Sunday, October 11, 2015

Christmas Card Workshop

Hello!  I wanted to give you the information on my Christmas Card workshop.  This class is Thursday, November 12th at 6:30 pm.  Always remember if this date does not work for you I would be happy to schedule this class at  a convenient time for you.  Just gather a few friends together and you can come to my house or I can come to yours. This year we'll be using the White Pines paper packet and coordinating embellishments.  We'll make 15 cards (5 each of 3 designs).  I'll also show you some variations using this month's Stamp of the Month "Twinkle".  You can also add on 4 of our super simple Cut Above cards for only $6 more. 
Below are the details.  Please let me know if you are interested or have any questions.

What – Christmas Card Workshop – 15 cards – (5 each of 3 designs)
When – Thursday, November 12th 6:30 PM
Where – My house
RSVP and pay before Wednesday, October, 21st
Cost :   
Option 1  - $29.00 (Includes Shipping & Handling and tax) – Includes all contents of the Workshop on the Go (Stamp Set – D Size, 2 sheets of White Pines paper, 5 sheets Cardstock – 2 Fern, 2 White Daisy, 1 Cranberry, 15 White Daisy Cards and Envelopes, 1 pkg Bitty Sparkles, 1 pkg Fern Thick Twine, Instruction Brochure). 

Option 2 – $23.00 - NO STAMP - Includes all the above but no stamp set included

               ADD ONS – Add on a set of 4 Cut Above Cards (2 of each design) for only $6.00 more for a total of 19 cards

You’ll have use of all my inks and blocks, assembly instructions and helpful tips.  We will also be using the October Stamp of the Month – Twinkle – to make some variations on the cards. 

Bring basic tools to class  – Paper Trimmer, Sharp scissors, adhesive, Glue Dots or Liquid Glass, 3D Foam Tape.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Nevermore Fun Fold Card and Blog Hop

Welcome to our Holiday Expressions Blog Hop!  We will be featuring items that can be found in our Holiday Expressions mini catalog.  If you have come here from Michelle's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. 

I decided to feature the Nevermore paper pack.  I got the idea for this fun fold card from the Autumn 2015 CardMaker Magazine on page 83.  I have some instructions below on how you can make your own card.

 Here are some different views of the card.  You can see how the card folds.  
Now "Hop" on over to Jen's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the papers featured in the Holiday Expression book are only available until December 31st.  You can see the whole catalog here.  

Here is how to make this fun fold card:
Cut an 11 3/4" x 6" out of B&T paper.  
With the long edge horizontal, score at 3 1/4" and 5" on the CTMH score board. Turn the paper and score at 3 1/4" and 5" again.  Fold panel along score lines, creating valley folds at first and last scorelines and mountain folds at the center score lines.
Cut a zip strip to 11 3/4" and score the same way.  Attach to the bottom of the card.
Cut 3 Spider Webs from Black CS at 4 1/2" (Artbooking, pg 54, Real Dial Size)
Cut Boo from Black CS at 1 1/4" (Artbooking, pg 54, Real Dial Size)
Cut 2 circles at 3 1/4" and 1 circle at 4" from the grey B&T.
Cut 1 circle from Whisper CS at 2 1/2" to stamp your Little Monster on.
Cut shape for Spooky Cute stamp from Eggplant at 1 1/2" (Artfully Sent, pg 29)
Layer the 4" B&T grey circle behind one spider web for the front of the card.  Attach the stamped Whisper circle to the front.  Stamp Happy Halloween on the 3 1/4" B&T circle and attach Boo to the other 3 1/4" circle. Attach these to the front of the spider webs.  
Adhere layered spider webs to card as shown lining them up so they match, creasing along score lines of left and right panel.
Tip:  Make sure your spider webs are all lined up before you adhere anything to them or adhere them to the card.  They are not symmetrical and you'll want them to "disappear" when the card is closed. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Twinkle

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month we will be featuring October's  SOTM, which is "Twinkle".  If you have come here from Jessica's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:

This month we have over 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I chose to use the new CTMH watercolor paints on this Christmas card.  I did a color wash in reds on watercolor paper.  Then I spattered some green from my paint brush and finally, I used a cotton swab dipped in alcohol and touched to the surface of the watercolor.  The watercolor jumps away from the alcohol and creates those white rings.  I mounted the finished piece on a 5 x 7 piece of Cranberry Card stock and attached it to a card front.  I then added some velum snow flakes from the White Pines Complement package. Some are glued directly to the watercolor and some are popped up with foam tape. 
Here is a tip to get your stamped image to show through the watercolors:  First I stamped the frame image in Archival black ink on watercolor paper and then I stamped the sentiment "Peace" inside the frame.  Then I used Elmer's Rubber Cement to paint over the stamped image. Let the glue dry and THEN use your watercolors.  When everything is completely dry you can rub away the rubber cement and the stamped image remains underneath.  See the example on the below card.

Now "Hop" on over to Jilena's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available until !  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!