Friday, August 1, 2008

My 1st Card Workshop

On Sunday afternoon I held my very first Greeting Card Workshop. Earlier this year I donated a basket of Close to My Heart supplies and a Gift Certificate for this workshop to the Dilley Elementary School Auction (Mateo's school). This workshop was attended by the winning bidder of my basket, her mother, her 11 year old daughter and a friend of theirs.

I was a little nervous because I'd never met any of these people before and I didn't know what their skill levels were. I came up with 5 different cards to make and tried to start off easy and gradually do a little more with each one.

I think the cards came out pretty cute...

#1 - Simple stamping on textured cardstock and a simple ribbon added.

#2 - Simple stamping, colored with CTMH markers and layered cardstock.

#3 - Stamped Butterfly image and cut out (kind of tedious), then glued with 3D foam squares & added a simple word.

#4 - My Favorite! Layered some coordinating papers, stamped & added fun accessories (brads, photo hanger & ribbon).

#5 - They enjoyed learning this criss cross pattern and were surprised they could stamp directly onto the twill ribbon.

They all seemed to really enjoy the workshop and they've requested that I make it a monthly event so that more of their friends can attend. That's pretty exciting! Now, I need to get my creative juices flowing and come up with some new ideas. Wish me luck!


Linda said...

Super cute!!
My favorites are the "Smile" card and the "thank u" card!

:) Thanks for posting.

young family said...

I like them all, way cute. You are very creative.

I like your dinners on the christmas plates too. I almost laughed because I was thinking it and then your next line said yes they are christmas plates :)

I love stalking you like this :)

Barbara said...

Your cards are beautiful and it sounds like you had a very good first workshop. Excellent!! And they all want to keep coming to monthly workshops!! That's great!!