Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It's time for some Christmas Cheer...

There are only 90 days left until Christmas.  90 DAYS PEOPLE!! It's time to think about Christmas, whether you are ready to or not!! :) 

Last Saturday I did a Christmas Workshop for one of my lovely customers Ronda. With the new Holiday Mini Catalogue (which you can view here) being released, it meant we had access to all the wonderful new Christmas products. 

I demonstrated 2 quick and easy cards both with a Washi Tape theme. One using the Tape It Stamp Set, and the other using the Seasons of Style Washi Tape.

I also showed the ladies another quick card that was very simple. I like it when I can put together a design where I am allowing the beautiful DSP or beautiful stamp set do all the work for me!  Card recipes are below.

Tape It Card
Cardstock: Whisper White (#106549), Baked Brown Sugar (#131301), Cherry Cobbler (#121681), Old Olive (#106576)
Inks: Old Olive (#126953), Baked Brown Sugar (#131174), Cherry Cobbler (#126966)
Stamp Sets: Tape It (#130715, Sweet Essentials (#126457)
Other: Chevron Border Punch (#132154), Season of Style DSP Stack (#132181), Dimensionals (#104430).

Washi Tape Card
Cardstock: Whisper White (#106549), Cherry Cobbler (#121681), Old Olive (#106576)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (#126966)
Stamp Set: Merry Little Christmas (#131829)
Other: Chevron Border Punch (#132154, Chalk Talk Framelits (#129983), Seasons of Style Designer Washi Tape (#132155), Seasons of Style DSP Stack (#132181), Baked Brown Sugar Ruffle Stretch Trim (#130022), Simply Pressed Clay (#130685), Simply Pressed Clay Moulds (Buttons & Blossoms) (#131272), Baked Brown Sugar Ink Refill (#131163), Dimensionals (#104430).

Merry Little Christmas Card
Cardstock: Gumball Green (#127543, Whisper White (#106549)
Inks: Gumball Green (#126861), Crumb Cake (#126975), Cherry Cobbler (#126966)
Stamp Set: Merry Little Christmas (#131829)
Other: Whisper White Bakers Twine (#124262), Seasons of Style DSP Stack (#132181), Neutral Designer Buttons (#130031), Dimensionals (#104430).


Monday, September 23, 2013

Mother Daughter Date Night Recap...

On Friday night was our first ever Mother Daughter Date Night Card Making Class. I have been wanting to introduce some variety into the types of events I put on to appeal to different people and their interests. This was one of my first ideas that I have rolled out and I am so glad I thought of it. 

We had 7 lovely people come along. 3 sweet little girls and 4 adults. As part of the evening I did a demonstration to show how quickly you can throw together a beautiful card.  All 3 little girls were my trusty assistants and helped me ink up my stamps, clean the stamps on the Stampin' Scrub (#126200), and stamp some of my images. Here is the card I demonstrated.

Card recipe below.
The next thing we did was interactive and fun. I brought out all of my favourite punches, and laid them out on my kitchen bench, and had lots of pieces of cardstock for everyone to choose from. Everyone punched out shapes from all the different punches, and put their punchies in baggies to take home and experiment with! The little girls loved this the most. They were busily punching out love hearts and birds and flowers with all the pink & purple cardstock!

After a game, we did our Make & Take project!

Card recipe below.
This card was made using just ink & cardstock, and one image needed to be punched out. It meant that it was easy for all the different skill levels of my guests but there was plenty of room for personal flair & creativity. Some of the cards of the younger girls were so adorable. They of course made the card their way, and I wish I had thought to take a picture to show you! 

I am hoping to do two Mother Daughter nights a year from now on. The next class will be in the New Year! 

Cardstock: Whisper White (#106549), Smoky Slate (#131291)
Ink: Smoky Slate (#131179), Primrose Petals (#126858), Blushing Bride (#131172)
Stamp Sets: Off the Grid (#130736), Papillon Potpourri (#123759), Gorgeous Grunge (#130517), Four You (#130538)
Punches: Extra Large Oval (#119859), Elegant Butterfly (#127526)
Other: Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon (#126844), Large Rhinestones (#129324), Basic Rhinestones (#119246).

Cardstock: Whisper White (#106549), Strawberry Slush (#131300)
Ink: Raspberry Ripple (#126859), Strawberry Slush (#131178), Gumball Green (#126861), Summer Starfruit (#126991)
Stamp Sets: Betsy's Blossoms (#126006), Four You (#130538)
Punch: 1" Circle Punch (#119868)