Events – Classes – Clubs

Special events, classes, and monthly clubs scheduled and on my calendar.  Strict RSVP deadlines are adhered to.  Registrations are confirmed when payment is completed.

Well Written Sympathy Card

Well Written Sympathy Card

This sympathy card lets the Designer Series Paper (DSP) do all the work!  All I needed to add was the Well Written Die “Sympathy” and stamp the Well Said “Heartfelt” in a coordinating colour to be cut out with a Stitched So Sweetly Die.  I left the inside of the card blank so I could write a special message of condolence.

 

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

 

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Petal Pink Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Perennial Essence DSP at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Attach to the card base using Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut Blackberry Bliss Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 1″.  Attach over the DSP using Snail Adhesive.
  4. Use Well Written Dies with the Big Shot to cut out the word “Sympathy”.  Use Liquid Glue to attach over the Blackberry Bliss Cardstock.
  5. Use Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink to stamp greeting on Petal Pink Cardstock.  Use Stitched So Sweetly Dies and the Big Shot to cut out the greeting.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the over the Blackberry Bliss Cardstock.

Work in progress!

 

Recap of Classes Held

Recap of Classes Held

I schedule a monthly card class and at least one other class where customers make a variety of unique cards with products from the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues.

Customers are required to register prior to the specified RSVP date so I will know how many kits to prepare.

The kits include all the cardstock pieces required to prepare the sample cards as well as an envelope to use to mail their completed creation.

Sometimes additional pieces are required to be stamped and cut with a die cutting machine like a Big Shot.  The customers get to use the die cutting machine for cutting and/or embossing and they are amazed to see how it works and the resulting changes that happen to the cardstock.

Class sizes are limited to 8 people so each will get individual attention and be allotted a suitable space for creating.  Customers are asked to bring their own adhesives (tape runner, glue dots, dimensionals, liquid glue); Stampin’ Piercing Mat and Silicone Mat (if they have it)  – everything else is supplied.

I’m pleased to say that most of the customers who attend my classes do return for another class within 6 to 8 months!

Good Morning Magnolia Sympathy Card

Good Morning Magnolia Sympathy Card

Here’s another sample using the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.  I think it proves that you don’t need a lot of colours to make it beautiful!  We made this particular card in my Sympathy Card Class although it would certainly be easy to change the greeting and use it for Happy Birthday, Get Well Soon or Happy Mother’s Day!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.
  3. Use Crumb Cake Classic Ink to stamp the magnolia and greeting from Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set.
  4. Use a small paintbrush to add Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to the leaves and the centre of the magnolia.
  5. Embellish with 3 Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

You can see another sample using this stamp set here and here.

Rooted In Nature Sympathy Wishes

Rooted In Nature Sympathy Wishes

The Rooted In Nature stamp set can be used for many different cards so I chose it for this sympathy card.  The greeting really does sum up the feelings I have when I hear of a death so it was very appropriate for my card.  The dies that coordinate with this set are easy to use with the Big Shot.  Coordinating Baker’s Twine that ties the card base and the first layer together completes this special card for a loved one.

Rooted In Nature

You can watch how I made this card here!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Night of Navy Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Sahara Sand Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use Big Shot and Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder to add a design.
  3. Cut a length of Baker’s Twine – use Glue Dots to attach near the centre of the layer.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the card base.
  4. Use Soft Suede Classic Ink to stamp the tree on Whisper White Cardstock.  Use the Big Shot and the Nature’s Root Dies to cut it out. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach near the top of the Sahara Sand layer.
  5. Use Night of Navy Classic Ink to stamp the greeting on Whisper White Cardstock.  Use the Paper Snips to flag cut the ends.  Use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach near the bottom of the Sahara Sand layer.
  6. Use Night of Navy Classic Ink to stamp a greeting on Whisper White Cardstock.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the inside of the card base.

So Sorry For Your Loss in So Saffron

So Sorry For Your Loss in So Saffron

A sympathy card in sublte colours bring comfort to those who are grieving.  The little bit of sparkle in the ribbon add just the right amount of glitz to the card.  By using punches to cut out the stamped flower and leaves, you can have this card completed in minutes!

