Monday, March 31, 2014

Second Card for my beginner stamping class for April

Easter Card
 Hello Stampers-today I'm sharing card two for my beginner stamping class.  By the way the class this month will be at the North Wales Area Library in the Borough of North Wales, PA  This Wednesday evening at 7PM.  I won't be doing a beginner class at the Blue Bell Library this Month.

   As I mentioned in my previous post the North Wales Gals asked me to do Wedding/Easter cards for them.  So this is the second card I designed that could be easily converted from Wedding to Easter.  Sadly by Wednesday this beautiful paper will no longer be available- if you need to get you some I suggest you go to my website and purchase $50 in product and select this Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper as you free gift.
Wedding Card-Love and Laughter Stamp Set
  I stamped all images in Calypso Coral, I colored the Rhinestones with a black alcohol based marker and layered it all together with Basic Black paper and our Tea time doilies.  The flowers are from the Boho Blossoms Punch.

    Thanks for stopping by.

Love & Laughter - Clear-Mount Stamp
Love & Laughter - Clear-Mount Stamp 125477
Price: $17.95
Want to wish a certain special couple love and laughter forever-after? This fresh and modern eight-piece set has everything you need to create elegant engagement and wedding cards, gift tags, and scrapbook pages. Or use it to design a special memory book for the bride and groom--so they can remember their special day forever!
Set Quantity: 8

Boho Blossoms Punch
Boho Blossoms Punch 119858
Price: $16.95
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of card stock that has been punched over a coordinating card stock for a reverse effect.

* New, sleeker body style
* Larger surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Wedding Card / Easter Card

 Hi!  Today I'm sharing my Beginner stamping class for April.  I had a request for Wedding Cards however not everyone in the class wanted Wedding Cards some wanted Easter.  I set out then to create a customizable card class this is the first card.

  First I scalloped the edge, next I embossed the edge.  I added a strip of Silver foil paper which I also embossed.

I used a retired Easter Stamp or a large single stamp that is Current -Mr. and Mrs.

I used Whisper White and Soft Slate.

Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 125601
Price: $8.95
Add deeply embossed impressions to the edges of your cards with these newly sized folders! Add extra dimension by cutting the side of your card first with the Adorning Accents Edgelits, then emboss using these folders. Largest embossed design is approximately 5-1/2" x 1" long. Set of 3 folders.

Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 127023
Price: $8.95
2 folders to emboss card edges (ea. 6-1/2" x 2-5/16"). Coordinates with Large Scallop Edgelits Dies. Textured Impressions Embossing Folders emboss a single sheet of paper and make deep impressions. Use with the Big Shot, Standard Cutting Pads, and the Multipurpose Platform.
Large Scallop Edgelits Die
Large Scallop Edgelits Die 127019
Price: $7.95
1 die to cut card edges (5-3/4" long). Coordinates with Delicate Designs folders. Use with Big Shot, Standard Cutting Pads, and Multipurpose Platform. Cuts one sheet of paper.
Mr. & Mrs.
Mr. & Mrs. 132575
Price: $8.95
Perfectly elegant Mr. & Mrs. image is just the thing for bridal showers, wedding thank you notes, and more. Makes a great gift for a bride-to-be who enjoys papercrafting. Wood-mount.

Set Quantity: 1
Set Quantity: 1

Saturday, March 22, 2014

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sketch Cllass for March Card number 3

 Wow Sketch is tonight! I'm so happy that I have such useful cards to share tonight-masculine or unisex cards aren't always easy to come up with.  This last card is a get well card and also features a stamp from the Tag It stamp set for the Ronald McDonald house charity.  I added a little chevron heart from the Hearts a flutter Stamp Set and it's coordinating framelit.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Spring Everyday Occasions Catalog and It's Called Kaleidoscope.  I used Brights Candy Dot embellishments even though they aren't the exact colors in the DSP they blend really well and they added a pop of color to this rather gray card.  I also added a little textural interest with some Washi tape from the Epic Day Collection.  I used a Tag Topper punch to add interest to the end of the horizontal panel and I sponged it all in Basic Gray.  Thanks for checking out my card leave me a comment or share what your favorite Stamp Set is for masculine cards!

