I held my April card classes last week and we made the following cards using the Handsomely Suited Bundle. They were fun Covid-safe classes, with five groups of ladies over three days.
I cased this from the Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalogue but made a few changes.
This card is so stylish and is a great masculine card. The handkerchief was stamped using the tip of the Tie stamp and hand cut to fit.
I cased this card from Stamp it up with Jaimie.
I changed the colours of the DSP and ties. This is another simple but very effective masculine card and the ladies at class had fun changing it up more to make them individual.
I love seeing the creativity of my happy stampers when they finish their creations.
I cased this next card from Juleen Henderson.
We used the retired Cable Knit Embossing Folder as it was highly effective. I love the simplicity of this card but you do need to think about the order of layering before you stick pieces together.
I found popping the collar up on dimensionals looked great and made adding the centre strip easier.
I wanted to use this bundle to show that you could make feminine cards with it too.
This was my design after lots of playing. I wanted to use the bows in the bundle but ended up using ribbon. The V can be cut using the dies and the Dainty Diamond embossing folder added a lovely texture.
I used the button die to cut silver foil for the necklace and the stitched strip as the waist band on the dress. I hope you like it.
They were the four cards we made at class but here’s a few more that I made as samples to show the versatility of this bundle.
I came up with this design while playing around. It has a lot of pieces and detail that was layered. I added a double lapel using contrasting Very Vanilla for the collar.
The detail in the pocket is lace ribbon and the necklace was made using gold cord, a tiny flower from the Hydrangea Dies and a Pearl. I used the Ornate floral 3D embossing folder to add texture to the jacket.
I even added some skin tone above the collar.
I hope you like my card.
This card was very simple, the bow used as the embellishment is from the Handsomely Suited dies, I ran it through the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder for extra detail.
I had fun creating this card at my last retreat. I cased it from Danielle Howard who cased it from Pinterest.
I made a few changes and added my twist. I love the simple, clean look of this card.
The tee-shirt with red bow tie gives it a ‘Sheldon’ look. The lapel and pocket was covered in packing tape before cutting it out with the dies, this give it the shinny look.
The main part of the suit was run through the Subtle embossing folder.
The ladies from Wednesday night class – thanks for allowing me to share your photos.
I love seeing your variations of the cards. Creativity was flowing!
We’ll be creating four cards using the Butterfly Brilliance bundle for our next class.
I held my March card classes a few days ago and we made the following cards. We used the Hydrangea Hill Suite.
I had five wonderful groups of ladies attend classes and they all left very happy with their creations.
For our first card, we used the brick embossing folder for the background, then to get the shimmer around the edges, we used the new blending brushes with shimmer paint.
The shimmer paint is so easy to use and you get a lovely finish with the new blending brush.
The flower of the hydrangea was cut out of the DSP using the Hydrangea Dies.
The card has a lot of detail with multi layers and is finished off perfectly with the Gorgeous Grape ribbon bow.
We used Rococco Rose cardstock for the base of this card adding a bit of pink.
The background was created using the Old World Paper Textured 3D Embossing Folder which gives a lovely effect. The stem of the hydrangea was stamped using the two-step stamping in the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set.
The hydrangea flower head was simply die cut using the Hydrangea Dies. We popped the petals out and added extra Gorgeous Grape and Basic White flowers for more colour and texture.
We used Wink of Stella on the hydrangea flower to give it some sparkle and finished the card off using the Pastel Pearl embellishments.
On this card we used Balmy Blue as the card base then we fussy cut the gorgeous Hydrangea DSP to use as a background.
For the stem, we stamped the whole flower image in Memento Black – cut it out with the dies, then added the Old Olive leaf accents which were also cut with the Hydrangea Dies.
We then layered the hydrangea flower over the the top using the solid image, popping up the petals and covering it with Wink of Stella for that extra bit of sparkle.
There are some lovely greetings in this Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set – we chose ‘The world is better because of you’.
What a special sentiment to share with someone.
This Misty Moonlight card is fairly simple with a little bit of layering. Once again we used the gorgeous Hydrangea DSP cutting it out with the dies.
We stamped on the base of the card in Misty Moonlight just to add a little bit of background detail.
The greeting was made using the Triple Banner Punch and the ribbon was fishtailed to match the shape of the label.
The card is finished off using lots of leaves and Pastel Pearl embellishments.
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Some new crafters have joined my class – I want to extend a warm welcome to Leanne and Nicole.
