Cards - Halloween & Fall

September Class "Home Sweet Home"

Here are the cards that we made in class this month.  Going along with the theme, we made a neighborhood card and camper card.  Then some friendly little pigs that you may want for a pet.

20170916 Sept class cards

Card #1: Happy Camper

This card features the stamp set Glamper Greetings.  The card photo shows a halloween version but the set has images for many ocassions - birthday, fall, Christmas and everyday too.  It was stamped in Basic Black archival ink (permanent) then colored pencils and blender pens were used to color the camper.  

20170916 camper card

 

Card #2: In the Neighborhood

The images in this card are from In the City, a hostess stamp set.  There are all kinds of buildings, cars, trucks and other items that you would see in the city.  It's a photopolymer set that uses 2 step stamping--there is a stamp for the outline and a corresponding stamp to fill in the image.  For the houses that we used in this set, we lined up the outline version of the individual houses on a single block and stamped the image in crumb cake.  Then each house was colored in with its corresponding stamp for a colorful neighborhood.

20170916 neighborhood card

 

Card #3: Hogs & Kisses

This cute little pig is from This Little Piggy stamp set.  He was stamped then cut out from crumb cake.  To get him a little muddy, I used a sponge dauber to rub him with soft suede.  Then a final detail was the little kisses stamped in cherry cobbler.  So cute!

20170916 Hogs and kisses card

 

Card #4: Happy Day Pig

Another cute pig from the This Little Piggy stamp set.  This time, it was stamped in Basic Black archival ink (permanent) and colored with aqua painters using classic ink colors.  The colors make it bright and fun--Lemon Lime Twist and Fresh Fig.  The little pig will make you smile.

20170916 happy pig card

Hope that you enjoyed September's class!

 

Supplies

Below are the supplies used for all of the cards.  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.

Happy Camper card:

 

In the Neighborhood card:

 

Hogs and Kisses card:

 

Happy Day Pig card:

 
 
Other supplies:
 

September Card Class "Home Sweet Home" Sneak Peek!

It's nice to relax at home with the family and find pockets of time to do some crafting.  Here is a sneak peek of the cards we are making this month with this in mind.  Something cute from the farm, a camper and in the neighborhood.

20170916 Sept sneak peek

There are still spaces available in the sessions on Saturday the 16th at 1 pm and Sunday the 17th at 1 pm.   Please let me know if you'd like to reserve a spot.  Hope you can join me at home!

Here are some of the products that will be featured in September's class:


September Card Class "Nutty For You"

Here are the cards from my September class.  All of the supplies used to make these cards are included at the end of this post.

20160918 Nutty for You Class

 

Card #1: Acorn Thanks Card

This is the theme card that was made using the Acorn Builder punch and the Acorny Thank you stamp set.  The thanks was cut using the Hello You thinlits dies.  The background is the Fruit Stand designer series paper.  

20160918 Acorn thanks card

Here are a few tips:

  1. Save paper by cutting out the "thanks" from the early espresso cardstock used for the backing before attaching the designer paper to it.
  2. Position the acorn top and acorn body on the same clear block so that you can punch out both shapes at the same time with the Acorn Builder punch.  To position the stamps: (a) Punch out the acorn shapes from a piece of cardstock; (b) use the cardstock "negative" of the punched out shapes to position the acorn top and acorn body photopolymer stamps on a clear block; (c) stamp the images and do a test punch; (d) adjust the placement of the stamps on the blocks as needed.

 

Card #2: Fruity Sentiment Card

This card features the Fruit Stand designer paper.  It was cut into a 4" square and is the main feature of the card.  The sentiment is from the Watercolor Wishes stamp set--this exclusive stamp set is part of the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit.  The flower and leaves from the Fresh Fruit set was used to help coordinate the sentiment.   A rhinestone in the flower center adds some sparkle.  This layout is a great way to feature your favorite designer paper patterns and all you need is a sentiment.

