But when making a smaller than C6 card, you need a smaller envelope to fit. Now, it's really not hard to make an envelope from scratch, but here's a super-duper quick way to whip one up. And bonus – the kids can do it themselves, too.
I made this card up as a swap earlier in the month, and I was quite tickled with how cute they turned out. Actually, I did the cutting and punching and stamping. Madeleine did all the rest. I feel guilty not mentioning her when she's done a fair portion of the effort!
And what a little treasure this image is – such a cutie! It's found in the Window Dressing Hostess set. Yes, you have to have a fairly big workshop to get one of those for FREE or use a Purchase Punch Card – email me to send you one.
The chunky glitter is so cool! It really is clear with a few bits of glitter that refract the light, but I see that in the photo, the camera caught some of the "chunks" and they are showing up coloured. That's kind of neat, too.
Tomorrow I'll post another, slightly more complex, version of this card.
Watch the video below to see how to make the framed window in the card!
Stamps: Window Dressing – FREE with qualifying purchases or workshop, Best Yet – FREE with qualifying purchases or workshop
Colours: Soft Subtles, Basic Grey
Other: Soft Subtles Brads, Stampin' Write Markers, Chunky Glitter, Tombow Mono Adhesive, 1 1/4 square punch, 1 3/8 square punch
Thank you to all who stopped in and said hello during Senz this last weekend! And some of you I missed, but you left me little goodies behind – you know who you are!
During a couple of my classes, we learned how to tie a neat knot. You all got it during class but here's a quick video so you can practice a few more times til you've got it down perfectly.
The Watercolour Wonder Crayons are truly a lot of fun to use; I get them out and always wish I got them out more often!
Everyone's projects turn out differently because we not only colour it in differently, but also all use a different amount of water and pressure. See the video for more on this one way to acheive colour variation in your images.
Stamps: Inspired By Nature
Colours: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Chocolate Chip
Other: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, 3/4 circle punch
Yesterday was a most enjoyable afternoon! We did a 40 cards in an afternoon class, although I'd like to go back and call that an "UP TO 40 cards in an afternoon" class. Some finished four cards, some 24, I think at last count.
Madeleine jumped in at one stage and made 12, so I know the 40 can be done in 5 hours – if only we could stop talking and eating! (smile) At one stage, I stopped the mad production and gave a little demo on the stamp-a-ma-jig, or the placement tool Stampin' Up! offers. Have a look-see, especially if you have not seen one of these in action.
The sample cards were made using the Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin' kit – those kits can make enormous amounts of cards, tags, and pages!
And for those who were here today – no, I didn't edit out the end of the video!!
Friends 24-7 is one of Shelli's favourite stamp sets. At first, I wondered why, but I think I really do like this one. Sometimes it just takes some playing and creating something wonderful to realize the potential!
This card features one of the many techniques you can do with your pastels. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think! (Besides that I need a good comb) Enjoy!
Stamps: Friends 24-7 $53.95, Pocket Silhouettes $39.95, En Francais $39.95
Colours: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey
Other: Label Punch, Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon, Cutter Kit, Linen Thread, Button Bouquet
I've had several spiiner cards on here before, but Anne felt the photo just didn't do them justice, and they don't! So she's made this little video clip to show you how they work.
You won't be able to keep your kids from playing non-stop with these!
These are so easy to do and such a wow project. What do you think of these?
Anne's samples here are made with Designer Series Paper and Boho Background stamp set.