Friday, October 25, 2013

Fancy Folds Card Class II

I held this class in late August and early September for two different groups of customers and a couple of them were unable to attend on the dates that I had scheduled so we just this week got them all caught up so I can now post the cards we did.  Due to the plethera of product used, I am not going to list it all, but I will post all the photos at once.  The first one we did was the Napkin Fold Card and used The Birthday Sketches stamp set and Birthday Basics DSP:

This next one is the Neverending Card and I used Polka Dot Parade DSP and the Cycle Celebration stamp set:

The next one is the Cascading card: I used the Flower Shop stamp set and Posey Punch and the Bird Punch for the leaves and one of my favorite stamp sets Really Good Greetings:
The next one is my "go to" card for gift giving in the form of cash or gift cards, it's the Box Card-LOVE making them. I used the Gingham Garden DSP pack and Kind and Cozy stamp set.

The last one is just a simple Stair Step card.  I used the stamp set Blast Off and Brights cardstocks and inks for this card:
I have so much fun teaching these classes, because it challanges me to step out of my simple thought process but I love seeing the ladies excitement as they finish them and just say WOW!  I already have my Fancy Folds III class in planning stages and will be posting the details for that early January!  Hope you have enjoyed some fun cards today, now go stamp something!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Truly Grateful Class

 When I got the Holiday Mini catalog back in the summer, I knew right away that I wanted to use so many of the fall items for a class.  I came up with a class that we made a Journal Jar.  I wrapped the jar in Sweater Weather DSP and then added a piece of Burlap Ribbon to it.  I stamped out Thankful For in Soft Suede onto Very Vanilla and using the Deco Labels Framelits, I cut it out and sponged it.  I punched out 4 Tangerine Tango Blossom Flowers and crinkled each one up and unfolded them and held them together using an Antique Brad and hot gluing it onto the tag and then using Very Vanilla Seam Binding, threaded it throught the tag and onto the jar.
 I also had them make a tea light luminary.  This was simply a whole piece of Smokey Slate cardstock cut in half lengthwise and scored on the long side at 2 3/4 on each end.  I layered the outside panels with the Sweater Weather DSP and cut leaves from the BigZ Autumn Leaves die from Champagne Glimmer paper and some from the Sweater Weather DSP.  I added some Vintage Lace Ribbon and a Vintage button to one of the panel and stamped just the word Thankful onto a stip of Very Vanilla in Tangerine Tango and flagged the ends.  For the center, I used two different sizes of the Window Frames Framelits and cut just the front piece of Smokey Slate with the smaller die, and a piece of Crushed Curry with the larger one and ran the Crushed Curry one through the Perfect Polka Dot folder and lined them up and adhered them together. Berfore glued the back to the front, I added a piece of Vellum Cardstock behind the opening.  I added some Basic Pearls to the corners of the opening.
I made this frame from a 5x7 frame.  I started out using a piece of the houndstooth print from Sweater Weather DSP pack and layering another piece of it, sponging the edges before adhering it.  I stamped the "barnboard" in Whisper White ink onto Early Expresso cardstock.  I layered a piece of Burlap Ribbon over all of that and then ran another piece of the Sweater Weather DSP through the Autumn Leaves die and crinkled it up and sponged the edges.  I added another Vintage button and some Linen Thread and hot glued it to the leaf.  Once again, stamped the Thankful for in Tangerine Tango onto Very Vanilla cardstock, sponged it and flagged it.
I was hoping for more "fall" like temperatures for my attendees of this class to enjoy these projects before setting out next class projects(pictures coming soon), but hopefully they can still enjoy these with this cold snap we are having.

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Wedding Card- Fancy Fold Style-Box Card

 We had a wedding this past weekend to attend, and this past summer, I taught a SECOND Fancy Folds class, because I am always looking for different ways to fold paper.  This was my favorite "go to" fancy fold, because it doubles as a money or gift card holder,(also tags, photos, anything flat really).  I started by making the card, which is called a Box Card.
 Then I decorated the outside by cutting mats of Whisper White and Night of Navy chevron pattern from the Regals Paper Pattern Pack and adhering them to the outside panels.  Then I pulled out some of my unused (retired) Artisan something or other(sorry, I threw away the packaging a while back-but you don't need to know, it's retired-lol) pieces including the heart shaped tag and ribbon.  I stamped the Swallowtail butterfly onto the tag in Early Expresso and adhered it, along with the ribbon(Rose Red) to the belly band of the card in which I made out of Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the Mr and Mrs. from the stamp set Labels of Love in Crumb Cake on Whisper White and punched it out using the coordinating punch.  And then for the "layer" of Night of Navy behind it, I punched two more out and cut them in opposite directions and made the layer.
Here is the card open, it folds down flat and fits in an A2 envelope.  I stamped the Swallowtail in White ink onto Night of Navy and glued it to the inside of the box card.   Since the bride drove all the way home for the reception from AZ to Iowa, we stuck some money inside.  I'm already working on Fancy Fold III for late winter!