My stamp club meets the 3rd Sat of the month and I am always trying to come up with something they will like and something they can use. This week we made 2 cards and this cute clear mount stamp case gussied up a bit. I pulled out my various 12x12 dsp, some retired some not and let them pick the colors they wanted. I had my scraps of cardstock for them to use on the back of the decorative label punch. For the inside I printed a 2013 calendar with MDS and we added dsp to the pen which was the hardest part of the whole project. Some twisted dsp around in a circle because the pen part did not come out; some cut strips of dsp and folded in a circle and slipped it in. Good luck on that!
You will notice the jr. legal pad has no top to it where it pulls off! A little story here, sometimes when we explain something,the person listening is not hearing your inside thoughts and we think they get it. :) I told the guy I wanted him to cut it at 7 inches and he was so worried about the top part bulking in the machine when he cut them and wanting me to pay for two cuts so it would not bulk. Ok so I did not actually say cut the bottom not the top!!! When he came back I was sick, he cut off all the top part that holds the pad together. I said oh no that is not right, that is not what I asked for (really I don't think I made myself clear) he could see I was very distraught and said not a problem let me heat up my glue padding machine and I will fix that for you. Well I don't have a cute piece of dsp on the top like I wanted but at least I have pads that work.
Well that did not bother my club as much as it bothered me. You should have heard them they were so excited they were chattering away about how they were going to use them; hostess gifts, (this group lovessssssssssssssss to have dinner parties and I bet they will use them in the near future) Sunday School gifts, office gifts they just kept going on and on. I love it when I teach them something that excites them so much.
For the rest of my club projects I totally cased...... (Copy and Share Everything) The first one was from Sue Root, one of my team members, she brought this card for one of her sample cards for our team meeting this month.
This next card I received from our Stampers Xpress Stampin UP Group swap Kelly recently hosted. I loved it and I am so sorry I can't find the paper that was with it to give credit for it. It is adorable and the girls loved making it. When we used the peek a boo frames (big shot die) they said we don't remember seeing this. (I forget to use it myself.) I reminded them of the framed art I did one Christmas with it. This card was created by TERRY BRINKMAN (Sorry I did not have that information when I posted.
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