Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sale-A-Bration Class, card 5

This is our final card from class. It would be great for a graduation card, or birthday or any occasion where you are giving something special inside (see below). This set is called Yummy and is one of the FREE ones available during Sale-A-Bration. The flourishes and words on this stamp are actually one stamp. It fits perfectly on the Top Note Die, as you can see. To line it up just right, we used the Stamp-a-ma-jig. I think I calmed some fears of this awesome tool that evening. It is just great once you know how to use it properly! The Designer Series Paper you see (Delicate Dots) is also from the FREE items available.
On the inside, we used the Big Shot to cut out the Scalloped Envelope Die. You can fit a gift card inside. It has to stand up, but that is ok! They really turned out cute. If you wanted to make up your own card on the computer, you could design something that would fit in the envelope, but a standard gift card that you buy is just a little too big.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sale-A-Bration Class, card 4

Here is the fourth card we made in the Sale-A-Bration Class. You may recognize the design from a card I made a couple of months ago. You can see it here. I love that card made with the Pacific Point color, but I didn't have enough of that ribbon, so I used a color chart to come up with these different colors. On almost all of the cards this time, I tried to use colors that we don't normally put together. I liked the results!

Don't forget that you only have until March 31st to take advantage of the FREE items available during Sale-A-Bration! Order Online or by calling or emailing me. (If you order online, just don't forget to add your free items!)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sale-A-Bration Class, card 3

This is the third card we made at my recent class. If you look at page 10 in the Sale-A-Bration brochure, you'll see where the idea came from. My sister also sent me a card using the same idea but different colors. I wanted to use some spring-y colors (I'm SO ready for spring!) and I didn't have any cute buttons, so I opted for the cute flower slides from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware set. All of the stamping, except for the greeting is embossed.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Sale-A-Bration Class, card 2

This is another card from last week's class. It uses the Polka Dot Punches Sale-A-Bration set. I really think this is my favorite from the mini catalog. I certainly have used it the most and I think it is definitely the most versatile! I also love the Delicate Dots Designer Paper that is available. We've used some on this card. This is one of my favorite patterns in the pack. This card also uses the Congrats stamp set. I set out a few greetings so everyone could choose the one they wanted.

This card has a window cut on the front, with a piece of contact paper on the back of it. We sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the sticky front. The inside view is below. This fun technique always provides a "WOW!" -- even for the experienced stamper.

Some of the guests at the class asked for a reminder of which circle to punch *where* on this card, so that is below.

Circle Punch instructions for THIS card:

1 3/8" Circle Punch: punch a circle in the front of the card, in a scrap of Chocolate Chip, and punch a circle out of Baja Breeze.

1 1/4" Circle Punch: punch out the flower design for the inside of the card and layer it on the Baja Breeze circle.

1 3/4" Circle Punch: *around* the Chocolate Chip 1 3/8" hole you already punched out of the scrap, center the 1 3/4" punch and punch it out to make the circular frame for the front of the card.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sale-A-Bration Class, card 1

This is the first card we made at last week's class. The idea came from my sister. She had used green in place of the yellow, but I needed to make a change due to lack of supplies. Everyone made two of each card. They made one like this and then one with a vanilla "flower piece" and a vanilla piece of Styled Hodgepodge Hardware. What I love about this card is that the flower piece is layered on the inside of the card, so you still see it when it is opened up. I also love the "punch" of Pacific Point blue. That is a great color!

The Botanical Blooms sets is available for FREE through March 31st, with a $50 order. If you are ordering online, don't forget to add your free choice! If it is forgotten, I am not able to add it later.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Allie's Quilts, etc.

Visit my friend, Allie's blog to see her wonderful creations! Right now she is having a fun giveaway, where you can enter to win a beautiful table runner. She also has an Etsy Shop, so you can purchase one of her great works of art. Allie is someone who gives attention to every detail. You'll be so happy with anything she makes!