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Birthday Dresser

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I know that my friend Sandy’s birthday is in October. I wanted to make her something special and a little different. I was looking around the SplitCoastStampers site the other day and I came across this really neat box with three drawers. I think it looks a to like a dresser. It’s perfect for hiding little surprises like chocolates. I have really been into blues and browns lately, I think it gives a nice rich clean look. The project was pretty straight forward and very easy to follow. It didn’t take long at all and I think the end result is great. Sandy really seemed to like it and I was very happy that she did. I used the Stampin’ Up! sets Happiest Birthday Wishes and the Retired Birthday Bliss. The paper is Marina Mist as well as the ink. I had to go out and get some 12 x 12 paper to do the project, I’ll have to order some from Stampin’ Up! next time. I also used the Scallop Trim Border Punch for the “runner” on the top. The knobs were made from tiny wooden Thread spools that I had and some Rhinestones for a little bling. Thanks for taking a look.

Techniques Workshop Take 2

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Last night was my favorite night of the month! We went to our Techniques Workshop hosted by the super talented Sandy (stampwithsandy.com). For this class we covered three different techniques using heat embossing. The first one was just basic heat embossing using VersaMark and the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Pewter Embossing Powder. The stamp set is from the Holiday Mini and is called Bright Hopes. It’s perfect for heat embossing because it has that regal look about it. The second project was Stained Glass. For this one we stamped onto Vellum with VersaMark and heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder. We then use the Stampin’ Up! Write Markers to color in the image. The stamp set is Delicate Doilies and is perfect for this technique. For our third project we did Emboss Resist. For this we used the Gently Falling stamp set from the Holiday Mini. First the Very Vanilla Card Stock was sponged with multiple colors and then stamped with VersaMark. We heat embossed using Clear Embossing Powder. To complete the effect we sponged on some Early Espresso and then went over the clear embossing with a paper towel. The effect is quite stunning. Pictures of all of the cards are posted below. I can’t wait for next month’s class!! Thanks, as always to Sandy and thanks for looking.

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