Hearts A Flutter Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Hearts A Flutter Clear-Mount Stamp Set 129252
Price: $18.95
If you've ever wanted to create a fanciful, heart-themed banner or bunting, now's your chance! This eight-piece set is perfect for Valentine's Day--or any day you want to create a project that says "I love you" to someone special. Use with the Hearts a F
Set Quantity: 8
Epic Day This And That Designer Washi Tape

Epic Day This And That Designer Washi Tape 131269
Price: $4.95
Attach ticket stubs, photos, anything in your This and That Journal! Color coordination with the journal pages. 3 designs in 3/8", 1/2", 5/8"

Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Brights Candy Dots
Brights Candy Dots 130931
Price: $5.95
Apply adhesive-backed dots to Candy Dots Brad Bases (sold separately) to create your own 3/16" colored brads. Or skip the brad base and apply them directly to paper.

* Available in color collections
* 100 pieces: 10 ea. of 10 colors

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Card two for March Sketch-

 Hello-happy hump day.  Such a busy week here in the Power House Studio!  Hostess Club, Sketch and my Easter Stamp Camp all in one week! 

   Here is the second Card for Sketch class see the previous post for a look at the sketch.

   I used the chevron embossing folder for the the Real Red Panel.  The I Am Me DSP from the Annual Catalog and Framelits and buttons are from the Occasions Book.  I used the Just Saying Bundle for the Sentiment and the filmstip image is out of the Peachy Keen Bundle.  I love that this is a very unisex card.
Just Sayin' Clear Bundle
Just Sayin' Clear-Mount Bundle 134820
Price: $37.25
Just sayin'-- these six positive sentiments will let someone know how much you appreciate them. And the Word Bubbles Dies make cutting the Just Sayin' images quick and easy.

Buy the Just Sayin' clear-mount stamp set and coordinating Word Bubbles Framelits Dies together at a 15% discount.
Peachy Keen Clear Bundle
Peachy Keen Clear-Mount Bundle 135225
Price: $38.25
Wonderfully retro, this set coordinates with the On Film Framelits Dies and the Retro Fresh Suite. The On Film Framelits Dies makes cutting the Peachy Keen images quick and easy.

Buy the Peach Keen clear-mount stamp set and On Film Framelits together at a 15% discount.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sketch Card for March- Tag It Stamp Set

 Here is our first of three cards for Thursday March 20th.  All that attend may bring their own sketch card and receive a little prize.  This card uses the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp Set Tag It.  A portion of the proceeds go to support the charity.  I used Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Soft Sky as well as Always artichoke just on the Lizard.  I think this is a great set if you need to make cards for kids.  I used the Chevron Punch and the arrow from the On Film Framlits-I cut slivers of paper and rolled them over and paper piercer to make the look of a rocket exploding. 
Here is a little close up-I used crystal effects to add the curled paper just under the "rocket"

I think all three of the cards for this week are great for masculine cards.  Stop back I have two more to post over the next few days! 
Tag It
Tag It 130303
Price: $16.95
One stamp set can make all the difference. When you purchase the Tag It Stamp Set, Stampin' Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Complete with decorative tag images for six different occasions, the Tag It set coordinates with the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies. Clear-mount. Also available in German, Spanish, and French.

Set quantity: 6
Set Quantity: 6

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Eggs Card for stamp Camp!

Would you believe that this little simple Easter Egg Card was repinned almost 150 times!  That is my most viral card ever.  This card is Pistachio Pudding card stock and a Wild Wasabi base and In color Paper Stack.  Tea Lace Doily Back Yard Basics Framelits and Eggstra Spectacular Stamp set.  I cut a egg from Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder and Soft sky, I stamped the eggs in Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant and Pacific Point.  I tied a bow in Pacific Point and attached it with glue Dots.  Of course everything is sponged and dimentionals are used where dimentionals should be.  If you need to know anything I didn't share just leave me a comment!

