Monday, 16 May 2011

One Day Retreat Projects!

I've just remembered that I never did get round to showing you proper pictures of what we actually made on the one day retreat back in April so lets put that one right here and now! All the products used were Stampin' Up! and most of them from the new catalogue

As you may remember - the ladies arrived to find their places set with their kits and goodies which included a whole stamp set to take away with them. The kits contained - 6 sheets of 12x12 cardstock, 11 sheets of A4 cardstock, half a pack(6 sheets) of  Springtime Vintage patterned papers, a whole reel of the new silky seam binding ribbon in Pear Pizzazz, a whole pack of Springtime Vintage big buttons, half a pack of pearls and some linen thread - and here are the projects we made with them!

First up was this layout which was based on a Beggahuna sketch. We used strips of the papers in various sizes, the scallop border punch, some of the ribbon and buttons and the biggest pearls as flower centres. We stamped the big outer cicle in Pear Pizzazz, using the vine stamp from the Vintage Vogue stamp set and finished it with the smaller flower from the same set stamped randomly in Night of Navy ink.The actual layout also has small flowers from the Itty Bitty Bits stamp set stamped in Rose Red and with tiny pearl centres raised on Dimensionals around the circle

Secondly was this lovely page based on a BasicGrey sketch I found on Pagemaps

The easy bit over - we then set to on the complex bit this lovely mini album! This album was based on a class from the talented Andrea Walford (hers was a Christmas album using the retired "I Wish" simply Scrapping set!) - but I thought it would suit the gorgeous soft colours of the brand new Springtime Vintage papers. As I told the ladies - they aren't specific to any theme and the album could be used for almost any subject - babies, small children, weddings or even heritage photos. Mine used the photos from an old album of my Mum's. We used to send her pics of Katy when she was little - and when we cleared out the house - I claimed the album back and used the photos here!

The album is a bit of a Tardis as when you open it - it just keeps on opening to the left and right until you get to the central page where there is a hidden pocket for precious bits and pieces! There are in fact no less than 13 inner pages to fill in it and it is quite a fat book when finished despite the page embellies all being flat! Needless to say - this was the one project we didn't finish on the day - we made the abum, but the decoration of it was to be done in slower time once everyone had decided which photos they were going to use in it!

Finally we made a keepsake box,  with 6 cards to go inside it. Here it is......

The card set made great use of the Cath Kidston-esque Baby Blossoms stamp set, and while the box and the blue card were designed by me I must thank Stephanie Mayne for the design of the cream card and the mini catalogue for the red one!! I hope you can see that we also decorated the plain white envelopes with the single rose and some leaves from the Baby Blossoms stamp set.

If anyone would like to purchase the instructions for the above projects, please get in touch. For just £10, you will get a full colour 15 page PDF with step by step instructions for both layouts, the mini album and the box of cards, and of course - if I can help you with any of the supplies - please don't hesitate to get in touch! / 07973 969153

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