So Sorry For Your Loss

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut So Saffron Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Use Memento Black Ink to stamp the greeting from the Sorry for Everything stamp set near the bottom.
  3. Cut a length of Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon.  Use Glue Dots to attach near the top of the Whisper White layer.
  4. Use Snail Adhesive to attach the Whisper White layer to the card base.
  5. Use So Saffron Classic Ink to stamp 2 flowers on Whisper White Cardstock.  Use the Perennial Flower Punch to cut them out.  Use a Glue Dot to attach the 2 flowers together so that all petals show.  Use a bone folder to curl the petals.
  6. Use Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink to stamp 2 leaves.  Use the Leaf Punch to cut them out.  Use Glue Dots to attach the leaves to the back of the flower.
  7. Use Glue Dots and Liquid Glue to attach the completed flower over the ribbon.
  8. Use Clear Wink of Stella to add some glitz to the center of the flower.

Sympathy Card in Blueberry Bushel

Sympathy Card in Blueberry Bushel

Sometimes symapthy cards are the hardest to design and make, especially if you have a short timeline to get it completed.  Because of this, I usually hold a Stamp-A-Stack of Sympathy cards at least once a year for my customers.  This is one of the cards I made for a recent class.  The card base is not the usual 1/2 sheet of cardstock – it started that way but then had 1-1/4″ cut off the front layer.  By adding the greeting and it’s background layer, I discovered that it will stand on the table as most cards do.

Sympathy in Blueberry Bushel

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Blueberry Bushel Cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 11” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. On the front layer, cut off 1-1/4″.
  3. Cut Pressed Petals Specialty DSP at 4″ x 4″.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the front layer.
  4. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the back layer.
  5. For the coordinating layer at the bottom of the back layer, cut Pressed Petals Specialty DSP at 4″ x 1-1/4″.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the bottom of the back layer.
  6. For the layer behind the word layer, cut a piece of Blueberry Bushel Cardstock with one of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and the Big Shot.
  7. Use Blueberry Bushel Classic Ink to stamp the greeting from Flourishing Phrases on Whisper White Cardstock.  Use the rectangle shape from Stitched So Sweetly Dies and the Big Shot to cut out the greeting.  Attach to the background layer with Snail Adhesive.
  8. Attach the completed greeting layer to the bottom edge of the front layer making sure to only put adhesive on half of the greeting so it doesn’t stick to the back layer.
  9. Embellish with Pearl Basic Jewels.

Here’s a look at the inside layer:

SAB 2020 – Lovely Ladybug Birthday Greeting

Lovely Ladybug Birthday Greeting

Here are some very cute little ladybugs that you’ll find in the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  For the time being, I find it easy to cut them out with circle punches or circle dies but, after February 3, 2020, dies for cutting them out will be available to purchase!!  All the images in this set can be coloured or left “as is” after stamping making them one of the best stamp sets for everyone to create exactly what they want!!

Want to see some tips about this card?  Watch my video here!!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Basic Black Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Before attaching to the card base, use the Starburst Punch and Layering Circle Die with the Big Shot to cut out background layers for the ladybug images.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach the Basic Black layer to the card base.
  3. Cut Real Red Cardstock at 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the Basic Black layer.
  4. Stamp the ladybug images on Whisper White Cardstock.  Colour with the Blends – Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Basic Black. Embellish the tiny flower with a Real Red Rhinestones.  Punch out one image with the 2″ Circle Punch and cut the other image out with the appropriate Layering Circle Die and the Big Shot.
  5. Use Glue Dots to attach a piece of Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon to the back of one of the ladybug images.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the Real Red layer.
  6. Attach the other ladybug image using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Use Real Red Classic Ink to stamp the greeting on Whisper White Cardstock.  Trace the area around the greeting using the background paper saved from mounting the stamp or trace throught the opening where the stamp was located in the stamp set.  This will give the proper spacing for the cutting.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the greeting near the top of the Real Red layer.

Mini 2020 – Timeless Tulips Birthday Wishes

Timeless Tulips Birthday Wishes

When I see tulips, I always think of spring and with our current temperatures being -40C I really NEED to create with this Timeless Tulips stamp set from the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue!  I used the Stamparatus to get the placement of the flower stems and the leaves exactly where I wanted them.  The Timeless Tulip stamp set is a Distinktive set which means that the shading on the tulips is built into the stamp.  This allows you to stamp once and have a beautiful shaded image.  The stamp set and the punch are bundled to save you 10%. Timeless Tulips

