Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Spring cards bring....?

On the verge of snow, I made two cards with spring in mind. I love this card:

I'll be making extra for my own stash. It's 9" x 4" and only as bulky as the pearl gems on the side.

This 4.25" x 5.5" card reminds me of the Osmonds:

It's a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll. Ha!

The two above cards and this one from last week:

are all part of the all-occasion class on March 1st. $10, all materials and fun provided. Hope to see you there!

Monday, February 21, 2011

A little out of the box

I made a card over the weekend, and I don't know how I feel about it. I know it is an attractive isn't my style so I feel a bit more critical towards it:

but at the same time, I also am a little proud of myself for letting go of the control issues I have and trying to create out of my comfort zone. I know it's not too far out of my range....but it's a start!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine Fun for Boys

We had a fun time making these great valentines.

I took photos of the boys and found both the photo paper and lollipops at the Dollar for about $5 (and the cost of ink) we had over 50 valentines. I had the boys punch the holes and put the lollipops in. Then they printed their class-mate's names on labels and stuck them on the back.

Last year our valentines were a class favorite (see the link), so we knew we had to find a way to top the candy airplanes.I found the lollipop idea (here) last year and saved it so we could make them.
I think they'll be a hit today. I know we had so much fun making them together.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Birthday Card Class

I have the final card for Tuesday's Birthday themed card class:

This card has some bling and a very "spring-y" flower. Nice and flat for mailing. :o)

Cards 1 and 2:

"Glue-stick therapy" is February 15 from noon - 1pm. All materials are prepared and ready for assembly with clear, color instructions and usually a little chocolate treat for you to enjoy while you sit and chat with all of us in class.

Hope to see you Tuesday!
Added Note (February 15, 2011): We are a sold out class! Thank you Nichole for grabbing the last kit and THANKS to everyone for taking the class!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Easel Birthday Card

I saw the cute easel-style card back in August on many blogs and I've been wanting to make one ever since. The card lays flat in the envelope and when opened you can prop the card up for display. Very Clever!

Here is my card-class sample easel card, a remarkably easy yet stylish card to assemble. The ribbon makes it bulky for mailing, but I suppose you could wrap the ribbon around instead of tying a knot.
Here is a side-shot so you can see the easel folds.
Many of the easel cards out there are designed with quite a bit of decorations both inside and out. While I do love the finished look of these cards, sometimes all those layers and added bulk are not only not practical, there really isn't time to assemble all the layers in a 50 minute, 3-card class. Instead I used a very nice heavy, embossed cardstock in lieu of the many layers for dimension.

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A Masculine Birthday Card

I've made up a basic and rough birthday card that is fairly masculine. The outside is non-descript, so it really could be an all-occasion card.

There is a lot of textrue to this card and while a little bulky, it's not overly so. It'd probably need to be hand-cancled so double the postage, but again...not too excesive. I wouldn't want to have to mail each card like that. ;)