Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fancy Folds Class #5

 The last project for the fancy folds class was a gift card holder from a standard envelope. We used a Crumb Cake envelope, Crumb Cake and Garden Green cardstock, DSP from the Frostwood Lodge pack. Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Curly Label punch layered onto the Curly label die from the Movers and Shapers die, Felt mitts from the Winter Wishes stitched felts. The stamped label is from the Beautiful Season Set. The inside is decorated with a punched Stocking using the Stocking Builder punch from Garden Green cardstock and decorated with  Frostwood Lodge DSP

Nothing really fancy but also well received by everyone.

Hope you enjoyed this class!


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fancy Folds Class #4

 Cased directly from Sandi McIver's Countdown to Christmas. A diamond fold card. I used the same stamp set and base color but changed up the DSP then made a version from Perfect Plum as well.

Stamp set: Bright Hopes, Christmas Greetings

Card Stock: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Brushed Silver, Whisper White, Marina Mist DSP from Subtles Stack

 Ink: Versamark, Marina Mist

Accessories: Whisper White 3/8 " Taffeta Ribbon, Northern Frost Decorative Strip, Big Shot, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Scallop Squares Duo die, Scallop edge border punch, 1 1/4" circle punch
The colors for this version are Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant. The DSP is from the Subtles Stack as well.

These cards were very well received even though I was confused at first with the folds :-).

Thanks for coming by.


Friday, November 25, 2011

Fancy Folds Class #3

 This beauti is a double side step card that, once I finished it, I realized, it was too big to fit into a standard 5 1/2" square envelope; so I had to create one from a larger envelope.
Note to self: "pay attention to sizes!!" The card was inspired by a card I had saved to my computer but I have no idea who created it.
I changed it up a bit and this is the result. I love it and so did the class. The chickadee is our provincial bird and we have them coming to our feeders daily. So much fun to watch!

 Card base is Soft Suede with Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White, DSP from Frostwood Lodge pack.

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Season and Christmas Lodge

Ink; Black StazOn, Basic Gray, River Rock, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Blender Pen, Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon, Mini Brads.

A definite hit for this class!

See you again soon!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fancy Folds Class #2

 This really cute card was inspired by a gift card holder that was designed for a 12 weeks of Christmas Countdown of a fellow Demo Teri Walker. Rather than a gift card holder we made it into an Easel Card.
It uses:
Paper: Garden Green and Very Vanilla Cardstock, also DSP from the Letters to Santa pack.

Ink: Black StazOn, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green

Stamp Sets: Welcome Christmas and Lovely as a Tree

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Winter Wishes Stitched Felt, Dazzling Details, Big Shot, Top Note Die

So Pretty!

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Fancy Folds Class #1

 I recently held a Fancy Folds class where we created 4 cards and a Gift Card Holder.
It was a fun and interesting class. I will detail the cards we created over the next few posts.
 The first card is an Origami Diamond Fold card found here. We used DSP from the stacks I used the Red Glimmer paper and Whisper White to decorate the tabs
 Organza Whisper White ribbon was tied around the flap and Snowflakes from the Northern Frost strip and Rhinestones are on the mid fold while a Real Red button and 1/8th Taffeta Ribbon on the front.
Inside we stamped snowflakes from the Serene Snowflakes and the sentiment is from the Christmas Greetings set.

It is a card and envelope in one and very fun to do. We used the Simply Scored tool as well.

Keep checking back for the other cards.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Jeffrey's Birthday Card

I created this card using the tutorial over at Paper Punch Addiction. He was just too cute and worked really well for a 7 year old boy. I changed up the paper to use Lucky Limeade and Garden Green. The DSP in the background is from the Just Add Cake collection.
I didn't have the stamp set Kim used for the eyes so I improvised with circle punches. 
Really cute and simple with the correct punches.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mia's Birthday Card

 I saw this card ages ago and saved the picture to my computer because I knew I had to make it for my grand daughter, Mia for her birthday this year; she turned 7 on November 2nd. I neglected to make note of the original creator as this is a total case of that one. If you are the original creator or know who it is please let me know so I can give proper credit to them.

This is a side step card on a base of Early Espresso
The side step is a retired wheel stamp stamped in Early Espresso on Pretty in Pink cardstock. The main focal image is Whisper White layered on a Pretty in Pink, the white layer has been run Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots embossing Folder. The tumbling Cupcakes are stamped and punched from the Create a cup cake set and matching punch. The "frosting" was run through the Big Shot and the Elegant Lines embossing folder. I punched the cherries from the Red Glimmer paper

The sentiment on the front is from the set A Word for You and on the inside is from the set Bring on the Cake

It was a really fun card. 

Thanks for stopping by, 


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas Ornaments Class 7

The final project for this class.... the picture does not show off the true glitz of this one, it is so pretty using the Red and Silver glimmer paper.
Using the Big Shot and the Snowflake #2 die I cut one snowflake from the Silver Glimmer paper. I used the 1 3/4" circle punch in the Red Glimmer paper and then the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch to create a frame for the round treat cup this was glued in place with a few dabs of Tombo Mono Multi glue. We stamped the snowman image from the Snow Much Fun set onto a Whisper White 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch and colored it with Stampin'Write Markers. Mica Flakes were put in the treat cup then the adhesive was exposed and the white scallop circle with the snowman image was placed on top to create a "faux" snowglobe. The whole thing was then glued to the silver snowflake and then a Cherry Cobbler Bakers twine hanger was attached to the top.

Everyone took home 7 tree ornaments that were created in about 3 hours. We had a lot of fun doing these.

