Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Valentine card class

The last card class was mostly Valentines however we did do a Christmas card. The goal is to try and do a Christmas card each month so we have a nice collection at Christmas time.
Here is the front of the card. Fairly simple. Love the embossing folder. The stamp is from Stampin Up. I punched it out with a Stampin Up punch. 

The inside was a pop up. I did it with a pop-n-cut die. 

Here is a side view. 

 This is a card in the box card. It folds flat in the envelope. Kind of amazing. Here is a link to a tutorial. Not the one a I used but one like it.   This is one of the original ones. Mine is smaller to fit in a smaller envelope.

Most of the punches and stamps are Stampin up. Last year, I got a set of heart stamps with a matching die from Archivers. The set is by Hero Arts called Stamp & Cut.
The card in a box took a long time to put together so I did a simple Christmas card. The stamp and die are from Stampin Up. The paper came from Tuesday Morning.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Ahoy, it's a baby shower

Had a baby shower for my daughter-in-law and son last weekend. I have a new grandson who will be born the end of February or early March. My other daughter-in-law Amy helped out putting things together.
Here is the banner I did. I designed the pennants with the Silhouette. I bought the anchor, lifesaver, and boat patterns and cut with the Silhouette too. The life saver was made with diapers over a wire frame.

These blue jello cups with orange slice boats were a big hit for eating and decorating. 
Wrapped silverware and napkins with hemp and lifesavers candy
Fishing Bobbers added to the punch.

. Made more of the layered dishes with hot glue, candle sticks and dollar store plates. Then just wash them with hot water and they come apart after. 

My daughter-in-law did these great cupcakes and I added toppers. 

And here is a quilt great grandma did for the new baby! Beautiful. 
Had some really fun games too. Lots of fun and all kinds of creative. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Musical Card Class

The theme for card class this week was music

 This one is done with the word strip punch from Stampin Up for the piano keys. The white strip is a Stampin Up punch too.  The red flourish was from a flourish set of stamps I have had a long time.

The background on this one is a cuttlebug embossing folder and the words and music note, I cut out with my new Silhouette Cameo

This one was fun, We had cut out the guitar, I used some circle nesting dies for they hole. The strings are thread. There strings are connected with brads. You can find the template for the Guitar can be found at