Sneak Peeks

I thought maybe you'd like to see some peeks at some Spring Fling creations.  I love this little purse made from the top note die.  We'll use a different paper at the fling.  Right now I'm leaning toward Sunny Garden, because it looks so happy and springy!  But look…


Even if you don't like "boxes," you have to love this!  It holds about 6 tea bags, or chocolate, or a gift card, or cash.  So it can be an, "I'm thinking of you" gift or something bigger.

Here's another project…


'Fridge magnets!!  These are much, much, much cuter in person.  You'll make a set of about 4, and they'll fit in the Top Note purse!  How cool is that?  We'll use coordinating colors and stamps, so if you want to give the set of magnets as a gift, you can.  Who wouldn't love that?

You're going to want to join us at the fling- and you still have a few days to RSVP.   for more information or to pay with a credit card, click  here, or leave a message here (include your e-mail address), and I'll send you info about how to pay by check or cash.  We still have some spaces left, so sign up today!  Saturday is the deadline, so don't miss out.

Remember I told you I used spackle on a card?  It's not heavy spackle; it's the kind that feels empty when you pick up the container.  You use it for small jobs – like hiding nail holes in door frames or trim, or filling small cracks where mitre joints, um,  join.  (Wow!  Do I sound like I know what I'm doing?  Actually, when we remodel properties, that's my job, so I do know!!)

I laid one of our stencils (Mostly Vintage) on Early Espresso card stock, then smeared spackle over the stencil.  Ideally, I should have had a plastic palette knife, but, sadly, I didn't, so I just used my fingers.

After it dried, I rubbed chalk over the spackle.  Be very gentle, because it can crack and peel off.  I used Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke, and then spritzed with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch spritz. 

I have to tell you, I didn't like the card I made at all.  And then Rachel came over.  I handed her the card and said, "how can I fix this?"  It was on a Very Vanilla base with Cherry Cobbler seam binding tied neatly around it.  Her response?  "Rough it up.  Fray the ribbon, put it on darker card stock, and maybe sponge some darker ink over it."  Well…she's a genius!

Again, the photo doesn't do it justice, and I got a little crazy with the ribbon fraying, I see.  But look at the cool textures you get with the spackle! And the darker ink really toned down the chalk.

Here are the supplies for the card.  If you want a supply list for the other projects…well, you'll have to come to the Spring Fling! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Ink:  Early Espresso classic; Stampin' Pastels
Paper:  Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso card stock
Other:  Mostly Vintage stencil, pearl jewels, sponge, Vanilla Shimmer smooch spritz, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, scallop trim border punch; spackle (non-SU)


About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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