Sunday, 16 February 2014

February Class

Hello and welcome,

Yesterday we held our February class.  We were joined by 16 lovely ladies who joined us for 4 projects, lots of fun and some scrummy homemade cake.

Both Tena and I have been really impressed with the Envelope Punch Board and have been using it alot.  For me, I like to have equipment that does a bit more than it says on the tin and to be able to use it to make other projects aside from envelopes really impresses me.  It's so quick and easy to use too which is another bonus.

With permission, I was inspired by another project I had recently seen which made a box using the envelope punch board and one sheet of 12x12 paper - no cutting and no glue - perfect.  This box can be used in so many different ways and I decided to add a surprise inside to this design.....



The smaller box and bow were also made using the envelope punch board.  I really love the vibrancy of the Birthday Basics designer series paper which has some gorgeous fun coordinating colours.  The inner box can be made to open which would be great for adding a little gift.  Two tiers would also make a fabulous wedding or birthday cake.

We also made another card in the morning using the Birthday Basics dsp but I forgot to photograph that one!

After lunch Tena had prepared card making projects.


 



There was a choice with the tri-shutter cards, depending on whether you wanted three or four panels.  There was a flurry of activity and it was lovely to see some new crafters producing work they couldn't believe they had made.  That really is one of the things I love about being a Stampin' Up Demonstrator.
 
If you'd like to join us in our April class, we would really like to meet you.  This will be held on 5th April 10am-4pm.  Please email me for further information or to book. 
 
  I wish you all a great week.
 
Best wishes,
 
Sam x

Out of the page cards

Hello,

The run up to Valentines' Day was a busy one as I made 14 cards for some of the chaps in mine and my Husband's office....not from me of course!  They had the opportunity to earn extra brownie points by having a card made with the bonus that they didn't have to go to the shops and buy one. 

This card is actually very simple to make and can be adapted for every occasion.




The feedback is that all cards were very happily received and loved.  Happiness all round!

Earlier in the month I had made a card for my friend's 40th Birthday.  As I had been busy playing with the Envelope Punch Board I wanted to use that but also love the exploding card effect so I combined the two with some adaptions to the exploding card, using only the main body of the card.
 
The flower stamp set used for this card is the Petite Petals which is available from the Spring/Summer Catalogue.  This can be purchased in a bundle with the coordinating punch.
 
Thank you for stopping by.
 
Best wishes,
 
Sam x