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Thank you for visiting my blog about cards and other hobbies. Stamp Club is for anyone that would enjoy making cards and learning new techniques - we would love to have you come! We meet the first Saturday of each month or the following Monday (unless changed because of holidays). (Each monthly get together is held those two days - sometimes one day is more convenient than the other!) An Evite is sent out each month - so if you would like to come to Stamp Club, just email me and let me know to put you on the Evite list: helencashon@gmail.com . Sometimes we have Stamp-A-Stacks or other classes also.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Stamp Club

April Stamp Club - April 2 and April 4, 2011

Lattice Die Cross

This card is a direct CASE from Dawn Olchefske:   http://www.dostamping.typepad.com/
Carstock used:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Lattice die run through the Big Shot and parts cut away.
Stamp Set:  Thanks for Caring  (in the Occasions Mini Catalog which ends April 30).  Inside sentiment, also from that set, is stamped on Very Vanilla cut with Top Note die.   1 3/4" circle punched out of Baja Breeze cardstock.   Small flower is punched with Boho Blossoms Punch.   Small circle punched with Itty Bitty Punches - circle punch.    Self adhesive pearl in middle - from regular Idea Book and Catalog.

Scallop Trim Corner and Border Punch Cross

CASED from:  Stephanie Lamontagne    http://passion-scrapbooking.blogspot.com/.  Thank you to Stephanie for translating her original instructions, which I think are in French - to English - so I could read them!

Cross punched with Scallop Trim Corner Punch and Scallop Trim Border Punch -  out of copy paper cut at 3 3/4" x 5".   (Cardstock is too thick to try to fold and then punch - you wouldn't be able to punch through the folded cardstock.)  Then that sheet is run through the Big Shot using the Texturz plate that looks like bark.  (In doing that, the folds that were made in the copy paper to get the  image can no longer be seen.)

I haven't stamped anything in the inside of this card, but put out a Happy Easter sentiment and God Bless You sentiment today for everyone to use if they wished.   

Box Kite Card

I decided this card below is appropriate for this time of year - although I know it's April and no longer March.   But ... we're still close enough to kite flying month to do a kite card!    I bought a kite to fly the other day (mostly so I could take pictures to eventually put in a My Digital Studio scrap book since kites are what you do in March!)
It was kinda gusty the day I flew them, but got them up for a few minutes!

This butterfly kite is a little tiny kite about the size of my hand.  It flew better than the bigger kite.

Big Kite - up and then down we go.  It was gusty that day.  I would get the kite up a little and then down it would come.  I need a more evenly windy day!  Earl said the tails were too long on both the kites . . .  they were rather long. 

Now for the box kite card:
Direct CASE from:  Mary Director.   http://kreateskards.blogspot.com/
Whisper White and Elegant Eggplant and Brushed Silver cardstock used.
Scallop Circle Punch and Word Window Punch.   And Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set -- THE BEST sentiment set!

I liked the idea of this card cause it can stand up to be displayed. 

On Play Day a couple of weeks ago, several of us worked on Easter cards for Wendy Weaver to put with the Easter baskets (about 30) she puts together for the shut-ins at Pittman Park Church.   Here are some of the cards we made:

These were made with the Crosses of Hope stamp set and the Lattice Embossing Folder.

The blue card and the yellow card at the bottom were made by Nancy Collins with a brass stencil that she had - run through the Big Shot.   She then shaded the cross and flowers with pastels.