Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Open House Projects

This is a sample that will be on display for my Open House.

I'm trying to remember to photograph all my cards and projects so I can share them with everyone. These are my latest. I've been working (almost daily) on preparing for my Stampin' Up! Open House this Saturday. I hope the turn out proves all the work to be time well spent. I only had one pack of Designer Series Paper (DSP) that was from the current catalog, so I used that for nearly all my projects. I really like this paper. I wasn't sure about it by looking at the tiny swatches from the catalog. I've found the swatches in the catalog never seem to do the 12x12 paper justice. I used the new Rich Razzelberry cardstock and ink, along with the Old Olive cardstock and ink.

Here are some of the door prizes. I created four cards, two of each design, and packaged them in clear boxes with envelopes stamped to match.
The pictures don't really show how beautiful the glitter on these butterflies looks.

This is a file folder turned notebook holder. It would look wonderful (and be SO easy) with one of the Thoroughly Modern File Folders. There would be no need to embellish, just create and go.
For the Open House make and takes, I wanted to highlight two easy techniques, rock n' roll stamping, and stamping with markers.

Rock n' Roll:
I have to say, I had a moment of inspiration with this color combination. The first time I tried it, I said "Oh! We HAVE to do this at the open house!". I absolutely loved the way it looked! The colors just say 'fall' to me. This is a small treat wrap, it will contain a cello bag of candies when it's finished. I used So Saffron and Rich Razzelberry for the color combo.

The second make and take is a simple card with 50/50 DS paper. I thought this would be good practice to show how you can color in image with markers before stamping. I colored both images with an Old Olive Stampin' Write marker, and an Orchid Opulance Stampin' Write marker. The three flower stamp, I used the corner of the Rich Razzelberry Stamp Pad (since I didn't have the marker) to color the tips of the flowers for a two tone flower.


  1. Everything is so beautiful. I want to come to the party too!

  2. too! That 1st item you have pictured...what is that exactly?

  3. I am excited for the open house! Everything turned out so cute!!!

  4. The first item I have posted is an accordian tag minialbum. You can put pictures and journaling on the tags.