Workshops

Life In a Box - Workshop May 20, 2017

Usually my workshops focus on making a card using a stamping technique.  But I attended a Stampin' Up! demonstrators workshop a few months ago and figured out how to make framed display boxes.   I saw all kinds of possibilities;  flowers, butterflies, seasonal messages like Christmas, Fourth of July, etc.   But this one is a message of perseverance and finding  joy in our lives.   

The method of making the framed box and the stand supporting it from behind, is difficult to describe on a blog.  I did provide my workshop attendees with detailed directions and I can do so for you if you will email me or reply on a blog comment.   The fee for the instructions are $5 and includes postage.   This is a challenging paper craft project but worth the effort.   I made one of these with my 14 year old niece over the weekend and did turned out lovely.   

Life In a Box 

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  • Stamp Set - Beautiful You (143637)
  • Card Stock - Falling in Love 12"x12" (Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky).  Falling in Love Designer Series Paper 4 1/4"x4 1/4" and 3 1/2"x3 1/2".   Or for purple version, Sweet Sugarplum 3 1/2"x3 1/2".   Glimmer paper in gold, silver or dazzling diamonds 3 3/4"x3 3/4".  Whisper White 5 1/2"x4 1/4" for dancing gal. 
  • Inks - Basic Black, Blushing Bridge, Sahara Sand, and/or Soft Sky and Sweet Sugarplum
  • Adhesives - SNAIL, Fast Fuse, Multi-purpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals
  • Blender Pens
  • Directions - Contact me.   Detailed instructions provided for a $5 fee including postage.  

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...Because You're Awesome - Workshop May 20, 2017

To make this card, I grabbed a little bit for three Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, Petite Petals and Botanticals For You (from 2017 Sale-a-Bration).     This project is to show how well the Stampin' Up! sets go together.   They are designed to work with each other and enhance the background or message of a card you are designing.   

My workshop class received Crumb Cake envelopes to go with the card.   But sadly, and I don't know why, Stampin' Up! did not continue the Crumb Cake envelopes in the new 2017-2018 Catalog. 

...Because You're Awesome 

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  • Stamp Sets - Botanticals for You (SAB 2017), Gorgeous Grunge (130517), Petite Petals (133155).
  • Card Stock - Crumb Cake 11"x4 1/4", score & fold 5 1/2".  Designer Series Paper Crumb Cake 5 1/4"x1".  Whisper White 5 1/4"x4" and scrap paper for flowers
  • Inks - Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride
  • Punch - Petite Petals
  • Basic Pearls 
  • Directions - On the left hand side of the Whisper White 5 1/4"x4" card stock, stamp the water spot from Gorgeous Grunge.  Stamp twice showing a lighter shade of Crumb Cake ink.   Tape the 1" Designer Series Paper over the stamping.  Stamp the message under the 1" paper band.   Using the Whisper White scrap paper, stamp the petals and punch.   Each petals is layered and you need to punch two for each flower.   You can add a third flower is you would like.  Tape down on folded card stock and you're done.   

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For You, Flowers - Workshop May 20, 2017

The two Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets I used on this quick and easy card are both ones I have used on many card projects.   Why?   Because they are versatile and everyone loves flowers.   I like adding the little ladybug here and there.   So grab some shades of ink and make a bunch of these to share for all kinds of occasions.   

For You, Flowers

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  • Stamp Sets - Penned & Painted (141938) and Blooms & Wishes (141784)
  • Card Stock - Whisper White 8 1/2"x5 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4" and 5"x3 3/4".    Basic Black 5 1/4"x4".
  • Inks - Basic Black, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose, Delightful Dijon
  • Directions   - On the Whisper White 5"x3 3/4" card stock, stamp the For You message.   Then stamp the flowers around the message; add ink colors.   Tape the pieces together and you're done!   

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OH SO HELLO - Workshop April 22, 2017

My last workshop card for April is this colorful mix of stamps from the Oh So Succulent stamp set.  This is also the third sample use of the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.   The stitching around the message adds interest to the card.   I really like the way the pink, orange and green shapes work together to make a bright and cheery greeting card.  

