Hello everyone. With less than 2 months until Christmas it’s time to start thinking about holiday cards. Join me this Saturday, Nov 2 for a Christmas Cards Class at 10am and 2 pm using fabulous new dies and stamps from Taylored Expressions, Memory Box and Poppystamps. Please call Polly at 915-833-9500 by Friday morning at 11am to register. The Christmas Card class will repeat on Wednesday, Nov 6 at 1pm. Here are the samples we will make in class:
You must see this card in person because the camera cannot capture the bright red mirrorcard that shines through these two ornaments. I used new Poppystamps dies "Bubble Ornament" and "Clarissa"
outline and solid ornaments with the new Poppystamps die "Merry Dots." The silver hangers are cut from silver mirrorcard.
Taylored Expressions has an exciting new die that is uber versatile for any kind of card. It's called the "Color Block" background and it not only cuts out the frame (seen here in red) and the individual blocks of paper, but it also comes with a plain and scalloped rectangle or circle that fit inside each of the framed sections (see card sample below). For this card I cut the frame from red cardstock and 5 different decorative papers for a festive color blocked card. The focal images are from the TE die and stamp set called "Very Merry." The "Merry Christmas" is an Elizabeth Craft die.
This fun card is super easy! I used Taylored Expressions "Graphic Greetings Christmas" stamped on a tag cut with TE's Tag Stacklets then layered on a larger tag cut with the same set. Santa is a stamp from TE's "Christmas Doodles" and he is die cut with a Spellbinders oval nestie. Topping off the tags is a bow made with TE's new "Mix and Match Bows" die -- which is totally the bomb -- really you will use it a lot! The set cuts bows in 2 sizes and 2 different "tails" for the bows. I also cut holly leaves from felt using TE's Very Merry die set.
Our class on Sat, Nov 9 at 10am and 2pm will be Fall Cards (this class will be repeated on Wed, Nov 13 at 1pm). Here are some samples from this class:
I love white cards but they don't photographic well so bear with me. For this sample I die cut the new Poppystamps Viva Tree" from orange and embellished it with copper sequins. A little twine and a sentiment from Stampendous complete the card.
Here's a real beauty! I love the new Impression Obsession "Wheat" die. In this sample it is die cut from gold cardstock twice and the top layer is distressed with Memento Peanut Brittle ink. The 3 wheat stalks are left, center and right so they fit together beautifully. I mounted the stalks over a framed opening die cut with Spellbinders Labels 10 from Memory Box paper.
I am working on one more sample for this class.
Let me share with a few other samples that I made with some of the other new items in stock.
Again a white card that doesn't show up as well as it should -- sorry! I used the new Poppystamps Fading Dots Border and colored the openings with Copic markers. I added the sentiment with Savvy Stamps "Flag Thank You" stamp. You could also color the paper behind the openings first or use colored cardstock behind the openings.
We made this card in the "What's Up with Washi Tape" class last Saturday. Using two new Memory Box washi tape stamps (dots and stripes), stamp Post-it Label roll tape in a variety of red, pinks and oranges and make your own washi tape. Layer the washi tape on white cardstock then die cut it with the Poppystamps "Brittany" ornament die and the Impression Obsession "Vintage Ornament" die. The ornament top and "string" are part of the IO Vintage Ornament die set and are cut from gold mirrorcard. Mount these on red cardstock embossed with the Cuttlebug "Holly Ribbons" embossing folder and add a sentiment cut with the Elizabeth Crafts die "Merry Christmas."
For both these cards I used the new Memory Box die and
matching stamp "Holiday Village" with sentiment stamps from Poppystamps. On the blue card I die cut the background with the Memory Box die "SIlent Snowfall" and backed it with white glitter cardstock. Simple, sweet and easy!
die “Color Block” and stamp sets “Big Bold Christmas” and “Christmas Doodles.” Love the chalkboard technique! Did you notice how you can add the year to your Christmas (or other occasion) cards? The set include the "20" stamp along with "13, 14 and 15" stamps -- clever!
I stamped the nativity stamp from TE's "Winter View" stamp
set in Versamark and embossed it in white on kraft cardstock. The brown window and gold inserts were die cut with TE's “Gothic Window” die and mounted on a tag cut with TE's Tag Stacklets. The bottom of the tag is covered with decorative paper from Kaisercraft with a little lace ribbon (Maya Road) added. The tag is mounted on decorative paper (Karen Foster) and a gold card. The sentiment is also from the Winter View stamp set and is embossed in gold.
For Your Information
Due to doctor and
dental appointments, the store will open late on Wed, Oct 30 – probably around
noon, and maybe a little late on Tuesday, Nov 5. Please stop in soon and see the thousands of stamps and dies we have in stock! Call me at 915-833-9500 or email me if you want more information or want to order anything. Thanks!