Friday, July 17, 2009

July’s Third Thursday 245 Stampers

On the third Thursday of each month, I meet with a lovely group of ladies to do two cards for $5.00 (245 stampers).  Many of these ladies have never stamped before and therefore have no stamping supplies or adhesive.  So, I bring everything along.. and we have a fun time making quick and simple cards!

This is the first card we made, using the Circle Circus Stamp Set Item #115778 / 10 stamp set / $28.95).

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Cardstock:  Barely Banana, Very Vanilla, Only Orange

Classic Inks:  Barely Banana, Only Orange

Stamps Circle Circus, Short & Sweet

Accessories:  Circle Cutter Plus, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/8” punch, scallop edge punch, stampin’ dimensionals

Cut Barely Banana Cardstock 4 1/4” x 10” and then score at 5 1/2”.  Use scallop edge punch on the shorter side of the card to give it a frilly and fresh look.

Cut Only Orange cardstock:  4  1/4” x

5  7/16”” and 5/8” x 4 1/4”.  After stamping the random circle circus images all over the barely banana card front, simply slip the only orange layer inside and butt to the folded edge.  Open just the barely banana card front and apply adhesive just the the back side of the barely banana card front… Shut the card and everything will be stuck in exactly right place!

Very Vanilla Cardstock cut at 1/3” x 4 1/4” and stamped in Only Orange with “thank you”… scraps are used for the remaining parts of the card!

Here’s the second card we did using the ‘glitter window’ technique… using the Garden Whimsy stamp set (#113502 / set of 8 stamps / $26.95) … and a case of a convention swap I received last year!

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The original card was done in pinks and reds… I decided to do it in Lavender Lace and Almost Amethyst for a nice summery look.

Card Stock:  Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace, Whisper White

Classic Ink: Lavender Lace

Accessories:  Organza Ribbon, 1 3/8” circle punch, scallop circle punch, mini glue dots, dazzling diamonds, packaging tape, Old Olive and Lavender Lace Stampin’ Write Markers.


Last night I received a surprise phone call from one of my 245 Senior Stampers… letting me know Ruth changed our group schedule again without telling me… aughhhh!!!!  Instead of the last Friday of the month, she moved our group meeting to the 4th Friday (July 24th).   So, I guess I’ll be there a week early… or perhaps for both Fridays!  We’ll be doing these same 245 cards… so now you’ve had a sneak peek too!


The Royal Blog Tour is next weekend too!  Hard to believe it’s almost here!! I’ve got some great samples for you… and another surprise too! 


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