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November Projects

November 9, 2011

VSP Stampers (Heather) – Thursday, November 10th @ 5:15p – VSP, Rancho Cordova

Four Seasons Stampers – Tuesday, November 15th @ 6:00p (sorry, this group is full)

Folsom Stampers (Kirsten @ Linda's house) – Friday, November 18th @ 6p

Friday Night Stampers – MOVED to the 5th Friday, December 2nd @ 6p @ Round Table Folsom

Okay, in case you didn't know… I LOVE our hobby!!! This month's projects all were inspired by other incredible stampers, or past projects!  I can't wait to share them with you!

MatchBox Galore!
Did you know SU has a match box die to run thru the Big Shot?  Did you know that same die includes 3 labels/frames that coordinate with SU punches??? Yup and they are awesome.  This project was designed for Emmi's birthday. We had non-tangible gifts to give her and I knew there would be some creative way of packaging them into a cute little treat.  I made the wisteria matchbox for her.  Under each of the chocolates on the custom wrapper (… oh, that's another super fun part of this project!!) I wrote a one/two word description of her gifts.  How convenient was it to have 4 gifts???  The gift went over very well.  The gift presentation was really cute and fun to make.  THEN, girlfriends weekend was just a few weeks later and Diane Fisher's project (we ShoeBox) was a chest of drawers using the matchboxes (4 of them) and the Top Note die…  After making for of her project, I was definitely sure we need to make our matchbox project this month.  (okay… little note for all your faithful blog readers…  anyone placing an order at the November parties will become eligible to be in a drawing for one of these little chests of drawers…  )


The chocolate wrappers:  SU released a stamp set for perfectly covering Nugget chocolates!  Talk about cute (nope, that stamp set isn't for making your own Band-aids!) and personalizing a gift!!!  THEN, the new mini catalog has another holiday version of the stamp set (we have TWO to choose from!).

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The project is very versatile.  If you know a bride-to-be, mommy-to-be, or need to make a quick/cute b-day gift – this would be perfect!

Christmas Stockings
This project is from Janice!  Plain and simple, I took her idea.  She had us make it at Wednesday Stampers and I love it (said with a squeak of delight and huge smile)!  I had a few other ideas for using this punch, mini jingle bells and the shimmery paper, but when I saw this one.. well, that was it!  Thank you JRR!!!

What a cool fold too, huh?

YUM, talk about a beautiful card!  This project was inspired by Gail's Girlfriend's Weekend ShoeBox card.  Okay, she'll give credit to Karen Barber for the original design (we swapped with her at convention).  The coloring is what makes this card magic!  Everyone loves coloring with markers (magic markers Donna!!!) right???  The coloring becomes so vivid due to the layering of colors and finishing off with the white gel pen. I'll show you all how to do this when we meet.

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I look forward to seeing you this month!

Happy Stampin,

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