Friday, February 24, 2012

Week 3 Classes

Now this is a little more promising.  I had my last class for the week today and here I am posting!  It can be done but I won't get too cocky as next week is another week!

The first card is a sympathy card.  Over the past few weeks I have had 2 funerals to attend and the last thing I wanted to do was make a card for them.  It was hard enough buying one so I thought the best thing to do is be prepared.  I am planning on doing another sympathy card soon so that we can all have them at hand and don't need to put too much thought to them when we do need them.

Card Stock:  Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Ink: Baja Breeze
Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Petite Pairs
Access: Big Shot, Polka Dot EF, Top Note die, Designer Frames EF, Dimensionals

This is one of my personal favourite cards I have made for some time. I really like the vintage look and Established Elegance is a great stamp set for that look.  The Vintage Wallpaper EF reminds me of my grandmothers ceilings so I always get a warm and fuzzy feeling when I use this folder.

Card stock:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Established Elegance
Access: Distressing tool, big shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Designer Frames EF, Dimesionals, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla 1/8" tafetta ribbon, Vintage brads

Week 2 Class Cards

Well I am a little late in posting these cards but at least I am getting to it now.  These are the cards we made in Week 2 this term. 

This first card was created using the Fabulous Florets stamp set from the Summer Mini.  Fingers crossed that this set goes through to the next main catalogue as I just love it.  Don't run the risk though, if you love it also make sure you get it before March 31st when the mini finishes.

Stamps:  Fabulous Florets, Petite Pairs
Ink: Concord Crush, Old Olive
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Access:  DSP Pattern Pack, Circle Cutter, 2 1/2" circle punch, dimensionals

You may recognise this card from last year.  I made it for my son when he got his P Plates.  I had several requests to make it and finally got around to it.  Unfortunately there are a few retired items used to create this card but I didn't have time to remake it so we ran with the original equipment.  The car is created using The wide and large oval punches, modern label and word window punches and a few of the circle punches.  It is a little fidly to put together but worth it in the end.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sale - a - bration Creations

Well I hope this is the first of more frequent postings on my blog.  I got very slack at the end of last year and didn't post for what seemed like Forever!

This was my first week back and we have Sale-a-bration (SAB) happening and Valentines Day coming up so these cards were designed to take care of both.

One of the lovely SAB sets - Outlined Occassions - was just perfect for this simple Valentines card.  I kept this one fairly simple as most men don't like a lot of fuss.

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Outlined Occassions
Ink:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Access:  Big Shot, Scallop Square Die, Postage Stamp & 1" square punches, heart to heart punch, Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, dimensionals

This years SAB promotion is extra special.  Not only can you get some great stamp sets for free but you can also choose patterned papers, brads and ribbons!  This card uses some of the gorgeous Everyday Enchanted Designer papers and the matching FreshVintage stamp set.

Cardstock:  Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake
Access: Scallop border, 1", 11/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, pearls

This was the first card I had made for 6 weeks and I had so much trouble getting my mojo happening.  Lucky for me there are so many talented ladies out there in blog land and I went surfing for inspiration.  I just love the Field Flowers stamp set and Alisa Tilsner made a gorgeous card using it so this was almost a direct CASE from her card.  Thanks for the inspiration Alisa.

Cardstock:  Concord Crush, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz
Stamps: Field Flowers, French Foliage
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Crumb Cake
Access: 1 3/8" circle punch, Vanilla seam binding ribbon, bigshot, Final Press EF