Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May Intro to Stamping Class

Hello Stampers!  Today I'd like to share one of the two cards I'm doing in my Intro to stamping classes.  I will be doing this class three times this next week the first time was today in Huntingdon Valley with a group of ladies that live in my dear friend and customer Anita's Building.  The class was a Big hit!  We did one male and one female card.   This was our male card.  We used the Blue Ribbon Stamp Set, Gorgeous Grunge and some retired word sets.  The card stock is Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Midnight Muse.  Doesn't that ink splatter from Gorgeous Grunge look fun!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hostess Club-2.0

 Hello Stampers!  Wow hostess club was yesterday and was it fun!  Yes!  Today I'm sharing the second of our two projects.  This one also uses a tag Topper Punch and the Happy Watercolor Stamp Set.  Sadly the Crochet Trim is on the retiring list.  Here are the instructions I made for my version of this Tab closure card.

Cut card stock for base at 8.5 x 11
Score at 3 5/8
1 Vanilla panel 2.5 x 5
1 Brown sugar mat  2.75 x 5.25
1vanilla panel 3.75 x 5
1 Brown sugar mat 4 x 5.25

Punch a tag topper out of the center of one of the sides of the card
Mark where the punch will need to be on the opposite edge of the card
Feed the second edge into the punch and line up the pencil marks so you can see where you need to punch
Line up the divot on either side of the punch with the channel on the paper trimer and cut away excess card stock.  Score the tab that is on the longer side of the card.  Fold over and line up the tabs.
Stamp and embellish as desired.

On inside panel you can mask off 1 ¼ inch of the right side and randomly stamp and sponge to create a decorative edge behind the tabs.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

April Hostess Club

 Hello Stampers-

   I had a lovely Easter with my Family today-missing my son.  He wasn't given any time off from school this weekend so he couldn't come home.  I mailed him some candy in a little paper basket I made with my Envelope punch board.

  Tomorrow is Hostess Club.  We are making two cards with the envelope punch board.  this first one I copied almost exactly from a card I found on Pintrist.  I know not like me-but look how great this card is!  There was nothing I could do to improve it.  It was posted by "the stamp camp".

   It uses the Happy Watercolor Set.
 I did change a couple measurements to simplify making it.  The colors are Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar.  The Gold Bakers Twine and sequins add a little kick.

   I cut the card stock to 5.5 x 10.5.  Scored at 4.25 and perforated at 8.5.

   The front panel obviously a punched both ends of a panel that was 5.25 x 2 I cut two of these and used on on the tear off book mark.  to create the bookmark I simply slid the card into the punch then slipped it over till the perforation was in line with one side of the punch and gave it a squeeze.  far easier then it looks.  Stamps and some ink and it was done.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sketch Class Card three-Happy Day

   Good morning Stampers-

   The third card for sketch class this month also uses the Happy day stamp set. 

To get these doilies lined up so nice I marked the line I wanted to use as my center in pencil on the Very Vanill Panel.  I then used my Stamp-a-majig to repeatedly stamp the doily.  I used sticky strip to attach the ribbon to the back of the Strawberry slush panel and glue dots to attach the crocet trim to the card front.  I attached the little banners just under the edge of the trim with Snail.  The Hello There is stamped in Baked Brown Sugar and that is the color of the Ruffled trim and the pennants.  There are some pearls on the flourish that is stamped tone on tone.  Thanks for checking out my project.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sketch class for April Card Two

Hello Stamper-

    Today I'd like to share the second card for Thursday's Sketch class.  I embossed the word smile with versa mark and gold embossing powder. That Stamp is from the Happy Day Stamp Set.  The Butterflies are cut from gold foil paper as are the pennants, hearts and boarder piece.  I embossed the boarder piece with the Needlepoint Border Embossing folder.  I used glue dots and Tombo multipurpose glue to hold it all together.  The paper is from the Etcetra DSP pack.  Card Stock Base is Calypso Coral.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

April Sketch Class - Card One-

 Hello Stampers-

   Sketch Class is next week- Thursday April 17th at 7PM.  The class is $10 or a set of three classes for $25.  The Homework from March is the Sketch for April.  Anyone that does their homework picks a prize.

     This first card is a masculine card.  It uses the chevron embossing folder for the Basic Black strip-it kind of looks like tire tread.  Kaleidoscope Designer Series and Real Red Card Stock.  This cool car is from Rev Up the Fun Stamp Set.  I stamped it in Silver Encore ink and embossed with Black Embossing powder-it gave it a cool tonal effect.  The dirt flying up off the road behind the car is stamped in Basic Black.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April Travel Class Card Three

 Hello Stampers-

    Yesterday I held my travel class at Traditions- I want to thank my wonderful customer June for helping me out with class-everything went very smooth despite it being a hectic day for me.

    Our third and final get well card was made with this Fishin' Around single stamp from the Annual Catalog.  The dots or "bubbles" are from the Happy Watercolor Set and the word are from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

The cardstock is Crumb Cake and Basic Gray and Watercolor Paper.  The Inks are Basic Gray Baked Brown Sugar, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Pool Party.  Here are the written instructions for the card.
1.     Stamp Fish bowl in Basic Gray on Crumb cake cards stock about ½ inch down from top edge centered left to right. 
2.     Stamp same image on watercolor paper circle.
3.     Punch out the middle of fishbowl with the 1 ¾ inch punch. 
4.     Color the gold with the yellow marker and use the aqua painters and ink pads to color all the rest of the image. 
5.     Stamp the dotted stamps across panel either side of hole.  Stamp greetings inside and out.
6.     Put adhesive on the back of the watercolor circle and Line up watercolor paper circle behind the punched out circle.
7.     Center the crumb cake panel and push down the watercolor circle so it adheres to the card base, lift the crumbcake piece and apply dimentionals and then mount on card base.
8.     Adhere inside panel and stamp envelope.

Thanks for stopping by!  Tomorrow I'll start posting my cards for Sketch Class for April.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Travel class for April -Card two

 Happy Monday!  Welcome to my blog even if your visiting and it's no longer Monday -or April- or you know.

    Today I'd like to share my second card for my April travel class-if you live in the Philadelphia suburban area and want to book your own travel class let me know and I can tell you all about it.

   For this card I used Raspberry Ripple Ink, Card stock and Stacks Designer Series Paper.  I also used Very Vanilla Card stock.
   The Dahlia from theRegarding Dahlias stamp Set was Stamped and then I used a Blender Pen as it was intended-to blend the petals that had lines, softening the lines and spreading the ink across those petals.  I left the unlined petals empty.  I stamped the hello, you and sponged the edges.  I then took a Versamark pad direct to paper all over the Very Vanilla panel I have stamped the Dahlia on.  I then covered the whole panel with Dazzling Diamonds Embossing Powder.  You can't really see from the Pictures but the card sparkles quite elegantly.
   I used the Stampin' Distress tool to distress the edges of all the other Panels and assembled it all together with the center pieces up on Dimentionals.

     I stamped the inside with another Dahlia and a get well sentiment.  This was a get well class however I will bring addtional sentiments as the cards for this class could all easily be Birthday or thinking of you.  Can you think of any other occasions these cards could be good for?

    Thanks for stopping by-I'll post my third travel Card tomorrow!