Monday, December 16, 2013

December Class Projects

So sad to have missed most of you with the weather this month!
This card was made using Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo and Garden Green ink.  I just used sponge daubers to put the ink just where I wanted onto the dove.  The edges of the scallop are just slightly over the edge of the card.
Pootles/Sam Donald is a demonstrator in the UK.  She created the 2/4 Envelope Punch Board Box.
I found the designer series paper to be a bit thin. (It tore in the score lines.)  I used cardstock instead, and found it much sturdier.
My suggestions:  Put your sticky strip right up to the edge of your side pieces (see how mine is gaping slightly on the right side of the box?)
Thread your ribbon through the holes at the top in this order as numbers on a clock: 6. 9, 3, 12. :)

The tutorial for the Diamond Fold card is on SCS...(by Laura Lipe. )  I changed the size to only 5-1/4 inches high instead of 6-1/4 so that I could fit it in an envelope if necessary.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Christmas Gift and Goody Class MONDAY December 9 morning or evening

The 2013 Christmas Gift and Goody Class will be Monday, December 9 at 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. You choose your items by Sunday, December 1, and you'll need to pay me for your items by then as well if you haven't been to class in a while.

First up is your choice of a Pool Party Snowflake or Gumball Green M&M dispenser...
Select Pool Party Snowflake, Deer or Rosette top....$2.50 each  This does require cutting out the template for the box by hand in class. The lid will be pre-scored and ready to assemble. and the rosettes (if you choose them) will be prescored...The designer series paper will be ready as well.

From a swap by my friend, Cindy Elam...
 The gift card holders this year are these Bow-bedecked wonders (Bow die card originally created by Sharon Armstrong.)  Choose masculine or feminine bow (To me, tails are feminine and no tails are masculine) and dangle Holly Jolly or Santa
$2.00 each
Of course there are M&M tubes as usual.
$1.50 or 4 for $5
And your yearly supply of hand sanitizer holders (first seen by me on Dawn Griffith's blog) Choose Santa, Candy Cane, Snowflake, Gingerbread man or Reindeer.
Hand Sanitizer holder--without sanitizer bottle-$2.00
with sanitizer, particular fragrance subject to availability at my store-$3.00
This year, I have tiny 4 ounce coffee cups with a few Brach's coffee flavored candies inside (Irish Crème, Suisse Mocha, Amaretto, French Vanilla) (cups first seen by me on Deb Valder's blog) The designer series paper may vary.  Choose Deer or Holly behind the sentiment. Includes 5 pieces of coffee hard candy.
 This year's installment of M&M tubes:

$1 each...Any of the stamps from the Color Me Christmas set (page 32 in the Holiday catalog-it has a tree, a reindeer, a stocking and a gift also) would fit/look cute in the Santa's place if you prefer.

Of course there's also Snowman Soup. You may choose to use the Washi tape or not depending upon the look you want.: $3

Ornaments $3 each

Aqua design CASE'd from the catalog.

Vanilla Gold Design
White Gold Design

The idea for coloring Santa on Kraft/Crumb Cake is from Lisa Brown.
Merry Christmas Santa 

Hope you're nice. Santa

Banner Class will be Friday, November 22nd at 6:30 p.m. 
Joy Banner $16
Snow Banner $20

Please sign up and prepay by November 17th, so that I may order your supplies.  Thank you.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Stamp A Stack #1 October 17th at 6:30 p.m.

I'm not sure how many of you will need a Stamp A Stack this year, but I thought I'd offer one just in case....

This will be 15 cards for $25, and you may choose to do 3 each of all 5 cards, or you may want to do more of one or the other and not do all the cards (in case you don't like one :) )  You need to do at least 3 of each one you do. Please let me know by Wednesday if you can attend and whether you'd like to make the entire stack or replace one or two with more of a different card.  The cards are all flat enough as shown to go through the mail at standard stamp rate.

Loving Snowman...
I CASEd a convention swap by Natalie Kennedy for this card.....I just changed the colors....the card has a top fold.
Next is the Calm Sky Christmas Dove I posted to my blog previously.

This little Reindeer's Chevron sweater has a matching background...the color is a little strange in the stormy lighting today.  The green is Pistachio Pudding...not neon at all.
 This card uses MOJO Monday's MOJO314 sketch with the hostess set, Warmth and Wonder's Tree.
Santa is Making a List and checking it twice....This card is a CASE of Kathleen Brill-Myrice's Convention swap, and is lined with white cardstock...You'll stamp "I hope you're nice." inside the card.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

October Stamp Class and Club October 3rd and 4th

I hope you are able to join me this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. or Friday 10:30 a.m. for October Class and Stamp Club. We’ll make a faux iris twist card, stamp some pretty fall leaves, use the envelope punch board and start Christmas with a Tri-Shutter card for this year.

