Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My First Post: Ladies Day Favors

This is my first post on this new blog. I'm Sandy and Aunt Sue (Suzy) actually Suzanne is her real name is my sister. We have been trying our hands at stamping and making cards. I don't find time to stamp very often but I can get a couple of hours in here and there.

We have been working on a project for Ladies Day at church that takes place in a little over a week. We are responsible for 12 place settings and two centerpieces. Our favors for the place settings are going to be a box of stamped cards. We made seven cards for each place setting. So it took quite a while to get it all together.

Here is what we created.

This is the clear box from Papertrey Ink with the cards inside. I made the band that goes around the box using stamps and ink and paper from Papertrey Ink. The Bible verse is from Verve Stamps.

I made this little bookmark using a paper clip and I die cut the scalloped shape in white Papertrey Ink paper. I use the Cuttlebug to cut and emboss shapes. The actual die that I used is made by Spellbinders. The sunflower is from Martha Stewart Crafts at Wal-Mart.

Here is one of the cards we made. This one uses the stamps from the set called Guidelines from Papertrey Ink. The ink and paper and ribbon used on this card are all coordinated to match from Papertrey Ink.

This card was made using Papertrey ink stamps, paper and ink and ribbon...all coordinating to match. The sentiment was made by using a Spellbinders nestabilities die with the cuttlebug.

This card was made using stamps from Papertrey Ink. The ink is from Papertrey Ink, too. Then dots of stardust stickles and the star dust pen were used on the butterflies for sparkle. The sentiment stamp is from another manufacture but I can't remember the name.

This card was made using Papertrey Ink stamps, paper and ink. I love the way they make coordinated designer print paper that exactly matches the ink and the card stock and ribbons.

This card was made using Papertrey Ink stamps and black sheer ribbon from Flourishes. I used the cuttlebug embossing folder Textile Texture to emboss the paper. I used a nestabilities die to cut the rectangle shape for the sentiment. We used the Ranger Inkssentials white pen to put dots in the middle of the black petals.

This card is using a stamp that I bought from Stampers Dream from the Northwoods collection. It really is a pretty stamp. And you can color it so many different ways. Here Suzy stamped it and used the stardust pen to add sparkle. I bought this ribbon from Stampers Dream, too, and it matched perfectly for this card. The ink is Memento and the color is Rhubarb Stalk.

Suzy made this card by stamping the orchid from a set by Gina K. Designs. She colored it using the Prisma colored pencils and then used a Dove blender pen on the color to make it blend better so that you don't see the pencil-type impressions. The sentiment was a stamp that I cannot remember who made it.

Here are the boxes of cards stacked and ready for Ladies Day.

I should tell you we used A LOT of tape and adhesive on this project!


♥Lisa and The Pug Posse ♥ said...

Wow look at all them cards! You girls have done a great job on them. My Mom used to stamp a few years ago and really enjoyed it. I remember her using a Embossing Gun. Do you have one of those? I have enjoyed getting a couple of your cards in the mail. I have them tucked away in a special place.

Shannon said...

SUCH cute stuff! Y'all should totally open up an Etsy shop.

Magnolia Sun said...

They all are so pretty and very professional I can't wait to see them in person. I like the new blog.

AM said...

I am SOOOO impressed. Wow, that looks so professional. The ladies will be blown away! I bet they'll be asking you to make more!

iT'S time to think about an ETSY store!

Good job to you and Suzy

ginger said...

This all looks SUPER professional!! Wow!

Pam said...

Wow, those look terrific! I can tell you two are really enjoying this new craft. You are doing a wonderful job. They look very professional.