Sunday, May 2, 2010

April 2010 Club Projects

Happy Spring, everyone! Our April Club project was a recipe box featuring the new Cherry-O B& T papers. We started with a white My Creations Recipe/Photo box and sponged color along the edges. For my box, I used a Blush inkpad. We then glued our papers to the box and sponged additional color along the edges. Before adding the paper to the inside of the box, I made a small ribbon loop and used Glue Dots to adhere it to the inside flap. I used Bonding Memories glue for the paper, which helped it to lay smoothly and not peel up. For embellishments, I used Mini-Medley Accents in Antiqued Copper, Cherry-O Level 2 My Stickease, and a Dimensional Elements letter for my initial. I also used the Hodgepodge Alphabet to stamp "Carla's Recipes" on the front. On the Dimensional Element, I did an emboss resist technique, using Versamark, white embossing powder, and a Togetherness stamp. After heating the embossing powder, I sponged on Cocoa ink, wiped off the excess with a tissue, and topped it with a thick coat of Liquid Glass. To finish inside of the box, I of course used the matching Sugar & Spice Card kit! All done!

Of course, cards were also an option for projects and we did these two cute ones, again using the Cherry-O papers. The stamp set was "Bowl of Cherries" and we used the new Mini-Medley Accents in Tulip. We were also mystified as to the meaning of the phrase "Life is like a bowl full of cherries." We knew it was something good but what exactly does it mean?

According, it means that "life is simple and pleasant." However, according to Yahoo! Answers, it means "Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly sweet with a few pits." There's also a song from the 1930's with this title . Regardless of our confusion with the phrase, we did lots of the rock 'n' roll stamping technique and had fun making our cards!