Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monday's Stamp Club

March's meeting last night had lots of originality in the challenges and different techniques for the exchange cards. The challenge was to make something out of a CD and the exchange theme was "Be Creative With Technique."

First up, my exchange card, an accordian flower. Bare instructions for this were in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. I scored my CS every half inch. It was a real bear to make and certainly won't be mailed anywhere except in a padded envelope. I needed to be in a padded room to make it as it definitely had a mind of its own! Lots of glue holding that puppy together! I used So Saffron and Certainly Celery CS and Delicate Dots DSP. Tossed in some Certainly Celery ribbon from the SAB ribbon bundle for the stem and leaves.

This next exchange card is Therese's lilac die cut done with her Cricut machine. I love lilacs and got this one in the exchange! Woo hoo! It will fit in a 3 x 3 envy.

Lona did this next exchange card with hemming tape and gold embossing. A very different technique for a background.

Helen did this with aluminim foil adhered to a piece of CS then run through her Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. Very cool way to get a metallic card. Love that butterfly punch, too!

Tange did this cowboy card by embossing the boots on a piece of leather. It looks like she scorched the torn edges of the striped layer, too.

Next up is Therese's First Place winner for the Challenge. She covered a CD (or two) with paper, vintage photos, put wings on and clock works. Voila. Time flies! Therese is the real artiste in our group. Where does she come up with these ideas?

Rosie received Honorable Mention for her Happy Hello Challenge. She busted up her CD and added the pieces as a border at the bottom.

Elle received Honorable Mention for her Challenge, a foamy fish mobile using her CD's in the body.
Theresa was the Third Place winner for her Snap Shots Challenge. I think this will be a small photo album full of, what else, snap shots!

Helen received Honorable Mention (did I say that was a three-way tie!) for her You Dazzle Challenge mobile. Helen also made a matching purple box.

Next is the top of my CD Challenge, a little box covered with some of SU's Pink Flamingo DSP and embellished with a few of the Pretties flowers and a half pearl. I won the second place prize!

Here's my little box open. I made lots of boxes long ago and far away, but they were covered with fabric. Much easier to do than with paper!

That's all folks! Thanks for stopping by.

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Michelle said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I love all the work your girls did. I'm jealous that I don't live close enough to you, so I can come play. Poor Poor me :-(

~* Tracy *~ said...

what wonderful projects you have all made. I am really taken with the al-foil cuttlebugging one and that gorgeous box you covered. hugs

Deelite said...

My vote was for your darling box, but no one asked for my vote. I still think yours was the most creative, and I am not changing my mind. hehe