Sunday, January 10, 2010

My January Club Projects....

Hey, friends! It's great to be back in the blogging loop! The holidays were wonderful, and I enjoyed them immensely, but am glad to be back to the routine of everyday life! My Jan hostess club theme was 'Be My Valentine'. I generally focus on a Holiday coming up the next month so my club members have time to plan and order for it. This card is our 'Man' card for Valentine's Day! I used the NEW set from the Occasions Mini, called I (Heart) Hearts. I am the proud new owner of ALL the SU Clear Blocks and am blown away by their beauty and quality! So, I have this set in the Clear Mount. This is a wonderful heart set! The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

CS--Real Red, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink -- Read Red, Soft Suede
Punches -- Modern Label, Word Window, 1/4" Circle, 1 1/4" Square
Stamps -- I (Heart) Hearts, Teeny Tiny Wishes

I like including a 3D item, gift, or package idea at each meeting. This month we did paper bows made of out Designer Series Paper. They were a huge hit! They are easy to make, and seeing how you can make 24 large ones out of a $9.95 pack of DSP, you can't even buy NICE bows for that price at the store! This tutorial is on SCS. However, it is only for the large size. I created the small size by switching from 6x12 paper to 3x6, and making my cuts at 1/2" instead of 1". It worked well, but is a little harder to hold together before using the brads. I cannot wait to make more of these! This particular DSP is retired, it is called Bella Rose.

And this little one was lots of fun! These are the NEW Hugs Notes from the Occasions Mini. The Whisper White CS is already cut into the scalloped rectangle! They sell in packs of 20 for $4.95! What a deal! I think I will buy extra packs to use as focal points on card fronts when I am too lazy to pull out my Big Shot ☺ The vase is the Ornament Punch, with the bottom point cut off.
CS -- Real Red, Hug Notes, DSP from a retired Hostess Pack, Whisper White
Ink -- Read Red, Garden Green (marker)
Stamps -- I (Heart) Hearts
Punches -- Ornament, Heart to Heart
-- Dimensional -- under the checkered heart
I hope you all enjoy these! I loved making them, and my club seemed to really enjoy these projects! I love Valentine's Day!


  1. OK, now you are making me wish I ordered those little notes! How cute are they??!! Great project, Naomi!

  2. Oh how cute. I love how you used the punches on the last card! The bows are amazing.

  3. Those cards are adorable...LOVE the bows, I will defin itely have to go and check out that tutorial!

  4. Just love that card. I don't have that stamp set but don't you just love the new stamps!