Mini Workshop Materpieces

Look what my girls made in the Mini Workshop I hosted on Monday!  We had a great time – I mean really, how much more perfect can girls night out be when it includes great company & crafting?!

Each workshop I host as a demonstrator, I always create a tutorial / handout for the participants to take home with them after the workshop so that they can recreate the cards again at home.  As a little bonus for all you stampers out there, I have included a link to download the PDF tutorials on how to make each card from that workshop!  Some of the other cards I have featured in other posts also have a PDF tutorial – if you are interested in one, please comment below or message me & I can email you a PDf copy.

Bleached Swallowtail

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TUTORIAL PAGE ON HOW TO MAKE THIS CARD:
StampRightUp – Bleached Swallowtail Instruction Hand Out

Bleached Swallowtail on Pacific Point with En Francais background stamp

Bleached Swallowtail on Pacific Point with En Francais background stamp

What you’ll need to make this card at home:

  1. Pacific Point ink & card stock, as well as basic black card stock
  2. Swallowtail stamp
  3. Black embossing powder

Stampin Up Pinwheel Sizzlits

 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TUTORIAL INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE THIS STAMPIN UP PINWHEEL CARD: 

StampRightUp – Pinwheel Sizzlit Instruction Hand Out

Stampin Up Pinwheel sizzlits

Stampin Up Pinwheel sizzlits with Subtles DSP & stripes embossing folder

This card is super cute, but the pinwheel sizzlits can be a serious problem to put together… that is if you don’t know the trick to assembling them!  Check out this video on the easy way to assemble these little guys with ease and no frustration:  http://youtu.be/9PCjFyN7-qs

The other WAY COOL technique I taught the group was the “fork bow”.  Who knew you could use a fork to produce consistent, easy to make bows!!  I found this YouTube tutorial on how to make easy ribbon bows:  http://youtu.be/RBza9q1rKRo

Papillion Potpourri Window card

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TUTORIAL INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE THIS CARD:

StampRightUp – Papillion Potpourri Window Card Instruction Hand Out

Papillion Potpourri window card

Papillion Potpourri window card in pool party with Everyday Enchantment DSP and champagne shimmer mist

The picture of this card doesn’t do this card justice! We used the champagne shimmer paint to add a beautiful hint of shimmer to the front of the card.

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Stampin Up Owl Punch: Night Owl’s

Stampin Up Owl Punch Card:  Night Owls

Stampin Up Owl Punch All Occasion Card: Night Owls

Have I mentioned how much I love this owl punch?!  This is my newest tinkering: Night Owl’s.  Boyfriend helped me out a bit (he’s a stellar artist so he always helps me polish my ideas).

This one was actually super easy once I had the layout done.  I found it was the best to punch all the pieces and lay them out first before sticking anything down permanently.

Here is what I used:

  • Stampin Up Two Step Owl Punch
  • Stampin Up Word Window Punch
  • Stampin Up Woodgrain background stamp (stamped in Soft Suede ink)
  • Crumb cake card stock (fence)
  • Pacific Point card stock (background mat)
  • Basic black (card base)
  • Owls made from:
    • Chocolate chip (body)
    • Old Olive & Razzleberry (vests)
    • Crumb cake & whisper white (eyes)
  • Moon (whisper white card stock & circle punch)
    • Sponge white craft ink around place where punched circle will go, then adhere white circle
  • Clouds (basic black ink & sponged using a scallop mask)

Your comments are welcome & very much appreciated!

Until next time stampers!

3×3 Note Card Gift Set

My latest creation:  a 3×3 Note Card Gift set, complete with 5 different all occasion cards & envelopes along with an adorable gift set box / holder.

Stampin Up 3x3 Note Card Gift Set with Box

3×3 Note Card Gift Set with Box

3x3 Note Card Gift Set - Front & Inside View

3×3 Note Card Gift Set – Front & Inside View

Stampin Up 3x3 Note Card Set

Stampin Up 3×3 Note Card Set using Elegant & Bitty Butterfly Punch, Subltes DSP & Itty Bitty Banners

3x3 Note Card Gift - Bitty Butterfly Punch & Marina Mist DSP

3×3 Note Card Gift – Bitty Butterfly Punch • Marina Mist DSP • Itty Bitty Banners

