The Stamping Festival was sponsored by my Stampin' Up! upline, Connie Babbert and her friend.
When Connie invited me to the festival she told me that we'd be making some really cool things with some techniques we hadn't used AND she said I'd be meeting some really great gals too.
The event was held in a township hall to accomodate the number of people expected and the space that would be needed for everyone to spread out and rotate around to each project. We had a lot of space to spread out and really dig in.
Connie was right, everyone was really nice and very helpful and the projects were a lot of fun to make and are things we can recreate and give as gifts.
There were a total of six projects but I like to take my time and make sure I've got things right ( I still made mistakes and cut the wrong cardstock) so I didnt get but 4 projects completed. I didnt mind, it was still worth it and a lot of fun.
The first project I took on was a note pad and pen set that were self-contained in a vinyl pocket that had a flap with velcro so you could keep it all together. It was really cute.
This project is really cute and it was amazingly easy. Inside the vinyl pocket there was a piece of cardstock which was long enough that it was taller than the vinyl so it could flip over and form a pouch. The little piece of velcro on the inside secures it so all your goodies are kept in tact. I love the flower we made and secured with the antique brad. The antique brads by Stampin' Up! are so awsome. They're just beautiful. This project used my favorite papers and colors too. I am a big fan of the Baja Blue, it's such a soothing color that I just love it.
The next project I worked on was a snowflake mug. We die cut snowflakes from the new Big Shot Decorative Strip which came out in the Holiday Mini Catalog. The snowflakes were cut from Decor Element Sheets and then adhered onto the mug. We stuffed the mug with some shredded paper and had a bag of hot cocoa for the inside. Also made some cute little snowman tags to go along with them. So cute and such a quick little gift idea.
When I got home I did coat the outside of my mug with all-purpose sealer so the snowflakes would be permanent. I dont have a picture of it because the daughter grabbed it up as her own and it's history.
The third project I worked on was such a cute Christmas/Holiday accordian style photo album. It was the most difficult of the projects but I do really love it and I think I will recreate these for gifts for family.
I really loved it even more once we opened it up. Each of the little round tabs at the top pulls up a card about 6" long for you to put pictures on. Thus you have a small folded photo album which would be great for gift giving.
The last project I completed is made from one of the mini lunch sacks from the Holiday mini catalog. They're so adorable because they're just under 7 inches tall and have a pretty scalloped top that folds over and makes for such a cute border. Our we decked out in fall leaves and gratitude sentiments. The colors were all so pretty and I Loved how the little bag which contained apple cider packet came out.
We add a stamped note card to go along with it. The stamps and paper embellishing this project are so beautiful. They're called Day of Gratitude and in the Holiday Mini Catalog. The paper matches the stamps so beautifully!
Now that you've all seen all these great things you can make for the fall and winter season I know you're excited to host your own workshop. If you'd like to have me over to show you some of these great new papers, stamps and projects, you can call me and I will definitely hook you up!
Well I hope you all have a great day and always
Live, Love & Laugh!