Sunday, 16 March 2008

A good time had by all (I hope)

I didn’t tell you how my workshop went did I? Well I think it went really well – there was a good turnout and everyone seemed to have a good time. My son commented next day that “there was a lot of laughing” so that must be a good sign!

Both demonstrations and the Make & Take used the Polka Dots & Paisley stamp set, the Petals jumbo wheel, the Scallop Circle Punch and the Soft Subtles® colour family.

My first demo was this wallet card, which is great for gift vouchers, theatre tickets, cheques or plain old hard cash. To make this card, I always start with the envelope and simply cut it to fit – much easier than working to a template. Fold the card into thirds and slice off about half of the front panel. I then added a strip of another colour of cardstock to add interest.

To make the “belt” or strap that goes around it, don’t score in the same places, just wing it by wrapping a strip of cardstock around the folded wallet and fold it to match. If you score in the same places, the strap will be too tight to go round. The strap must overlap slightly so you can stick it together – it doesn’t stick to the wallet as it slides off to open the card. Cover the join with a scalloped accent made with the ever-wonderful Scallop Circle Punch and decorate. I've since added some white dots on the scallop with a gel pen; don't know why I didn't think of that  before!

Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisley (p51)
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Lavender Lace, Whisper White
Ink: Sage Shadow, Lavender Lace
Accessories: 1 3/8” circle punch (p80), Scallop Circle Punch (p80), uni-ball® White gel pen (p82)

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5 comments:

  1. fun project!! glad the workshop went well - laughter is most assuredly a good sign!

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  2. Glad to hear the workshop went well. This card is really nice ! Great directions on how to make it.

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  3. I knew everyone would have a great time - who wouldn't, with SU products and you?! I really like this wallet card.CC

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  4. What an adorable wallet card... glad your workshop went so well.

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