Sunday, December 11, 2011

Card Class - December 14, 2011

Here are the cards we'll make at class this week...  They are all so fun for the holidays!

This first card is one I made at a Rubber Queen Meeting that I attended earlier in the fall.  I really love this new stamp set, Merry & Type.  It can be found on page 31 of the current Idea Book & Catalog.  We used Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso paper and Stampin' Write markers, as well as the new Oval Designer Frames and Houndstooth Embossing Folders (p. 218) with the Big Shot (p. 215).  The card is finished off with a Pearl Basic Jewel (p. 198) on the scroll work above the "25" and tied with the Early Espresso 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon (p. 30 of the Holiday Mini).

This next card uses some left over scrap pieces from the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit in the Holiday Mini (p. 26) for the present boxes.  The sparkle is added with Red Glimmer Paper (p. 41 of the Holiday Mini) for the bows (made from the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch (p. 211) - I love using this punch to make these fun ribbons!) and an added touch of sparkle comes from the Basic Rhinestone Jewel (p. 198) that dots the "i' in Merry Christmas.  We also used the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (p. 218) around the edge of the Soft Suede piece and layered it onto an Old Olive card.  What fun this card is!!  I also used this card as my swap this month at our Rubber Queen meeting!

I knew I wanted to do some embossing this holiday season, and I thought it worked beautifully on this card!!  We used Gold Embossing Powder and the Champagne Glass Stampin' Glitter (p. 201) for the ornament.  The ornament stamp comes from the Delightful Decorations set (p. 40) and the Season's Greetings sentiment comes from Many Merry Messages set (p. 166).  We also added a lovely bow using the Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding ribbon (p. 195) that coordinates with the Always Arthicoke paper and ink.  Finally, we added a little texture with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (p. 219) with the Big Shot.

For this final card, we used some additional scrap pieces from the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit in the Holiday Mini (p. 26) - can you tell I LOVED this kit??  And this is such a simple card - that one strip of Designer Series Paper adds so much to the card!  We used a Lucky Limeade card base and layered an Early Espresso piece embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder (p. 218) with the Big Shot.  The stamp "Peace on Earth" is also from the Merry & Type set (p. 31).  I added another Basic Rhinestone Jewel 
(p. 198) above the sentiment (but I don't think you can really see it in this photo - sorry about that!).  It really was all about the sparkle this month!!

Please let me know if you'd like to join us for this Card-Making class on Wednesday, December 14 or the 2nd Wednesday of every month in 2012!!  Hope to see you soon!!

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