I didn’t forget about posting the rest of the seasonal plates (original post was on 10-17 – click here) it just took me a while to get an update picture of the change that I made during our Stamp Club meeting to the spring design.  Here is the whole set:seasonal-platesThe Fall and Winter designs were the ones I posted earlier.  The Spring plate was the one I changed – in this photo the Rich Razzleberry card stock is just plain.  While we were making these at the Stamp Club meeting I thought that I should have used the embossing folder on it just to give it some texture.  And when the girls did theirs that way it looked great!  But mine was still plain and I didn’t want to show it to you that way.  So that is what took so long – I took mine apart and embossed the Rich Razzleberry card stock using the Stampin’ Up! Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder.  Then I put it back together and took a photo so I could post it – here is the updated version:

spring-plate-embossedWe made the four circle pieces – one for each season and used Velcro to attach to the front of a glass plate.  Then stand it up in a plate stand and switch it out as the seasons change.  This would make a nice gift for someone.

The main Stampin’ Up! tools we used were the Big Shot with the Stampin’ Up! Top Note die and the Circle Scissor Plus to cut all the circles.  The Season of Friendship stamp set was perfect for this project and I was so excited to see it in the new catalog.

summer-plateThe summer plate was the only one that didn’t use any Designer Series paper on it.  The background is just stamped with the leaves and then there are flowers under the tree – some of the flowers are cut out and popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and so are some of the leaves on the tree.

On each plate the little bird was stamped and cut out and added somewhere in the design.

I really love how all of these turned out.

I have also seen where some people have done the plates with the design attached to the back so you can set it down and serve off of it.  But then your design has to be flat – no buttons – so it is flat against the glass.  But I like mine on the top with some dimension and use it a a decorative piece and not a serving piece.

Have a productive day!  I got a lot done yesterday and hope to make good progress today too.