I do 2 different kinds of workshops (or home parties): Traditional workshops, where I demonstrate a few different things, and everyone makes a card to take home. It's free, and everyone gets to get their fingers inky, but it's not too overwhelming for beginners. After they've been to a Traditional workshop, most groups like to move on to doing a Class. Usually this takes the form of a Stamp-a-Stack (everyone makes 6 cards), but it can also be a project like this one - 4 cards and a matching Pocket Tote Bag.
These 4 cards have all been made from the same pieces of cardstock. To me, that's the magic of stamping. You can take the same pieces of cardstock, the same colours, and even the same stamp set and end up with an infinite number of completely different cards. At a traditional workshop we would make just one of these, but I still love to show everyone how different you can make them look. The Pocket Tote Bag with envelopes and the other 3 cards are a gift for the hostess for having the party.
I first saw this bag when Liam brought one along to a team meeting. I always feel inspired after team meetings! Liam is our Ideas girl. She ALWAYS has something new to wow us with.
She has even been kind enough to put a tutorial for making this bag on her blog HERE. Make sure you leave a comment to thank her!
Here is what it looks like inside:
Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Party Hearty
ink: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Riding hood Red, Chocolate Chip
card: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Riding hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
other: Scallop Circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, 1" circle punch, Word Window punch, tag punch, Kiwi Kiss striped ribbon, Wide Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP, Riding Hood Red patterns DSP, Linen Thread, Silver brads, Mat pack