Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Techniques

I was invited to a stamping up gathering at my friend Laura's. It was a lovely evening. Laura hosted this small gathering of women in the cabin in the back of her house. It's so precious. What a wonderful get a way and all you need to do is go out the back door and down the path. I learned so much in one evening and thought I'd share the technique the Stamping Up rep., Karen, taught us.

Faux Metal Tags:

Its simple and very versatile. Just emboss silver card stockwith stamp of your choice, use a punch-and attach it to your gift with eyelets. I don't have any eyelets (but have the tools) and definitely will get some. For a polished finish, bore holes and attach eyelets and tie it on . Joann's here I come.

Next we made candy bags using a template from the Big Shot. I like Big Shot and its a tempting investment, Another multi-purpose idea. Zip-lock bags may be a thing of the past in this house.

We made this sweet card which Karen had pre-punched the bird using the Big Shot. The large scallop punch is another tempting investment.

It was my first stamping up gathering and I really enjoyed meeting some wonderful women and Laura's taco soup, apple walnut salad and 5 flavor pound cake too!


kareNstampZ said...

Thanks for sharing will have a go at the faux tags this weekend, the food & the location sound magical

Sharon said...

Love the tags. Such a great idea. I'll have to try that one!

Shirley said...

Wow! What really pretty things you made for gifts and giving! Get togethers are fun. Love your card!!!