Saturday, April 14, 2018

March Class Cards in Review

The cards for my March Class were mainly CASED because I was busy with some other projects.

Blossoming Basket stamp set with special Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper and retired ribbon. The basket was gold heat embossed. Cased from Gail Ellis.

The Sweet Little Something stamp set was the focal point for this card and it was so easy to do using the new Stamparatus precision stamping plate. Amy Koenders was the layout designer but I changed up the color scheme and added the enamel heart.

This sympathy card was cased from
I used the Heart Happiness stamp set and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

Denise Carrlson was the designer for this card that I cased. I did make a couple small changes to the daisy centers and adding the bee. The Daisy punch made this card so easy with the Jar of Love stamp set.

I just loved the Lots of Lavender Sale-a-Bration stamp set and I loved how "" used the lavender to make wisteria vine. So clever. The birthday greeting is from Perennial Birthday.


True Gentleman Designer Series Paper and the Wood Textures Paper Stack make this card easy to case from Cathy Caine. I used the Labeler Alphabet and the Celebrate You framelits from this year's Sale-A-Bration selection.

Thanks for taking a quick peek.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Dee Slater's inspired "Home" Decor Piece

Thanks to Dee Slater's creativity, I just had to case her "Home" sign made in a 5 x 7 inch frame. The letters are made from the Large Letter Dies and raised up on black craft foam also cut with the dies using my Big Shot, then glued together with the green bottle of Tombow liquid adhesive. Another idea I came up with was to use Fast Fuse to adhere my horizontally scored at 1/2" Whisper White thick cardstock to the "glass" of the frame.  If you happen to purchase a frame from IKEA you can do the same thing with their acrylic "glass." No need to throw anything away.

If you have a spare thin stamp case or DVD case, that will be a great way to store your monthly magnets.

How I changed and expanded on her magnets is I decided each magnet needed it's own "O" base, so I used a scalloped oval framelit  (for most of the magnets) which helped a lot as I designed monthly magnets for my frame. I used self adhesive magnet sheets from Silhouette that I purchased at your favorite big box craft store. They provide the flexibility to cut your own sized magnetic squares that lay flat, compared to rolls of magnetic tape.

I'm offering a class on this project and am allowing my customers to select and customize their choice of magnets and some ink colors. I've had a really great response.

This project is also a great way to go back through your stamp collection to find just the perfect designs to use for each month.

P.S. You can also make a "Welcome" sign using as small as a 5 x 9" frame, but is a little more of a squeeze. It still turns out beautiful however.


February's Card Designs

Hello again, I hope you enjoy these card designs that my ladies made at their last class in February.

Cased from Rebecca McHaffie for the layout, but changed up the ink colors and wood grain paper. Stamp set is Waterfront. Such a versatile set. Colors were Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White.

This Double Z fold card was cased from Amanda Bates using the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. Colors were Calypso Coral, Pool Party, and Whisper White.

Using the Lots of Lavender Sale-a-bration set and some of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper, this card cased from Berdien Weideveld turn out lovely. The Burlap background stamp adds a lot of texture.

I just loved Sara Rayner's layout using the Truly Tailored Stamp set, Tailored Tag Punch, and the coordinating True Gentleman Designer Series Paper. The hint here is to use a base to adhere the hexagons on to, so you can trim off the excess before adhering to the card base.
Colors are Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, and Tranquil Tide.

I was inspired by Jeanie Stark's Peek a Boo card and had to try one for myself. I love how a 3.5 x 5 notecard is used inside the 5.5 x 8.5 fold card base. I used the Beautiful Peacock Sale-a-Bration stamp set. Colors were Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist.

Hope you are inspired!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Original Valentine

This elegant Valentine's card was an experiment with an assortment of products I had on hand. Some are retired and some came from the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin subscription kit leftovers I still had. The color scheme was Powder Pink and Rose Red cardstocks, paired with Gold Foil and Gold metallic thread.  Thanks for taking a look. Hope the layout inspires you!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Picture Perfect Party Suite Birthday Card

This card was so fun and easy to make using the Picture Perfect Party Suite on page 4 (& 5) of the Occasions Catalog. 

This photo above gives you some additional ideas on how to use the realistic photograph designer series paper stack.

My original design uses Pool Party and Island Indigo cardstock layers, accented with the Picture Perfect Party 6"x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack, and paired with the Happy Birthday stamp from the Perennial Birthday stamp set on page 25 of the Occasions Catalog. I loved the bold lettering and how it works so nicely with the candle paper. The card is finished with the Tutti-Fruitti Adhesive Backed Sequins on page 29 of the OC.   

Give this easy card a try. You can order products from my online store on my main page. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Petal Palette Card Assortment for January

The Petal Palette Bundle is so gorgeous, I just love it! The striking black and white color scheme can be paired with any other color and your result will be amazing! 

This is page 22 from the Occasions Catalog (without the words) to illustrate some of the cute things you can do with this bundle.

This Calypso Coral version Thank You card was made at the November OnStage Convention in Salt Lake City as a Make and Take. The only thing I added when I got home was the layer behind the bird, I thought it needed a little more "pop." The Petal Passion Designer Series Paper is colored with either Stampin' Write Markers or the new Stampin' Blends alcohol based markers. Both are lovely!

On this Pool Party version, I added a little sliver of Smokey Slate cardstock behind the flower background paper to give it more texture.

This card is a CASE of Wendie Waldman's layout except I used Elegant Eggplant ink and a different choice from the stamp set for the right panel. So easy to do and so easy to mail to a friend!

This card is my combination from inspiration by Liz Shannon and Stephanie Fischer. Using Rich Razzleberry as the accent color and coloring a piece of the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper with the new Stampin' Blends, I just love how this turned out. The bow is tied using one of my large meat forks and the ribbon ends taped behind the layers using the new Whisper White 1/4" Organza ribbon.

Well, I hope these card designs will inspire you to give this bundle a try. You can order it from my online store link on the main page.  Happy Day to you!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Better Late than Never! November and December Class Cards

Wow! This fall was a whirlwind, as I was planning classes, getting ready for a craft show (which went really well by the way!) and getting ready for a trip in early December. Phew! I'm tired just thinking about it all!

November's Cards

The original idea came from but I made it my own.
This card used the Leaf Punch and the leaf stamp from the Painted Harvest stamp set to create the wreath. The sentiment is from Hang Your Stocking stamp set.

Gift Card Bag above was inspired by Angie Juda of
I used the Seasonal Chums stamp set and Be Merry Designer Series Paper.

Above card - inspired by Valory Degree
The Vintage Leaves stamp set and Autumn Harvest Designer Series Paper was used here.

Dawn Olchefske was the original designer of the above card, but I loved the layered look so had to try it for myself. I used the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set and a retired set called Hand Penned Holidays.

December's Cards
These are the other two cards we did besides my previous posts about the BELIEVE Eclipse Card and the At Home Z-fold Card.

Unfortunately I didn't write down who inspired this card, but I do know I made it my own by stamping Santa and his reindeer in the sky from the set Hearts Come Home. Next this card uses Santa's Sleigh Framelits to cut out the trees on the Big Shot. Then  use the Softly Falling Embossing Folder to create the snow falling. Finish by adding the Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla ribbon, and pearls.

The card above was cased from Judy Garza at
The Snowflake Sentiments and Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits were used here.

Thanks for taking a look. Maybe you will be inspired to make your own Christmas cards next holiday season!