Sunday, November 25, 2012

DRCC Session 4 Class #12

Well it's the last week of my class for 2012. I hope I've taught everyone some new things and that all my ladies have had a chance to put their pictures onto the layouts we've created.

For the last class, we're revisiting the Flirty paper, but using the sunset side mostly as it has a great leaf detail on it. I've chosen to use the Grown With Love stamp set that has a cute tree base stamp on it. You then use the smaller stamps to create leaves and fruit. I added dimension to the top part of the tree by using second generation stamping. I would ink the stamp as normal, stamp it on the paper, then move the stamp to a different location on the paper and stamp it again before reinking it to leave a lighter stamp of the same image. I added some 3D elements to the page with burlap ribbon knots. I completed the title using my Slice to cut out "with love" after stamping grown.

Check back in January for more posts about my class, although I hope to post some of the Christmas projects I have on the go. Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

2012 Christmas Card Workshop

These are the cards that we will be making at my Christmas Card Workshop being held December 1, 2012 at 2:00pm at the Deer Run Community Centre.  If you would like to come, please email me at The kits are $20 for the 8 cards which includes instructions and supplies. I do request that you bring your own adhesive (tape runner) and scissors. 

Here are some close ups of the cards. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

DRCC Session 4 Class #11

I used the Scholastic paper pack and the Roar stamp set for this layout. I wanted to use the scholastic paper in a non-traditional way, although you can still modify this layout in class for school or reading by just changing the stamps to the topic of choice. I then used my Slice to make the title and the title shadow. I accented the layout by stamping a border in chocolate on the chocolate card stock base pages. I also highlighted one of the Dino stamps and sentiment by stamping them on white paper and matting it.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

DRCC Session 4 Class #10

Pear & Partridge Paper was perfect for this layout since the backside of the paper was a nice subtle New England Ivy design with the fancy swirly front side. I used the part of the title from a stamp set. I liked the saying "I will always Believe", but it was quite small. I masked out the believe on the small stamp set and then heat embossed Believe with cranberry embossing powder using the Friendship Large alphabet. To add some 3D effects, I stamped the tree and the stocking on white paper, cut them out and adhered them with 3D foam tape.

I wanted to use the Cranberry Baker's twine for this page so I brought it in by tying it around a feature photo as well as the string for my stamped mittens. I then wound it once around a brad to mimic a nail and popped the mittens up with 3D foam tape as well. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

DRCC Session 4 Class #8

This lesson is about journaling. I chose to do 6 things I love about my son and put them on tags that are hidden behind the B&T (patterned) paper. I have given my students an assignment to think of 6 things, about anything. This is to get them to write down their thoughts and to know that even if you may not like your own writing or someone at one time or another has commented about it, that it's still a part of you and it should be included on your pages. 

I stamped the title and popped each word up with 3D foam tape. I then added some durable studs in the top right corner and some Rosette ribbon in the bottom left.

As you can see from the above picture, the tags with the numbers attached just pull out from the square of paper. The trick with this is to only put adhesive on 3 sides of the paper, leaving the top open to form a pocket. 

DRCC Session 4 Class #9

I had a great idea a couple of months ago to make a snowglobe using the treat cups from CTMH. The  execution of it was part trial and error, but I figured it out. I stamped my snowman and kids image on the twilight paper in white daisy ink. I then stamped and heat embossed in white the image again on chocolate paper, then I cut out the snowman and adhered it on top of the original snowman. I poured some glitter into the treat cup, removed the adhesive ring and then placed the twilight snowman scene onto the cup. I then cut the twilight paper around the treat cup, adhered a ring of white paper over the edges of the treat cup and then trimmed the white paper. 

Here is a close up of the snowglobe. I made the stand by rounding the corners of a rectangle of chocolate paper and then punched out a very small semi circle using the circle punch in the centre so that it appears as though it's cradling the globe. To add some sparkle to the layout I found some glittery foam snowflakes.