Do we just create cards at our Stampin’ Sisters Retreat? No mam, we do cards, scrapbooks, 3-D items and Framed Art. This Birthday Framed Art piece was project 2 that we made Friday Night. My thought, when I was creating this framed art project is that it would be a great piece to use at work. Whenever it’s someone’s birthday, the easel gets placed on the birthday persons desk, so they can be recognized all day long. It would also be a great piece to get our at home when it’s someone’s birthday.
I used the Birthday Cheer Bundle which features 9 stamps including the fabulous sentiments you see here. The bundle also includes the Detailed Birthday Edgelits which really make this project “pop”! We cut the presents out of Basic Black cardstock with one of the dies from Detailed Birthday Edgelits and glued it to the Whisper White cardstock with Tombo Multi-purpose Glue. Stampin’ Blends were the perfect way to add multiple colors very easily. The cute little tag was also die cut with the Detailed Birthday Edgelits. Everyone received a roll of the Mini Striped Bermuda Bay Ribbon which was used to embellish the artwork and the “Shiplap” clip board. A few layers of coordinating cardstock and this project was done.
I was thinking that this project could be made with interchangeable images to swap out for different seasons and holidays. I know you’re wondering, so I’ll let you know I ordered the frames through Micheal’s as a bulk buy; they come in a package of 6.
Supplies for the Birthday Cheer Bundle Framed Art
I’m back with more great things to share from our Stampin’ Sisters Retreat. Now we’re ready for the stamping to begin with Project 1. Everyone received the Lovely Lattice stamp set in their goodie bags along with all the supplies cut and scored. We passed out printed directions with with photos so that everyone could work at their own pace.
We made this set of 4 cards with coordinating envelopes that are all wrapped up an Acrylic Card Box wrapped with a belly band. The really nice thing about the Acrylic Card Boxes is that you can see the pretty cards through the box.
With every project we make at retreat, the attendees are given an extra surprise gift. For this project they all received a package of Metallic Pearls which they used to embellish the cards and Acrylic Card Box.
The cards all have a Sahara Sand card bases and either Blushing Bride or Soft Sea Foam for a matted layer.
We used the Kindness & Compassion stamp set for each of the cards because it has such nice sentiments for sympathy cards.
The Lovely Lattice stamp was stamped in Sahara Sand then colored in with a Blender Pen and Blushing Bride and Soft Sea Foam Ink.
In order to coordinate the envelopes with the cards, we used the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the flap.
Supplies Used for Project 1
If you stopped by my blog yesterday, I shared a little about our Stampin’ Sisters Retreat we held over the weekend. Today I want to share some more of the details and fun we had. Not only are our guest goodie bags filled with all kinds of product, we also do a prize patrol where everyone gets a chance to spin the wheel and win a prize. Everyone is a winner!
Because our goal is to inspire the attendees with creative projects, we know that by the time the weekend is over, they have long wish lists, so we spoil our guests and offer lots of extra freebies when they place orders…like retired but unused stamp sets, designer paper and more…
…and grab bags filled with all kinds of product treats…
…and this year we even offered a card kit where they received the supplies to make these 4 cards featuring the Butterfly Elements. All they have to do to make the cards is add ink and a greetings stamp set.
We have Peggy’s husband Tony come to sharpen scissors for those that need it. At just $2 per pair it’s quite a bargain and we kept him busy all Saturday morning.
Everyone is on their own for breakfast and dinner, but we provide a delicious Italian Buffet for lunch.
We offer optional card swapping and this year 66 out of the 93 participated. The cards were amazing as we have a bunch of uber talented crafters. Once the swapping is done and everyone has a box filled with 66 different cards, we then do a card contest that everyone votes for their favorite card. From right to left is 3rd place: Pam S, 2nd place: Colleen K, 1st place: Helen T. They each received one of the card kits from the catalogs.
Here’s an up close picture of Helen’s winning cards.
and Colleen’s card
and Pam’s Card.
Tomorrow I’ll begin to share the projects we created for the 8 classes that were included in retreat, so I hope you’ll be coming back to check them out.