inaugural craft night

I am trying to organize a craft group with the ladies at my church and tonight was our first activity: scherenschnitte. We had a great time, and only one injury. Overall, a success!

Everyone did a great job, but Peggy out shined us all with her delicate flower card. She used a design from Cindy's Scherenschnitte blog. Thanks, Cindy, for letting us use your designs!

Erin made a cool long folding card with a mum cutout.

Jaime went with a mum as well, but I think this larger cut looks kind of like a water lily. Pretty. right?

Tonight just wasn't my night. After ruining about 3 templates and slicing my finger, I made this small silhouette scherenschnitte bookmark. I used another one of Cindy's designs, but you should go to her site to check out the real deal, because I left out about 99% of the details. I was fed up.

I am so excited for future projects with these girls!

15 comments:

Amy said...

love it! (by the way... I really enjoy your blog, I found it when it was a featured blog on blogger and I hope you don't mind I'm a frequent visitor!) And maybe this is totally dumb... but I looked on her blog and don't understand how this whole thing works. Do you print off the designs and then cut? How much are they and how do you purchase them? Sorry for all the questions- I just loved the idea and have no idea where to begin! Thanks for the idea and the help!

Erin said...

Hey, I think I knew Erin at BYU. Small world.

Jill said...

Amy - I emailed Cindy and asked her permission to use her designs.

She does sell her scherenschnitte (as well as prints of her designs) in her Etsy shop. Here is the link: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=27582

Kelli said...

Sounds like fun

Cindy said...

Good job you guys! Technically the images on my blog aren't templates, but you can use them like that. I hope someday to make some templates to sell. Looks like a fun night!

Cindy said...

Oh, and thanks for linking me! Tons more people visiting the site!

Erin said...

Jill,

This kind of sounds like the craft night "Ladies Night Only" that I started a few months ago. I would love to learn how to cut those out. By the way... I made a blanket, 2 burp cloths and a Scottie toy for a friend of mine who just had a baby and I credited you in my blog bor the burp cloths. Thanks again for the tutorial

coryshay said...

What a great idea! I really ought to do that in my neighborhood too! Looking forward to future posts of your gatherings!

jezebelsk said...

I think the bookmark is just lovely - you're selling yourself short!

Amanda said...

Can I be in your ward? How great to be able to try all of these cool things.

voyance said...

Thanks! Great Blog!

Ewokgirl said...

I found your blog when you were featured in Blogs of Note. I've been a regular visitor since!

Would you mind elaborating a bit on how you plan to do this craft night? Will each get-together have a featured craft that you all attempt to do? Does everyone bring their own supplies, or do those with extras bring them to share?

I ask because a couple of years ago, some ladies at my church tried to institute a craft night each month. However, the premise was that everyone brings their own projects to work on. That works well for those who knit or do cross stitch, but for those like me who do paper crafting with rubber stamps, inks, powders, glitters, etc., it wasn't exactly a good fit as some hobbies aren't very portable. Our craft nights fizzled out, and I'm pretty sure the reason had to do with the inability of many to really tote their crafting supplies around with ease.

Dre said...

How cool! I wish I knew enough girls who liked crafts to make a night of it!

perilloparodies said...

i wish i lived near you... i would TOTALLY come to your "ladies night out". so much fun and creativity floating around over there. love these, and actually, yours may not have turned out the way you wanted it, but i really liked it. have a great day. thanks for sharing.

Cameron said...

I really love these! Just found you through my friend Jaime's blog. Do you cut the designs out of white paper and then glue them onto the cardstock? And where can I find the big mum pattern? :)