What a fun day! We 'girls' met at my niece's apartment and my sister, Jane, taught us some new tricks using the scallop punch and the Sizzix. She is a Stampin' Up 'enabler' and I sure want to buy a Sizzix. Of course, being a non-conformist and also getting ahead of myself I usually come away with different cards than anyone else. I don't always take my time and miss a step so then I have to improvise :-)
Here are photos of the prototype and my 'variations' on each one. The protoypes are on the right in the photos.
Actually, the 'prototype' for this one was made by DD17. I didn't even make one like it.
On the center top card, I used the new punch/embosser that I got at Michael's with a 50% off coupon (of course, I spent much more than I saved on the punch :-)
On this one I just used a different color on the love birds- this is a valentine.
I love the heart stamps and coordinating punch. I stamped the word LOVE inside my variation.
I kept forgetting to add the ribbon before taping the card front to the card- so had to pull it off - on the second one I just improvised instead of trying to pull it off. I like it too.
We also made little boxes using an envelope Sizzix die-cut that has a pretty scalloped edge. I wanted to use some of my own ribbons for 2 of them so they are not completed.
I can't wait to get busy making some more cards of my own now :-)