Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tool Time Thank You Card & Gift Card Holder

I had surgery on my right foot the end of July, and my neighbour kindly cut my grass for me and did a myriad of other tasks.
He loves making things and his garage has been converted into a tool shed.
So, I made him this card which is also a gift card holder.

Stamp: Tool Shed
Ink: Black Stazon, Su Markers
Papers: Pacific Point, Elegant Soiree designer paper, Whisper White
Accessories: Large Tag punch, White gel pen, Platinum shimmer paint

Tools were stamped, colored and cut out and inserted into the pockets

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Video Tutorial - Medallion or Lolly

Zoofari Baby Card

This card, a bit unusual for a baby card, was a special order.  The lady who ordered it loves animals and animal prints, so that when her best friend gave birth to a baby boy she wanted a baby card with animals and animal print on it.

Stamps: Zoofari, Petite Pairs, Curvy Verses
Inks: Images colored with alcohol inks, basic black
Papers: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Animal print pattern paper (unknown source), Basic Black
Accessories:  Square Lattice embossing folder, 3.8" black and white ribbon (unknown source), Scallop border punch, White Gel Pen, 3/4 by 15/16" oval punch, Small oval punch, 1 3/4 by 7/8" Oval punch, Blue rhinestones (unknown source), Stampin dimensionals.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Medallion Wreath

version of this wreath is featured on Page 6 of the New Holiday Mini Catalogue. As soon as I saw it I knew that I wanted to make it - as a decoration for  my booth this weekend at the craft show.
Retired Autumn designer paper, and some current card stock was used  to make the wreath- as I was uncertain on how it would turn out and I didn't want to waste my good paper.

The circle wreath base was made from cardboard that comes with the designer series paper.  I traced a circle using a dinner plate, and traced a smaller circle within that using a cake pan.  The fun part was cutting the circle out. ( I fully intended to buy the base in the Dollar store, but of course there were none there today - so I put on my thinking cap)
To strengthen this base I cut 2" strips of "the snake" that had previously been ironed and folded, and wrapped it around the circle.
It was reinforced at the back with masking tape.
Just in case the medallions didn't cover the entire base I took 3 ink and colours and smeared them on the front - More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive.
After I made the different medallions,hot glue was used to adhere them to the base.
A Leaf from the Gently Falling stamp set was stamped twice in each of these colours:  More Mustard. Old Olive and Cajun Craze.  After cutting each out, they were randomly placed around the wreath.

Stamp: Falling Leaves
Inks: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Retired autumn designer paper, Perfect Plum card stock, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Simply Scored tool, 3/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Scallop circle punch, Boho Blossom punch, 1 1/4" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, 3/8" Chantilly Lace crochet ribbon, antique brads, card board from designer series paper, other non Stamping Up embellishments. hot glue gun, Pearl, twine.

If any of you would like to see how I made the base, I would be glad to make a video.  Please let me know in your comments.


Card Making Classes 2011-2012

Start:      Wednesday, October 5  from 7-9 p.m
Cost:      $25.00 per person.  Class free if an order of $25.00 is placed from Idea Book & Catalogue (before shipping and taxes).  Orders will be placed at the end of each month.
Format:   Each student will be given the opportunity to be “hostess of the month” and will receive the hostess benefits when the order is placed.  There are no extra duties associated with being hostess.
Note:  Please let me know ASAP is you will be attending the Oct. 5 and the Advent Calendar Class Nov 2-23 as I have to order extra supplies from Stampin’ Up
Please R.S.V.P the Sunday prior to every class so that I can get the appropriate number of kits together.
October 5                           Stampin’ Card Keeper. This is a new item from Stampin’ Up and is great for organizing all your standard sized cards by month, theme, or holiday.  You will personalize the white paper-covered chipboard box using your favourite Designer Series Paper and embellishments. It includes an easy-to attach Silver metal label holder and six dividers for easy organization. Pattern for covering the box is included.  Measuremements:  6 by 6 ¼ by 4 ¾”.  Use this to store the cards you make in class.  There will be a $15.00 supply fee for this class.

October 12                         Birthday Cards:  You will make 3 birthday cards – one for a guy, one for a gal and one for a child.

October 19                         Halloween Cards  Two cards will be made.  On one of the cards you will make a medallion using the new Simply Scored tool.

October 26                         Thanksgiving Cards  Two cards- both featuring the Falling Leaves stamp set and the Autumn spice designer paper.  The Drop reinker technique will be used to create the focal images.  Please wear casual clothes or an apron if you have one.

November 2                       Remembrance Day   You will make 2 or 3 cards .  You will have a choice of making a military or other remembrance or a sympathy card.

November 9, 16, 23         Advent Calendar   Over these 3 classes you will make a complete Advent calendar using the Stamp set:  25 and Counting and the new Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die.
Fee for these 3 classes is $45.00 to be paid (or an equivalent order placed) at the first class)

Christmas class workshop
Date:  November 20 (Sunday)
Location:  Jade’s Hair and Salon, Chemong Road, Peterborough
Time:  10 to 3
Cost:  $45.00
Early bird registration:  $40.00 (by Nov 1)  $45.00 after.
Send a cheque  made out to Maria Vanderform  and mail it to 750 Lock St. Peterborough, Ont. K9J 2Z4   or if you wish you can do an e-mail transfer (I’ll walk you through that if you don’t know how to do that)
You will make 6-8 Christmas cards/projects using kits provided- in a station format
Maximum number 20 to 25.  This will fill up fast, so sign up as soon as you can.
Lunch provided.

November 30:                   Kraft Box and 4 small (3 by 3) cards & envelopes. Box size:  3 ½ by 3 ½ by 2 ½.  It is food safe, so ideal to put in those holiday goodies. In this class you will decorate (Paper or stamping) a Kraft box and make 4 different (or the same) cards to fit in the box.  Please R.S.V.P by Nov 2 .  Extra supply fee: $5.00 per person.

You can R.S.V.P through my demonstrator web site: 
Click on classes, then the class you are interested in, and R.S.V.P
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