Kristina Koch, Stampin' Up Mentor held her quarterly meeting event for members of her Stampin' Up! Colourful Impressions group of demonstrators. We get together to share creative & business ideas with each other, and it's a couple of hours filled with great demonstrations, swaps, project displays, overviews of promotions or business topics, recognition, door prizes, refreshments & lots of FUN!!
Monday night's meeting was no exception! It was wonderful to get together with so many old friends, meet new demonstrators and hear all about the successes our group has accomplished in individual sales and activities during the past two months.
So you get an idea of what we do when we get together, I thought I'd share some of the wonderful projects demonstrated and swapped by members of our very talented team. If you are interested in joining my team, you too will be able to participate with this group. Call me for more information.
Jo-Ann Unrau demonstrated a technique called Border Braiding and provided us with a template for left or right handed cutting. The template is available for Colourful Impressions members on our team blog site under Jo'Ann's files. Here are some pictures showing projects completed with this fun and easy technque.
|Napkin Ring andCutlery Holder sample.|
|Here the Braided Border Technque is featured on the side of a card and it looks absolutely stunning.|
|Used as a center panel on a card this technique adds lots of texture on this Spice Cake Designer Paper background.|
|Here is a close up of the braiding detail. This is accomplished by making a series of long and short cuts on a paper template, and then folding the cut sections back and tucking them below|
|This was one of the Make and Take projects we made later in the evening featuring this great technique. |
|The green and purple rhinestones were coloured with alcohol based markers (Sharpies or other brands). This is a great way to customize Stampin' Ups! beautiful basic rhinestones to match your cardstock and DSP.|
Our next demonstration was by Julie Ramsay. Julie showed us a card and some special occasion treat boxes made with the new Bigz L Die called Peekaboo Frames (pg 36 of the Holiday Mini #124587) and the Stamp set called "25 & Counting" (pg 37 of the Holiday Mini #123794(c) or 123792(w)). The large box actually fit over top of a treat container so it easy for little hands to get at the treats. The Halloween box is made by covering a square tissue box with Halloween DSP. Both examples were very unique and beautifully constructed.
|This tall box fit over the top of a treat container. It was really awesome and all the little Peekaboo Frames had neat surprises stamped behind them.|
|This Halloween treat box was made by covering a tissue box with Halloween DSP. This box was still being completed and Julie was going to stamp small Halloween images behind the little black doors. Really cute project and fairly easy to do.|
|This is a card using the Peekaboo Frames concept. Unfortunately I didn't get a shot of the card with the frame open. It looked really good in the silver glimmer paper.|
The second project was a Telescope Card. Once again this was a fairly quick project to make using the Big Shot Machine.
|Isn't this little face adorable! This card will actually fit inside a standard card envelope.|
|Here is a view of the telescope card opened up.|
|This card was made by Sandra Farrell using My Digital Studio. It was simply awesome.|
|This card was made by our very own Silvermo - Maureen! She also demonstrated how to cut the beautiful border using the double border punch. Great card Maureen!|