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Melon Mambo Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Basic Black Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the card base.
  3. Cut Whisper White Cardstock with the Big Shot and the largest Stitched Rectangle Die.
  4. Use the Stamparatus with Shaded Spruce Classic Ink to stamp tulip stems and leaves on the Whisper White Cardstock.
  5. Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the Basic Black layer.
  6. Use Melon Mambo Classic Ink to stamp the tulips on Whisper White Cardstock.  Use the Tulip Builder Punch to punch the images out. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach at the top of the stamped stems.
  7. Use Melon Mambo Classic Ink to stamp the greeting on Whisper White Cardstock.
  8. Trim the ends of the greeting with Paper Snips.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the greeting to the front of the card.
  9. Embellish with Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

 

Mini 2020 – Painted Poppies with Vellum

Painted Poppies with Vellum

Here’s another awesome bundle in the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue!  Actually you’ll find two, yes TWO, awesome bundles on pages 26 & 27 of the catalogue – Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Bundle!   They have beautiful line-art images accented by watercolour effects, all inspired by a field of poppies.  I’m so grateful to fellow demonstrator, Lillian Kemp of Stamper’s Niche, for sharing her sample card with me so I could recreate it for our monthly card class!

If you look closely at those pages you’ll see four additional products that coordinate with the two bundles.  There are sequins, ribbon, accent elements and coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) has handpainted blooms and watercolour washes make beautiful backgrounds or focal points – package includes 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs – 12” x 12” (30.5 x 30.5 cm). Acid free, lignin free.  The coordinating colours are Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White.

Painted Poppies with Vellum

Watch my video showing how to make this card!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Use Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink to stamp a greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set near the bottom right-hand corner.
  3. Cut Blackberry Bliss Cardstock at 3″ x 4″.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the card base.
  4. Cut Peaceful Poppies DSP at 2-7/8″ x 3-7/8″.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach to the Blackberry Bliss Cardstock.
    1. Tip: Using liquid glue will allow you some time to “wiggle” the DSP if need be because the layers are cut only 1/8″ different.
  5. Cut Mossy Meadow Cardstock with the leaf dies and the Big Shot.  Attach over the DSP using Liquid Glue.
  6. Use the Poppies Moments Dies for the two different sized poppies and the Big Shot to cut out 2 vellum shapes.  Using the poppy outline dies and the Big Shot to cut out an outline layer from Blackberry Bliss.  Use liquid glue to attach over the vellum shapes.
  7. Attach completed poppies over the ends of the leaves.
  8. Cut the centres for the poppies from Black Foil Sheets using the dies and the Big Shot.  Attach to the poppies with Liquid Glue.
  9. Embellish with a Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

 

Circle Up for a Merry Christmas

Circle Up for a Merry Christmas

Today I’m sharing one more Christmas card with you – sorry I didn’t get it posted before the end of December.  Somehow my days were filled with the Grandkids Christmas concerts, baking shortbread cookies, decorating the tree and the house, wrapping gifts, preparing meals for family visiting from out of province and Christmas Day dinner!  As well, my brothers and I spent many hours scanning photos & from our parents stash.  Watch for updates as we’ve got a plan to name, organize and share them with other family members!!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.  Using Merry Merlot Classic Ink, stamp the greeting on the inside layer of the card base.
  2. Cut Merry Merlot Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch to punch out a circle from Merry Merlot Cardstock.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach the layer with the hole in it to the card base.
  3. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Use the Stamparatus and Merry Merlot Classic Ink to stamp Merry Christmas from Perfectly Plaid stamp set.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach over the Merry Merlot layer.
  4. Tip: Using the Stamparatus allows you to line up the image perfectly, make multiple copies quickly, restamp the image if the ink is missing is some areas!
  5. Use the Big Shot and the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impression Folder to add some dimension to a piece of Mossy Meadow Cardstock. Use the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch to punch out a circle.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the greeting card layer.
  6. Use the 2″ Circle Punch to punch a circle out of Gold Glimmer Paper.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the greeting card layer.
  7. Stamp the tree outline image from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set on Whisper White Cardstock with Mossy Meadow Classic Ink.  Using the Stamparatus for perfect alignment, stamp the tree leaf (needle) image from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set over the tree outline image with Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink.
  8. Use the 2″ Circle Punch to punch out the stamped tree.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the Merry Merlot circle.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the card.
  9. Tip: Because this layer is going over the Mossy Meadow and Gold Glimmer layers, place dimensionals on one side only.

Greeting on the inside layer!

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