Thursday, January 6, 2011

January Stamp Club...Sneak Peek

So, I sat down to start planning Stamp Club for this month. I already knew what product I wanted to focus on...Stampin' Pastels chalk, but not the usual techniques like poppin' pastels. I had a few ideas. I just needed a project to use them on.
I decided on our project. A calendar. It's January. A new 2011 calendar would be nice, right? I printed things, pulled out the products I needed, and started playing around. I ended up with something entirely different.

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The calendar idea just wasn't coming together so I started doodling and ended up with this idea...the Cute Carrier.

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Awesome. I had to get in the car right then to go buy foam cups so I could have measurements to create my template for this Cute Carrier.

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I was really excited when the two Stampin' Pastel techniques I tried actually worked. Can you spot where I used Stampin' Pastel chalks?

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When I went over to ColourQ (may favorite place for some color inspiration) I totally loved the color combo this week!

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Seriously loving these colors. They are the colors I painted my home, after all. I even went to Target.com to check out the polka dot sheet set pictured because it would match my comforter perfectly (it's close to the soft sky color shown here), but they are not available. Bummer!

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Who wouldn't feel a little better receiving a cute gift like this?
I plan on filling the cup with herbal tea, honey sticks, small tissue packet, and a few cough drops.
The cup cozy was made from felt using the Big Shot and Scallop Envelope die. I wanted to use black felt but all I had that coordinated with my project was white. Then I decorated it with ribbon, a felt flower, and a corduroy brad. The elastic loop allows you to use the cup cozy on different sized cups and on mugs by slipping the cup cozy through the handle.

It takes just one 12x12 sheet of cardstock to create a Cute Carrier and a small amount of coordinating papers and ribbon to decorate.You could decorate the Cute Carrier with any theme. I'm working out the details for a Valentine themed one to share soon.


Stamp Club ladies, I hope you are as excited about the project as I am!

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Happy crafting.


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9 comments:

Stacey Jewell Stahl said...

You are one seriously talented girl. I am in awe.

Rachel said...

Stacey,thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. It made my day!

Sara said...

I love what you did here!! Very cool :)

kasia c. said...

I am in awe! This is so amazing! I absolutely love the little carrier you made, and what a fabulous idea. Sure to cheer up anyone feeling blue! Great job with this weeks colours. Thanks for playing along with ColourQ this week. :)

Rachel said...

Thank you, Sara and Kasia. I hope to finish the Valentine one this weekend.

Sylvia said...

This is so lovely! I love how you used your colors and the ribbon treatment is gorgeous! Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge this week, Rachel.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Rachel, THIS IS THE COOLEST!!! You execute your projects flawlessly, and they are always gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing with us at the colourQ this week!

Rachel said...

Sylvia and Arielle, thanks for taking your time to leave a comment! I really enjoy the ColourQ challenges and the wonderful inspiration from the design team.

Michelle said...

Beautiful design!! Congrats on your win!!!

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