Thursday, August 7, 2008

Day 1 Make-n-Takes

Depending on which track you signed up for, dictated which day you would do your make-n-takes. Our group, Track 7, got to stamp on the first two days. I loved all the projects, even the ones (yes, even the ribbon flower box) that gave me fits. I flubbed one card up and had to put it away until I could fix it at home, and didn't have time to make one during out allotted time (so that too, was finished at home). We worked right up until our time ran out on the first day. In fact they even shut off the lights on us. It was great to get a chance to stamp with my online friends, Becky, Danielle, and Kristin (and Vera on the second day!). This first card was the first make-n-take I did. This was the mess up. The image panel was actually supposed to be a debossed image of those flowers and then brayered with Tangerine Tango ink. I pressed too hard with the brayer and got Tangerine Tango in all the spots where it wasn't supposed to be. It all worked out, since I had the colors waiting for me at home. To fix it I just stamped in white craft ink onto Tangerine Tango cs and then sponged the edges with choc. chip ink. I wanted to emboss with white embossing powder but got lazy and left off that step. This little box and note card looks easy enough and it was up until I had to stitch the ribbon to create that flower. We all agreed that now we really know how our customers feel when we create a project that is a little too much to take on in a small amount of time. The end result in fabulous, but I struggled with this one. BUT, I finally got my hands on that new scallop edge punch and now I can't wait to get it! Aug. 11, can't arrive fast enough! I loved this third project and actually just completed it yesterday. Isn't it just the cutest little mini album? It uses two envelopes and two Tangerine love notes (3x3 size). Look at that ribbon! Yes, it is narrow olive grosgrain. We also got Choc. chip back and new Rose Red-I'm so excited!! Here is another view of the album from the side. I added a little tab to the back flap (which is an envelope that holds a little journaling scrap) so they know to pull out the little journaling scrap. Oh, and we also made the coolest book mark. It is upstairs in the book I'm reading so I forgot to take a photo of it. I love it and think I will be including this project in my next batch of classes. Just super cute stuff I tell ya!



  1. I did the exact same thing on that first card, Lisa! I hope I can "rescue" my card as well as you did.


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