It’s February, January 2018 is already in the past. It is crazy how fast time passes. To kick off February I held my Lovely Bingo Bash! It is so much fun this type of event and I was blessed, 18 people joined in on a fun-filled Saturday! Here is a look at my Lovely Bingo Bash Part 1!
Lovely Bingo Bash Part 1!
Each quarter I hold a Bingo Event at my home. It is a popular event with the local customers. We gather and make at least two projects and play 6 rounds of Bingo. It brightens my day to see so many people enjoying the game of Bingo. On February 3rd, I held my Lovely Bingo Bash! It was perfect timing to create Valentine themed projects. Plus, Stampin’ Up! is amazing with providing awesome products to work with! Want the details?
The Prep Work:
Yes, ALL crafting takes time, ask any crafter. However, it is time well spent. I sometimes feel overwhelmed (can’t lie) but I know the end result is ALWAYS worth it. The extra steps I take like making bows or cutting out big shot shapes are appreciated by my customers.
Each of my customers received a packet when they arrived for the event. The projects were separated into smaller bags for easy assembling.
Once the deadline for signing up is finished, the fun starts! Ordering and assembling the raffles! There were many items from the Occasions Catalog included in the raffles. I love how they look all assembled.
8″ x 8″ Framed Art:
Today’s post will feature the 8″ x 8″ Framed Art piece everyone created. This is something new to me as I have been creating 12″ x 12″ framed art for over year. I found the 9″ x 9″ frame at a local Dollar Tree. The trick with this size and using the frame, is not add too many dimensionals. The “flatter” the art piece is the better it will fit into the frame.
To start, you will need your Stampin’ Up! paper trimmer.
- Cut 9 Whisper White 2 1/4″ square
- Cut a total of 9 layering 2″ squares from card stock and Designer Series Paper. I have 3 solid cardstock pieces and 6 from Painted Love Speciality Designer Series Paper
- Cut mounting cardstock 8″ x 8″ (Blushing Bride)
- Cut two 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ strips of cardstock (not in Blushing Bride – read below*)
- Cut 9″ x 9″ piece of Whisper White to place in frame
As you can see I embellished the squares. I added touches of gold to bring out the gold accents in the Painted Love Speciality Designer Series Paper. Fortunately, Stampin’ Up! offers several items in gold that finished off my project, Gold Glimmer Paper, Gold Ribbon and Gold Enamel Shapes. (All items used in the framed art will be listed at the bottom of the post. )
*As for placement of the squares, you will need your two 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ pieces of cardstock. On the picture below, you can see how it aids with placing your squares evenly. I start with the outside corners and then place the 4 middle squares with the center square being the last one to be added to the art piece.
Sorry, the picture is blurry. I guess zooming in wasn’t the best thing option, however, you can still make out what is being done.
A fun-filled afternoon!
This was the first time I held my Bingo Event on a Saturday. A house filled with Stampin’ Up! people is awesome!
Lovely Bingo Bash February 2018 is finished!
More to come:
I will post the Chocolate Treat Boxes and the Narrow Note Cards in a separate post with all the details! As a small token of my appreciation, my customers each received baker’s twine.
A simple but effective thank you for my customers.
I hope you enjoyed my Lovely Bingo Bash Framed Art! Try one yourself and I would love to see it! Don’t forget Sale-a-bration 2018 is here and the goodies are wonderful! Shop my online store and receive your Sale-a-bration item for FREE with every $50 you spend! Happy Shopping!
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