March Technique Class-Triple Layer Stamping

 Hi-  hope it's a great day for you!  I'd like to share today my technique class project from March 6.  I had a great time with this technique and I think it was a big hit. I also used a little crayon resist.  First I colored my swallowtail with sponge daubers and ink, then I scribbled lightly around the edges of the image with a white crayola crayon covering the outline this protected the lighter colors of the swallow tail from getting tainted by the darker back ground color by accidentally covering over the lighter pear pizazz. Here are the instructions I gave to the class for the Triple Layer Stamping.

--> Triple Layer stamping-  For this technique you need to decide the size of your largest layer and cut it along with two more layers each one inch smaller in both width and height from a neutral card stock.  Cut a black layer one-eighth inch larger then each of the neutral layers.  Center each of the layers one on top of the other adhering in place with a temporary adhesive.  Stamp your image or images. Color and sponge as desired, take the layers apart adhere them onto the black mats you cut and layer once again.  Embellish and finish card as desired.
 One extra little hint for the sequins I didn't want them to have empty holes in the centers so I used silver dazzling details to adhere them.  I put a little dot of the DD where I wanted the center of the sequin to be and then put the sequin over the dot.  I then took a paper piercer and pushed the sequin down letting the DD to seep up in a little bubble.  It's a microscopic effect but it makes me happy-thanks for stopping by-let me know what stamp you like to use for this technique!

Swallowtail Clear-Mount Stamp
Swallowtail Clear-Mount Stamp 129216
Price: $13.95
This gorgeous, plus-size butterfly will provide a breathtaking focal point for scrapbook pages and oversized cards. Or sprinkle it with adhesive and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, then turn it into a one-of-a-kind tag for an extra-special gift.
Set Quantity: 1

Monday, March 10, 2014

Duckling Instructions

   I said I would share a little about each of the cards for my Easter Class later this month.  This Duckling card was fun.  I used the Chalk talk Framelit for the tag and also for the Beak on the Duckling.  I used the Backyard Basics egg framelit to cut my egg and duck body and I used the Star Burst Framelit to cut the egg down to look cracked open.  I used my Paper snips to cut around the bottom of the egg to trim away the Daffodille delight card stock that was hanging below the bottom edge of the eggshell. I used my small star punch folded in half to make the sprig of feathers out the top of ducklings head.  A Basic black marker and a q-tip dipped in Blushing Bride classic ink finished off the face.   I stamped the "Eggsta spectacular on the Bermuda Bay cardstock before I cut the tag out and colored the eggs a bit with a chalk marker.  The Basic Black Chevron Ribbon brought out the accents of black in this Sale-a-bration Sweet Sorbet DSP.  Hope you enjoy making a duckling of your own!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Easter Stamp Camp March 23 or 24

Duckling Card

Bunny Card

Eggs Card

Lamb Card

Today I'm sharing the four cards for my Easter Stamp Camp- I shared the first card on February .    I will spotlight each card over the next couple days.  The cards came out very cute-the class will include the stamp set to take home and create additional cards if you like.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Spring Cards-fast and Fun beginner Stamper Class

 I'll be doing this class at three locations this month.  It is my beginner stamper class for March.  I'm featuring watercolors.  We will use two different techniques for achieving the watercolor look.  This is a beginner stamper class so participants will get an opportunity to use embossing, die cutting, punching aqua painting, and direct to stamp markers and water spritzing. 
The cards use the Banners Bundle from the Spring Occasions Catalog as well as the Petite Petals bundle and the Backyard Basics Bundle.  The Watercolor Wonder DSP and the free embossing folder available with a $50 purchase during the Sale-a-bration promotion going on till the end of March.

Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper 132994
Price: $10.95
Love the look of watercolor but don't want to DIY? We can help! We've done the watercoloring for you, in muted colors and soft designs. Coordinates with the Watercolor Wonder suite.

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White.

■ 12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs
■ 12" x 12"
■ Acid free, lignin free