Monday, January 30, 2012

Card Samples for Feb 14th Card making class

at Hobby Lobby Ashwaubenon.  In this class, we will be making 5 cards,   3 wedding cards and 2 sympathy cards.  . Each one includes an envelope. You bring your tape runner (or adhesive of choice) and a scissors. I will furnish everything else including CHOCOLATE. 
If you wish to attend this class (9:30 AM or 5:30 PM) either call me at 920 366-8915 or respond to this email and I will add you to the roster. But I MUST hear from you by NOON Monday Feb 13th so I have time to prep the kits. And now here are the cards we will be making.   Click on the picture to get a larger view.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Some samples I did using Accordian Word Dies

I was sent a few dies to experiment with a few weeks ago.    The 3 dies are accordian word dies, using the words love, thanks, and Wish.     and here are the ideas I came up with.

With this card, I used stamps from the SU set, Charmed, to create a background.  Sponged Momento Angel pink ink around all edges.   Attached the die cut inside so it would POP out when the card is opened.   The verse on the front is computer generated, the butterfly is a die cut using a SU embosslit.

For the Thanks card, I glued small squares of designer paper to the die cut to resemble a quilt.  The card base is also an accordian card, and I stamped the rose spray from SU Elements of Style set to create a muted background.   All inks used were Momento.  I used a corner rounder on all corners of the card base and then sponged the edges. The rose is made using a coffee filter which I dyed using reinkers mixed with water.   The verse inside is from SU.

and for the WISH card, I covered the die cut with designer paper, and folded it accordian style.  I embossed the background using a Provocraft embossing folder, sponged the edges and attached it to a blue cardbase.   I staped balloons and the candle (manufacturer unknown) colored them with Momento markers, cut them out and attached them to the WISH die cut.   I used a piece of narrow ribbon which I attached to the back of the H from the word WISH, then attached the H to the card front.  The ribbon extends out on both sides to enable it to be tied when the WISH is folded up. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Valentine Heart Box

Heart box
This box was made using my new Heart die from QuicKutz new Nesting Doily Hearts.  Isn't it beeeeeutiful?  the die that is!   There are 3 dies to this set and this one is the middle sized one.  I cut 2 of them from red cardstock and one from white.   I trimmed the lacy edge off the white one and using a lacy looking stamp, I stamped around the edge with red ink, then placed it in the center of one of the red doilies.

heart box open

Heart box Side view
The box itself was made by cutting 2 red squares, one was 3 1/2 inches, the other was 3 5/8 inches.  I scored all sides of the 2 pieces 3/4 inch in.    I then constructed the box in the usual way.   I placed the box on one of the red heart doilies using Wonder Tape, then placed the other heart on top of the box lid.   I added 2 punched out red glitter hearts to the top along with a red satin bow.   Fill the box with hersheys kisses, or m and ms.   Makes a cute little gift.

Valentine Samples for Jan 31st Hobby Lobby Card Making class

Come join me on Jan 31st for a fun filled day of Valentine Card making at Hobby Lobby Ashwaubenon WI.   First class is at 9:30 AM and the second one is at 5:30 PM.    You will make these 5 valentines for just $10.   Everything is included except the adhesive and your scissors which you bring.   Envelopes will be supplied for each card.   I "borrowed" the layouts for a couple of these cards from other stampers but tried to change them up a bit so they weren't direct copies.   Email me at to register for class.   I MUST know by NOON on Mon Jan 30th if you would like to take the class. 
And now----------here are the cards we will be making.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Card Samples For Jan 17th Cardmaking classes at Hobby Lobby Ashwaubenon

The theme for the Jan 17th classes is SNOW MUCH FUN!   You guessed it, the cards all have to do with winter and snow.   There will be 5 cards  PLUS an optional 3d project which I will share here in a day or two.   And now  here are the samples for this class.
If you would like to make these cards, just call me or email me at
and let me know if you would like to attend the 9:30 AM class or the 5:30 PM class.