Saturday, April 27, 2013

April Showers .....

What a rainy week it has been. Thanks goodness for the sunshine today. These two cards are for our May 1st and 2nd classes. I think the last card will be something suitable for Mother's Day ... I know we usually make a Christmas card, but I'm trying to avoid the thought of snow at the!
These two were made using the Die-Namics umbrella die and sentiments set. On the first card I curved the clear stamp on my acrylic block before stamping to follow the shape of the circle. It's a great way to get a different look from your stamps. On the second card I added some Memory Box cloud die cuts and gave them a silver lining with a gel pen. It's difficult to see on the photo, but there are little embossed raindrops above the umbrella and the panel is sponged with tumbled glass distress ink. The background was stamped using the Hero Arts Radiant Banner Stamp with Versamark and clear embossing powder.
I just got a ton of new Memory Box dies in stock yesterday so be sure to stop in soon for the best selection.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Squash Book Class

This Saturday Karen will be here to teach us how to create a "Squash Book" I haven't taken a picture of her sample as it's difficult to get a good view, but it's here at the store and lots of people have been admiring it. Class starts at 1 pm and pre registration is required. Please call or e-mail if you are interested and I'll let you know what you need to bring to class.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Double Dutch fold

Sorry about the terrible pics but this was really tricky to photograph! Those little Dutch doors like to pop open. I used my MFT matching stamp and die set for this card which we'll be making in the coming week. Love the American Crafts patterned paper..the blue stripe is one side and the Kraft pattern is on the back. I inked it with Versamark and heat embossed with clear EP to get a porcelain look.
The next card has a couple of different options but I only photographed one. This is a newer Sizzix die and I really love the shape. It would be great for elegant invitations. The third card will be a Christmas card but I haven't had time to get it made today and I'm away at Scrapfest this weekend so I may be doing my last minute panic performance next Tuesday! 

Monday, April 1, 2013

3 in one

I challenged myself to make a third class card using the Memory Box owl die and Voila ... it's a daisy! That little owl wing has been working overtime and I'm thinking that with the pointed edge of the wing facing out (instead of in the way I've used it here) it would make a pretty good sunflower too! I stamped the sentiment and punched it out with a 1 inch circle punch. then I adhered it to the inside of a flattened bottle cap and added an clear epoxy dot over it for some added dimension. Not a lot of stamping on this week's cards but get ready to do LOTS of die cutting ladies!

Removable bookmark card.

This cute little owl was created with the Memory Box Owl die. Linda had shared an idea with me that she had seen on the Memory Box blog. If you attach the wings with brads, the owl makes a perfect little bookmark cute is that? I tucked him into an opening in the patterned paper and he's ready to pop out and go to work anytime! The previous post shows another way to use this versatile die ...I might even try to incorporate the die into our third class card ...hmmm!

Pink Tulips

Here's another way to use the Memory Box Owl die ...the wing makes perfect tulip petals huh?
I used a tall card so I could add a flower pot, which was made using a Spellbinders pennant die (with the bottom cut off) and embossed with a Spellbinders reversible embossing folder. This is the second class card for this week ...hope you like it:)