Sunday, September 29, 2013

Card Buffet Class

CARD BUFFET CLASSSunday, October 6th, 2pm to 5pm
Cost is $12 for the 1st 6 cards (or $15 to include envelopes), each additional card is $2.  

At this event, enjoy some stamping time all while making at least 6 cards.  I'll provide 6 different card designs, you pick which expression to add (birthday, thank-you, get well, etc.)  You decide if you want all cards to be of the same design, or if you want to mix things up a bit and make one of each.  So easy and fun, you'll be back for seconds!
But it's a buffet, so when the entree (card design) is gone, it's gone!

Please RSVP by Friday, October 4th.  Bring a friend (RSVP required)!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

It's a "Wonderfall" time of the year!

I love fall!  The crisp mornings, the colors, pumpkin almost everything!

So, here is a card that I made using one of the great fall stamp sets, Wonderfall and the coordinating Autumn Accents Bigz die for the Sizzix Big-Shot.  I used Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog.  Even the name says fall!

It won't be long and I'll be having to clear the real falling leaves.  But until then.....

Friday, September 20, 2013

September Club & Class Projects

 This month for stamp club and stamp classes, I focused on the new Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set, Tag It, that Stampin' Up! released in the catalog for 2013/2014.  It's a great all-occasion stamp set, and for every set purchased, Stampin' Up! will donate $3 to the RMHC.  It's a win-win!

For this card, I used the Pop 'n Cuts Card Base Die for the card base, Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, the 2-1/2" Circle punch and Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding.  I'm not normally a "brights" kind of person, but I'm loving the new Brights Collection.

This is a kleenex wrap, and I thought the get well stamp from this set worked well on it.  Here I used the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, the 3/16" corner rounder punch, the Chalk Talk Framelits dies and a small Basic Jewels Rhinestone. 

Finally, this card, which I cased from the display boards at Stampin' Up!'s 2013 annual convention this past summer in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The only change I made to it was using a piece of Old Olive card stock for one of the banners instead of another piece of Designer Series Paper, simply because I had used most of the Old Olive paper in the package.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Stamping

I finally had a chance to play with my August Paper Pumpkin kit.  I was so excited when it came, but then things got rather crazy for me, and well....

This first card was made exactly like the instructions in the kit.  If you've been searching the internet for paper pumpkin, you've likely seen this card already.  I ablsolutely love the stamps that came with this kit.

Above is my take on the kit.  It's a 3" x 3" card and uses the motion stamping technique.  Some of you may have made a card with me during Sale-a-Bration this year using this technique.  

I sent one of these thank-you notes with a matching envelope made using the new envelope punch board to each of the people who signed-up to receive a My Paper Pumpkin subscription this past month.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

MDS Hybrid Birthday

Ever have one of those times when you know what stamp you want to use to make a card, but you don't have it?  I thought so.  That happened to me yesterday, but the glory of My Digital Studio is that there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of digital downloads at your fingertips to meet that need.  

Here is my hybrid card.  I'm pleased with how it turned out, and I think a teenager who loves motorcycles will like it too.  The download is Rev Up the Fun (#135228, $3.95), and matches the images from the stamp set of the same name out of the big catalog.  The great thing is that you can make the images bigger.  Bonus!

I used a template for a 4-1/4"x5-1/2" card and made changes to the images.  I colored in the motorcycle, and it's so much fun!  To make the flash on the side of the motorcycle a different color, I added an oval punch and colored it basic black and the brought the motorcycle image back to the front so that the punch went behind it.  Because my printer leaves a border, I print 4 card fronts (gives me 3 more for later use) then trim to make each 4"x5-1/4".  I can then layer it onto a half-sheet of card stock folded in half (4-1/4"x11 or 5-1/2"x8-1/2").  To fill in the pipes and seats (they are outlined and not colored in when printed), I used markers.  The final touch was to add candy dots along the left edge.  And, because I'm already late with this card, I added the (a little late) stamp from a retired stamp set.  Miss that one!

Thanks for stopping by.  If you'd like more information about My Digital Studio, I'd love to help you out.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013