Today is the last day to order from the Stampin' Up! 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog -- so truly the last chance to get the items on the Last Chance lists! To see what's on these lists (including some great sale items!), please be sure hop on over and visit my online store (click on the Shop Now button from my website and then select the "Last Chance" category).
Today, I have some projects to share with you that I recently created using Last Chance items! First up is a photo wallet project. I made a batch of these last week to fill with photos taken during VBS and give to my students. Had to make one for myself, too! The outside had the class photo and here's what the inside of mine looks like:
For these wallets, I used retiring Ballet Blue cardstock, and the theme of our VBS was fishing/ "Hooked on Jesus", so I pulled out my long-retired Fishy Friends and Silly Sealife stamp sets, plus the coordinating wheel to create these projects.
I modified this project for my Hostess Club this weekend, and we created a photo wallet using the Tropical Party Stamp Set from the Summer Mini, as well as some retiring stamp sets (Think Happy Thoughts, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, and It's a Plan). Here's how that turned out -- first the outside:
The scallop frame was die cut using the Big Shot and the Scallop Frame die. To create the tropical scene, we masked the sky and used the retiring Crushed Curry Classic Ink to sponge on the beach (and stamped some sand grains using the Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamps). Then, masked the sun using a piece of paper cut out with the 1 1-4" Circle Punch and covered the beach, and sponged on the retiring Cameo Coral and Dusty Durango Classic Inks to create the sky. After removing the circle mask, we sponged some Crushed Curry on the sun. Then, the palm trees and grass were stamped with Close to Cocoa Classic Ink (also on the Last Chance List!)
The Scallop Frame was sponged with Close to Cocoa ink, stamped with the beach grass stamp from Tropical Party, and then run through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Here's a close up of that:
And, we stamped the inside of the folder as well:
These photo wallets are so easy to create -- you use one sheet of 8.5 x 11" card stock, scored at 4.25" and 8.5" on the 11" side. Then, adhere the flap closed on the sides using Sticky Strip!
The second project we created at my hostess club was watercoloring the beautiful flower image from the Elements of Style stamp in the Summer Mini. I had heat embossed these on Glossy White Card Stock using Black Embossing Powder. Then, we used Lovely Lilac, Lavendar Lace, and Green Galore Classic Ink Refills for watercoloring. I also showed the ladies how to create ribbon folds on their cards using White Organza Ribbon and Mini Glue Dots -- I've been seeing a lot of this ribbon treatment on cards lately, and just love it! Here's the card we made:
The textured background on the Lavendar Lace layer of the card was created by running the card stock first through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, and then offsetting it in the Vintage Wallpaper folder (a sneak peek item, which will be available with the new Idea Book and Catalog tomorrow!!!) and running it through the Big Shot again.
Finally, I wanted to share with you a baby card I created a while back using the Animal Stories Designer Series Paper (also on the Last Chance List):
The card also uses the Curvy Verses and the retiring Framed with Love stamp sets. And, I loved adding the Itty Bitty Clear Button on for an embellishment! Here's a close up of that:
and a shot of the inside:
Wow! Had a lot to share -- thanks for reading all that!!! Stay tuned for cards using brand new paper and stamps tomorrow!!