Have you ever taken a class making cards? It is so much fun to get to try new things. Recently I went to my friend Gail’s house, who happens to be a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator. She does classes in her home a couple of days a month, and you just sign up to go. She provides all the materials, plus you get to play with new tools. I got to use her embosser, and some blender pens, both tools were new to me. One card we made had a die-cut motif for the front, with an embossed base.
The next one was also for Easter. The blender pens made the flowers pop.
The same flowers are put on the inside with a nice sentiment.
Isn’t this little guy cute? Gail had us color him like a robin for spring.
We did some sponge painting along the edge of the inside.
The fourth design was a St. Patricks Day card, with small hearts punched out to make the shamrocks.
Aren’t these the greatest designs? If you live local, Gail is in Mills River, and you can get on her email list for classes by sending her an email at [grandmarac at bellsouth dot net]. She charges $10 per session for four cards plus envelopes (we stamped those too), or she offers the class for free if you order supplies.
Naturally, I came home all charged up to make more cards, so I got out my paper and cut some card stock into card size.
Oh, what stamps to choose? I think the birdhouses are perfect for just some springtime wishes.
One more bit of handmade paper, torn with the deckle edge strip. I am seriously going to try making my own paper soon.
I haven’t used the lace edge punch in a while, so I got it out. It is used in the center first.
Then, line up the edge with the guide on the extended end.
A birdhouse is stamped on yellow, and punched out.
I used a long birdhouse row on the bottom, then another birdhouse and sentiment on the side. Front finished.
The back has a little rabbit and I just signed my name.
Inside, another birdhouse with the sentiment.
These will go to my office ladies, with this little springtime gift. You know I like to do this regularly to let them know they are appreciated. These little gifts didn’t cost a lot, it is the thought and presentation that makes them special. A little chocolate bunny is included, and the flower seeds can go anywhere.
These kneeling pads are a great thing to have outside when pulling weeds. All tied up with a lavendar ribbon.
Then, I went to a local crafting store with a 55% coupon and bought a small embosser. I just needed to add that to the stamping supplies. I got four embossing plates too. I’ll play with those in a future post. I bought some blender pens too, and will see how they do with my chalks.
Are you doing any crafting for spring?