Nicole was the happy winner of one of the lucky door prizes from Craft Alive. I met Leanne and Nicole there when they visited our Stampin’ Up! stall a few weeks ago at the Gold Coast Turf Club.
The last pic is Leanne and Helen showing off the wonderful cards that they made at class. They were very happy with what they made.
Looking forward to another class with you all…
I run card my classes on the first Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the month.
So if you’d like to get creative with like-minded ladies, check out my class schedule for upcoming classes and book one in.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I want to thank you for your support throughout the year, whether you shopped with me, came to classes or retreats, helped me prepare for events, liked and commented on my FB posts, gave me cards and gifts, it’s all helped with my small business and I really appreciate it.
It’s been a challenging year in many ways but we made it!
I’ve loved sharing and creating wonderful projects and memories with you through out the year.
I will be taking a short break from 24 December – 6 January but if you need to order you can pop onto my online store any time.
Looking forward to seeing you next year.
For our final class of the year we made four Christmas cards and an ornament.
For our first card we use the beautiful Snowflake Wishes bundle.
This card was cased from Martin Stone.
We used Pretty Peacock for the card base and the front as well. Snowflake Splendor ribbon is attached with a staple for the embellishment. There’s also a hint of Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper if you look carefully.
I love the depth of the colour of the Pretty Peacock card stock. To finish the card off, we splattered it with Wink of Stella by flicking the end of the brush.
I hope you like this card as much as I do.Products used in this project
I found this card on Pinterest and cased it as well.
I made a few changes, using what I had, but this is a lovely way to use the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.
The card base is thick Very Vanilla card stock and the greeting is from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set which is stamped on the Stitched Nestled Labels dies.
Everyone loved using the new Stampin’ Cut and Embossing Machine (replaced the Big Shot) which we used to cut out some of the pieces.
The Star Designer element and the ribbon finish off the card beautifully.Products used in this project
This next card uses my design. It is a double easel card and I used thick Whisper White cut in half length ways for the main base of the card.
For the remainder of the card I used Misty Moonlight cut slightly smaller but still length ways.
Once again I used the Snowflake Wishes bundle and some silver foil for the snowflakes, as well as frosted and clear epoxy droplets for the embellishments.
We stamped on the front part of the card and ran the rest through the Winter Snow embossing folder.
I love the greeting, ‘May your season sparkle’… it’s kinda cute.Products used in this project
For our last card we made this simple but elegant card using the window die out of the Snowflake Bundle.
We heat embossed the greeting add a bit more style and texture to the card.
I love the effect of this die creating a little window to peek through.
The foil is embossed with the 3D Evergreen Forest embossing folder which just looks stunning!Products used in this project
Our last project was a just for a bit of extra fun. Wade and I had to prune some branches off a gum tree in the back yard, so I thought that I could use a repurposed section of the branch as a base for Christmas decorations.
I came up with this ornament to hang on a tree.
I used the retired Dashing Deer Stamp, along with some Rhinestones (coloured with the Real Red Stampin’ blend pen) and used the beautiful Real Red sheer ribbon and some gold metallic trim from the Forever Greenery trim.
I would love to thank all of my wonderful customers for your support by coming to my classes and shopping with me ❤️.
It’s been a challenging year but we’ve made it.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and I very much look forward to crafting with you in the new year.
Prepare for the Christmas holiday with our all-inclusive Christmas Countdown Project Kit!
This kit contains everything you need to create impressive handcrafted advent décor. Fill mini boxes with treats, pack them into the sturdy outer box, and let the countdown begin!
Adhesive sold separately.
What does the kit include?
- Enough supplies to decorate 25 mini boxes and an outer box
- Outer box: 11-3/16″ x 11-3/16″ x 2-3/16″ (28.4 x 28.4 x 5.6 cm)
- Mini box: 2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″ x 2-1/16″ (5.4 x 5.4 x 5.2 cm)
Product colours: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, gold foil, Mossy Meadow, white
Watch me demonstrate the kit
DSP isn’t only used for cards!
Check out all of these gorgeous projects we made using Snowflake Splendour DSP on Sunday at our Footprints Charity Day.
Which one is your favourite?
My product of the week is this super cute ‘Gnome for the Holidays’ Stamp Set. Add whimsy to your Christmas projects with the Gnome for the Holidays Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!
Let these sweet gnomes bring a smile to your face.
You can have so much fun with these…