The Paper Cut. Twice a year they hold classes at their facility and then have a warehouse sale. If you attend any of the classes on Friday you can enter the warehouse sale on Friday night. If you do not take any of the classes, the warehouse sale is available on Saturday. We sure wouldn't want to miss out on any of the deals at the sale so last year and this we have gone up on Friday for a class and then 'shopped till we dropped'.
This year we took a class called ' Textures Galore'.
I already gave the above 'here comes the bride' card to one of my daughters for her wedding shower. I'm sorry that I won't be able to specifically identify the types of paper we used on each card. I should have kept notes during our class, but the classes are extremely fast-paced and you barely have enough time to complete the cards in the time allotted. In fact. we ran over our time by at least 1/2 hour. Before running the satiny looking background piece through the big shot with an embossing folder, we applied brilliance ink to one side of the folder. We applied stickles to front of the wedding dress to create the shimmer.
The next fishing themed birthday card is sure to find a home. After stamping the fish, sailboat, and words we used hand punches to punch them out. The green background piece was embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder... I know it is cuttlebug because I have that one. Round punches, slightly larger than those used on the white stamped pieces, were used on the green background so that a border of the blue card would show through after applying the punched pieces to the card with dimensional tape. Two blue glass pieces were attached with glue dots above one of the fish. The blue card and green background are sold by The Paper Cut as precut pieces either separately or in packaged sets.
I don't recall what the shimmery gold paper used for the background is called. The top layer of white card was placed in an embossing folder that was first rubbed with versa mark on one side. After running through the Big Shot and taking the embossing folder off we sprinkled a mixture of glitter and embossing powder onto the piece and heat embossed. The white embossed piece and sentiment piece are torn and then attached to the gold background. Before attaching that piece to the white card a sheer dotted ribbon was tied around the left edge.
Colorful brads are used as flower centers, and the ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.
The black card and piece on the front is a very thick card stock. It is a bit shiny and comes in several colors. I believe it is called 'Stardream'.
I believe the pink and the black pieces are 'Stardream'. The two white pieces and the pink baby outfit are beautiful textures and show that you can both stamp, color, and emboss.
The 2 buttons were added embellishments. I should have waited and attached them at home so that I could have first added some pink or white thread through the button holes. Maybe I'll try to take them off and reapply.
Pieces of white card stock were cut into scallops and attached behind the 'happy birthday' strip. Then blue glass pieces were attached to each scallop with glue dots.
It was a fun day, but a long day since Appleton is 2 1/2 hour drive from home!!! Hopefully, we can do this again next year!
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Since I took a bunch of pictures at the 3 games I attended, I decided to make him a book that I'll give to him for his birthday this fall.
I found a die cut and some soccer themed stickers at the craft stores to help me with this project.
Think how much fun looking at this book will be in about 10 or 20 years!!!
Each team was set up at a table with decorated cupcakes for each team member. Here is the Red Lion team enjoying their treats.
Way to go Adrian!!!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
I stayed with either the black and white, or red, black, and white theme. These cards will be great for weddings, anniversaries, valentine's day, or even a birthday for that special someone.
The butterfly is a cuttlebug set of embossing folders and a die. I created the butterfly with 3 layers. The bottom layer is a silver metallic card stock, the middle is a black vellum, and the top is a heart-patterned vellum. All 3 layers were run through the cuttlebug with an embossing plate to create texture.
I only have about 2 or 3 verse stamps that would be appropriate for a wedding card and I didn't stamp the inside of any of these yet. I'll wait to see what I use them for and then stamp the sentiment inside.