Thursday, April 2, 2009

Squash is good...

I saw a tutorial on Dawn Griffith's blog on how to create a squash book and so I added it to my monthly stamp club projects. We did an Easter theme but this book could be about anything. It's all about the folding and is quite simple to put together. It would make a really nice little photo book for mother's day or easter or a birthday filled with pictures of the family or a sports event. I used the stamp set "A good egg" from SU! and used raspberry tart designer paper to decorate the inside. Try one and send it to someone special.

Another project that we completed at my monthly stamp club was making a frosted cocktail glass complete with a scratch and sniff strawberry as a garnish. We traced a small cup onto paper and then used this as a template on the vellum and cut out the shape. We sponged 2 colours of ink onto the vellum and added sticky strip to the top and covered with chunky glitter to add the "sugar rim". We then used craft ink to stamp the strawberry and added a mixture of koolaid and clear embossing powder (1 tbsp koolaid and 1 1/2 tbsp clear EP) and used the heat gun to set. We attached the cup to a sponged background using sticky dots and made sure we bent the cup up before adhering the last side to give it a roundish appearance. I used an old hostess stamp set for the greeting. Everyone loved it and I think it turned out really nice. The strawberry really smells of strawberry when you scratch it. Thanks for looking. Happy stamping.

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