April 1, 2009

SOME FUN WORKSHOP CARDS

Hi all!!! Well, I did it!! I wrapped up my last workshop of the month last night and Sale-a-Bration is officially over!! We had such a good time last night, and I got to meet some fabulous ladies...I just love meeting new people. They were a hoot to stamp with - most of them were scrapbookers who were kind of skeptical of the whole stamping thing, but by the end of the night, they were hooked (imagine that *wink*) Soooo much fun!! So, I thought I would share two of the projects we did last night - both were a lot of fun and used some of my favorite stamp sets. The first one is a pocket card which I love creating, I think they are really fabulous! I wanted to create something that felt like spring so I went with some soft colors like So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, and Pink Pirouette, and paired them with the fabulous designer paper called Tea Party. Can you believe I have been hoarding this, not using it because I did not want to cut into it? Silly me - I can always order more, lol!! The stamps are from the set Petal Pizzazz which I like using because it goes well with punches and the images layer well. Both flower images were punched out using the Circle Scallop Punch and the 1 1/4 inch Circle punch and then I cut the leaves all the way around so each flower is very 3d and fun!! I used one of the new flower brads for the center and paired it with Pretty in Pink double striped ribbon, yummy!!! I also used my Romance Wheel with So Saffron ink across the flap, and looks really fabulous IRL!! Here is a pic of the card with the insert pulled out - isn't is cute? I used another piece of the dp, scalloped the edges, added a tab, and stamped my flowers from Petal Pizzazz. And of course, I could not resist a little bling, so there is a pink circle rhinestone brad in the center of the flower. The sentiment is from the hostess set Sweet Little Sentiments...I love these sayings in this set! The second card we did using the Cheep Talk stamp set - I always seem to smile when I see those cute little birdies! I went a little bolder with my colors on this one - I like the contrast! That Pacific Point is soooo rich in color that I will be very sad to see it go this summer! I paired it with the dp Good Morning Sunshine, which goes perfectly with this set. Nothing really fancy here, just stamping and embellishing with some yummy Pacific Point double striped ribbon and using some of my punches like the Wide Oval Punch and the Tab Punch. We did do some paper piercing on this one too, which was a huge hit! I do like how it turned out!! If anyone has any questions about how any of these were done, please drop me an email, I am always happy to answer questions! As always, I appreciate very much that you all take the time to stop by and visit me - it means a lot!! Now, I am off to work on some of my DT stuff and maybe squeeze in a quick shopping trip before I have to pick up the kiddos this afternoon! No events until next week so I have a little breather, lol!! Enjoy your day and squeeze in some stamping!

27 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

These are fabulous Alex! I was the same way....scrapbooker who neer would deal with the messiness of stamps...go figure! LOL I'm glad it was a success for you! {SMILES}

Dawn Easton said...

Great projects and it's wonderful to hear your last workshop of SAB went so well!!
I love that Cheep Talk and Good Morning Sunshine DP! I didn't like Pacific Point until that came out! haha!
I'll TRY ;) and squeeze some stampin' time in today!

Cheryl KVD said...

Oh how neat!! I love the design of these cards!! The little tab is perfect!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Awesome projects!!

Lesli said...

What wonderful cards!!! So springy - I wish we had those colors blooming around here! All we have is tons of snow!

scrapnnMO said...

Oh what a beautiful pocket card! Lovely job! Gorgeous papers! :)
♥Dawn♥

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a very sweet pocket!! Such beautiful cards and the colors are so pretty and soft!! So glad that your workshop went so well!! :) HUGS!!

Manna said...

These are gorgeous, Alex! Love the pocket card!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Awesome projects...no wonder you snagged some more followers!

Pamela said...

Great stuff!!!

mudmaven said...

I love these - they are wonderful! ~chris

Latisha said...

All are great! Love the cupcake card below too!!

Donna Baker said...

sweet cards - esp love the Fresh Springy pocket card

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Both cards are so pretty Alex, the papers are gorgeous and love the designs, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Jamee said...

nice color combinations!

Chris said...

what great looking projects!! sounds like agood time had by all!!

Risa said...

Your workshop projects are awesome..I love the pocket card! The colors are so pretty and springy!
hugs
Risa:)

Emily said...

These both look awesome Alex! Love the papers you used! Glad to hear you workshop went well!

Denise said...

Very pretty! Love your creations.

Ila said...

Gorgeous!!...I love the colors and lovely papers..and that pocket card is just the cutest!!..Hugs, Ila

Deb said...

beautiful cards, they are all so pretty, gorgeous papers, I know what you mean about not wanting to cut into favourite papers, we are all guilty of that! I am trying to be braver about my favourites!
Sounds like you have a busy day, take care don't do too much too soon! hugs Debx

Diane said...

Beautiful work! Glad you all had fun and you addicted more people to the stamping world,lol!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

These are beautiful, Alex...inside and out!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

CUTE! Glad you SAB event went well! Sounds like fun! I love the library envelope card!

Dani said...

My word, these are fabulous! Great job!

Natalie said...

Gorgeous cards Alex. x

Vicki said...

What a great design on the first card, so springy. Love it. Very cute second card, love the birdie.