Oh So Hello

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  • Stamp Sets - Oh So Succulent (#142992 $21 30 stamps) and Tin of Cards 
  • Card Stock - Whisper White 5 1/2"x8 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4".  Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5 1/2"x 1" and 5 1/2"x 1/2".
  • Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies (#145372)
  • Calypso Coral Thick Baker's Twine  16"
  • Inks - Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum 
  • Adhesives - Double-sided SNAIL, Dimensionals 
  • Directions - Fold the card stock in half.   With a pencil, lightly make a line on the left-side where the DSP strip of paper will go.   Stamp three sizes of succulent flowers on right-side of card front.    Tape the two DSP strips together and tie a bow with Calypso Coral Thick Baker's Twine around it.  Tape down the strip over the light pencil line.   Stamp hello message and cut it out with a Big Shot  using the oval Stitched Shapes Framelit Die.  Add message with one Dimensional.  

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BEACH TIDES - Workshop April 22, 2017

Here is the second set of cards made with the High Tide (#143006 $26 16 stamps) stamp set from the Occasions catalog.   I have my fingers crossed that it will be carried over to the new catalog.  This one is a keeper.    The Day at the Beach (#142258 $27 11 stamps or $19 clear) is a set I got with my rewards money and purchased on wood blocks.   My family has a week long vacation planned at the beach this summer and I plan to bring this set to share and have the kids made cards and post-cards.   

BEACH TIDES

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  • Stamp Sets - Day at the Beach (#142258) and High Tide 
  • Card Stock - Peekaboo Peach 4 1/2"x11" score & fold 5 1/2".   Whisper White 5 1/4"x4".   Marina Mist 5 1/4"x1 1/2". 
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (#145372)
  • Inks - Marina Mist, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach
  • Double-sided tape SNAIL and Dimensionals 
  • Envelope Punch Board and Big Shot 
  • Directions - This is our workshops second easy and fast card.   The Big Shot was used to cut out the message with the new Stitched Shapes Framelits.   These framelits embed a stitch around the message.  Stamp the water on the Marina Mist card stock and then tape down.   Stamp the beach images and punch rounded right side corners on Envelope Punch Board.  Add the message lifting it up a bit with Dimensionals.    Fold Peekaboo Peach in half and insert both corners to round right side on Envelope Punch Board.  Tape down card front.   

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LIGHTHOUSE OF HOPE - Workshop April 22, 2107

Encouraging people and sharing hope is so often what cards are for.   We send cards to let people know we are thinking of them, saying job well done or telling them again you love them.   I think that's why I like the Stampin' Up! stamp set High Tide (#143006 $26 16 stamps) so much.  I love the lighthouse, ocean waves and sandpiper birds.   But even more, I like the messages.    At the April workshop we used the stamp set twice; and here's one of them.  

LIGHTHOUSE OF HOPE

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  • Stamp Set - High Tide
  • Card Stock - Marina Mist 5 1/2"x8 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4".   Cajun Craze 5 1/4"x4".   Very Vanilla 5"x3 3/4". 
  • Inks - Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Cajun Craze
  • Double-sided tape SNAIL 
  • Directions - This is an easy, fast card to make.   I liked the contrast of blue and earthy red for this nautical look.   Stamp the lighthouse first, then add the water, stamp the birds in Soft Sky and lastly stamp the message in Cajun Craze.   

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Gorgeous - Workshop March 25, 2017

Here's another fun card from the Beautiful You stamp set.   This one combined the bright colors of Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz.   I purchased the Pear Pizzazz card stock and ink only 2 months ago and I don't know why I waited so long!   It is a softer green which blends well with oranges, pinks and yellows.    This card also works well for a Happy Birthday greeting.   

