Classes

Simple vellum card

My vellum card class was a huge success. Most participants had not used vellum before and enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about vellum.

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This is a very simple but stunning card we made during the class. If you live in Brisbane and would like to know more about my classes please contact me. You can also attend the card and scrapbooking classes by mail.

There were only 3 layers on the card. The base Whisper White cut at 14.8 x 10.5 cm, folded and scored down the middle. The Daffodil Delight measures 14.3 x 10cm. The vellum is 13.8 x 9.5cm. The vellum was run through the Bigshot using the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder. To adhere the vellum to the Daffodil Delight cardstock I used double sided tape but the tape was covered with the co-ordinating Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon.

One thing with vellum is because it is see through you have to be careful where you place your tape or glue. This card was easy to hide the tape. I just used the ribbon.

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This is just a stepped up version. Of course this card is stunning by itself. It didn’t really need any thing else added to it. A friend asked me to make a card for her and I used the elegant design and just added the birthday details. 

Why don’t you try vellum on your next card and show me what you’ve done?

Happy crafting.

Flower shop

If you love a versatile stamp set and, sigh, a co-ordinating punch then Flower Shop is for you. It is amazing. I had to tell my ladies in my card class that I promised I wouldn’t use it again for a while because I was over-using it a lot.

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This card was made by kids in my kids class. So easy. So beautiful.

I just like the versatility of this set. Here is a card my daughter, 7, made for her friend. It is easy enough for a 7 year old to use and to use so it looks good.

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I made this card for the neighbours who saved 3 of our chickens from being eaten by the other neighbour’s dog.

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This uses the fern from the Papaya Collage set. I like the subtle and detailed look this gives in the background. The punched flowers have been heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

This card is my favourite.

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I made for my Oma, Grandma, when my Opa died. She couldn’t believe that I’d made it. She was so chuffed that I’d sent her a card because people don’t do that these days. Why don’t people send condolence cards? Cards are a great way to let someone know you are thinking of them. It doesn’t even have to be for any reason. Just a card to say, ‘Hi, I’m thinking of you.’ It would make someone’s day. Maybe you should send someone a card this week.

Mosaic Madness

I have used this set quite a bit and I really like the way it looks on cards. I have also used the co-ordinating embossing folder on a scrapbooking page which I will share with you next week.

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If you would like to see how I made this card. Check out this post here.

This next card is a Father’s Day card which was made during one of my kids classes last year.

This was another really easy card to make, obviously because 6-10 year olds made it in my kids class but I believe the simplicity is part of its effectiveness.

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What makes this card so easy to make is the co-ordinating punch for the stamp set. You can even buy it in a bundle and save 15%. That’s awesome. Here is the link to the Mosaic Madness bundle.

 

This Christmas card was very easily created using the Mosaic Madness bundle.  I think it makes a beautiful poinsettia.

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Ladies in my Friday night card class created this card along with 3 other cards. This is an easel card.

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By now you should know how much I love co-ordinating products. I love that the Mosaic Madness embossing folder co-ordinates with the Mosaic Madness bundle of stamps and a punch. You couldn’t ask for anything easier than that.

See you next week when I up date with items from the sale-a-bration catalogue in a blog hop. This promotion gives you free products for every $90 you spend. Means it’s a great time to host a party. Contact me if you’d like more information on how to host a party during sale-a-bration or at any other time of the year.

Until then, happy crafting.

Envelope punch board

 

I’m a bit of a Project Life junkie. I love to create quick and easy pages for my scrapbooking albums. This is a quick 4×6’ card I created as part of one of the challenges I ran on one of the Project Life groups I’m involved in.

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Knowing this is a 4’x6’ piece of paper you can have a bit more of a perspective of how small this envelope is. This was the second ever envelope I made with Stampin’ Up!s new punch board. How cute is that?

It is so easy to use. It comes with all the measurements you need for a heap of different envelope sizes then all you have to do is cut the paper, punch the notches, score along the lines and fold. Super simple and so effective. Come along to class on the 13th of December and I’ll show you how to use it. You can order the punch board here or by contacting me.

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I would love to see you at one of my classes. Not many left for the year now. Book into class and have a fantastic evening out.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Amity

Kids classes

I have been thoroughly enjoying teaching my kids craft classes and due to their popularity and the frequent requests I am starting weekly kids classes next term.

Last month we focused on Father’s Day and the children got to make one of two cards for their Dads. One group also got to make decorated gift boxes for their Dads.
I’m not sure who had more fun, me or the kids.
This card was quite easy to make. It uses the mosaic madness stamp set and matching punch and lovely mosaic embossing folder.

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Here is the decorated gift box. Easy and filled with chocolates for Dad.

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If you would like more information about kids classes please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Masculine Card class

Do you find making masculine cards difficult? We made two at this month’s card class. What did you miss?

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As soon as I saw this hexagon, called six-sided sampler, and matching punch I knew I had to order them. You even get a 15% off discount if you purchase them both. You know by now I’m a sucker for matching stamps and punches or framelits. I thought this would be perfect for masculine cards or even baby boy cards depending on the shade you used.

Each of these hexagons have been stamped then punched out. You could also use the Stampa-ma-jig to position the images how you want them but I think it looks really good with the slight gap between the the hexagons where the paper joins.

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Don’t you just love the chevron ribbon?

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The second card was a very simple one to create. I’ve been itching to try Blue Ribbon. This is my first creation with this set.

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Over the year we have worked on creating backgrounds with stamps. I’m fairly certain the regular class attendants are very comfortable with background stamping now. The trick is to make sure it doesn’t look contrived and the best was to ensure a natural looking background is to make sure you start your background by stamping half on half off the page then working down across the page on a diagonal. I will post some pics of this later.

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These pictures don’t show the Very Vanilla which is embossed with the chevron embossing folder which is another product I love. What don’t I love. Laughing at myself right now.

I’m still grinning at the fact that the ink, cardstock, ribbons and twine all co-ordinate. It makes planning so much easier.

Next month’s class will be focused on interesting folds. If you would like to book a spot in the class please contact me to reserve your place.