3x3 Note Card Gift - Elegant Butterfly Punch & Wild Wasabi DSP

3×3 Note Card Gift – Elegant Butterfly Punch & Wild Wasabi DSP

3x3 Note Card Gift - Bitty Butterfly Punch • Rose Red DSP • Itty Bitty Banners

3×3 Note Card Gift – Bitty Butterfly Punch • Rose Red DSP • Itty Bitty Banners

3x3 Note Card Gift - Elegant Butterfly Punch • Perfect Plum DSP

3×3 Note Card Gift – Elegant Butterfly Punch • Perfect Plum DSP

3x3 Note Card Gift - Elegant Butterfly Punch • So Saffron DSP • Itty Bitty Banners

3×3 Note Card Gift – Elegant Butterfly Punch • So Saffron DSP • Itty Bitty Banners

I used the tutorial for the criss-cross gift box by Stampin T.  She is an Australian demp who always comes up with the *greatest* projects!!
Here is a link to the video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwhu9pfSkxA&feature=share&list=PLz0z9zkKsU5_OAKl3MhZKd3W5IGGQj7hM

I made a lid using the exact same template, I just cut it down to just underneath where it crosses over – you can adjust accordingly to suit your cards:  use all same score line marks, just adjust length to suit lid size (ie: cut from top down to desired lid height).

I just loved making this gift set, and will probably use this project in one of my upcoming workshops

Until next time stampers – happy crafting!!!

Stampin Up’s new Pinwheel Sizzlit

Stampin Up Pinwheel Sizzlit Card

Stampin Up Pinwheel Sizzlit Card

Hiya Stampers!!  Here is my first creation using the Pinwheel sizzlit from Stampin Up! that just arrived on Monday.  I *finally* tidied up my work table and had some time to sit down and tinker…. only to make another gigantic mess creating this card  😛

This is the first of many I suspect, as what I had in my mind isn’t exactly how it turned out – but it was still cute enough so I decided to keep it.  I wanted to put a banner or bunting across the top – but I don’t have the pennant punch… So I improvised and used the petite curly label punch instead.  I think it would have looked more like I wanted if I had of put a few more layers of bakers twine and bows at the end?!

Guess I will have to get to the work table tonight and find out huh?

materials used:

  • Baja breeze card stOck (base)
  • Stampin Up Pinwheel
  • Subtles patterned DSP
  • Whisper White
  • Dots Embossing folder

Workshop April 6th 2013: Project Reveal #1

Stampin Up Chalkboard technique

Photo courtesy & copy write of Feathertassel

When I found this ADORABLE version of Stampin Up’s chalkboard technique from Feathertassel I knew I had to demonstrate the chalkboard in my upcoming workshop!

So, stampers:  get ready! This will be a SUPER SUPER fun & creative project (one of THREE!)

Be sure to RSVP at Meetup.com – it’s free & easy to sign up!  I will be posting more sneak previews of projects for the workshop April 6 so be sure to check back!

 

Can’t make the April 6th date?  I am also holding a mini-workshop with limited space where I will be demonstrating projects using the Big Shot, along with bleaching & glittering techniques that are not able to be shown at the larger workshops. 

Midnight Musings

I have been so busy with life the last week I *finally* got to sit down at the crafty table! *does the happy dance*

I just got my Sale-A-Bration goodies and I thought I would tinker with a technique that I will be using in one of my workshops. I don’t know what it’s called – bit when done correctly it gives the appearance of movement to an image

Here is what I made:

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I cropped the background out (read: my messy craft table)- so it’s hard to see the crumb cake sponged edges that add to the vintage look & feel of this stamp set.

This was my first attempt with this technique & this stamp set so I think I will have another go at it… Tomorrow

Until later Stampers

🙂

Make & Take: Spring Edition

Our first workshop was a success!  It was a small group this time but we had a great time and learned new projects & techniques.  (Myself included!)

For this workshop we made 3 projects:

  1. Easter treat holder / party favor
  2. Owl card
  3. Swallowtail Butterfly card using ghosting technique

Here are a few pictures of my examples I used in class.

Easter treat holder using Stampin Up Twitterpatted Designer Series Paper

Stampin Up Peek-A-Boo Owl Punch Greeting Card
Stampin Up Peek-A-Boo Owl Punch Greeting Card
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Stampin Up Swallowtail clear mount stamp using Ghosting Technique

I will also be sending the attendees of the workshop a detailed guide on how to recreate these projects at home.  🙂

The next Card Making Workshop is scheduled for March 30th – click here for location & time