20160918 Fresh Fruit card
 

Card #3: Haunted House Card

My sister has a birthday in October so I always like to give her a Halloween themed birthday card that is cute and not scary.  This one has a cute little smiling ghost.  The Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies were used for the ghost, house, door, windows and window frame.  The house framelit cutout is made to fold into a 3-d house, so we simply trimmed the edges on the score marks to get the house shape.  The slats on the house were stamped using one of the backgrounds from the Playful Backgrounds set.  The roof of the house was made using the classic label punch, one for each side of the roof.  For the light in the window, a 1" circle was punched from Crushed Curry cardstock and attached to the back of the house.

  20160918 Haunted House card

 

Card #4: Jar of Strawberries Card

Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits and also remind me of my other favorite hobby, quilting and fabric crafts.  This card was inspired by strawberry pincushions that I had made and stored in a Ball jar.  This one sits on the shelf in my craft room.  For those of you who have seen my craft room, it's on the quilting side of the room.

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When Stampin' up came out with the Jar of Love stamp set and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits dies, I had to have them right away.  I can't believe it's taken me this long to use them in class!  Though we didn't use the jar framelits yet, we will soon...  There are so many things that we can use the jars for.  

The sides of the jar were colored in soft sky using the aqua painters to make it look like glass.  The strawberries were made using the Blossom Builder punch.  The largest petal was punched for the strawberry and the 5 petal flower was punched for the leafy top.  The 5 petal flower was trimmed to 3 petals, then the 2 petals were attached underneath.  

Hope you enjoyed the September class.  My October class is all about the holidays and is called "Merry & Bright".  Spaces are still available in the 1 pm class on October 15th.  Please email to reserve our spot (jodihashimoto@gmail.com).

 

Supplies

Below are the supplies used for all of the cards.  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 Acorn Thanks card:

 
 
Supplies used for Fruity Sentiment card:
 
 
 
Supplies used for the Haunted House card:  
For the items that are available as a bundle, both the bundle (10% savings) and each item are listed separately.
 
 
 
Supplies used for the Jar of Strawberries card:
 
 
 
Standard supplies used:
 

September Card Class "Nutty For You" Sneak Peek!

Here is a sneak peek of the cards we will be making in my September class.   It is a fun set of cards that includes nuts, fruit and some Halloween fun.  We will use a variety of color combinations that make me feel happy, warm, and cheerful.  You will make 12 cards, 3 each of 4 designs, and all supplies including envelopes are provided.  The class fee is $20.  There are still spaces available in all sessions: September 17th @ 9 am and 1 pm; September 18th @ 9 am and 1 pm.  Please email me to reserve your spot (jodihashimoto@gmail.com).

  20160905 Sept Sneak Peek

The featured products for this class are the Acorny Thank You photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Acorn Builder Punch.  A sampling of some of the other products we will be using include the Fruit Stand designer paper, Jar of Love photopolymer stamp set and  the Sweet Home photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Home Sweet Home thinlits from the new Occasions catalog.  

 
Hope to be stampin' with you soon!

Thanksgiving Turkey Card

I thought it would be fun to make a turkey card this year modeled after my turkey card from last year but this time making the feathers out of the Festive Flower Builder Punch instead of the oval punch and ribbons in the previous year.  You can decide which one you like best.

2014 Turkey Card

201411 turkey card

 

2015 Turkey Card

201511 turkey card

To make the turkey, I used the Owl Builder Punch.  I punched out the owl body from Soft Suede cardstock and cut off the ears and feet.  Then I punched only a portion of the bottom of the body and feet from Pumpkin Pie cardstock and attached it behind the body so that the turkey had orange feet.  His beak is a freehand triangle cut from Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  His gobbler is the small heart punched from the Owl Builder Punch.  

For his eyes, I used whisper white cardstock and first punched out the 2 smallest circles from the Owl Builder Punch.  Then I moved the piece to the middle sized circles on the owl builder punch to punch out the eyes.  The negative space left by the smallest circles are then the darkest part of the eyes.  After attaching to the turkey's face, I colored it in with the Project Life Journaling Pen so that it was black.  

For the feathers, I used the medium sized petal and smallest petals from the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  I stamped the matching vein stamps from the Reason for the Season Stamp set on the petals so that they would look more like feathers.  I guess turkey feathers are a bit thinner but this turkey is a bit more stocky and doesn't have a long neck so they seem to fit.  Maybe they would work out better as peacock feathers.  I'll have to try out a peacock next time!

Here are the supplies used for the 2015 turkey card.