Sunday, January 18, 2009

Club Projects

Here are my club cards for this month. The designs are simple. As I've said before, there is nothing that I could teach this talented group of stampers, who, over the years, have become some of my most cherished friends.

This first card is a Valentine made using stamps from both Moments in Time, January's stamp of the month set, and Key to My Heart, the stamp set that is part of this month's National Papercrafting Month promotion. My initial idea turned out to be a not-so-good one, so I stuck with the tried and true and used the same layout for the focal point image I used on the coaster calendar. A big fan of the red/black/white color combo, I like the card. If I'd been thinkin', however, I would have used the new Tulip red instead of Cranberry.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Cranberry cardstock; Black and Cranberry ink pads; Moments in Time and Key to My Heart stamp sets; Ribbon from Wal-Mart; Cuttlebug w/Swiss Dots embossing folder; 3M foam mounting tape.

My second card requires little explanation, and my only comment is a repeat. I love these new stamps and papers!

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Cocoa cardstock; Unforgettable paper packet; Sorbet, Desert Sand, and Bamboo ink pads;Aspirations and Say it in Style stamp sets; Gold mini brads; 1/2-inch square punch; Sanding block.

I didn't get as much stamping done as I'd planned this weekend. I have, though, gotten a whole lot of sleep. I've been a real bum and don't feel one bit bad about it! After I get my stamp club stuff all organized, I suppose I should do a few domestic chores and run some errands in preparation of the week ahead. I understand that it's beautiful outside today, a balmy 21 degrees with no wind. Enjoy your day, and as always, thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Thank you for all your comments on my coaster calendar. The only aspect of it that wasn't simple was hunting around for the "right" stamps for each month. Otherwise, it was a piece of cake! Thanks, again!


Steph K (booga3) said...

VERY cute, Kathi!

Jeanne said...

I always enjoy your projects, Kathi! You give me fresh perspective on how to "see" the potential in stamps. These cards are no exception.

Glad to hear you had a great weekend. Ü