Leadership Leftovers

At leadership, I showed several projects that weren’t put online for Leadership attendees, and during my presentation, I promised I’d post them on my blog—so here they are!

There are three cards, all made with our newest stencils (Elegant Trio and Folk Flowers). Two (Thanks for Being You and Thanks So Much) use the emboss resist technique; the third one (R card) uses pastels and the stencil.

I love stencils! Stencil images can be the focal point or create a fabulous background—on cards, scrapbook pages, or any other crafting project. And don’t forget that our stencils can be used on walls too. Did I mention that I love stencils?

The last one (Life card) I showed at the very end of Leadership, and it features the surprise sneak peek set that we gave away. This set (Elements of Style—I think) isn’t available until our next mini catalog, but I wanted to show at least one project you could make with it. I’m sure our lucky leadership attendees will be coming up with many of their own ideas in the weeks to come!

Leadership attendees loved our quilt block giveaway as well. We gave every demonstrator a quilt block; each block featured the same basic pattern and one of four different color palettes.These were made from our Big Shot dies, and highlight one of the many ways you can use the dies, in addition to papercrafting.



I showed three products that were made from the quilt blocks—the apron, pillow, and hot pad. (If you’re interested in the apron pattern, I picked it up at a local quilting store called The Material Girls Quilts. The store’s website is www.thematerialgirlsquilting.com, although I didn’t see the pattern online. It must be a newer pattern.)

Whether you attended leadership or not, hopefully these projects spark a little creativity!