I hope everyone had a good weekend. It was absolutely gorgeous on Saturday and I was fortunate enough to get out and enjoy the day.
I had my Stampers 10 group over Friday night for our monthy get together. This month we made a Mother's Day project. We made a picture frame, a treat purse and of course, a card. I allowed all the women to select a sheet of DP so really everyone ended up with a "different" set. It was a bit more work for me as I cut their cardstock for all the projects then and there rather than doing it ahead of time.
We modgepodged our DP to the front of a piece of chipboard and then cut out the window with the Stampin' Up! BigZ Top Note Die. We cut out the stems and flower using SU!'s Sweetest Stems and Simple Flower embosslits and attached a bit of ribbon around the frame. In the center of the flower we used a clear rhinestone brad. We then added a backing, only taping down 1 side and the top and bottom. Using a strip of confetti white CS and covering with our DP, we made a triangle piece as our stand to hold the frame up.
The card is made up using all the same elements as the frame. We ran our first base layer of CS through the texture plate using the design that each woman liked. We then added our layers of CS and DP and our die cut flower and stems. Instead of using a rhinestone brad in the flower on the card, we used Rich Regal brads. Our sentiment was stamped from Sincere Salutations.
Last but not least was our purse which was super simple. I got the idea from Sylvie Greeniaus and I know she got it somewhere but I'm not sure where. It is a strip of CS cut, scored, the end radiused with the large oval punch. A dash of ribbon is added as a handle, a sliver of black cardstock added as a layer under the flap and whatever embellishment you want. For this particular purse, we cut out a flower using the Birds & Blooms Sizzlit set and added a brad through the center. Tucked inside is none other than a Hershey Chocolate. Mmmm mmmm good.