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A quick fix for boring money gifts…

3 simple ingredients – some mini glue dots, googly eyes and a Mrs. Grossman’s Santa Hat sticker and you’re in business. Who says money has to be boring?

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Relief Society Card Club tonight!

We started this in January of this year and it’s getting more and more popular. Tonight we are having “Christmas in July” and I am teaching the make and take. This has been a lot of fun, because we have different sisters taking turns doing the make and take each month, and tonight for the first time, we’ve split into two swapping groups. The idea was to stop at 10 people, but we had 16 people sign up tonight so we have two swapping groups!

Tonight I’m teaching the make and take and I’ve made a Gift Card project…

Gift Card Holder

Gift Card Holder

The finished project makes a 4″x4″ card. I’ve used the Emporium papers from CTMH, a CTMH snowman stamp, I’ve chalked around the background of the stamped image, and used some SU! punches and corner rounders. The inside of the card holder looks like this:

Inside of Gift Card Holder

Inside of Gift Card Holder

I’ve done a similar project like this before back when I was a CTMH consultant, but not with this group — for the “holder part, you just pull a credit card out of your wallet, stick a couple of picture corners at the bottom corners as a guide, and place on your card where you want them to go. The card folds up, the little band slips over it to hold it in place and voila!

I’m also swapping tonight… this card is made with CTMH Evensong papers, and an Angel Company stamp. I’ve also used a couple of SU! punches, the lace punch and the ticket corner punch. Also Sparkles and Picture Hangers from CTMH and some stash ribbon.

Tonight's Swap Card

Tonight's Swap Card

The nicest thing about our Card Club, is we have it at a local Panera Bread. It’s actually closer to most of us than our church building, many of the sisters meet an hour early to have dinner together and Panera is very friendly about letting us meet there. No dining room to tidy up!! 🙂

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Quick Christmas Card

A quick card with a slightly different fold — I’ll put measurements below…

Half-fold Card

Half-fold Card

You’ll need:
Red Cardstock – 8.25″ x 4.25″
Red Cardstock – 2″ x 3″
Cream Cardstock – 1.75″ x 2.75″
Patterned paper – 4″ x 5.25″
Patterned paper – 4″ x 2.5″

Score your 8.25″ long piece of CS at 2.75″ so that the edge of the flap is in the center of the card when folded. Adhere your large piece of PP on the inside of the card (note: you might want to use a light or monochromatic paper so you can write or stamp a sentiment on it). Adhere your smaller piece of PP on the outside flap. Adhere the cream CS on top of the smaller red CS rectangle. Add your sentiment as desired — here’s what the inside will look like:xmas-card-002

Papers are by Snowy Jo by Imaginisce and Evensong by CTMH. Stamps by CTMH.

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Holiday Highlights Mini Album

What a treat!  I went to the St. Paul CKC Convention on Saturday and took 4 classes… it was fun to sit in the student’s seat and learn from the pros.  The time goes by pretty quickly and we only have 50 minutes per class, but I have projects to keep me busy at home.  This project is ready to go in 2009 and just needs pictures.  I really liked the concept, it’s an album that is 12″x6″.  The teacher was Marnie Flores and it was sponsored by Simple Scrapbooks Magazine.  It has 2 covers and 8 pages inside — my holidays are New Years, Valentines, Easter, Father’s Day, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Title Page

Title Page

We used SEI papers on this project and some SU! mini holiday stamps on the tabs.  I’m not sure about the stamps on the title.  My favorite product of the whole bunch are the Making Memories mini alphabet stamps — they are a fun accent on this project.

 

 

 

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Weekend Card Sketch #3 (a little late – sorry)

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OK, this sketch has a little “positive-negative” thing going on. I actually heat embossed using red and white embossing powder and Versamark, by trimming 2 half-pieces, matching them up to make a square, stamping in Versamark, separating them and embossing in their respective colors, and then putting them back together again. The stamp set is Homespun Christmas from CTMH and the papers are Evensong and Tulip CS.

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Working on Swap Cards tonight

More of this “Angel Sent” stamp from Close To My Heart… it’s a really small set (A-sized), so I’m making some teensy cards… another 3″x4″… these papers are from Evensong Creative Basics.  I’ve accented with some Bitty Brads, Waxy Flax and Holiday buttons.

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