I'm prepping for my kids' class, which is tomorrow. I decided since it's almost October, we would do some Halloween projects.
I sometimes use retired product in my kids' classes. The Curvy Keepsake Box/caramel apple is made with retired Baked Brown Sugar card stock (it's just the perfect color for caramel!) and Cucumber Crush ribbon. The card uses various retired ribbons and stamps from September 2014 Paper Pumpkin. The note pad is made with the current Jar of Haunts and the retired Halloween Bash. I love the little tassels! They are in the Holiday catalog.
Looking forward to stamping with the kiddos tomorrow!
And you have options! Come to my house and stamp with me on Tuesday, Oct. 4, get the class to go (front porch pick-up), or get the class in the mail. You will receive the stamp set, Framelits and project supplies. I will have videos and PDF instructions to help you complete your projects. If you are making the projects at home, you will need your own inks, adhesives, Big Shot and acrylic blocks. Registration is on my Up-Coming Events page.
We recently had a get together with a tailgating theme. I needed a take-home gift and immediately thought of the Popcorn Box Thinlits.
I love how these turned out! I used the retired-but-currently-on-the-clearance-rack Decorative Dots Textured Empressions Embossing Folder (item #133520) to give it a football texture. Strips of Whisper White card stock create "stitching." I created the tag on my computer, since I wanted something specifically to go with our event. The boxes are filled with white chocolate popcorn. Yum!
Occasionally, some of my favorite retired products show up on the clearance rack. Of course, there are always a lot of great things on there. Right now, though, you can get the Mustache Framelit for only $4.77. I miss this little gem of a die! We used it last month at my Kid's Fun Club.
I cased this card from pinterest. The monocle is made using the 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches. The hat is made from the Circle Framelits (I used the 4th from the outside) and a 3/8" X 3 1/2" strip of card stock that is trimmed at each end with the Word Window Punch. The collar is a 3/4" X 2" strip of card stock with a 3/8" slit at the center point. We made this a Father's Day card, but it could be used for any occasion.
We also did this - a coaster in a matching bag. When we cut out the mustache, we saved the negative image and used it for a stencil. We sponged ink onto the tumbled marble tiles. We used retired Craft ink, but Stazon would work. The bag got the same treatment.
Last year's Holiday Catalog had some wonderful Real Red ribbon that is currently on the clearance rack for $2.79. That's a steal! We used it on this punch art card in April:
Love this little bear card! It is created with various Circle Framelits and circle and oval punches. (The small oval punch I used for his eyes is retired, but you could easily substitute a different punch.) Lots of prep work for me with this card, but it was worth it. It turned out so cute.
Thanks for stopping by today. Happy stamping, everyone!
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