We’ll make four projects and have a snack…Shawna is our hostess this month. I’d love to see you if you haven’t been to class in a while too! Remember if you bring a friend, you get a free regular ink pad of your choice.

Please RSVP with your chosen time so that I know how many spots I need to have around the table.  All four projects may be seen here:

$10 for 4 projects, Free for 6 month/$25 stamp club members or with a $50 order, Only $5 with a $25 order...

First we'll make this faux iris twist card.  I used the Sweater Weather designer Series paper instead, but the technique was designed by Julie Davison...You get nearly the same look without all the joy of an exacto knife.  You'll be able to choose Daffodil Delight or Soft Sky...

Next is this Tri Shutter card from Splitcoaststampers/Kim Score.  You'll be surprised how easy this card is, and you'll get to use the Festive Flurry set and matching dies. 

We're using the Winter Frost ds paper stack this month, and next month, we'll use the Season of Style stack.  This File Folder card (tutorial by Patty Bennett) will allow you to use the next envelope punch board.  We'll also use the Expressions Thinlits Merry die with the super shiny silver foil.
Finally....we'll make this one last due to the gold transfer potential of the gold encore ink...we'll use the gently falling set to create a Thanksgiving card in the colors I typically use for fall...I hope it isn't too least we have the Baked Brown Sugar in color added in this year. :)

Monday, August 26, 2013

September Stamp Club and Class

September Stamp Club and Class will be on Thursday, September 5th at 6:30 p.m. or on Friday, September 6th at 10:30 a.m. here at my home.

$10 for 4 projects, Free for 6 month/$25 stamp club members or with a $50 order, Only $5 with a $25 order...Please let me know if you are coming and at which time, so that I can be sure to have plenty of room for everyone. :)
We'll make this quick treat holder...I love these little chevron bags!
...and this 4-sided mini luminary...

...this quick circle thinlits flip flop birthday card.

Finally, I'll show you how to make this tri-fold style spinner/flip flop card with the new label thinlits flip flop card dies...

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Friday, July 26, 2013

August Stamp Club and Class August 1st and 2nd

August Stamp Club and Class will be on Thursday, August 1st at 6:30 p.m. or on Friday August 2nd at 10:00 a.m. here at my home.
$10 for 4 projects, Free for 6 month/$25 stamp club members or with a $50 order, Only $5 with a $25 order...
Please let me know if you are coming and at which time, so that I can be sure to have plenty of room for everyone.
We'll make this Backyard Basics Tulip card with a festival of vellum cardstock.

We'll also make this double embossed Pretty Print card.

Our Third project will yield two cards using washi tape that use both the positive and the negative of the image.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

May Technique Class and Stamp Club

Club and Class will be Thursday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. or Friday, May 3, at 12:30 p.m….I am going on a morning field trip, so we will not begin until 12:30 p.m.

$10 for 6 cards this time, Free for 6 month/$25 stamp club members or with a $50 order, Only $5 with a $25 order...

Please let me know if you are coming since I need to cut your projects for you in advance.
This card uses MOJO Monday 287. (MOJO287)

This card is a CASE of Vicky Hayes, a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the United Kingdom.
We'll make four similar cards using this layout to show you how to make a 4 Sheet Wonder. Long ago we made One Sheet Wonders, but this one is even quicker.  This idea came from Connie Stewart.
My version features the new stamp set, Label Love.  I can let you use the new stamp and punch at class this time because I'm the hostess, and it won't matter to me if it affects anyone's buying. I imagine you'll all stay pretty close to your $25. :)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Birthday Stamp A Stack April 18th and 19th

Join me and your fellow stampers for Birthday Cake and stamping on April 18th at 6:30 p.m. or 19th at 11:30 a.m.  We'll make 16 cards for $25 ($1.57/handmade card), and you may choose which cards to make...just make at least 3 of each you choose or if that won't work, you are limited to making no more than 6 styles of cards. 

Payment and choice of cards is required by April 15th...Payment may be made by Paypal (to ), cash or check.  Card choices should be submitted  no later than April 11 and earlier to guarantee your choices.

Whalecome Sweet Baby (Using clouds behind the waves was inspired by Nance Leedy.)

Thanks a Ton/Get Whale Soon.
Crossword Birthday Cupcake ( This card uses a MOJO Monday sketch, MOJO278 .)
Floral Coral (This card uses Fab Friday 14 colors and Fab Friday 13 sketch)

Floral Monochrome-Marina or Cherry

Purple Sympathy
Pool Party Floral Masking--CASE of this card (on Pinterest) by Nancy Ferb
Masculine Masking

Patterned Occasions
As you can see, the card pieces are exactly the same no matter which focal image you choose, so you just need to say Patterned Occasions to choose any of these four cards or the "whole latte love" sentiment.