I had a blast with my stamp club last night! One of my clubs are guinea pigs for some new stuff I'm thinking of starting and so far so good! One of the new things is "Stump the Stamper". I was a bit worried about how this would go, but it was so fun! Basically the hostess for the evening gets to bring a Stampin' Up! item to try and stump me with! It can be anything they want and I will make something with it and they get to keep what I make. Last night we had a mystery hostess night, and one of the girls brought a stamp set that she "thought was great in the catalog, but when she got it home she wasn't so sure"! I got everyone started on their project and after looking at and holding the stamp set for a while inspiration struck!!! I actually had a few ideas!!!
The set she brought was Pendant Park (you can see it here...or if you have your catalog handy, look on page 79!). This is a set that I don't have and have never used, but I have seen some pretty cards done with it. I immediately fell in love with the squirrels on the bench (sorry, mom...they're cute!!!), so my card centered around that image. In fact, in my head I have a running dialogue of the squirrel conversation between those two little squirrels!
I started by stamping the squirrels with Early Espresso ink on Naturals White cardstock. Then I cut out a heart with the smallest heart framelit and stuck it over the squirrels. I sponged around it with Pink Pirouette and Pretty In Pink ink and when I took the heart off I had a cute little reverse masked heart over the squirrels. I stuck that piece on a 3x6 Early Espresso card and tied a piece of Pink Pirouette taffeta ribbon around it. I also added one of the heart trinkets (you can find these in the Occasions Mini...soooo cute!) with a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine. The whole thing is finished off with a "Happy Anniversary" which is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set...a must have set for all card makers!!!
So what do you think? I'm pretty impressed with myself considering I didn't know what anyone was bringing and I only had club time to make something!
Have an inspired day!