Since moving my classes to the Hall I have had to alter the style a little bit. I used to focus my classes around one particular stamp set, or two if there were not sentiments. But now having so much room and the ability to spread out I feel that my attendees are “waiting” too long for the one stamp set. Going forward as of the July Card Class I will be showcasing two or three stamp sets at my classes to ensure that each table is able to stamp without having to wait for stamps.
As most of you will be aware it has been my aim or “New Year’s Resolution” as such to use all my DSP, Stamps and Embellishments at least once before they retire, if not use them all up. With all the new hype around the 2019 – 2021 in colours I thought I would continue to use these and the coordinating DSP.
I was inspired to use more of this DSP once I saw a post from a fellow demonstrator, Selene Kempton and I think it was quite fitting as I had purchased the Above the Clouds bundle in the demonstrator pre-order and as yet this set had not seen any ink.
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I did, however, tweak her measurements a little bit to end up with less waste and fit the card base size that I use in Australia. I don’t like any wastage, so I cut a piece of A4 in half and then score in half again to get two card bases, but I do find that a lot of online measurements don’t fit my cards, as they are too short.
Just another little tip when using punches like this one use the punch to punch out images on a post-it note. Use this post-it note (turned the other way around to get the reflected image) to stick on your clear block then add the stamps to the cut-out images. This way they should be perfectly lined up each time. Take note of the basket for the balloon.
Here are my two versions of the one sheet wonder to get the most out of your DSP.
All card bases this class are Thick Whisper White. Any layers are 1/8 inch smaller and I have simply stamped on the insides of the cards as there is no need for additional layers this time.
Dino Days – July Card Class Craze
For the next three cards, I wanted to focus on the Dino Days Suite as this is super cute and fun and I am continually needing kids cards. Every week there is another birthday at the Day Care Centre my son attends and I just can not keep up with them, but these cards are really quick and easy to make as well and if you cut the DSP like this you will get 72 cards from one pack of DSP. That is a HUGE amount of cards.
As I used the 2 sheets of the larger dinosaur images to cut out the matching dies I will only get 60 cards from this pack of DSP, but that is still a heap of cards and I am going to purchase another few packs of this DSP before it retires because I have not met a kid that is not into dinosaurs at some stage of their life.
I added a brad here to keep the two eggs together just to give the card another little detail. I also inked around the edge of the sheet with Pineapple Punch ink.
In a previous blog post I mentioned that when you use the 2 sheets of the larger dinosaur images and cut them out with the matching dies, you will get a number of full dinosaurs and some part dinosaurs. These part dinosaurs have been used in this card and the egg is hiding the bits that are missing. I think this looks super cute and the kids will never know that the head, feet or tails are missing.
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