Thursday, September 15, 2011

September Stepped Up Class - Snowman Shaker card

This is one of the cards we're making this weekend in my Stepped Up Card Class... I'm featuring several new products from the Holiday Mini Catalogue and we make five cards that are a step above what I might usually create. We're making this Shaker Card (the Shaker Frames make it easy), a Smash card, and I'm showing techniques like Double Embossing and Reducing Apertures.

Stamps: Button Buddies, Fabulous Phrases
Inks: Basic Black, Baja Breeze (sponged edges)
Card stock: Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Whisper White
Punches: 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge punch
Other: Silver Glimmer Paper, Neutrals Designer paper pack, Dazzling Details, Silver Glass Glitter, Window Sheet, Snowburst TIF

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September Big Shot Class!

This bookmark is one of the three projects we'll be making this month in my Big Shot Class this weekend. We make a card and two 3-d projects. I used the Fun Flowers die to cut flowers from card stock, Newsprint paper and fabric, then attached them all together (and to the ribbon) with some embroidery thread and one of the new Spice Cake Designer Buttons. This is very easy to make (thanks to the Big Shot) and would make a great gift or stocking stuffer.

Supplies: Cherry Cobbler wide Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Fun Flower die, Spice Cake Button, Pear Pizzazz and Cherry Cobbler c/s, First Edition DSP

Friday, September 9, 2011

September Simple Cards Class

In my Simple Cards Class (spots still available), we create eight quick & easy cards (four different cards, two of each) that you can copy and make at home. I try to show easy techniques, especially if you can use things you already have. This card shows how stamping with your clear blocks can add a great look to a very simple card. I think the ruffled ribbon adds a great detail to this card too.

Stamps: Faith in Nature, Bring on the Cake, Clear Block C
Inks: Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, StazOn Jet Black
Card stock: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
Other: Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Square Lattice TIF

Thursday, September 8, 2011

September Scrapbook Class

This layout is one that we'll be creating this weekend in my Scrapbook Class (spots still available). It features the Spice Cake papers and the Falling Leaves stamp set. We'll be creating our own patterned paper and cutting the title and accents with the Big Shot. You can use three 4"x4" photos, or two 4"x6" photos. The design for this layout came from Nichol Magouirk posts a Scrapbook Stamping class each month, and this month's class was perfect for what I wanted to do.

Stamps: School Lines, Falling Leaves
Inks: Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Early Expresso
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Soft Suede
Big Shot: Sweet Buttons embosslit, Tasteful Trim die, Two Tags die, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions folder, Timeless Type Sizzlets, Billboard Decorative Strip die
Other: Neutrals Buttons, Early Expresso Bakers' Twine, Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker, Colour Spritzer, Pear Pizzazz Stitched Twill, Spice Cake DSP

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Holiday Mini Starts today!

It's the time of year to start planning your holiday cards, and the Holiday Mini has lots of great products to inspire you! I'm sharing the other card we made at my Holiday Mini Sneak Peek... I love the little details on this one!

I'm not sure what this fold is called... it's kind of a cross between a gate-fold card and a z-fold card. You score your 4 1/4" x 11" card base at 2", 3 3/4", 7 1/4" and 9". You fold in on the two score lines closest to the middle, and then fold the outside scores back out. I added two pieces of Whisper White c/s embossed with the new Snow Burst Textured Impressions folder to the outside panels and attached some of the new Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon to the left side. I am loving the Gift Givers stamp set (stamps for all occasions, and they all fit into a punch) and the focal image is from that set. I stamped with black ink, and coloured with my Stampin' Write markers. The scallop circles are both punches, but the 2" circle is cut with the Circles #2 Big Shot die. The Dazzling Details glitter glue is new in the Holiday Mini, and I added it to the snowy bits of the focal image, as well as to the middle of each embossed snowflake on the side panels... hopefully you can see it in the picture. It's so pretty in real life!

If you want to check out the new Holiday Mini products, you can download a pdf version by clicking HERE or you can browse through my online store by clicking HERE.