Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fresh Cuts Note Tote & Cards eScape Class!

Don’t you just love summer? It seems like the time of year when we tend to kick back and relax, and get together more often with friends and family. Now you can freshen up your summer-gift giving with this adorable set of 4 thank you cards in a custom-designed 5” x 5” note tote. Make a bunch of them, and you’ll never be caught without a cute hostess gift to give, or a thank you card to send. In this class you will make 1 note tote & 4 fresh cuts note cards.

Date: Wednesday, June 25th
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Cost: $21
Location: 8902 Drayton Heights

Please email me to purchase the stamp set & note cards to be waiting for you at the class:

Optional Supply List: If you have these things, feel free to bring them to help you complete your projects a little quicker, but the supplies are not mandatory!
Inks: Whisper White Craft Ink Pad; Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Blush Blossom, and Groovy Guava Classic inks
Adhesive: Snail adhesive, or adhesive of your choice.
Accessories: Paper trimmer with scoring blade, paper snips, paper piercer with foam mat, Crop-a-Dile (or 1/8” handheld circle punch), Stamp-a-ma-jig

Shower Invitations

I know it's strange that I can go for weeks, or even a couple of months and not post at all, and now here I am posting twice in one day, but I'm on a roll! I've been stamping a lot, just haven't had time to post! Plus, my computer is so slow these days. I have it too full, I know, and I need to clean off the hard drive to speed it up. One of these days...

Anyway, my oldest daughter is getting married next month, and I made some shower invitations for the family shower that we are having tomorrow night. I thought I'd share what I made. This card uses Stampin' Up! stamp set To Have and To Hold from the Spring & Summer Collection. I used Cool Caribbean (my favorite color from last year's In Colors) because it is an almost-perfect match with the color of her bridesmaids' dresses. I did use a few things that are not Stampin' Up! -- I hate to admit it! But they were perfect for this project. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder, Swiss Dot, on the large white layer, and I did use some square Nestability dies. Then I also used some little bitty pearls on the bouquet and one in the bride's hair. The story on that is that I had ordered some sticky-backed pearls thinking they would be large enough to use on the black tin flower pots that we will be using as table centerpieces for the reception. Well, it's the story of my life that I didn't pay attention to the size of the pearls and ordered about a thousand of them (slight exaggeration), and when they got here had a great laugh at myself because they were so tiny. So I had to use them somewhere! It was a big of a pain, but I only made 15 invitations, so it was okay.
Hope you enjoy my card, and my story!

Cute Chipboard Frame

I made this cute little frame as one of the projects a couple of weeks ago for a chipboard class that I taught. I used the outside piece after I punched out the flower, covered it with Afternoon Tea designer paper, then embellished it with a couple of other pieces of chipboard covered in coordinating paper from that same Afternoon Tea collection. I then used some hardware from the Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, a piece of Groovy Guava double-stitched grosgrain ribbon, and a flower and half-pearl from the Pretties kit. The funny thing is, I didn't know what picture I was going to use in the frame, but after I chose the picture of my granddaughter and slid it in, the bow on her hat slid right underneath the flower that I had previously put onto the frame! It was so perfect, I couldn't have planned it any better!

Oh, I used Sticky Strip to attach a piece of cardstock on 3 sides to the square of chipboard so that my frame had a back, and then I just slid the picture in. It was tight enough that I didn't have to tape the picture in. It stays all on its own!

Hope you like it!