Craft Haven Retreats Stamp Club held its very first meeting this past week! We made lots of fun summer cards featuring Stampin' Up!'s Tropical Pary Stamp Set and the Island Oasis DSP. Our theme for the evening was totally tropical, right down to the delicious Key Lime cookie bars provided by our June Hostess - Melannie!
We started out with a quick and easy card inspired by Laura Barto at her May Stamp-a-Stack Buffet. Be sure to check out all of Laura's great projects at http://www.papercraftingtrends.com/.
Our next card was CASE'd from Gretchen Barron. Gretchen's Flirty Little Sundress and Matching Purse was the perfect project for our tropical theme, and everyone LOVED it! Thanks Gretchen for the dress pattern and directions, available here http://gretchenbarron.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/05/a-flirty-little-sundress-and-a-matching-purse.html .
Our version of the Monkey Hut card came straight from the June 2010 Stampin' Success magazine. How fun is this!! Our Joy Fold tropical flower card was inspired by Oregon Stamper on Splitcoast Stampers SU Gallery and can be viewed here http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1710919?&cat=19175 .
All supplies are Stampin' Up!, unless otherwise noted
Stamp Sets: Tropical Party, One of a Kind, Warm Words
Paper: Island Oasis DPS, Tempting Turquise CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, So Saffron CS,
Rose Red CS, Old Olive CS
Ink: Tempting Turquise, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Rose Red, Old Olive
Tools: Scallop Circle punch, Scallop Circle Bigz XL die, Round Tab punch, various size
Circle punches, Small Oval punch, Baskets and Blooms Bigz XL die, Big Shot,
Cuttlebug Herringbone Enbossing Folder
Accessories: Misc. buttons, twine, ribbons, brads, Stampin' Dimensionals