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Wrapped in the warmth of Christmas

It is a terrible shock this time of year to take even a tiny moment to think about the upcoming holidays.  But, since I have just been working on my mid-month NEWSLETTER and scheduling upcoming CARD CLASSES ~ I thought it best to warn you in advance that our Christmas Card Class will start in August.  The newsletter will be out this week with all of the details.  If you are interested you might want to let me know as this seems to be a popular class for any of us that send cards and warm thoughts in December.  In the meantime you might want to print out the project sheet below ( I know you have this stamp set!).

Download Snowflake Sentiments w. Lovely As A Tree

All Occasion Card Class

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Saturday, June 2nd

10:00 - Noon

Make a total of 10 cards ~ 2 each of 5 designs!

Class Fee:  $20.00 or FREE with a minimum order!

Space is limited to 12 stampers ~ RSVP by May 26 to hold your spot!



Brusho Class

Brusho Class April 2018 blue butterfly card finished

This card was one of three that we created at my BRUSHO CLASS on Saturday morning.  There is so much to learn about 'the art of brusho'!  I am planning another class on May 26 to explore this medium further.  It will be a second class exploring additional techniques using one or two of the following ~ spray starch, cling wrap, embossing folders, salt crystals, bleach and/or soap bubbles.  (When I think of bubbles I think of the stamp set, Magical Mermaid! #144017)  The flower on the card below (Remarkable You, #139894 ~ retiring soon) was embossed in gold, sprinkled with Brilliant Red Brusho and spritzed with water.  The crystals can be free flowing or controlled depending on the technique used.

Brusho Class April 2018 flower in red

And, I have had several suggestions for classes in answer to my BLOG CONTEST yesterday.  Anyone else have a suggestion for me?  EMAIL ME.

Contest closes on Friday, May 4!

Retiring Designer Series Paper & upcoming class.....

Retiring DSP

This gorgeous BUNDLE is carrying over to the new catalog in June.  The stamp set, Petal Palette, and the dies will be continued but, unfortunately, the Designer Series Paper is not.  (The only DSP in the catalog that is returning is the Wood Textures DSP Stack on page 187.)

The Petal Palette Bundle (page 23, Occasions Catalog) is perfect for any occasion ~ this time of year it lends itself to Spring and to Mother's Day.  If you are interested in making handmade cards my 'Thinking of You' card class is Thursday afternoon/evening, April 26, in the Cat/Art Studio.  We will be making 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs.  EMAIL ME NOW.

Birthday Card Class


One of the cards we will be making in class on Sunday afternoon, March 11.  I used Wink of Stella on the word, BIRTHDAY, and it looks so pretty ~ in person (you can't tell from the picture!).  I used Brusho to create the background ~ each background is totally different ~  interesting and pretty.

I have room in my class and would love for you to join us.  Let me know today so that I can cut your cardstock and prepare your cards.  The class is at 1 PM.  We will be making 8 cards ~ 2 each of 4 designs.  The class fee is $32.00 or $20.00 with an order of $20 or more in class.


Tutti-Frutti Suite

Fruit Basket

This is one of the cards that we made at last weekend's BIRTHDAY CARD CLASS.  It uses the Fruit Basket stamp set & the Punch Pack bundled on page 29 in the Occasions Catalog.  The DSP is Tutti-frutti 6" x 6" Paper and the base card is featured in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog ~ which means it's free to all of us!  You can find the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes on page 14.  There are 16 sets of cards and envelopes in four tutti-fruitti colors!  The directions for the card are at the bottom of the post ~ enjoy!

Here are the other cards we made & we'll be making five more (and different) cards at my March Birthday Card Class on Sunday afternoon March 18 ~ join us!

Birthday card class

Download Fruit Basket Birthday

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Tangerine Tango 1

Two cards from my Birthday Card Class yesterday morning (we did five in all ~ two of each).  For this one we used the HAPPY BIRTHDAY thinlit (#143700) in Whisper White cardstock.  We used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (#144106) because we needed all the die cut letters to adhere to the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (#144125).  The sheets are easy to adhere to the cardstock and so much easier than using glue.

Perfect Party Project Picture

Our second card uses the Picture Perfect Party 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper on page 5 in the Occasions catalog and the Berry Burst 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon  on page 199 in Stampin' Up's annual catalog.  You can find the directions below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Download Perfect Party Project Sheet (2)