit Kat Slider:
Stamps: Teeny Tinies, Mistletoe Wheel
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Rose Red, Real Red, WW
Extras: 1/4" punch, Red Grosgrain ribbon.

Nugget Tent:
Stamps: Terrific Tags
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Real Red and WW.
Extras: White grosgrain ribbon, Large Tag and 1/8" punches.

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Enrichment Club Projects

These are two of the projects we made at the after school enrichment club I teach at my sister's school. There are only 8 girls this year, so that makes it easy. It runs for 6 weeks. We do 3 projects each week. We made these last week.

For the little mint patty basket on the left, I used Cambria's directions here.
These baskets are so cute. I will probably make some for my DH to take to the secretaries at his work. I'll also send some to in a care package to my kids whose are away. I have one son, Scott, our oldest, who lives and works in Pittsburgh. Our second son, Daniel is away at school at Northwestern. Daniel has a long tine girlfriend, Suzy, who is away at Illinois State. She is like a member of our family, so I always send her a care package too.

Stamps: Petite Patterns, Party Punch, Riveting Ink: Rose Red Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White Accessories: SU scallop, 1 1/4' and 1 3/8" circle, and SU Tab punches, scallop edge scissors, pale pink grosgrain ribbon and Pearson Chocolate Covered Mint Patties,

The Bag A Lope is filled with starlight mints. I used a standard business size envelope. I really like using the word window punch to make a hanger for the tag. The girls enjoyed making these, and especially using the punches.

Stamps: Love Ya Ink: Pixie Pink, Real Red Paper: SU WW, Real Red, Pretty in Pink Accessories: Tag, Small Tag, Word Window, and Double Slot Punches, Scallop scissors, gold cord, and red grosgrain ribbon

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

A Beginning

I made this card for a coworker whose birthday is on Saturday. I followed Beate's Weekend Sketch Cahallenge 31 http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2008/01/18/weekend-sketch-challenge-31/
Sorry, I haven't figured out how to post a link with just a neat little word yet!

It is my first time participating in her sketch challenge. I had to make a larger card to allow for more room for good wishes, since several people will be signing it. The card is 5"x 7". I used the large flower from SU's Embrace Life for my focal point and the sentiment is from Sincere Salutations. I stamped the flower in Stazon black and water colored it with my WWC. I sponged around the flower with More Mustard ink, but I thought it was a tad too dark. So I took a wet paper towel and removed some of the ink to lighten it a bit. I doubled matted it with Rose Red and Regal Rose. The final touch is a pink rhinestone from K and Co. in the center. The River Rock flowers are punched with the Three for You punch and are embellished with Orchid Dew Drops. They are attached to a Regal Rose panel that I embossed with my Cuttlebug. The patterned paper is from an Old World Mat Stack by DCWV. The paper was only 6" wide and my card is 7", so I cut it and separated it underneath the Rose panel. The sentiment was punched with the SU Key Tag punch and matted with Rose Red. I used the horizontal slot punch on the sides of the tag to make a slider for the ribbon. I was pleased with how this came out. I don't have much experience with using DP.
I hope Bharti enjoys her card, and I hope you do too. Thanks for looking! I am working tomorrow, and the weekend too, but I am hoping to post some projects we did in my after school class that I am teaching at my sister's school. Happy Birthday Bharti!
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