January 2021 Class & Workshop

January 2021 Class & Workshop

It seemed like a good idea to use up some retired product for my January 2021 Class and Workshop, especially since we missed several in-person ones due to the virus shutdowns. So please pardon my use of retired products in these projects.

North Brevard Senior Center Class

For the class at the North Brevard Senior Center, we made a different fold card that uses a unique template with efficient use of card stock normally used in making a standard A2 card. By cutting half of the front of the card base and front panel, and layering them sideways, you create a completely different card. But, this template only uses the same amount of card stock.

Card stock and layering pieces for this card template

This sweet card, using the Healing Hugs stamp set, makes great use of this template.

Healing Hugs card
Happy Birthday card using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP

With this card, I was teaching a one hole bow or knot closure. In doing that, we also altered how the card opened by scoring 1″ from the fold of the card and gluing it in place. After adding the designer series paper panels, a single hole is punched in the center of that 1″ folded strip. A 12″ piece of ribbon is laid across the front, folded around the card base from both the top and bottom. Then the ends are brought through to the front, on either side of the ribbon and tied tight.

Close-up of Happy Birthday card

As a demonstrator, I find that some of the simplest techniques, like this, make the most impression. Because even the most beginner card maker can execute it and feel special for having done it. As one in the class stated, “I can’t wait to go home and make a whole bunch of these.”

January Workshop at Trinity Lutheran Church

At the workshops, I demonstrate a bit more advanced techniques. The cards usually involve embossing and die-cutting. We made a Valentine card since this group won’t meet again until after Valentine’s Day. Using the lace 3D embossing folder on red foil card stock and Be Mine dies, we created this cute holiday card. A retired border punch added some more laciness to this card. Fussy cutting the sentiment is a reminder that you don’t always have to have a punch or die to add a sentiment to your card.

Valentine card using Lace 3D embossing folder and Be Mine dies

Lastly, we delved into stenciling, using the new Blending Brushes, to create a silhouette image, birthday card. These brushes are great for blending and the whole class loved them. It was also an opportunity to showcase one of the many great Sale-a-bration items, like this Corner Bouquet stamp set.

Corner Bouquet silhouette Birdthday card
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February 2020 cards

As February 2020 ends today, I thought it was time to finally get pictures of the February 2020 cards from this month’s workshop and class. So I am putting them into a blog here to share with you.

The cards we made at the Titusville Senior Center were a Valentine card (since it was still 4 days out) and a Daisy Gingham Birthday card. The Daisy card uses some retired Gingham Gala paper and Lemon Lime cardstock, while the Valentine card uses paper from the new From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper. Adding this paper to the flap of the envelope really dresses up the package. Using the Heart Punch Pack, that has both a plain and scallop punch, made this an easy and fun card to make.

 

Birthday Daisy card using Gingham Gala paper

Valentine card using From My Heart designer series paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the workshop, we made cards that use products from both the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and the 2020 Mini Catalog. These products can be found through my online store at the link below.


Get well card using Pressed Petals DSPGet well card using Special Someone stamp set

The Washi tape that is part of this Suite of products is actual washi tape petals.  These are put together to create these beautiful pressed petal-like flowers. The vibrancy of this Pressed Petals designer series paper is unmatched. Many of the designer papers appear on a linen-like background making them look so realistic.

 

This card was fun to make from the Special Someone stamp set, especially with the sentiments. On the outside, “this balloon is special”, and on the inside, “it’s filled with heal-ium”. I used a branch die from the Colorful Seasons dies to catch the heart balloon. Those attending used the Stamparatus to successfully stamp the two step critters. So cute!

I hope you enjoyed seeing our February 2020 workshop cards and that you consider joining us in a future workshop. The products used here can be found at my online store using this link.

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