Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Class: Lovely as a Tree in Fall

This is the card we made last week at my 2nd Thursday of the month class. I made this up the night before and it turned out to be a little more complicated to teach than I expected so I'm going to number the instructions.

1. Ink up the trees with Early Espresso.
2. Dab off just a little bit of the ink from the branches.
 Don't stamp yet. 
2. Tap your markers (paint brush tip) directly onto the branches of the trees on the stamp. (Colors are listed below).
3. Stamp the trees on your card.
4. Use your Aquapainter TM to blend the colors on the branches and grass (You can add some green).
5. Apply Soft Sky ink to 3/4 of your Clear Block E and lay it over the trees. (You can swirl it a little with a sponge dauber before you stamp it)
6. Stamp "Give Thanks" below the trees.
7. Tie your Linen Thread around the Whisper White card.
8. Mount the Whisper White card to the folded Early Espresso card.

Everyone's card will turn out a little bit different and that is what makes this so fun. I hope you like my creation and give it a try for yourself.

SUPPLY LIST:
  • Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Holiday Invitation (Holiday Catalog)
  • Colors: Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Whisper White
  • Embellishments: Linen Thread
  • Other: Clear Block E, Aquapainter, Paper Towel

Monday, September 15, 2014

Swap: Cards in the Mail


July/Aug 2014 round 3/4

We are still running behind and but excitement of the new group we should have lots to share pretty soon. 

If you would like to see the other cards for this swap, visit my Cards in the Mail Swap Group Board on Pinterest or search "Swaps" here on my blog.

Please Pin away! I've set up everyone's cards with their names so that they get proper credit.

Featured Stamp Sets: Map it Out, Work of Art, Something for Baby

Any other questions, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Class: Fall Tag

Thursday night I held my monthly class and we made this fun bag tag and a card (to appear later). There is a lot going on for such a small project. Take a look at the supply list and see if you can identify where everything was used. It was so worth it though and of course you would put more than 11 candy corns in the bag.

Inspired by: Rachel Tessman

SUPPLY LIST:
  • Stamp Sets: Amazing Birthday (including striped tag stamp)
  • Colors: Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White
  • Punches: Petite Petals, Small Oval
  • Embellishments: Fan Fair Textured Impression TM Folder (inked), Linen Thread, Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Standard Clothespin, Retrofresh Washi Tape, 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon
  • Big Shot: Chalk Talk Framelits TM

Monday, September 1, 2014

Blog Hop: Use Your Words

Welcome back yet again! This month we're showcasing words and phrases. Did you know that there is a new section in the back of the Annual Catalog where all of the words are indexed? This is a fabulous quick reference tool. Go check it out!

I chose to make a mini subway art card. I mapped it out on my grid paper and then brought it all together with my Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049) because I wanted it just right. 

This was my first time using my Gracias stamp. It is actually just like the Thank You stamp in the Annual Catalog but I like it much better. Be sure to check out the link to the Celebrando Creatividad on my sidebar. I made the flower with Work of Art. There are so many fun things you can do with that set! Maybe we'll do a blog hop with it one of these days.

Now jump on over to Julie. She always has something fun to share. Just click on the image below:

SUPPLY LIST: (for both cards)
  • Stamp Sets: Big News, Garden party, A Dozen Thoughts, Gracias, Work of Art
  • Colors: Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
  • Punches: Banner, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle
  • Big Shot: Banners and Circles Framelits TM
  • Embellishments: Beach House Washi Tape

Friday, August 29, 2014

Swap: Cards in the Mail for Customers



Welcome to the 4th round (Jul/Aug) for the customer card swap. I have been so impressed with the commitment of this group. Great cards on time! 


This group is run the same way as the demonstrator friends group with one exception. They are allowed to use retired items. Ask me how you can join a small group (eight or less). 

If you would like to see the other cards for this swap group, visit my Cards in the Mail Swap group for Customers board on Pinterest or search "Swaps" here on my blog.

Please Pin away! I've set up everyone's cards with their names so that they get proper credit.

Featured Stamp Sets: By request only.

Any other questions, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out.

**Stamps featured on this post may be retired.