Here are my projects from the recent Summer Celebrations Class that Ruby and I hosted a few Saturdays ago. Our stampers had such a good time and we really enjoy getting together with these ladies because they are just so much fun. Our theme this time was a little more masculine than usual, which was a nice change and our ladies seemed to like the change in projects.
The project above features "You're my type" stamp set, which is a new favorite. I hope it carries over into the new catalog because I have so many ideas for this set. I have made a couple of different styles of cards for Vintage Market and they sell really well there because my friends Kim and Caley make this really cool jewelry from vintage typewriter parts that they sell there and they were kind enough to place some of my cards in their jewelry case and BOOM, they started selling like crazy!
We always offer additional sentiments for our projects so our stampers can customize the cards to whatever they need. I love the patriotic feel of the Congratulations card above, which is perfect for graduation, but some of our ladies made it into a birthday card for their husbands as well. I already have a great 4th of July banner in mind that used the same elements as this card...can't wait to get started on it!
On the card above, I taught the ladies the reverse masking technique which was how we sponged the clouds through a mask punched from our largest circle punch. It created a really cool effect for the card that showcased one of my favorite Stampin' Up! sets: Up, Up & Away. I am so glad that this set is definitely going to be in the next catalog. I have lots more ideas for it as well.
Until next time~