Thursday, October 30, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Hi everyone. These are the samples for the next class on Wednesday 29th October at 10am. In this class we will be making 5 cards, with a variety of techniques. So if you are looking for a stamping overview this is definitely the class to attend. The first card is pictured above - the card used is actually gold but it does not photograph well. It uses heat and stick powder and lots of glitter as well as vellum cardstock. You'll fnd a detail shot below.
The second card is one I have asked to do several times and involves using a brayer on gloss cardstock and a little masking.
The third card is an interactive card where the circle in the middles actually spins around. It uses the 'Short and Sweet' stamp set which is on special this month. Only $23.96 for 12 stamps!
Now this card again looks much better in real life. It uses silver ink, and metalic cardstock to give it punch, but is simple and would be easy to make in bulk if needed.
And last but not least, this card is called a never ending card, because the panels just keep flipping over and over. Absolutely impossible to photograph, but heaps of fun to play with and soooo simple to make.
I think you could get addicted to these!
I think you could get addicted to these!
For everyone that can't make it during the week I will be running this again on Saturday the 8th November so don't despair.
But if you would like to attend on Wednesday the 29th please email me to reserve your spot.
We might even have a birthday girl attending!!!
Well I'm off now to a meeting with the school regarding my son attending next year. It's so exciting for me! Next year will be the start of a new era with both kids at school.
Thanks for visiting.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
These are some of the projects we made in the class last Saturday. The pic above is of a notepad cover. And below are a few xmas cards. They were all made using the Stampin' Up Winter Brights Simply Scrappin kits (pgs 137-139). They contain lots of cardstock stickers, textured cardstock and patterned papers. The stickers are really great to use because they can be moved a few times if your not happy with the placement. I never seem to get it right first time, so for me, that's perfect. Thanks everyone for your company on Saturday and thanks Kathy for suggesting this class.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I absolutely love the 'Baroque Motifs' set. The set just has so many uses. Here I have used it in a Christmas theme. I stamped the flourish in artichoke then highlighted parts using my watercolour pencils, added a few Kaiser gemstones and the gorgeous satin ribbon from the mini. So easy.
If you would like to make a folder similar to one above check
the blog in November for a future class!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Wednesdays class is all about making cards for different occasions.
We'll make the card above using an easy technique to create a background. You will get to choose the greeting from any of the eight in the set.
Then we'll make the burgundy card using some two step stamping, again you can change the greeting to one you'll think you'll use.
Then we have a really simple wedding or engagement card using the beautiful hat pins from the pretties kit, and a simple card using supplies from the simply sent kits. You can see closer shots of the cards above in the previous entries.
If you would like to attend the class on Wednesday please email me to reserve your spot.
Thanks for looking.
Friday, October 10, 2008
I am just loving this stamp set. I made this card and mini book last night using river rock and chocolate chip cardstock and the 'Brocade Background' papers. they co ordinate perfectly with this set. Don't you just love how Stampin' Up do this, makes it so easy even for the lazy like me!
If you would prefer to make this card in the class rather than the two from the set I am happy to accomodate.
Remember last day to order this set at the discounted price is Saturday the 11th.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Well I've finally prepared the class samples for Saturday and its going to be a bit of a mix. The first card is the 'thinking of you' card above, which incorporates some two step stamping. You will of course have a range of greeting to choose from. This could be a get well, birthday, or good luck card if you choose.
The second card is suitable for weddings or special occasions. I have a range of greetings for you to choose from so you don't have to use the one pictured. In this class we are using lots of items from the pretties kit - I've even decided to part with some precious hat pins, which I just love!!! This card is pretty easy to make, but the beautiful elements used make it very special (well I think so anyway). You'll see a detail shot of the card below.
And for the final two cards I thought I would cheat and let you make two cards from the simply sent kits. This arrived yesterday, in its cute little box, and I could not wait to make them. They are super easy, as everything in the kit comes pre cut with extensive instructions. (Yah no cutting for me!)The stamps are die cut and it even includes the glue dots to use. I thought we might just sponge the edges though ....... If you would like to order one of these kits the 20% off special is only available till Saturday.
If you would like to attend the class and make the four cards above please email me to reserve your spot.
Thanks for looking.
I like to have sympathy cards in store because I know the last thing I feel like doing is creating a card when one is needed. The design for this card came from the catalogue.
Monday, October 6, 2008
If you would like to make lots of quick cards you really can not go past the die cuts and rub ons from the spring mini. These make it super easy to create a great range of cards or scrap book pages. I have also used the old olive designer paper, some matching buttons and some ribbon, and surprisingly no ink.
The die cuts come in a pack of four colours (old olive, pumpkin, bashful blue, and real red) and the sheets are 12" x 12" and are $16.50, so great value. I cant wait to try a few other colour combos.