Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Friend. Good. - Frankenstein

I have some fun workshop projects to show you over the next few days :) !!! The one I'm showing you today is one of my favorites because its super simple and left a lot of room for creative expression! My inspiration for doing this project came from my friend Cami (stampalittlelovebaby)....check out THIS blog post from a couple weeks ago. Aren't those the most adorable Frankie's ever? Now that's some serious inspiration! Last night's hostess club ended up being a small group so we had a little extra time to play. It was so fun to see how each girl took those basic supplies and created something fun & unique. I just couldn't let them leave without taking photos so I could share them with you :) !
Here's the basic example they started with:
We used these supplies for our Frankies: Top Note Bigz Die, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Circle punches: 1/2, 3/4 & 1" (you could use slightly larger circle punches...completely your preference), Round Tab Punch, My way (arrow) Punch, Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White & Basic Black Classic Ink Pads: Kiwi Kiss & Pacific Point, Sponge Daubers & Basic Black SU Marker, paper snips (best paper scissors ever!).
By cutting & scoring the Kiwi Kiss cardstock then lining it up on the Top Note Die so that a couple of the top "bumps" along the score line didn't get cut...you can create a Top Note Card that is all one piece! Okay, enough about the details, let me show you the super fun cards my girls created :) !!!

Sandi's sweet FrankieTonya's (ribbonpaperink) "I need a haircut" Frankie

Anne's adorable FrankieAnd the grand finale....Jenna's wonderful creation, Punk Frankie! Now this what I call creative ~My daughter Megan made this sweet little Frankette earlier in the week (she used Green Galore, Gable Green, Pink Passion, Brilliant Blue cardstock and 1/4" tempting turqoise grosgrain ribbon, Crystal Effects and Pink Chunky Sprinkles. And, she used the small oval punch in place of the round tab punch)! Frankette is spectacularly sparkly :) ?!!!

The sentiment set, Smarty Pants, includes a stamp that says "Friend. Good. -Frankenstein" .... which is the perfect finishing touch for this card :) ! This is one of those cards that I'll pull out and make for a friend, anytime of the year, just for fun. Who could resist smiling when one of these lands in the mailbox among those boring bills and junk mail???
Hope you enjoyed seeing these fun cards. Big hugs to my Sensational Stamper girls and thanks for letting me share your fabulous creations!!! Thank YOU for stopping by & I hope you have a monstrously good day :) !!! BTW...just a heads up, there'll be a little celebrations & some blog candy here at papersmiles .... coming very soon ;)

5 comments:

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Nancy, these are absolutely adorable!! Thanks for sharing!
--Becca

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

These are all fabulous - I bet you guys just had a blast making them!!
hugs, Jami

Pam Speidel said...

How FUN! and SO creative! :)

Nancy Riley said...

Nancy, I've seen these Frankensteins all over the place (love them all!) ... BUT only YOU could add these flares and unique touches to make them EXTRA ADORABLE!!! They all just made me giggle, they are so cute!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh! These are so CUTE, Nancy! Each one with its own personality. What a fun time you all must have had with these! Thanks for sharing all of them!