Saturday, August 13, 2011

New Card Class next week and ... My Snowbuddy!

Hi everyone! I'm back!

I enjoyed a few weeks, on and off, in New York with family and friends, and in New Hampshire, with friends! What a wonderful reprieve from the everyday struggles of figuring out something to cook for dinner and taxi'ing the kids to their various activities!

If you live in the northeastern part of Massachusetts (or even west or south if you feel like coming for a class!), I'm holding my Pretty Postage Card Class next week:

Pretty Postage Card Class, August 2011
Dates and Times:
Monday evening, August 15th, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday morning, August 16ht, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (also Open Stamping time!)
Tuesday evening, August 16th, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. (again, also Open Stamping time)
Wednesday morning, August 17th, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$20 per person -- includes all paper cut and scored, envelopes, my instruction

*You must RSVP (you can go to my website and click on events and RSVP through the RSVP tab on the date of your choice, or you can email me at Please bring scissors and your own adhesive to class.

I bought the Snow Much Fun stamp set several weeks ago as I absolutely adore snowmen! I'm not sure if it was the preorder in June, or during the month of July when the new catalog made its appearance, but regardless, it took a while for this set to see ink!

I'm pretty sure that this card is self-explanatory, and I'm pretty sure it's not going to be a stamp class as the card itself took quite a while to complete! Lots of cutting and layering went into it!

I used the new Textured Impressions Stripes Embossing Folder with my Big Shot to make the "picket fence" -- after embossing part of a 4"strip, I used my Scallop Edge punch to make the pickets.

After that, it was just a matter of stamping the various images with Staz-On ink onto my white cardstock. It may or may not show in the closeup photo, but I used the white shimmer paper to stamp my images for a bit of glimmer and shine!

Closeup of the cut card

I knew right away that I wanted to use the new Pool Party cardstock color to make this card. I love the look of the Tulip border using the Tulip Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. If you look at the stamp set, I definitely did some rearranging of the images. For one, I snipped the ornaments off of the tree -- I liked them, but what a pain to cut around! The little birdie sitting on the fence is actually a part of the tree image -- it was perched on top of the tree but I decided I wanted one perched on the fence! That's the beauty of cutting out your images: you can definitely change the look!

The last thing I did was glitter up my tree to make it look like snow on the branches. I had a denser snow look in mind, but this works too!

Supplies: (click on shopping cart to shop now!)

Snow Much Fun (wood: 122560, $2 7.95; clear: 122562, $19.95)
Stampin' Up! White Shimmer, Pool Party cardstock
Black Staz-On
Other Supplies:
Big Shot, Framed Tulips and Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Two-Way Glue Pen, Markers (Pool Party, Garden Green, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo, Basic Black, Basic Gray).

Anywho, thanks for joining me for a little bit of "cool art" on this humid day in August!



Lynn said...

Adorable snowman card!!! Your cutting is amazing and the fence you created is a nice touch.

Butternutsage said...

I am so happy you came by today and told me about this card!!! Just adorable and unique!!!!