Convention was wonderful today. There are so many exciting things to show you that I don't know where to begin. I think I'll start with make and takes. Today we made four of our make and takes and we'll make the final four projects tomorrow.
This is a bookmark made from chipboard and our new Pacific Point striped grosgrain ribbon. The large flower is an image from the Eastern Blooms stamp set. Take a look at the new Filigree designer brads.
Aren't they pretty? Both flower pieces come in a set. I'm definitely going to order some on August 11th. There are three other designer brad sets--another flower set, a circle set, and a star set.
This card uses the Eastern Bloom stamp set again and its coordinating Floral Frenzy Classy Brass template. I embossed the flowers with the brass template and then brayered over the debossed side (the side where the flowers are sunk down). My project didn't turn out like the sample so I got a little creative. I used a white gel pen and traced around the outside edge of my flowers and added a white dot to the center of each flower. I like the way it turned out even if it is a little different.
UPDATE: For a tutorial on how to make this mini album, click here.
This little booklet was made from two 3 x 3 envelopes and two textured Tangerine Tango love notes. The front cover is one of the envelopes that I stamped and then spritzed with the color spritzer. I also added some orange bead duos to a couple of the flowers.
Here's the booklet opened. You can see that the front cover is a sealed envelope in this picture.
The back cover is another 3 x 3 envelope, but this one isn't sealed. I tucked the flap of the envelope inside the envelope to create a pocket. I put a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock into the pocket for journaling. That's the Very Vanilla piece sticking out in the photo.
This was my favorite project of the day. It's a little box that holds thank you cards. The flower is made from the 1 1/4" Pink Pirouette grosgrain ribbon. First I added a thin strip of Crystal Effects down one side of the ribbon. Then I poured glitter on top and shook off the excess. Then I used Linen Thread and a needle to sew a gathering stitch along the other edge of the ribbon. I pulled the gathering stitch and it formed this beautiful flower. The seam in the ribbon is hidden under the "a note of thanks" image.
I made one note card and envelope for the box, but it will hold many more.
Here's a closer look at the card and envelope. The flowers from Eastern Bloom are stamped in Pink Pirouette so they're very faint and hard to see. I like it because it gives the cards such a delicate look.
The other four projects that we'll be making tomorrow are just as cute. I'll be sure to post pictures of them too. ~Dannie