Thanks for visiting today!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas Ornaments Class 6

 So simple but very elegant too! The Big Shot and the BigZ Lattice die was used here. I made 6 die cuts from Whisper White card stock and folded them each diagonally. I opened each diecut and applied small dots of Dazzling Details to several sopts on each. When they were dry I refolded each diecut. Next I used the Tombo Mono Multi glue to glue them together putting very small amounts in strategic places to hold them together, stacking each one on top of the last until all were glued, finish the ornament by gluing the first to the last.
Creating a 3D lacey ornament. Using the white baker's twine I  made a hanger and used a Mini Glue dot to glue a Real Red satin bow to the top.

This was a version I didn't really like, I ran the hanger down the center and used the pieces from the diecut to make a hangy-thingy at the bottom. I also used the Basic Jewels Rhinestones to decorate and the Whisper White Organza Ribbon on top.

I have one more ornament to share from this class so come on back to see.

Thank you for coming by.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Christmas Ornaments Class 5

 These were not my favorite ones to do though they are not difficult to make. I found the tutorial for them here. I found the "retired" Pretties kit as used in the tutorial was hit or miss for staying together the ends would pop off and beads and paper would fly everywhere. So in keeping with accessibility I decided to use a 2 G wire that I had on hand but can be picked up where ever beading supplies can be found, I did use the beads from the pretties kit.
The paper used for these two ornaments was the Holly
 Berry Bouquet Specialty DSP cut as per the tutorial. and coordinating ribbons used for hangers and decorations.

Come back soon for more!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas Ornaments Class 4

I came across these ornaments on an old blog post somewhere, the DSP that was used was striped and the scalloped squares were not Stampin'Up!. I thought they would  be fun to use the Mocha Morning DSP for them. For these I  used the Scallop Squares duo BigZ Die. I used the large square from this die and 
the beautiful Flocked paper in this DSP pack. We turned the squares (6)on the diagonal and scored across at the same scallop on each side. Then folded on the score lines and glued the folded ends together to create an abstract, type, cube. They were finished of by using the crop-a-dile and punching a hole in one of the points. We made a "faux bow" with the 5/8" Basic Black Satin ribbon and an Antique Brad. Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta ribbon was tied to the ornament and the brad legs on the bow were pushed through the hole as well and opened to hold every thing in place. 
These are beautiful in real life!

More to come soon!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas Ornaments Class 3

 These ornaments, as seen in the Holiday Mini pg 28,were created by cutting paper from the Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty DSP pack into 12 1.5" squares. We then made each of these into a cone, again using the Tombo Liquid Multi glue and mini clothes pins to hold until they were dry.
They were then glued onto a Scallop Circle punched from real Red Cardstock using the Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive sheets. This adhesive is wonderful as it makes punches and die cuts into a sticker.

We glued the cones on at the 12-3-6-9 places on the clock first then filled in the areas between.

Next we punched the large flower from the Boho Blossoms punch and pierced

 a hole in the center in which we placed a glimmer brad that coordinated with the DSP. This was glued on top of the cones with a "generous amount" of the liquid glue to hold everything together.

For the hanger we did the "Faux bow" again using the 1/4" red gros grain ribbon.

The back is very pretty too and could be used to put the date on or  "to: from:" as a package topper/gift tag.

The two in this post are from the same DSP just different sides of the paper.

I think they are a pretty alternative to Bows and Baubles.

Stay tuned!


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas Ornaments Class 2

 These stars are the simplest things to make....once you figure out which side to cut them on. I found the tutorial here.
They use a 6x6 inch piece of DSP, we scored every inch and fan folded them. They are then folded to find the center, and stapled in the center. You cut each side from about 1"-1 1/2 " from the center out to the corner. Then glue the sides together to get the star. We used the Tombo Liquid Multi glue and the mini clothes pins to hold the paper together until they were dry.

 The DSP we used was Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Paper from the Holiday Mini. Once the glue was dry we used glue dots to add Holly Berry Designer Buttons and a little Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding to the center.
 For the hanger we used the crop-a-dile and punched a 3/8" hole in one of the arms of the star. We used 1/8" red taffeta ribbon to make a "faux bow" and another piece of ribbon to tie it together then threaded it through the hole and to be used for a hanger. (Clear as mud?)

This is the other side of the DSP from the picture above.

I think everyone chose this side to use as it is very pretty and impressive!

Stay tuned....more to come!      Sharri

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas Ornaments Class 1

I came across the video of this ornament and had a great time creating it so I thought it would be fun to have a class making Christmas tree ornaments from paper and SU supplies.This one can be a package topper and then hang on the tree it can then be folded up to be put away for storage, to be used again next year.

Stamp Sets: Serene Snowflakes, Holiday Happiness
  Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, 1/2" circle punch, 1/8" Red Taffeta ribbon, Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

 I loved this but it was time consuming and I wanted to make several different ornaments in the class so....... I decided to try using DSP rather than stamping so much.

 This one was made using the Mocha Morning Specialty DSP, Basic Black card stock and 1/8th " Black taffeta ribbon, the stamp sets for the front and back are Serene Snowflakes and Bells and Boughs, Versamark Ink and white embossing powder
 This one uses the same supplies but the paper is folded the opposite way/
 The plaid one here is using the Frostwood Lodge DSP and Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and Ribbon

The Green and Pink paper is from Letters to Santa DSP and I used Lucky Limeade Cardstock and Ribbon
This is the same DSP folded the other way. These took only a few minutes to create and they were one of 7 ornaments that we created in the ornament class.

Come back in the next few days to see more of this class.

Thanks for stopping by!