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October 2016

October Card Class "Merry & Bright"

Here are the cards from my October class.  It was fun to get into the spirit of the holidays and listen to Christmas music while we made our cards.  All of the supplies used to make these cards are included at the end of this post.

20161016 October class holiday cards


Card #1: Gingerbread Cookie Card

Every year, we make gingerbread cookies and have the kids come over and decorate them--that was the inspiration for this card.  I also like the combination of soft sky, real red, and white for the holidays.  We used the gingerbread stamp from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set and then coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch to create the cookie cutter.  It may be even better to use the silver foil paper to make the cookie cutter instead of the basic gray cardstock that I used here.  The handle was made using the Classic Label punch with the pointed ends cut off.  It was folded to make a handle.  Then the smallest size White Perfect Accents were colored with a black Sharpie and attached to the cookie cutter handle.  The gingerbread was stamped in soft suede classic ink.  Then the medium size White Perfect Accents were colored with a red Sharpie and attached as buttons.  I really like the ribbon at the top which is the Real Red 3/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon, I think it gives it that extra punch.

20161016  GB Cookies card


Card #2: Peaceful Pines Panel Card

This Christmas tree card is simple and quick.  We stamped the tree from Peaceful Pines on Very Vanilla cardstock.  The complementary background paper is from the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.  We also did not need to stamp a separate greeting because it is part of the tree.  A star was punched from cherry cobbler cardstock using the Confetti Stars Border punch and accented with a small rhinestone then glued to the top of the tree.  Cherry cobbler cardstock was used to create the panel card, which was scored 2 1/8" from each edge along the 8 1/2" length.

20161016 Christmas tree card


Card #3: Merry Mouse Card

If you like Christmas mice, then the Merry Mice stamp set is for you!  One of the images from this set is featured on this card.  It was stamped in Black Staz On ink on watercolor paper so that the image would not smear when it was colored.  The mouse was then colored using Aqua painters and ink from the classic pads.  To use the ink, press the classic pad together before opening the cover, then when  you open the pad, there will be ink on the inside of the cover that you can use to color.

20161016 Merry Mouse card


Card #4: Fox and Snowball Card

This cute little fox is peeking around a giant snowball.  The fox is from the Jolly Friends stamp set and was stamped onto Cajun Craze cardstock then punched out using the Fox Builder punch.  For the white part of his face, we colored it using the White Stampin' Chalk Marker.  His hat was punched using the Jolly Hat builder punch from Silver Glimmer paper and whisper white.  His paws were also punched using the Fox Builder punch--they are the small tuft shape that is normally used for the tip of his tail.  The snowball was cut using the 2 3/8" size circle framelit.  The blue in the greeting and background is Marina Mist.  We also used the largest size Perfect White Accents on the side of the card.

20161016 Fox and snowball card


Hope you enjoyed the October class.  My final 2 class weekends of the year are coming up on November 5th/6th "Candy Canes & Cookies" and 19th/20th "Under the Stars".  You can expect more holiday fun in these classes.  Check out my post from 10/4 for a sneak peek of "Candy Canes & Cookies".  Lookout for a sneak peek of "Under the Stars" in the early part of November.  Spaces are still available so please contact me to reserve your spot.



Below are the supplies used for all of the cards.  For items that are available as a bundle, you will see both the bundle option (10% savings) and the items listed individually as they are available for purchase separately.  If you'd like to place an order, click on the pictured product to jump immediately to my website and shop or from the top menu, click on SHOP NOW.

Supplies used for the Gingerbread Cookie Card:


Supplies used for the Peaceful Pines Panel Card:


Supplies used for the Merry Mouse Card:


Supplies used for the Fox and Snowball Card:


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New "Candy Canes & Cookies" Holiday Class Added on November 5th & 6th

I've added a new holiday class "Candy Canes & Cookies" on November 5th and 6th with 4 sessions to choose from at 9 am and 1 pm on each day.  We will be creating holiday cards and tags including holders that makes them perfect for gifting.  Here is a sneak peek of some of the projects.

20161106 Candy Canes and Cookies Sneak Peek

Featured products include the Candy Cane suite and Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle.  As part of your kit, you will also receive a pack of metallic enamel shapes (100) and cherry cobbler bakers twine (25 yards).  All supplies will be provided.  The class fee is $30.  Please email me ([email protected]) to reserve your spot.   Looking forward to getting ready for the holidays with you!

October Card Class "Merry & Bright" Sneak Peek!

Here is a sneak peek of the cards we will be making in my October class.  It's all about the holidays with cards that include cute critters, trees, snow and cookies!  We are using lots of great products from the Holiday Catalog too.  You will make 12 cards, 3 each of 4 designs, and all supplies including envelopes will be provided.  The class fee is $20.  There are still a few spaces available in these sessions: Oct 15th @ 1 pm, Oct 16th @ 9 am and 1 pm.  Please email me to reserve your spot ([email protected]).

  20161001 October class sneek peek

The featured products for class include Cookie Cutter Christmas,  Merry Mice, Jolly Friends and Tin of Tags stamp sets.  Hope to be stampin' with you soon!