Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My "Pretties" Card Class

I had a bit of trouble coming up with the name for this week's card class (tonight is actually a repeat of last week's class) but pretty is exactly what I think these cards are!

I made up a combination of Mothers' Day/Wedding/Baby cards for this class -- 5 cards in all. For the lady that is without a mother, the sentiment for the Mother's Day Card could be substituted with any other sentiment.

Check out my cards closer-up:

The first card here is one of my wedding cards. You'll see that I used the diagonal score board for a lovely background. The sponged background around the card serves to antique and soften it a bit. Don't you love the butterflies?!

Card number 2 is a bib card. This card is so easy to make now that I've figured it out! I cut out the first circle with a large scallop circle die, making sure that I left 8 scallops on the fold (if you place your scored line, the folded card inside the die-cut area, it leaves your fold intact). I then cut a 2nd circle out of whisper white with the 3" circle die. To make the bib, I used the 2 1/2" circle punch and made sure that I had 3/4" remaining on each side of the punch on the fold. This will be tough on your punch -- it's hard to punch through 2 layers of cardstock but it can be done!

Card number 3 is my onesie card. I cased this card from Ilina Crouse. (My full-size card turned out too blurry to share.) After Ilina had her baby last fall, she made a bunch of onesie cards as thank you notes. Other than changing the sentiment to "welcome baby", I didn't really change too much other than the snaps at the bottom of the card. Isn't it so sweet?

Card number 4 is my 2nd wedding card. This card will be the wedding card for Bob's cousin's wedding the end of this month! I just love the unblemished white look. The 2nd view is a close-up of the card -- I embossed the white butterfly from Nature's Nest with a concocted mixture of white and iridescent ice embossing powder. I'm so sorry you can't see the sparkle to appreciate how lovely this butterfly is! I wanted to use just the iridescent mixture but it didn't show up enough at all against the white. The vellum butterflies and the vellum background scallop circle was a sweet touch too, I thought.

My last card is one that you've already seen I think, so I'm just sharing a close-up view. We made it at my Cape weekend -- my upline brought that as her shoebox swap. It was so beautiful and detailed that I figured, why reinvent the wheel?! If you can't figure out the small flowers, they're one of the flowers from the Mixed Bunch stamp, punched out with the Boho Blossom punch. Neat, huh?!

*Just a couple of notes: The Mixed Bunch stamp set and Baby Prints are being carried over from the mini catalog so you can still get them if you missed out the first time! The satin ribbon from the bib card will be discontinued with the present catalog -- I guess, alternatively, one could use Seam Binding for the card! Hurry to order any retiring stamp sets and accessories you may want before May 31st!

That's all for today. I'm going in to work this morning for an award luncheon to celebrate my Clinical Nurse IV award. That's as high up on the clinical ladder that one can "earn" at Beth Israel. It took many months (it actually took me 7 years to complete my portfolio!) to finally finish the whole process and work up the nerve to go before the panel of nurses on the committee! Phew! So glad that's behind me!

If you're in the area (north of Boston), or if you'd like a card kit for $20 (not including postage if I send it to you), please leave me a comment or an email! Visit my Stampin' Up! demonstrator website on events to see everything that is included when you come to one of my classes!

Anywho, thanks for visiting me today!! I love you all!


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