Christmas Cards II Class Happening Now

Christmas Cards II Class Happening Now

We are full swing into Christmas card class around here right now!  Have you signed up for classes?  We have our Christmas Cards II class going on right now and it’s a hit!  I thought you might like to see one of the cards we are making in class right now with the Christmas Season stamp set.Continue reading

Snowflake Wishes & Blends Fun

Snowflake Wishes & Blends Fun

We’ve been playing with Blends markers and rubbing alcohol to make some fun backgrounds for a few cards lately in a couple of our more detailed card making classes.

For our coloring class we got to work on a fun background for a snowflake card.  Overall it’s a pretty simple card to make, it just takes some time for drying.Continue reading

Beauty of Friendship Stamp of the Month Card

Beauty of Friendship Stamp of the Month Card

We had a great time creating with the Beauty of Friendship stamp set last month in our Stamp of the Month class.  Someone commented in class that this is the new stamp set to replace Lovely as a Tree.  Do you remember that set?  I’m pretty sure Lovely as a Tree wins the prize for being available in the catalog for the most years.  I remember working hard at a certain goal to try to earn that stamp set for free in a special incentive during my early days as a demonstrator (and yes, I did get it for free).

In our Stamp of the Month classes my goal is to provide card ideas that exclusively use that particular stamp set.  Sometimes that’s easier than other times!  While creating with this set, I did start to wish it included a “Merry Christmas” sentiment.  There’s a great Christmas tree in there!

Here is one of the cards we made.  This is the card that I think would be a lovely Christmas card (In fact, I am probably going to change the sentiment on my card to say “Merry Christmas” – isn’t that the beauty of having all these stamps and supplies?!)Continue reading

A Joyful Christmas to You & Yours

A Joyful Christmas to You & Yours

The Coloring Class is always a fun one.  We purposefully get to slow down and take the time to color and use different methods of coloring.

I specifically wanted to make sure we pulled out the new assortment of Soft Pastels which are available in the Annual Catalog.  It’s really easy to miss these, or to look at them and yet not know what to do with them.

We matched the pastels up with the Christmas Season stamp set and the Merriest Moments stamp set to create this lovely card.Continue reading

First 2021 Christmas Card

First 2021 Christmas Card

I made my first Christmas card of the season.  There are many more to come of course, but I thought you might like to see the first.  I made this one to showcase a new background technique I was teaching in the Tech Club that meets at my church in Baldwin, MD .

Along with the fun background, I used the Christmas Pinecone Dies which can be found on page 19 of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.Continue reading

Snowflake Wishes Gift Card

Snowflake Wishes Gift Card

The card I have for you today has a fun pocket inside for a gift card.  I used the Snowflake Splendor DSP and the So Many Snowflakes dies to make the card.Continue reading

Christmas Tech Club Shaker Card

Christmas Tech Club Shaker Card

I showed the Tech Club members a fun new way to make a super simple shaker card this month.  I used the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and some retired sequins and embellishments.  See what you think.Continue reading

Pine Christmas Tree Card

Pine Christmas Tree Card

I don’t know about you, but I have small strips of unused Plaid Tidings DSP that I don’t want to waste; it’s just too pretty to waste!  Check out this easy use for those strips!Continue reading