Tuesday, March 18, 2008

March Workshop Fun

I have some fun things to show you today and some big news & blog candy coming up later this week! The cards today are examples of some projects we made at my March workshops & classes! I apologize for some of the marginal photos...it's a dark, drizzly, rainy day in Oregon...and this is the best I can get!These cards all featured the Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4" Circle punches. I seriously LOVE those punches!! They just work so beautifully together. This first little gift card is variation of an idea I developed last year for a friend's baby shower. Using those 3 punches, plus the Word Window Punch....it's easy to make a little baby rattle (or lollipop). I always like start off with a "quick & easy" project at my workshops...and this was it for March! We used 2 different stamps from the So Many Scallops set & did some punching, cutting and layering. The handle was stamped with an image from the One of a Kind set. Another thing that made this so simple, is that we started with a pack of SU pre-cut/scored giftcards & envelopes. Added a layer of CS & DP and had a sweet little gift card all ready to go!

These next "Onsie" cards are from the brilliant design mind of Lauren Meader, My Time, My Creations, My Space!! Lauren has a fantastic tutorial over at her blog for this Onsie Card. These can be used for baby announcements, baby birthdays, welcome baby, decorative tags for gift bags...just to name a few! These were all so fun & easy. Thank you Lauren for an absolutely wonderful little card design & tutorial!!
This pattern is just SO darn cute...and it gives me so many ideas of variations I want to try! I made this dress by skipping the step where you punch the legs. Perfect for a little girl's birthday card or party invitations. The girls at my workshop last night were thinking up all kinds of fun dress ideas. Another great thing about these cards are that they're standard sized cards so they fit right into a standard/medium sized envelope! I cut the 2nd little red dress down a bit, so it is smaller....doesn't it remind you of Little Orphan Annie?? = )

Something really helpful to remember when doing a project like this is to use those half-way guides on your punches (little notches that you can see when you look at the punch upside down). I actually made some additional marks with a black sharpie inside my punches, to make it even easier...here's how it looks:

Okay...remember to check back soon for big news and BLOG CANDY = ) !!! Woooo-hooo !! I just love giving away prizes!! = )

Supplies for the first card~ Stamps: So Many Scallops, One of a Kind Paper: WW Gift card, WW cardstock, Celery, Pretty in Pink, Spring Fling DP Ink: Pretty in Pink & Celery Accessories: Pink Gingham ribbon, 1 1/4", 1 3/8" & Scallop Circle punches, Word Window Punch

Basic Supplies for all 6 Onesie/Dress cards~ 1 3/8" & Scallop Circle Punches, Fiskar Cutter/Scorer, Hobby Blade & Cutting Mat

Supplies for Blue Onsie~ Stamps: Short & Sweet, Cardstock: WW & Ballet Blue Ink: Ballet Blue Accessories: Word Window Punch, White Eyelets, Cropadile

Supplies for White Onsie~ Stamps: Short & Sweet, Sprinkles Cardstock: WW & Regal Rose Ink: Regal Rose Accessories: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches & Dazzling Diamonds glitter with 2-way glue pen

Supplies for Lavender Onsie~ Stamps: So Many Scallops, One of a Kind, Sprinkles (background is hard to see in the photo) Cardstock: WW & Lavender Lace Ink: Lavender Lace Accessories: 1 1/4" , 1 3/8" & Scallop Circle Punch, Silver Eyelets, Cropadile, Dazzling Diamonds with 2-way glue pen

Supplies for Pink Onsie~ Stamps: For a Friend (hostess) Cardstock: Pixie Pink & WW Ink: Pixie Pink Accessories: Silver brads, 1/4" White gg ribbon

Supplies for White dress~ Stamps: Sprinkles, Short & Sweet Cardstock: WW & Real Red Ink: Real Red Accessories: 1/2 & 3/4" Circle punches, 1/4" real red gg ribbon, Silver HPH Ribbon Pull

Supplies for Red dress~ Stamps: One of a Kind Cardstock: Real Red, WW Ink: Real Red Accessories: Love & Happiness (SAB) Rub-ons, Boho Flower Punch, Paper piercing tool, gold brad, 1/4" white gg ribbon

Have a Great Evening = ) !!!


pescbrico said...

I so love your first card!!! I love the other ones also but the first one is my favorite!

tonya said...

These are perfectly adorable and I'm so glad that I got to be at one of your classes and get your training and loads of creative tips!!!

p.s. I love all the cards but my favorite is the dress one!!!

Becky said...

You were introduced to me today by SUDSOL member Juli Smith....WOW...I'll have to send her a special thank you! Your stuff is terrific and I plan to visit often!!
Thanks for sharing your terrific talent!

Anonymous said...

These little girl dress cards are just too cute! Your baby rattle card is great too!

Nancy Riley said...

Nancy, that little rattle card is simply brilliant! Love seeing all the variations of the onesie pattern! You are amazingly creative, my friend!

Flossie's Follies said...

Love the rattle card, too cute and the onsies are adorable.

Sara in WI said...

I love them all! But I really like how you changed it up to be a little dress. More options! Thanks!

Jackie Pedro said...

Love the rattle idea, Nancy. And I just love love love the onsies and the little dresses. DARLING!!

nancy littrell said...

I was so lucky to be able to see the rattle note card and adorable onesy and dress cards IRL :-) Nancy, you are so creative and I love your added sparkle and the scalloped edged necklines. TFS

Anonymous said...

I love the baby rattle card, onesies and adorable little girl dress cards! Love your creativity! Sue (suen)

Anonymous said...

I have seen the baby onsie cards, but I love what you did with them, especially the alteration for the little girl red dress cards - way cute :) Thanks for the inspiration. God bless you. Elizabeth S. in mid-Michigan

Alicia said...

Love your cards. I really like the first one made into a rattle. That is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Alicia Weiman


Trudy Osborn said...

These are so cute! I love the idea of using the punches...it looks so much easier than cutting out a template