Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Gate Fold Cards

It seems as though I've been seeing gate fold cards everywhere lately, so I thought I would make that the focus of a set of cards I was crafting for a friend. There are a few different ways that you can "close" a gate fold card, two of which are pictured above. The first is using ribbon to tie the card, and the second is making a paper ring to slide over the card. In addition, you could attach a button to either side of the card and use string to make a figure eight around the buttons. This would work with large brads also. Or, you could stamp a large image, place it in the center of the card, only attaching it to on side. There are many, many options to explore with gate fold cards. I'd love to see pictures of what you create!

Dry Erase Picture Frames

Someone recently shared an interesting bit of information with me: Dry erase markers and cleaner work well on glass. I had no idea! So, that sparked a moment where practicality met with creativity. How many times have you frantically searched for a piece of paper to leave a quick note for a family member before hurrying out the door? Wouldn't it be great to have a stylish, decorative medium on which to leave those important, must-see notes? Enter the dry erase picture frame.
I bought this frame at Michael's for $3.49 (not on sale). It is a 5 x 7, though they had larger frames in the same style. A few minutes of crafting, and you have a permanent place to write those important notes. You can use either dry erase cleaner or regular glass cleaner to remove the writing. Another option is to remove the glass and replace it with transparency film (sold at most office supply stores). The frame can be left anywhere for your intended audience to see, or you can attach magnets to adhere it to the refrigerator.
You can also use the dry erase frame to write out your scripture memory verse for the week. A picture of this can be seen if you click on the link for July Swap Cards under the Stamper's 10 Cards heading on the right side of this screen.
Have fun creating these for your home!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Party Favor ~ Class Preview

I wanted to share a sneak peek of one of the cute party favors that we will be creating at the upcoming class on Friday, July 25th. In addition to this style, I have three more distinctively different favors that are sure to spark your creativity. Here is the class description that is also posted on my Stampin' Up website:

Party Favors
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join me on Friday, July 25th for a fun class where you'll learn how to dazzle your friends and family with impressive party favors! We will be creating four types of party favors that will be ready for you to take home and add a treat to. Not only are party favors a quick and easy treat for birthday and holiday parties, they are great for classroom treats, baby and wedding showers, as an individual suprise small enough to fit into a lunchbox or briefcase or as a "just because" gift for a friend. The cost of the class is $15, and you are welcome to bring a friend! Please let me know if you will be attending (and if you'll be bringing a friend) by Wednesday, July 23. I hope to see you there! Note: Each person's name will be entered into a hostess drawing for who will receive the hostess benefits for the evening if orders totaling at least $150 are placed. If you bring a friend, you will receive a certificate for 10% off your next order and your name will be entered into the hostess drawing twice.)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Flower Pot Make and Take

Hi...sorry that I've been away for a while. I have been busy planning exciting new classes and workshops centered around the new Fall/Winter Idea Book. The events will soon be posted both here and on my Stampin' Up website soon. Also, I have added an additional date for the Party Favors class, which is July 25.

This card was the make and take for June's Stamper's 10 meeting. I am absolutely in love with this flower stamp (from Ginormous Flowers) and the coordinating flower punch. This combination really makes creating a card quick and easy.

I have a few more projects to share with you that I will be posting in the next week, and soon to come will be cards featuring the new In Colors from the Fall/Winter Idea Book.