I finally got my act together this past weekend and got our projects finalized for the DIY Spring Retreat. As a reminder it will be April 13-14 at Bosqueville Baptist Church.
The DIY Retreat is your time to work on your personal projects. You can also choose to work on any or all of the three projects that I have available. The project details and prices are listed below. Please have your project orders to me by FRIDAY, MARCH 30. I cannot guarantee the availability of supplies for any order that's placed after the 30th.
Special thanks to Shannon and Mary Alice for their inspiration, encouragement, and help in getting this weekend planned!
Project #1 - Blocks and Tag Sets
This wonderful project was inpsired by one offered by Crop, Paper, Scissors this past Fall. You can change out the tags on the block for various holidays and occasions. In the pictures, I don't have the ties on the tags yet, but they will loop around the tack in the block!! For this retreat, we have three different sets of tags to choose from (get one or all !)
Blocks - $5 per set (6 blocks in a set)
Tags - $5 per set
Project #2 - Magnetic Chalkboard
This project consists of a 14" x 14" magnetic chalkboard and your choice of 6 magnets. I don't have all the magnets available to view right now but you will be able to choose from the ones available at the Retreat. Sorry for the poor quality of these pictures. I really need a new camera!
1 magnetic board & 6 magnets - $10
Project #3 - Coasters
These coasters are super duper easy to make and are a great gift idea. I made 50 sets (that's a total of 200 coasters!) for party favors at my brother's rehearsal dinner. They were a big hit and I'm sure you'll enjoy them.
Coasters - $8 per set (4 coasters in a set)
For our actual March projects, we'll be doing Easter cards and utilizing the Labels Collection Framelits Dies found in the Occasions Mini Catalog
Recipe:Stamp Sets - Easter DoveCardstock - Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Twitterpated DS PaperInkpads - Island IndigoAcccessories - Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Blushing Bride Stitched RibbonRecipe:Stamp sets - Easter DoveCardstock - Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Twitterpated DS PaperInkpads - Basic GreyAccessories - Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Hemp Twine, Linen Thread, Cross Charm (non-SU!), Stampin' Dimensionals
February cards in March??!! Yes, your read it right. Thanks to everyone for being so understanding when I wasn't able to have our meeting February. It was very important for me to be in St. Louis with my mom for her heart cath. I'm so thankful that everything turned out just fine for her. So, you get double the pleasure, double the fun when we meet in March.
Our cards in February will be for birthdays. The first card is a fun pennant card. It utilizes the latest In-Colors and the fun Designer Series Paper curently available in the Occasions Mini Catalog.Recipe:Stamp Sets - Curly CuteCardstock - Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Sweet Shop DS Paper
Ink Pads - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder, Baker's Twine (White), Small Heart Punch, Silver Brads, Paper PiercerRecipe:
Stamp Sets - Mixed Bunch, Perfect Punches Cardstock - Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, First Edition DS Paper Ink Pads - Basic Black, VersaMark
Accessories - Black Embossing Powder, Melon Mambo Embossing Powder, Heating Tool, 3/4" Circle Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Blossom Punch, Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Pink Rhinestone, Sponge Dauber, Stampin' Dimensionals
It seems like we build up to Christmas for months and months. Then, when it's over - it's over. I was shocked to see all of the Valentine displays in the stores just a few days after Christmas! So of course, I've jumped on the bandwagon - we'll be doing Valentines cards for our January meeting!
The Occasions Mini is now out and it is amazing! There are a lot of great new products - stamps, papers, Big shot accessories, and more. It's also Sale-a-Bration so don't forget that for each $50 order, you can choose one item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.
Our first card utilizes one of the new items in the Occasions mini - the Paper Doily Sizzlits Die. It's super cute, but punching out all of those little doily holes can be tedious. Be sure to bring your paper piercer with you to the club meeting!
Our second card was inspired by this post
on Split Coast Stampers. I really liked the layout, but then I put my twist on it! The new satin pleated ribbon is adorable!
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