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November 2012

Christmas Classes and Samples

Thanks for stopping by.  Christmas is less than a month away, but don’t give up on making your Christmas cards.  Consider joining us for a class and learning techniques for making cards with holiday stamps and die cuts.  Here’s what’s coming up:

Christmas Classes

“The Cool Crowd” Snowmen Cards, Saturday, Dec 1 at 10am and 2pm and Thursday, Dec 6 at 2pm

Make three darling snowmen Christmas cards using Taylored Expressions new “The Cool Crowd” snowman stamp set.  Learn about layering papers, die cuts and stamped images to create a cohesive look.  Please bring your class kit.  Here are the samples:

3-snowmen-in-windows    Let-it-snow

 

 

 

 

 

Glittered-Snowman

 

 

 

 "Cool and Easy Techniques for Christmas", Dec 8 at 10am and 2pm and Thursday, Dec 13 at 2pm

In this technique-driven class, you will learn how to emboss and color backgrounds using an embossing folder; how to use stenciling to add depth to die cuts; and how to use masking and daubers to create a background for a die cut image.  Bring class kit, distress ink such as Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye or Antique Linen, Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Craft Sheet.  See samples below:

  Snowflakes    Fall-Foliage

 

 

Nativity-quatrefoil

 

 

 

"Quick Christmas Cards and Tags," Dec 15 and 10am and 2pm and Thursday, Dec 20 at 2pm

We are all running out of time, so take 2 hours and make a variety of quick cards with one stamp set.  The “J*lly H*liday” stamp set by The Cat’s Pajamas lets you be as creative and quick!  Join us and mark making cards and tags off you “to do” list!  Bring class kit, distress ink such as Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye or Antique Linen, Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Craft Sheet.  Samples aren't quite ready so here is a photo of the stamp set we will be using:

Jolly-Holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 Free make and take

SNowman-Make-TakeCome in the store anytime from now through December 22 and make a card featuring stamps from Impression Obsession.

 

 

 

Christmas Samples

We have been receiving order after order of wonderful stamps and dies for papercrafting.  Let me show you some samples I have created recently.  I will list the supplies I used for each card, but if you have any questions about how I made the card, just stop in the store and I will be happy to explain the card in more depth.  Please know that many of these cards are reproduced from samples that other artists created.

 Techniques with Embossing Folders (see Dec 8 class above)

Pine-Trees-with-DeerDeer/pine trees

Sizzix Texture Trades embossing folders by Tim Holtz (Seasonal Stuff), Grass die – The Cat’s Pajamas, Deer Trio Die – Memory Box, Sentiment stamp – Hero Arts, Memento Summer Sky ink, Ranger Stickles Stardust glitter glue

  MusicMusic

Sizzix Texture Trades embossing folders by Tim Holtz (Seasonal Stuff) Memory Box Virtuoso Music die Memento Love Letter ink, Sentiment stamp from Studio 490 (Stampers Anonymous), Ranger Glossy Accents

 

Memory Box Dies

  Snowflake-Tree Snowflake-Tree-2Snowflake Tree  1 and 2

MB Snowflake Tree die

Sentiment: Vertical Greetings by IO Stamps

 

Tree-Line-Snowflake-CornerIO Die Tree Line

IO Stamps Tree Line Die, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper, MB Star of Wonder die, MB Snowflake Corner die, MB Crystalline Border (individual snowflakes), Sentiment by Memory Box, Ranger Stardust stickles glitter glue

Snow-Globe-Birch-TreeSnowglobe Card

MB Grand Snow Globe die, MB Tall Birch Tree die, MB Country Landscape die, Savvy Stamps Woodland Meadow die (cardinal), Ranger Stardust stickles glitter glue, Sentiment from Penny Black Christmas Cheer clear stamp set

 

Stamped Cards

Sometimes it seems that all I do is die cut!  Let me show you 2 cards that I actually stamped

Wish-for-Peace-1Wish for Peace card

Penny Black “Wish for Peace” stamp set, Memento Cantaloupe, Love letter and Cottage Ivy inks, Ranger Glossy Accents

 

 

Cardinal-on-TreeIO Cardinal on Trees

IO Stamps “Cardinal on Trees” stamp, Copic Markers, Hero Arts/Studio Calico Lattice background stamp, Spellbinders Floral Ovals die (largest one), Corner punch (old!)

Savvy Dies

We just received a new order of Savvy Stamps’ dies and stamps.

Cardinal-North-PoleNorth Pole

Savvy Stamps Woodland Meadow die (bird), Savvy Stamps North Pole stamp, Cloud Border die by Taylored Expressions, Ranger Stickles stardust glitter glue

 

 

Stocking-Tis-Season-stampStocking (MB)

Savvy Stamps “Tis the Season” stamp, Memory Box Eyelet Stocking die, Tim Holtz embossing folder set (wood and brick), Ranger Distress ink Brushed Corduroy, Judikins silver embossing powder, Doodlebug Christmas twine set

Banner-Tree-DeerBrown Banner

Savvy Stamps “Happy Holidays” Banner die, Savvy Stamps Woodland Meadow die (deer), Savvy Stamps Woodland Tree, Glitter paper, Memento Summer Sky ink

 

Banner-Picket-FenceBanner on fence

My friend Harriet gave me the idea for this card.  Thanks Harriet!

Savvy Stamps “Happy Holidays” Banner die, Savvy Stamps Woodland Tree, Poppystamps picket fence die, Decorative paper: 12 Days of Christmas by My Mind’s Eye, Snowflake jewels by Memory Box, Ranger Stardust Stickles glitter glue

3-Bows3 Bows dies on presents

Savvy Stamps “Ribbon Set” die, Decorative paper: 12 Days of Christmas by My Mind’s Eye, Sentiment from Penny Black “Let it Snow” clear stamp set

 

Taylored Expressions

 I have saved the best for last!!!  These dies have sold out 3 times.  The Holly Background and the Quatrefoil Background dies are 4”x 5 ¼” so they cover the whole card front.  That means you can make a very impressive card quickly!  The Nativity Border is 5 ½” wide x 2¾” tall.

Taylored Expressions Holly Background die

Red-Green    Taupe-Brown

 

 

 

 

TE Labels 1 Stacklets, TE Snowflake Border die, TE Rejoice stamp set

Nativity-easel-card

TE Nativity Border die, Memento inks for background

 

 

There are lots more samples in the store so please stop in soon.  And don’t forget the free make and take!  We would love to see you anytime!