Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July's Birthday Card Club Class

I had fun designing this month's birthday card class!!  Every month I have a special class dedicated just to birthdays. We make 4 birthday cards -- 1 masculine, 1 kid's card, and 2 more feminine cards. We have cupcakes, and if it's someone's birthday in the class, they get a special $5.00 coupon as well!

Here are tonight's cards:

I have to say that the card on the left is NOT my own.  A fellow team member received it in a swap and shared it with me -- love at first sight!  I TOTALLY cased it!  I may have changed the "happy birthday" sentiment, but otherwise, nothing is different!  Why change what works!!  I'm waiting to hear from my team member as to who created the card so I can give credit where due -- I'll edit this post when I hear from her!  If you can't see, it uses the eclectic framelits and DSP as well as the banner punch.

My favorite card that I designed is the bottom center card -- I used the new daisy DSP, the Happy Birthday thinlit, the daisy punch, and the new Calypso Coral ombre ribbon!!  So sweet!!  The ingredient list (all stamps, framelits, punches, accessories and DSP) is below!  If you have a question about colors, just leave me a comment!

Thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, July 24, 2017

A Summer Sampler Frame

When I was cleaning out my craft room this past winter, I came across a winter sampler frame I had made a few years ago.  The frame was super easy: (9) 3" x 3" squares, pleasantly combined and mounted on bigger mats in a 12" x 12" frame.

Since that time, I made a Valentine frame, and a spring frame and had requests for a summer sampler frame.

I used only current stamp sets -- I think you can click on the picture to enlarge it.  Check out my supply list below for the list of stamp sets (If I used both stamp sets and punches or framelits, I will list the bundle only.) The frame was a 12" x 12" scrapbook frame that I purchased with a coupon from Michaels.  I've been able to find this particular frame in both black and white.

If you have time, perhaps you can recreate this frame?  It's very easy -- just choose 9 stamp sets/images that fit your season and have fun putting together a collage!  If you do recreate it, please share your creation with me!  I'd love to see it!!  

*In the meantime, I now have requests for fall AND Halloween sampler frames -- I can't wait for the new Holiday Occasions catalog!  Did you know that as a demonstrator you can preorder from the holiday catalog on August 1st?!  Woohoo!  Check out how to join my awesome team, the Papercrafting Genies, HERE!

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