Each person buys the equivalent of one roll of ribbon and I cut the ribbon to divide equally among the players. It’s like a cookie swap but with ribbon. That way you get all the colours in manageable amounts. I still have some openings for some of the ribbons – email me for details.
This past weekend I had my quarterly stamp camp which I call Bin’ Stampin? because I put all the ingredients for a card in a "bin" and customers take the bin to a table, make the card, return the bin and pick up another one, and so on until they’ve made at least 6 cards. There were 15 stampers and we had a lot of fun. Most customers made the full compliment of cards which was 12!
I try and cover off different techniques, masculine and feminine, current sets, a mix of colours and textures and some new embellishments. We used chipboard, Occasion Mini sets, new Hodgepodge hardware, new designer papers, chipboard and more!
Here’s my collection of cards – many I CASED (with some minor changes) from SCS or from blogs. Some I actually made up myself. LOL
A few years ago at Convention we made a card using chipboard and, as demonstrators (belonging has its perks) we were able to purchase the chipboard flowers for the card in bulk. I came across the leftovers the other day and thought it would make a great card for my Bin’ Stampin? class. I changed the colours to Soft Sky, Certainly Celery and Rose Red. The "smile" image is from Be Happy which is now becoming an oldie but a goodie.
This is the For Father set from the current Occasions Mini catalogue. I LOVE to watercolour – I’m not saying I’m any good at it but I love to do it. This time I used regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Aqua Painters and Watercolor Wonder Crayons. You just have to be careful not to use too much water or your paper will pill. To avoid this you could use Confetti paper which can take more water or watercolor paper which would be perfect. The other colours used in the sample are River Rock and Pumpkin Pie.
This last one is CASED from my friend, Sue Farrant, and is so simple but so elegant. The girl from Summer by the Sea is stamped with Night of Navy ink on Bashful Blue cardstock and then just gently highlighted with an Aqua Pen and the Night of Navy ink. Next you use the White Gel Pen to add some highlights as if the sun were shining down on her. The only thing I added was the definition from the Define Your Life set because I’m addicted to using that set. You can earn this set free by becoming a demonstrator with Stampin’ Up! until March 17th. Check out the details here – if you want an information package on the great deal being offered right now to new recruits please email me.
I’ll share some more cards soon. Until then…