These are the projects featured for February's class, "Anything But a Card". I don't have alot of time to go into great detail today, so I will just give you the names of the stamp sets, papers,and accessories used for each project.
The first project is the Birthday Envelope Pouch. Amanda Collins is the creator of this wonderful technique, and she featured it this week ar SCS. You can view her tutorial on her blog HERE. I used the stamp set "A Little Birdie Told Me", and the new Berry Bliss Designer Series Papers. I ony used Staz-On Black and Purely Pomegranate Classic Ink Pads. I paper pieced the body of the bird with the designer paper, then stamped and cut out the birthday hat, and attached it to the top of the bird's head with a Dimensional. I also used Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, and Whisper White cardstock. The faux stitching on the handle was done using a Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, and Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker. The confetti inside the pouch was created using pomegranate cardstock, a Crimper, and my office Shredder......and, viola......customized confetti!
The second project of the class is a Giant Paper Clip created using cardstock, designer papers, and punches. I used the following colors of cardstock/designer papers: Really Rust, Fall Flowers Designer Series Paper, Kraft, Whisper White, and Groovy Guava. I used the small flower from the set "One of a Kind" as the top of the medallion. It was stamped in River Rock Classic Ink. I also used these punches: Scalloped Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 1" Circle, Boho Blossoms, 1/2" Circle. I finished it off by tying some Groovy Guava Double-Stitched Ribbon around one side of the clip. The layers are attached using a combination of SNAIL Adhesive and Dimensionals....easy, easy, easy!
The final project is this adorable Pencil Box created by the talented, Laurie Schmidlin. You can view her tutorial on her blog HERE. I used the following cardstock/designer papers: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, and Jersey Shore Designer Series Paper. The largest and smallest stars are from the set "Nursey Necessities", and are stamped then cut out. I used Brilliant Blue and Wild Wasabi Classic Ink Pads to stamp them. The orange star was punched out using the Small Star Punch. Each layer of the star is attached using Dimensionals. Then the pencils were added to the box. I included a close up of the star below.......isn't this cute?!?
Well, that's it for today! I have to do alot of running, and I also have a class tonight.....so I will see you all tomorrow with something (I'm just not sure what yet!). Until then.....Hugs ~ Mercy