One of the great things about the Stampin’ Up! Regionals is the WOW demonstrations by our fellow demonstrators.  For every regional Stampin’ Up! selects demos to come and present a WOW idea on stage.    We saw six different WOW demonstrations at the Baltimore Regional.  This idea was presented by Deb Paise.  She made her card and then put the whole thing in an embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot.  She made one card that looked just like a knitted sweater when it was done.  Deb showed us several examples that day.

My sister-in-law and I played with the idea when we got back to her house that weekend and here is one of the cards that we created.

The front panel is Old Olive with strips of Jolly Holiday Designer Series paper.  Then that whole panel is put inside the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and sent through the Big Shot.

The Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding is wrapped around the panel and tied in a knot.  The panel was attached to the front of a Cherry Cobbler card base.  The ornament from the Tags til Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog – stamped on Very Vanilla card stock and punched out with the ornament punch.  Some Linen Thread was tied around the top of the ornament and it is put on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I liked the results of how the embossing folder really embeds the designer paper into the card stock making it look like it is all one piece.  Try it for yourself – I think you’ll like it.  We made this card at the KSU card club class earlier this month.

I also decorated the envelope and the inside of the card.

If I have a dark colored card base like this Cherry Cobbler I usually add a neutral panel to the inside for the message.  This one is Very Vanilla.

My November Hands On class is going to be a Holiday Stamp-a-Stack class.  We will be making 16 cards with matching envelopes – 4 cards each of 4 different designs.   My class dates are slightly different from normal.  My evening class will be on Thursday, November 18th at 6:00 pm.  My morning class will be on Friday, November 19th at 10:00 am.   Details are on my website.

Bingo cards will be emailed out for Group 6 some time today and I’ll start calling pieces on Saturday.

Thanks for visiting me today!