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{Booming with Beauty Accordian Card}

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Stampin Up Pauline, a very talented and lovely demonstrator in Napier, designed this beautiful card.  She has a style very different from my own, and I love it!

The accordion fold on this only looks tricky – it's very simple and straightforward once you get your head around how it fold together.  The stamp set used here is Bloomin' with Beauty in the Spring Mini Catalogue (sept 08-Nov 08).  The images were coloured in using sponge daubers with Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss, and Apricot Appeal. 

Pauline then added a bit of Crystal Effects for a glossy, wet look on some of cardmaking classes the petals and while it was still wet, sprinkled on just a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  Simple and stunning.

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{One of a Kind Gift}

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This is my Incentive Trip swap revisited.  I'm also going to use this as my Christmas cards this year – I love the idea of a little beatiful, fun card that also holds a tiny gift.  And what better than chocolate?  Okay, maybe money . . .

This little project uses the One of a Kind set and the matching punch, both of which will be deleted on November 30th.  This set wasn't really intended to be a Christmas set, but done up in the Purely Pomegranate, I think it could pass for poinsetta-like.  creative gift ideas

With the purchase of this set, I'd be happy to include complete directions for easy cardmaking stampin' Up! this card!

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{Scrapbooking Mini-Book Class}

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Scrapbookingcorner  Rivetbudgetwise

I really enjoy making these quick and easy little books!  Fill these with photos, recipes, embelishements, advice, etc.  You can make these as thick or as thin as you wish and any size.  Featured here is the Artfully Asian set, coloured in with the Stampin' Write Markers and then accented with Crystal Effects.  Crystal Effects leaves a scrapbooking classes Auckland dimensional, shiny look, making the flowers stand out and look "wet" or embossed.  The background is stamped with the Weathered background stamp, one that is overlooked but a really useful one!  It's really neat when layered with flowers if you enjoyed the aged, distressed, or heritage look.

The designer paper used here is Apple Cider, also used on a scrapbook page posted earlier in the month (scroll down for it).  These aren't colours that I would naturally think to combine . . which is one reason I love to use the papers: it makes the colour combination decision for you!  These particular papers will be retired in 6 days, so please order now!

The neat feature of this book is the double set eyelets.  This book uses four of the Stampin' Up! jumbo eyelets, so the back is as neat looking as the front. 

If you would like to make this project, contact me to set up a time.

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{Holiday Harmony Pop Can}

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Rivetgreatgiftidea Here's version two of the pop can for this year.  (scoll down to see another design) So, depending on your mood, these can be bright and fun or more sophisticated.
 
The stamps used on this project are often missed in the catalogue because easy gift ideas handmadeit's such a small set.  It's called Snow Flurries and the words are from Short & Sweet.  If you love these colours, grab the papers now as they will be deleted Nov 30th!
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{Pop Can}

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RivetbudgetwiseMy favourite packaging idea revisited!  Not only great for Christmas, but perfect for birthday party favours (or invites!!) or any other fun occasion.

I've done this one up using the Wintergreen Designer Series Paper and the Crazy for Christmas set, which is perfect for this project.  I quickly coloured in here & there with the Stampin' Write markerrubber stamping classes pop cans and done! 

I have just a few slots left in December for classes – let me know if you'd like to book a class for EASY and NO TEMPLATE packaging ideas!  It's a great way to also learn rubber stamping techniques!

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{The Little Things}

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Scrapbookingcorner  Rivetbudgetwise

 I am now "getting it".  I have this tremendous urge to spend lock my door and scrapbooking layout ideas scrapbook!  I really love it.  Next year will bring more pages to my classes, more on offer, and more on this site.  How about a scrapbooking day?  Show of hands?

This page is an easy layout and actually the first layout I have attempted that uses more than one photo, as my dear Ria pointed out to me.  I have a preference for layouts with a strong focal point . . . that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! 

The layout was inspired by My Time.  Her great layout can be seen here.

The Designer Series Papers are Summer Picnic, available through the end of November.  I just love the bright colours in this series. This is also the papers used on the spinner card below.  The die cut blooms are a coordinating accessory for these papers and lots of fun, especially since they are on textured card and super big!  My friend Jan G made a particularly BIG and BOLD page using this same layout.  I forgot to get a shot of hers before she took off – send us one, Jan?

Stamps used here are from It's a Beautiful Thing and Enjoy Every Moment, both from the Spring mini catalogue.  Journaling to coordinate with your project is another great use of those markers on promotion this month!

Oh, and yes, I also made three of the girls in the photos.  The fourth one is a close friend of our family, Ayla.

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2015 Class Options and Fees

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IMG_3097 The options and fees schedule below is a general outline for card and scrapbooking classes using rubber stamping techniques. 

 

If you would like something different or tailored to your group, that can easily be organized.  The lists below are certainly not exhaustive; I am open to consider all suggestions and ideas!  Please see my

calendar for currently scheduled events and book in today!

 

 

 

 

When referring to “projects” below, that generally means cards, small gift items, bag & boxes, etc.  When referring to scrapbooking projects, that generally means a 12×12 page or a mini-album.

 

 

All classes or workshops earn hostess benefits.

Workshops & Classes

* 2 demonstrations – the second one you get to make (make & take) FREE

*2 project classes  $15

*Scrapbooking Class  $15

Stamp Days

* Five projects $30

* 4 projects and one 12×12 page  $35

Scrapbooking Classes

*Scrapbooking Class  $15

* Scrapbooking Day 3-4 layouts $55

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{Tart and Tangy Spinner Card}

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This one's for Karen.  I love spinner cards!  So quick, yet something fun and different!  Tilt rubber stamping techniques spinner card the card side to side to see the cherry spin along the slot.

To achieve the multi-coloured cherry image, use your markers to colour the stamp (the rubber portion) rather than using the ink pads.  Be sure to colour with the side of your marker in order to preserve the tip.  Huff on your image before stamping to rewet the ink, and then stamp on Whisper White card.

The white gel pen is a must-have accessory with the scallop punch.  Yes, I know they are available for half the price elsewhere, but they don't work nearly as well.  Every single person who has bought this from me has commented how well it works.  It's worth spending the extra few dollars to get a quality product here.

Tart and Tangy is only available until the end of November along with the markers as individuals!  Contact me today to order yours and/or to book a class to learn how to make these very fun cards.

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