Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Special Age Cards 30, 40 and 80

Hi again.  I have had loads of special birthday cards to make over the last few weeks - some were for my my friends and family and some were 'commissions' from work colleagues!

Here are a few of the ones I have made. I had fun making the rosettes which feature on most of them - these are really simple to make using the score board.

The 30th Birthday card uses some recently retired papers as well as silver glimmer paper.  The sentiment is Perfectly Penned and I heat embossed this with black embossing powder to get a raised finish.

The 40th card followed the same style but this time I used the Quatrefancy papers in the new catalogue.  the colours are so bright and cheerful!

The 80th birthday cards were for a work colleague to give to his dad - he wanted one for him and one for his son.  I used up some more retired papers for these, including Mocha Morning, and the stamps are Memorable Moments - which I embossed on black card with white embossing powder to get a chalkboard effect!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Class With Polka Dot Pieces

Happy Sunday everyone! Today I have some time to relax after a hectic few weeks and I thought I should catch up with some blogging!

Yesterday we had a fantastic crafty afternoon at our Summer Papercraft Class. Fiona Cullen and I taught 14 lovely ladies how to make 3 cards and a gift box using their very own set of stamps - Polka Dot Pieces - a brand new set in the Annual Catalogue. I think this one is going to be really popular - it's got flowers, butterflies and birds all in one set and a cute sentiment too!

With it being so new, there isn't a lot of photos online yet of cards and projects made with this stamp set. So my usual source of ideas and inspiration for my class projects was quite limited. But the stamps are really easy to work with, especially using the coordinating punches too, so it was fun coming up with a range of designs for the class projects.

Here are the 4 projects we designed for the class.

The first card used the bird. We coloured the stamp with markers and punched it out with the bird builder punch. The flowers are made from the Simply Pressed Clay and molds - we made these in advance of the class. The papers are the Gingam Garden Designer Series Papers.

The second card was a simple one with butterflies and the sentiment from the set.

The third card was an explosion of flowers and a sentiment from perfectly penned in the centre!

Finally a simple 2-4-6-8 gift box decorated with butterflies.

Some picture of the ladies in action, and some of their cards where they had come up with designs and ideas of their own...

Everyone got their stamps to take home in a goody bag which contained an extra treat...

We even decorated the bag and treat using the same stamp set to give everyone more ideas for how they can use the stamps to make more projects at home.

This was Fiona's first class since becoming a demonstrator in my team in May. She did brilliantly and everyone enjoyed their afternoon of crafting so no doubt there will be more!

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If you live closer to east Leeds then check out Fiona's classes

Kylie x