Tuesday, March 24, 2015

My 3D Easter Treats Class

Hi all!  I wanted to share a cute photo of tonight's "card" class projects!  I can't take too much credit for them -- I found two of the three featured projects on YouTube, complete with tutorials.  Loved them though and at elast changed the colors of the box or the ribbon of the two projects!

Notice the cute berry basket?  I added 1/2 of a Tea Lace Doily and attached a cute tag to the front.  Donna Griffith shared this tag trick at Stampin' Up! Leadership this January -- the tag is actually a pick from the Handpicked Framelits Dies collection.  Turn it upside down and it makes an adorable hang tag!! I used the For Peep's Sake stamp set for the tag.  The bunny M&M Easter egg was found at my local grocery store and I immediately knew he needed a prominent spot in a basket or box!!

Look at this cute box!  It comes with dividers inside!  I found the tutorial on YouTube here!  I basically changed out the candies and box color.  Wouldn't this make a great Mother's Day or Father's Day Treat Box?!  You'll be seeing it again in different colors and themes!!

I love the adorable Bunny Ears Treat Bag.  This was posted by Vickie of CraftingClare from the UK.  You can see her video on YouTube here.  I appear to be almost out of Blushing Bride Chevron Ribbon so I resorted to Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding instead.  The sentiment, "ENJOY", is from the stamp set is Oh, Goodie! (*editor's note: unfortunately for everyone, this stamp set was from the Holiday Occasions catalog -- so sorry!!  I'm thinking one could use the Teeny, Tiny Wishes stamp set to stamp Happy Easter inside the oval too.  I just don't happen to have a picture of that!) 
Well, I have to run!  Still prepping for tonight's class!  Email me or leave me a comment if you'd like a kit -- I have some available and can arrange shipping to you if you're not local! 
Have a wonderful day!

(I've included a supply list below, but it may not contain everything -- if you can't figure out something from the photo, please leave me a comment and I'll get back to you!!)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Fun with Shaving Cream!

I was putting together a  class the other morning, and was having trouble coming up with a fourth card.  I asked my daughter, Lyndsey, for some ideas.  She had the usual ones: do birthday, Easter, St. Patrick's Day ... wait, I can't do St. Patrick's Day -- I don't have an appropriate stamp set!  What's one to do?!

Luckily (no pun intended with these lucky shamrocks!) I was also doing a technique for this class -- voila`!  I had my idea!!

I ended up doing a shaving cream technique and colored my "cream" with 3 shades of green:  Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, and Garden Green reinkers helped me with this!

Check out my card:

What do you think?!  Like I said, I didn't have a St. Patrick's Day sentiment or stamp set large enough, so I used the Yippee-Skippee sentiment from the same-named stamp set.  Can you believe that it's the first time I think I used this stamp?!  The hearts to form the clover used the Sweetheart punch, and I used the large oval punch to form the stem -- punch about halfway up on a piece of scrap paper, then re-punch above the first oval -- if you look at the stem, I think the directions I just gave will make sense.  The little flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punch looked just like a shamrock to me so I added that to the banner -- I think the banner measurements are 1" x 3 1/2" I believe.   Oh yes, I did stamp "Happy St. Patrick's Day" inside though (Teeny Tiny Wishes).

Check out a close-up photo of the card:

I do think that I'm going to make one more change on the card for tonight's class -- do you think I should emboss the hearts?!  Me too!!  Let me know what embossing folder YOU would use!! I'm anxious to know!!

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