Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Yesterday I had a morning and evening stamp class for my local stampin' friends ... five ladies in the morning class, and 15 in the evening! I can't tell you how rewarding it is to see someone new to stamping come to their first class and fall in love with the craft just like I did several years ago! Equally rewarding is having returning friends get excited over and over again about the projects you offer! I am so blessed to know so many wonderful people through my craft, personally and through cyberspace!

Here are my August Class Projects:

ZOOFARI BIRTHDAY CARD This card was designed to fit a standard #10 envelope, and measures 9" x 8", scored at 4". RECIPE
Zoofari (pg. 90), It’s Your Birthday (pg. 145)
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Basic Black and Whisper White CS, Darling Doodles DP, Groovy Guava/Certainly Celery/Rose Red PRINTS DP
Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink Pad, Groovy Guava/Certainly Celery/Rose Red Classic Ink Refills & Pads, Basic Black Marker
Accessories: Rose Red Brads
Tools: 1 3/8” Circle Punch, Aqua Painter, Paper Piercing Tool/Mat/Template, 1/16” Handheld Circle Punch

BASIC GRAY and SOFT SKY BIRTHDAY CARD This card was cased from Kricki's card on SCS HERE...just changed up the colors.

Priceless (pg. 117), “Birthday Hugs & Kisses” from All Holidays (pg. 143)
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky & Basic Gray CS, Soft Sky Prints DP
Ink: Soft Sky & Basic Gray Classic Ink Pads
Accessories: Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Brads
Tools: Scissors
Supplies: Stampin’ Dimensionals or Foam Tape

BAROQUE MOTIFS SYMPATHY CARD This card was cased from jrek's card on SCS HERE. In the photo, it looks quite green, but it is River Rock and Chocolate Chip! Jrek embossed the medallion on her card. On mine, I just stamped the larger medallion in Chocolate Chip onto River Rock cardstock, and stamped the smaller star-like medallion in River Rock on River Rock CS - no embossing. The large swirl design is stamped in Chocolate Chip then shadowed in River Rock.

Baroque Motifs (pg. 126), Sentiment from As Close As A Memory (pg. 58)
Paper: Chocolate Chip and River Rock CS, Brocade Background DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip and River Rock Classic Ink Pads
Accessories: Antique Brass Brad
Tools: 1/16” Handheld Punch, Scissors, Sponge for sponging borders with Chocolate Chip Ink.
Supplies: Stampin’ Dimensionals

GARDEN WHIMSY CARD This card is a case of one by tayloredexpressions on SCS HERE and Heather Summers of Stamp With Heather HERE. Both created a card similar to the card on the right. I didn't have enough Groovy Guava CS for 20 cards so changed up the colors to create the one on the left with Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive & Blue Bayou. Those attending class could choose to create the color scheme of their preference. The butterfly is stamped in Blue Bayou on the Whisper White Cardstock, then stamped again on another piece of WW CS, cut out, folded in the center, and adhered with a glue dot for a 3-D look.
Garden Whimsy (pg. 101)
Paper: Groovy Guava/Blue Bayou/Soft Sky/Whisper White ~or~ Purely Pomegranate/Old Olive/Blue Bayou/Whisper White
Ink: Purely Pomegranate/Blue Bayou ~or~ Groovy Guava/Blue Bayou
Accessories: Groovy Guava ~or~ Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Horizontal Slot Punch, Paper Piercing Tool/Template/Mat
Supplies: Stampin’ Dimensionals or Foam Tape, White Gel Pen, Glue Dots

3 x 3 THREE FOR YOU PUNCH BOX NOTECARDS You've all probably seen these before because I posted them about a week ago (well, MOST of my projects were a surprise for those attending class yesterday!) but wanted them included in this post for easy reference for my local customers to refer to. (Hopefully, they'll go home and want to make 10 of every card they made at class! LOL!) For more information, see previous post HERE.

I discovered that the Three For You Stamp Set that is part of the Three For You Punch Box (August Special) requires an extra light touch when stamping with it! You'll want to TAP your stamp to the cardstock or you'll get a bleeding-like image!

Three For You (pg. 183) *August Special*
Paper: 3 x 3 Textured Note cards (Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and So Saffron), Basic Black, Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron CS
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black Classic Ink Pads
Accessories: Black Gingham Ribbon, Black Brads
Tools: Trio Flower Punch, 1/16” Handheld Punch
Supplies: Glue Dots
Note: The Three For You Punch Box is the Stampin’ Up! August Promotion. Purchase the Punch Box and receive 30 FREE textured note cards (10 ea. Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, and So Saffron) + envelopes!


Kathy said...

I wonder if my husband will go for a trip to Phoenix. I want to come to your class.

Anonymous said...

Nancy, these projects are awesome! I wish I could have come! I especially like the first card with the animals! Tammy

Libby Hickson said...

What great projects, no wonder everyone was excited!! I especially love what you did with Zoofari!

Unknown said...

Hi, You did a great job on all of your cards! They are very bright and beautiful. I was wondering if you could e-mail me an answer to a question I had at
My question is, I have been seeing a lot of the cards like you made that kind of make a tent like shape. You did it in your GARDEN WHIMSY CARD and your BAROQUE MOTIFS SYMPATHY CARD. Could you e-mail me the measurements and how you did it?!?! I would really appreciate it.. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Oh Nancy - these are great cards! I love the zoofari one - the size and the layout are just great! Wish I could come to your class!

Tara said...

I love them all...I really like the cute zoofari those colors!...and the birthday with blue and grey is so neat! I will have to try that combo!

Dottie K. said...

Wow these are gorgeous. Wish I lived in your area - love your style. Thanks for sharing - we get to enjoy them. :)

kathleenh said...

Cute cards Nancy! I'm sure your ladies enjoyed them. It is so much fun teaching people to stamp isn't it?

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

WOW Nancy, all of your projects are just awesome! Great job!

Donna Baker said...

Nancy, these projects are GREAT! TFS...

Jenn in GA said...

great cards, Nancy! I particularly like the long one made with Zoofari. The garden whimsy card is also cute, and I wish I'd gotten that set! Everyone else seems to have picked up on its coolness but me! I'm looking forward to the long weekend and some stampin'. Thanks for the inspiration.

Theresa said...

Oh wow! You have some fabulous cards! Layouts, colors and embellishments are amazing!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...what a wonderful bunch of projects!!! I love them all! The Zoofari card is so fun and colorful, and the others are beautiful!!

Alhambra Club said...

These are fantastic, love them all, and that zoofari card is just the cutest.

Nicole Anderson said...

I really regret not purchasing the zoofari now, when I could have at a discount! Cute card, OMGosh!

Corie said...

Oh my -- what FANTASTIC projects. I wish I lived near you!!!!

maiahs_momma said...

I love those cards you made, wow, they are beautiful

Angie Tieman said...

What fun, cute cards!! That Zoofari card with the circles and the squares is awesome, love the way you did that!! Also loved the way you described stamping and your friends, you said it so well and I know just how you feel!

Heather P. said...

WOW, all of these cards are absolutely fabulous!!!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Can't pick a favourite; they're all amazing. The zoofari one is layout perfection! LOVE the asymmetrical colour balance. :0) Mel