Monday, April 27, 2009

Card Class at AC Moore in Bangor, May 17th from 3pm to 5pm

I have decided to become an instructor at AC Moore in Bangor. I taught Accordian fold cards in April and thought I should do something simpler for May. This is what I came up with.

I named this card workshop "6 Simply Beautiful Cards". Since these cards are simple AND beautiful, I thought it was aptly named.

I used 2 DCWV 4" x 6"; The Spring Matstack and The Spring Glitter Matstacks. What beautiful papers! On the first one, with the dandilions, I thought I would just emboss the sentiment. The second one has a wise old owl asking "What's the word bird". LOL. LOVE owls!

If you want a closer look, just click on the picture.

For this next card I choose To have this bird on her nest, and she says "FRIENDSHIP (that means you chick). The next card has yet another owl sitting on a branch saying "HAPPY BIRTHDAY you old bird.

This next card is monocramatic and has the beautiful saying "with thoughts of you", I pop-dotted a butterfly to give it some dimension and put crystals on the dot of the I and the for the flower centers, to add even more glam to it.

This last one took advantage of the silhouette of the flowers, and just embossed in black "Thank you".

These cards have a sparkle to them that my camera (or should I say my picture taking abilities) do not do them justice. These are much better in person. LOL. Ya, don't we all say that?

I used 2 stamp sets from Inkadinkado: Garden Flower and Bird Assortment.

This card class has openings for 18 people. If you are interested, you need to go to the AC Moore in Bangor and sign in and pay for this class (or others). There is a project sheet that will let you know the products for this class (you provide your own supplies and pay a $10 fee for this class). How simple is that?

Thank you for stopping by my humble blog, and many blessings to you!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cards in a box

Have you ever purchased patterns online? Or even thought about it? Wondered if the directions would be too confusing? Well wonder no more. I purchased this template "From The Desk Of" at Paper Trey Ink dot com. The designer is the talented Lauren Meader. I love this design and have made three to date already. This will be great for gifts, whether or not it is filled with cards as mine is, or you can fill with what ever you wish. If you go to Lauren's blog (mytimemycreationsmystampendancedotcom) you will see how she used a few different takes on it. So when you purchase the templates you also get 5 different designers using this template to help with the creativity flow. And all for $5! What a bargain.

You can see here I have my box filled to the brim with 12 note cards and envelopes. I have been using my cuttlebug and embossing folders (love them) for the designer papers and the flaps of the envelopes. I also purchased some piercing templates from Cheryl Horton from Inspire Me!, which I cut in half and adhered to the front of my cards.

Have I mentioned I LOVE texture on my cards? LOL. I really like the way these turned out. With the box, this will make a gift that will show someone you care!

I also made a square tube to put in the bottom of the divider (darn forgot to snap a picture of that) to make a step up for the cards, so now you can see both patterns for this set.

I took one of the half circle piercing, trimmed it and then adhered to the circle front, added a strip of desginer paper and some paper flowers to the front bottom and viola! Done!

So tell me what you think! Thanks for looking and have a blessed day.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lollipop Covers

I saw a few different lollipop covers on several blogs I frequent often, and decided I wanted to make some as well. The covers I saw involved ribbon to secure the lollipop. Since I didn't want to go to that length and extra steps needed to make it that way, I decided to add another flap and secure it with a glue dot instead. That way I could make a hundred of them without hurting my hands with the extra punching.

It took a little bit of figuring out for the measurements to have the cover equal on all sides. Here is what I came up with:

Cut card stock 8 1/8" x 2 1 /2"
score at 2 1/2", and 2 3/4" at each end
fold at score lines
cut 2 3/8" square of card stock
2 1/2" square of designer paper
cut a square of card stock to stamp image
a 1/4" square of card stock to mat image
You will need a big bite or hand held eyelet punch and hammer, to punch the hole for the stick to go thru. Center this in the middle of the 1/4" margin on the bottom.

Hope you like!
Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Happy Easter

Just wanted to wish you all a Happy Easter! Remember why we celebrate this most holy of holidays!

May you be blessed in all that you do.