Monday, February 22, 2010

January's Card Workshop

I just wanted to share the cards we did in my January card workshop last month. I had posted them on another website that's just for Close to My Heart consultants, but forgot to post them here. I guess I should have posted them before now since Valentine's Day is over, but you can show love any day of the year right?

When doing cards I usually find inspiration from other consultants, whether it's the layout of the card, the color combination or completely CASE'd as in one example below. (CASE'd means Copied As Seen Exactly) Hey if someone's done it perfectly already, no need to reinvent the wheel right? :) So here are the 4 cards we made and one non-card project.

This first card shows the technique of making "crumpled flowers". My friend and fellow consultant Karen Gerlach showed us how to make these at a unite meeting a while back and I just thought they were fun and easy! We used the "That's Amore" paper and the new "State of Mind" stamp set. This set has a lot of uses for cards and scrap booking with it's fun definitions.

This next card is a little 4x4 card that uses the new Petite Perks stamp set that's seen on the back cover of the new Spring Idea Book. I gave a stamp set to each of the workshop attendees, so they could go home and make some Valentine's cards if they wanted. The color combo was inspired by a card done by fellow consultant Tiffany Smith.

We used something called Liquid Glass on the bees and beehive to add a little dimension. It's a little hard to show in a photo, but it gives a 3-D shiny effect to whatever you apply it to.

Here's the card that I CASE'd from fellow consultant Debi Davis. She even sent me her instructions to follow. I just love how she made a tag out of the circle she cut from the front of the card. This stamp set "Love Birds" is one of my favorite new stamps from the new catalog and I love the new "Veranda Creative Basics" paper!

Here's the front of the card with the tag.

Here's the inside of the card.

This next card uses a design that's called a "Double Diagonal Pocket" card. My good friend and fellow consultant Linda and I presented this folding technique at a multi-unit meeting earlier in January and I wanted to try it in my workshop as well. It seems like you're doing Origami when you're doing all of the folding, lol. I think this was my favorite card we made. It uses the new "Topstitch" paper and the cute stamp called "Childhood Portrait".

This card style doesn't open, so you write your greeting on one of the pull out cards or tags. These are great for sliding a little gift card into the front pocket, too. Here it is with the card inserts pulled out a bit so you can see what I'm talking about.

And last but not least we made what's called a "Bag-a-Lope". The layout was inspired by another consultant, Angela Tutton. Angela had made a table tent, but I wanted to make a bag, so I used a technique that I saw another consultant's website. Her name is Tresa Black and she's so fun to watch. Click HERE to see her You Tube video instructions for the Bag-a-Lope.

For our project we used a 5x7 envelope, just the right size to put a handful of candy or treats inside for someone. The stamp we used is the February Stamp Of The Month called "Piece of Cake". I love this stamp set and it's only available this month, then it will be gone! :(

Here's the cute little bag-a-lope.

Here's a close up of the image. We used Liquid Applique to make the "frosting" on the cupcakes and a little Liquid Glass again to make the cherries shiny. So cute!

Thanks for looking! I've tried to create links to many of the products shown in case you're interested. If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask.

Also, my February card workshops are this coming weekend (Feb. 27th & 28th), so if you're in the Forest Grove, OR area and would like to come by, just send me a note and I'll get you the details. Here's my email address:

Happy Monday!


Sparkle said...

Such darling projects! I love your flowers.

family.seals said...

SO love these! I am going to scrap lift several if not all of these at one point or another... Just FYI! ; )

Cheryl said...

Wonderful projects!