So, I had planned to publish by this morning, the cards coming up for my Holiday Stamp-a-Stack. However, when I started sketching out my 5 designs, the next thing I knew it was late and I had 16 designs on paper! So, tonight I’ll be actually making up the samples but until then, here is another project I created when my mom was visiting. We customized the sizing from a different box template to fit the 4.25″x5.5″ cards we normally make. The lid of this box is just a flap that folds over the top of the box to … Read More
After 5 fun days, my mom just left town last night. We spent pretty much every night crafting – trying new techniques, making projects, and making cards. So, I didn’t have much time to post to my blog (sorry!) but I did come away with a few neat things to show you! Over the next few days, I’ll post up some of the different projects we did including making a storage box using glitter, some cards, coloring paper using shaving cream, and I’m sure more! 🙂 In the meantime, I figured I would post this small card I made this … Read More
Last night I started playing with my word window punch some more and one of the ideas I had was to create a flower using punches. This quickly turned into a card challenge to myself to see if I could make an interesting card that was almost entirely based on punches instead of stamps. It was a fun experiment and helped me brainstorm a ton of new ways to use punches (though most of those uses didn’t look so good when all smooshed together on one card). In the end, I used two stamps though if I had thought to … Read More
Yesterday I was asked by someone about ideas for different ways the word window punch could be used. Now, one thing I love about paper punches is that they tend to be pretty versitile and the word window is no exception. As I started brainstorming all the ways I’ve seen this punch used and new and different ideas I could try, I was amazed at how long the list was getting. Now, I’m pretty inspired to play with some of the techniques myself. If only it wasn’t midnight when I was ready to get punchy. 🙂 So, this week I’m … Read More
Now that I’m a bit more settled after my move to Portland, I’m starting up some classes and events. These events are a great way to unleash your creativity and learn a new technique or two. I hope you can join me! Holiday Stamp-a-Stack – October 25th Ease some of the stress of the holidays by getting your holiday cards done early. Provide a personal touch by making the cards yourself with our holiday stamp-a-stack. We will be making 20 cards – 4 each of 5 different designs. By the end of the afternoon, you will have a great set … Read More
This weekend I went to Bellingham, WA to visit my mom and attend her Christmas card stamp-a-stack. We made 3 cards each of four different designs using some of the new holiday stamps from Stampin’ Up! It ended up being a mother/daughter event with two other mother/daughter pairs plus a couple more ladies joining us. It was a lot of fun and neat to not only come away with 12 cards but also to get some new ideas on how to use some of the stamp sets. I have to admit, I wasn’t too excited by the Snow Swirled stamp set but … Read More
As promised, here are the samples for the event tomorrow. I actually made three and then picked two to cut materials for. Maybe I’ll do the extra card at a workshop in the future. 🙂 Card 1 Recipe: Stamps: Happiness Always Hostess set Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point Paper: Basic Black CS, Kiwi Kiss CS, Whisper White CS Accessories: — Card 2 Recipe: Stamps: Sock Monkey Ink: Chocolate chip, Basic black, Real Red, Summer Sun Paper: Ballet Blue CS, Chocolate chip CS, Very Vanilla CS, Bashful Banana CS Accessories: Aqua Pen, Stampin’ dimensionals, ticket corner punch The extra card Recipe: Stamps: … Read More
So, I’ve been spending the day stamping and cardmaking in honor of World Cardmaking Day. I’m visiting with my mom today for her Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. We made 4 different card styles (3 each) and they were pretty cute. I also made a couple samples for the World Cardmaking Day open house tomorrow. I’ll be posting pictures of the cards we are making tomorrow later this evening and will post my Christmas cards soon after. See you soon!