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Faux Postage Stamping

Seasons-post-lgFaux Postage is a fun stamping technique which I find really sparks my creativity.  This coming Saturday afternoon (2 to 4pm) I will be teaching a class stamping faux postage and to make it easy we will be using a “Just For Fun rubber stamps” faux postage stamp and matching template.  I chose a variety of themes for these cards from fall and holiday images to a timeless birthday card.  I hope these cards will spark your interest and you will join us for this fun class:

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Window-outside-lg Another class I scheduled for November 8 (10 to Noon) is the Fall leaves Card I showed you in my last post.  In case you missed it here’s the photo again.  This card uses Memory Box Twiggy paper and the Wizard Assorted Leaves die.  We will make a few other card using the Twiggy paper too.  If you love fall join us to express your love through stamping and paper crafting.


Sneak Peek

I have planned some really great classes for the holiday season.  One is a Holiday Countdown Calendar using the fabulous Karen Foster 3D Calendar box kit.   This unique set of boxes is 8” x 8” and includes 25 boxes (1 1/2" x 1 1/2") that can hold treats to reward someone for patiently waiting for the big event.  We will decorate the calendar for Christmas using decorative paper, stickers, stamps and die cuts.  Of course these calendars can be used for counting down to a birthday, wedding, graduation even Halloween.  Other ideas include "Summer Boredom Buster" and Boy's or Girl's Treasure Box.  I have also seen them decorated with photos and they look wonderful! 


Unfortunately I will not even receive the boxes until the end of November so we will have to work fast to make the calendar and put it into use this year.  This class will be very limited so if you are interested email me ASAP so I can put your name on the list. I don't have a date chosen although I am thinking Sunday, Nov. 30 might be a good one.  Remember if you’re interested, email or call me now to get on the list!  The boxes will be $22.00 each.  You can also email or call me to pre-order boxes if you cannot attend the class.  Here are photos of the boxes plain and decorated:

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I have lots more in mind for the holidays so please stay tuned.  Most likely all of us are cutting back on our spending now and, while rubber stamps and paper crafting may not be considered necessities, they do make it possible for us to express ourselves in an artistic way.  Plus you can save money and delight your friends and family with handmade Christmas presents like a set of stamped cards, monogrammed stationery, a memory book of their child or dozens of other ideas.  You will have fun making the gift and your recipient will be thrilled to receive such a thoughtful present.  Stop in and get some inspiration soon!


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Thanks for posting those faux postage cards. I had been wondering how to that. You gave me some ideas


Actually you can actually save money making presents. Usually you can use the stamps again and save the materials from the project for others. I haven't shopped in the malls for 7 years. I make my own c-mas cards. I'm reusing a C-mas stamp ,one of my 1st with different ink and technique. If you keep a scrap pile of your paper from previous projects you be amazed how you can use those pieces later on.
This is when we really use our talents and our supplies to make gifts when economy is down. People will love the fact you took the time to make them a gift,even if it is only a card.
I wished I had seen these boxes earlier in the year. I already have my projects lined up to get busy on. Little children would really love this. A good idea for a grandmom or an Aunt on a budget


so now i wished I lived in El paso. I'd be the first one in the classes. Both of them, all of them. You do have the most creative projects around.

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