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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Theo thinks he's Santa

This Theo stamp from Stamping Bella is another card we will be making at the Christmas card class at my shop. He's such an adorable bear, and I love being able to use the masking technique. His sack (green polka dot) is the reverse side of the plaid paper used on the bottom of the card.

The fuzzy on his Santa suit is the new Ultra Fine Flower Soft. This product is perfect for anything Christmas or snowy.
If you havent signed up for either Christmas card classes, there are just a few spots left!



By the Numbers

I was so glad to see My Favorite Things come out with a Die-Namics set that had number dies!
I made this card for my friend Bob who happens to be in a band so thats why the guitar paper came in handy. 43 is no milestone birthday but I really wanted to use the numbers on a card.

This stamp/die set has 6 clear stamps with it that you can use to give your numbers a "print". The music notes were perfect for this specific card. There are also words that will let you spell out different phrases, such as "you're 2 cute", "Happy ___ Anniversary", "Look who's turning ___", "Class of ___", and more...


Friday, October 14, 2011

TWO Christmas Card Classes!

Card class #1 will be our annual benefit class for the Humane Society.

You will be making 8 cards with envelopes for $15
As like years in the past, you will be able to move from station to station and work at your own pace.These cards are more easily mass produced if you make and send out a lot of holiday cards.

When: Sunday, November 20th
Session 1 @ 11:00 am ( full)
Session 2 @ 2:30 pm (1 spot left)

Where: St. Vincent Hospital (in the McGarvey Learning Center room)
Enter through the main entrance, just pass the gift shop and billing.

Supplies Needed: adhesive, pop dots, scissors.

Please remember this is a benefit for the Erie Humane Society. They are in dire need of any of the following items...
Unexpired dog, cat, kitten, or puppy food
animal treats
paper towels
garbage bags
bleach
used towels & blankets (no comforters)
cash

Call or email to reserve your spot for the workshop, all payments are due by November 16th.
(Cash or check only for this specific class)


Card class #2 is a regular style card class at my shop.
These cards are a bit more detailed and use more items like Nestabilities and other dies.

You will be making 5 cards with envelopes (different cards from the above class #1) for $15.
Supplies needed: adhesive, pop dots, and scissors.

Class Dates:
Wednesday, October 26th @ 1 pm. (1 spot left)
Wednesday, November 2nd @ 6pm. (full)
Monday, November 7th @ 1 pm. (full)
Monday, November 7th @ 6pm. ( full )
Wednesday, November 9th @ 1pm. (full)
Thursday, November 10th @ 6 pm. (full)
Saturday, November 12th @ 11 am. (full)
Monday, November 14th @ 5:30 (full)
Thursday, November 17th @ 6pm. (full)

Cost is $15 and needs to be prepaid to hold your spot.
Hope to see you at either Class #1 or Class #2!
Please call the shop if you have any questions.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Last of the Pumpkin Spice dies...

I know I've posted cards before using the Pumpkin Spice die cut, but its one of my all-time favorites. Not to mention that Cuttlebug quit making it years ago, but I was able to find a supplier that still had a few left.
This may be its last season around the shop though...
I embossed the Kraft cardstock and wrapped some brown sheer ribbon. I have the Thanksgiving Blessings stamp and I also have one that just says Happy Thanksgiving too.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Halloween Treats

After Tyler saw this Snoopy card he really wanted to give one to his 1st grade teacher. Besides Snoopy being on it, I think he liked the Flower Soft (autumn) on the leaf pile.

I also wanted to have him give her a little treat with the card for Halloween. I just got in a bunch of the SRM tubes and clear stickers. These stickers are see-through so you can decorate the tubes and still see what is inside.
I filled one of the shorter tubes with carmel kisses and added a little orange twine.

Just a note: I have some of the orange twine in bulk for .25 cents a yard!

The tubes come in 3 sizes...
The short are .75 cents
The regular size is .99 cents
The longer wand style is also .99 cents

These tubes make great little gifts for birthday favors, teacher gifts, or something small for co-workers.

More Rileys...

It seems Riley the Moose can do almost anything... they must have 200 different stamps of him doing anything you can think of. I've been getting more in each week to add a little variety.
I always need some kind of inspirational "pick me up" type of card and I loved this one of him hang gliding!

The background paper is from MME (Lime Twist 6x6 pad).
I like the Copic colors of E21, E33, and E25 for his body.
I used YR09, B60, T3, G14, and BG72 for the rest of the image.

The clouds are the My Favorite Things die cut.

Doodle Pops & Doodle Twine



I needed a couple of wedding cards for this weekend and found that these Doodle Pops from Doodlebug work great! Doodlebug has come out with some embellishments for card makers.
I just added some sparkly gems and an embossed border from the Sizzix wedding folder set.

These are just a few of their dimensional embellishments, so cute and easy!

Doodle Twine has been arriving too, there are single colors and assorted sets.

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