Yesterday was my Making Christmas Bright Sweet & Simple Class. We had so much fun! I made homemade pumpkin bread (click here for recipe) and there was plenty of hot coffee, tea, or hot cocoa to help ward of a nice cool fall day. We made 8 cards, 2 each of four designs, all using the Making Christmas Bright Bundle, which includes a fun stamp set and punch.
It's always fun welcoming new faces to class, and yesterday was no exception. And they came with a list of questions, everything from how do I know which Black Ink to use, what kind of classes and events do you have, and how do I join your team to get a great discount? I'll be tacking some of these questions this week on the blog because it's good to get answers to questions you might have, too!
First, let's look at the difference in the classes I offer. I offer a Sweet & Simple Class + a Monthly Card Club. Each of these focuses on just one stamp set. My Sweet & Simple Class focuses on Stamping Basics, with maybe one special technique, while my Card Club might have more design elements or advanced techniques. Both are offered in person in my studio or "To Go". To Go kits are shipped priority mail and include everything but the stamps, bundles, or ink. (Those are available for purchase as well).
During the holidays, I also offer a Christmas Card Club. For five months, August through December, it also meets on the last Saturday of the month at 2 pm. We make 12 cards, 3 each of 4 designs and it includes $25 in product along with everything you need to make the cards. Available in person or To Go, it's only $35 (plus priority shipping). If you stay in club all 5 months, there is a free stamp set waiting for you, too! And as an added bonus, when you join both the monthly card club and Christmas card club, each month there is a special free gift. Last month, dual club members received the cool new Take Your Pick Tool, and this month, they'll each get a Red Distressed Card Tin.
Registration for both clubs closes on the 15th of the month. That means, today is the last day to register for both theSincerely Santa Monthly Club and Timeless Tidings Christmas Card Club. There's still time. If you want to register today, simply email me and tell me which you prefer, and if you will attend in person or have me ship your kit to go.
This is one of the cards from my Sweet & Simple Class yesterday.
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Call Me Clover, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
Upcoming Events - Registration Closes Today!
What's so WOW about kits? Let me give you four reasons I think these Sincerely Santa Gift Tags are worthy of a WOW label.
First of all, the photos don't do them justice. You have to see them in person to really believe how beautiful these Sincerely Santa Gift Tags are. There are accents of gold and silver foil. delicate and lacy silver and white snowflakes and doilies, and little silver bells that really jingle.
Next, they are in traditional Real Red and Garden Green colors. Even if you aren't a traditional Christmas color person, there is something special and nostalgic about red and green.
Third, the Sincerely Santa Gift Tags kit makes 30 tags! You make 6 each of 5 designs. Too many? You can make Christmas cards with them. Or, in my case, not enough? Buy two kits and have plenty for your holiday gift giving.
And finally, there's the adorable and functional Garden Green & white candy cane striped tin. Use it to store the tags after they're made, and then use the tin for a gift. Or keep it yourself to display year after year.
But don't just take my word for it. Take a look at these pretty tags in this Stampin' Up! video.
The kits themselves make great gifts for family and friends. Or host a Girl's Night or Mom & Me Sincerely Santa Tag Class. I'll bring the kits, my stamp set, and ink. Fun, Food, laughter, and holiday crafting. Sounds like a fun night to me! Contact me to schedule your Sincerely Santa Tag Class today.
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Last weekend I was honored to be a guest teacher at my friend, Selene Kempton's, retreat up in Massachusetts. It's always fun going up there and sharing my passion for paper crafting. This is the third time I've done this, and it's wonderful to reconnect with friends I've made, and make new ones along the way.
I loved having a Christmas in August theme, too! It was so much fun combining the Stylish Christmas Stamp Set and Under the Mistletoe Designer Series paper for a 12-card Stamp-a-Stack. I was thankful I'd chosen Sweet & Simple designs, since the electricity went out during my 2nd class! Thank goodness for resourcefulness and iPhones. With a few strategically placed flashlights, we were back stamping, albeit in the dark.
I came home with THREE remaining packets. Each packet includes:
Base: Real Red, 11" x 4 1/4", scored at 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Vellum, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 4: Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, Starburst Punch
Layer 5: Whisper White 2" Circle Punch
August 2018 -
When the Lad turned 16, he changed his name back to my maiden name. To mark this momentous and life changing event, we held a special Name Day celebration to recognize, not only the change of name, but also to mark his coming of age. With my sister visiting, we settled on the 4th of July to hold the ceremony and celebration. Independence day took on a whole new meaning thereafter. I only wish I'd been making cards back then!
No matter how you celebrate, or what independence means to you, I wish you a happy, safe holiday! May your pool be cool, your grill be hot, and your fireworks burn bright!
Base: Real Red, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Blueberry Bushel Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Real Red, 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 4 3/8" x 3 1/8"
Inside Layer 1: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
Inside Layer 2: Blueberry Bushel Designer Series Paper, 5" x 1"
July 2018 - Get Ready for 80's BINGO!!!
This week, I'm focusing on Stampin' Up!'s lovely designer series papers. With the Buy 3/Get 1 Free sale happening throughout July, it's the perfect time to showcase paper. But then again, when isn't a good time to showcase paper?
Today, we're taking a look at the Nature's Poem paper. With it's greens, purples, and oranges, it's perfect for all seasons. It also that sunprint look that I used to do with my Montessori students using leaves and flowers and sun-sensitive paper, giving it an almost- vintage look in some instances. This is a paper that while meant to be used along with the Rooted in Nature bundle, it's bold prints or subtle patterns will be able to stand well on its own, too.
Come play along with the CASE-ing Tuesday Group!
Makeover the card (pictured below). You can change a lot, a little or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the the CASE-ing Tuesday Facebook Group Page. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook.
Base: Crumb Cake, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Nature's Poem Designer Series Paer, 5 1/4" x 3
Layer 2: Cajun Craze, Nature's Roots Tree Framelit
Layer 3: Whisper White, Nature's Roots Tree Framelit
Layer 4: Black Berry Bliss, 3/8"x 3 1/4"
Layer 5: Crumb Cake, 1/4" x 3 1/8"
July 2018 - Get Ready for 80's BINGO!!!
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