May Card Club projects

Check out this month's card club projects. We used product from the Occasions catalog, Annual catalog as well as a few items that are reining at the end of the month. 

This a fun and a bit of an elaborate baby card. This card does take a some time to create.  We used the That's the Ticket stamp and Punch, the Spiral Flower Die and lots of gold. 

These two samples focus on the Six-sided sampler bundle (stamp set & punch). The 15% discount for the bundle retires at the end of this month.

This small 3x3" card uses the set Zoo Babies. The elephant in this set is so cute. We used the small oval punch to make his ear pop. I've seen this technique done and love it. 

We also used the Designer Frames Embossing folders. I love them. These are retiring at the end of the month also - so sad. Get them now.

This Congratulations card was CASED from a card Paula Critchlow cased from Jill Olsen. HA! How's that for giving credit?! All I did was changed up the color scheme so the card was more gender neutral.

This "Hello Sweet Friend" card shows how you can use the same template/design for a totally different look. This is the same template and size as the small 3x3" Zoo Elephant card. Instead I used the Six-sided sample bundle.

I heart projects

I really should have posted this back in February when I made this but better late than never.

Again, inspired by a Paula project (which she kind of cased from the SU catalog) I set to work to copy and made this heart.
1. I gathered up all things pink and red in my craft room.
2. Started to make all sorts of little embellishments.
3. I cut out a piece of chipboard in the heart shape I wanted.
4. Set to work arranging...   After I was pleased with the arrangement I hot glued down to to the chipboard heart.
5. pinned to cork board frame.

I took this project to my February card club because I found it showcased paper and embellishments in a different way.  Fun stuff.

Joy Banner

Joy Banner
Amy E, coworker, is making these darling Joy Banners for Christmas gifts.  I think this is a fun project and would love to make one of my own.  I am trying to figure out how to link all of these "make" posts together on a separate page.  I have made a "MAKE" page but it seems I can add this post to that link. Anyone with tips?

Paper Mill

I count my self pretty lucky this week to go on a rare work trip. I am in Niles, MI- it's a really small town. Annie and I got a chance to tour the French paper company in between working on a few items. It was really, really interesting to see how paper is made on a large scale. Here are a few photos appropriated from the French FB page. The French paper company is a family owned business dating back to 1871. I should have brought my camera...

Here are some excellent photos from the Chicago paper guild flickr page