GORGEOUS 

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  • Stamp Set - Beautiful You and Balloon Celebration
  • Card Stock - Calypso Coral 4 1/2"x11" score & fold at 5 1/2" and 2".   Pear Pizzazz 3 1/2"x4" and 3"x4".   Designer Series Paper Succulent Garden (142778 $11) 2 1/4"x4" and 3 1/4"x4".             Whisper White 3 1/4"x3 3/4".
  • Punch - Balloon Bouquet (140609 $18)
  • Ink - Basic Black
  • Glue, double-sided tape SNAIL and Dimensionals 
  • Directions - fold the Calypso Coral to form a zig-zag.  Stamp balloon outlines on Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz scraps.  Punch out some balloons.  Punch out some balloons from Designer Series Paper (DSP); both sides will be used.   On Whisper White, stamp lady image and same image on the DSP  scrape.   And stamp balloon strings near hand of lady.   Cut out the dress on the DSP and apply glue and place on lady image.  Don't forget her hat!   Tape the inside and backside of card and stamp message on the inside Pear Pizzazz section.   Using Dimensional, place the balloons on the front of the card.   

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Thank You SAB - Workshop March 25, 2017

On March 31 we said goodbye to Sale-A-Bration 2017.    I love the Avant Garden stamp set and the gold & silver ribbon and will continue to use them with the elegant Thank You stamp set.   

Thank You SAB

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  • Stamp Sets - So Very Much and Avant Garden from the 2017 Sale-a-Bration
  • Card Stock - Pear Pizzazz 5 1/2"x8 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4".    Whisper White 5 1/4"x4"
  • Inks - Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Tip Top Taupe
  • Ribbon - 2 6" 3/8" Metallic Ribbon 
  • Directions - On the Whisper White card stock, stamp the Thank You first at the top portion of the card.   On lower half, stamp the flowers with a stamp on - stamp off technique which gives you two shades of yellow.   Add some leaves, texture dots, and stamp a flower center in each one.   With double-sided SNAIL, tape the back side left and right,  and on the front, take one ribbon and place it across the Whisper White front and secure behind card stock.   Next tape down the front card to the Pear Pizzazz card base.   Add the 2nd ribbon with a single knot and trim.   All done.   

Ice Cream Truck Birthday - Workshop February 25, 2017

The Tasty Trucks (Sale-a-Bration #143300) is a cute youth card stamp.   There are several items you can add to the truck and to the whole festive fun scene.   All kids love ice cream, hotdogs and tacos, well, adults do too!   Get this stamp set free with a $50 order before the sale ends on March 31, 2017.    

Ice Cream Truck Birthday

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  •  Stamp Set - Tasty Trucks - Sale-a-Bration (#143300)
  • Card Stock - Pumpkin Pie 5 1/2"x8 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4".  Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Paper 4"x4".  Whisper White 3 1/2"x3".   Tempting Turquoise 3 3/4"x3 1/4".  
  • Punches - Duet Banner and 1" Circle 
  • Markers - Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, light green, basic black
  • Directions - stamp the truck on the Whisper White card stock and decorate.  Stamp the message and cupcake on a scrape piece of Whisper White.   Assemble and color in.  

Tasty Trucks - Sale-a-Bration (#143300) - 16 photopolymer stamps 

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Beautiful You Brighter - Workshop February 25, 2017

In the January-May 31 Occasions Catalog there is a new girlfriend stamp which is fabulous.   It is encouraging and heartfelt.   This is one of my first uses of the stamp set and first of many cards to be made from this stamp set Beautiful You (#143637)   

Beautiful You Brighter

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  • Stamp Set - Beautiful You (#143637)
  • Card Stock - Sweet Sugarplum 5 1/2"x8 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4".  Blushing Bride 3 1/4"x3".   Very Vanilla 2 3/4"x3".  Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack 3"x4".
  • Marker - Sugar Sugarplum Wink of Stella Clear 
  • Directions - stamp the Very Vanilla card stock with dancing image.  Add color to the dress with color filler stamp and light use of marker on hat; don't fill it in completely so that it looks carefree.  Add Wink of Stella to dress top.   Assemble and share with a friend.  

Beautiful You comes in 2 box sets

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