Each month I've been posting the cards we make at our Stampin' Up Stamp Club with Christi Beck. This month I finally learned how to use metal dies to emboss instead of just cut. I've owned my Big Shot for a year now and have been cutting with metal dies and dry embossing with folders, but the idea of embossing with the metal dies just alluded me and I really hadn't had time to figure it out. Well, my SU demonstrator Christi is so good about not only teaching us new techniques but providing the cheat sheets as well, so I'll be able to remember how to do it months from now at home!
The other card is a fun ice cream cone card. It's already in the 90s here in Texas and it's only April - that scares me about what our summer may be like. After last summer I didn't think it could possibly get any hotter, but now I think it could! So, just looking at this card helps cool me off. My Stickles smudged once during the class and I re-applied. Then it smudged again before it dried - I don't think it was meant to be, so I'm just going with it! LOL
Last night was my turn to be the Hostess for Stamp Club and reap the benefits and, boy, did I! Thanks to my friends I invited who came and spent a bit of money and hopefully had a good time, too!