Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Molly's Workshop/Party

The countdown for my first workshop is on! Friday I go to my friend Molly's for a workshop/party at her house. She is the person who introduced me to stamping 6 years ago.... so I am highly grateful that she's allowing me to come be the demonstrator! Since we are friends & this is my first workshop & she's quite experienced at stamping, I let her choose the stamp sets she wanted to see & a few techniques. I designed the cards around that. We both agreed that make and takes are way better than demos, so I'm doing 3 make and takes. I'll have the paper & ribbon cut for all the guests. They will just put together. Much more fun than watching me! (and will hopefully increase sales, right???)

Card #1 Pocket Silhouettes

I used:

Pocket Silhouettes & Sincere Salutations stamp sets
Pink Pirou
ette & Whisper White cardstock
Sweet Always
Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, & Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pads
Chocolate Chip ribbon
Large Oval punch & Scallop Edge punch (note: I know t
his isn't an SU punch on my sample.... my SU punch is arriving via UPS today!)

Anyone recognize my favorite layout again??

I wanted to highlight the punches with this card. I hope they are a good upsell. I love them, so I should be able to show my enthusiasm for them. :)

Card #2 Pun Fun
I used:
Pun Fun stamp set
Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red & Whisper White cardstock
Washington Apple
Stazon pad,
So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, & Bashful Blue Classic Stampin' Pads (for Blender Pen coloring)
Pewter brads

At my class this weekend, everyone LOVED the Blender Pens, so I wanted to make sure I included a demo/use of those. This card is kinda plain for me, but it is an easy make-and-take sin
ce it will be just gluing the paper down & inserting the brads. I would think most of the work will be put into using the Blender Pens ---- and I hope they all fall in love with the BP and have to buy a set. :)

Gift Card Holder
I used:
Season of Friendship, Deer Friend & Best Yet stamp sets
Baja Breeze, Real Red & Whisper White cardstock
Baja Breeze & Real Red Classic Stampin' Pads
Scallop Circle punch
1 1/2" Circle Punch (eep! Not SU!)
will use: rub-ons

I got this design from Dawn's blog. It's fun to watch her tutorials as the background music (especially in this one) make me smile! So funny.

Anyway, this is my "in case" demo. I am only going to do it "in case" she has 9 or more people at her party. The count is teetering at 8-9 right now. I figure with 9, 3 at each of 3 stations will be nice & easy to manage... but 4-5 at each of 2 stations would be harder. However, if only 6 show up, I will not demo this one. Though I love it! I am getting my rubons delivered via UPS today, so I am going to put some of those babies on here, too. You know, since they are on sale and all. :)

I also hope to borrow a roller wheel from my upline to highlight on this... think it would go nicely to do the background. However, my only Christmas roller wheel is retired. So I need to borrow one.

Top photo is the outside, bottom is the inside. Obviously. I didn't realize until I was done that Best Yet has a Christmas stamp... so I think I'll encourage the use of that one instead. :)

Thanks for looking!


  1. What cute cute projects! Your guests are going to have a blast with all of them. Good luck on the party and let us know how it went! :)

  2. Your workshop is going to be a blast! These are really great cards. I love the Pocket Silhouette set, and love this card!

  3. The pocket silhouettes card is so dainty, I love the scalloped edge! Very pretty.

  4. Ok, I cheated, I know I said I wanted to be surprised, but I had to look! That darn Pun Fun is growing on my every time I see it! I hope we have enough people to do the gift card holder, that turned out cute too:) See, now I'm glad I peeked! I invited two more neighbors so hopefully we'll be at 9ish! (although i found out that one of the RSVPs was for her daughter who is coming to play with Riley so I think I'm down to 8)...maybe some friends or neighbors will add on!!!

  5. Love all these projects...especially the pocket silhouettes card! Now I wish I had gotten that set when it was on sale...*sigh*

  6. Great projects. The first card is my fave because it is pink :)


  7. Great projects for a workshop! You're inspiring me to demo less & do more make n takes.

  8. Very Nice...can I come, would be an expensive workshop for me. HA

  9. Tracy, anyone can come if they want:) I have more than enough pumpkin and cookie bars bread to go around!!!

  10. The #1 card is so pretty - so soft and elegant! All your cards are great! Your guests will love them!

  11. What great projects and congrats on your first workshop!!! I hope everything went great for you!!


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