Class Change of Date & Time - G45 Princess Trifold Card & Box Envelope


Hello Everyone!

Due to my move we are having to reschedule one of the classes recently posted. Also note the change of date the homework will be available to those taking the class.


"PRINCESS" ACCORDION TRIFOLD CARD IN ENVELOPE BOX

DATE: Saturday, February 16th
TIME: 9:30am - 12:30pm
COST: $30.00 + GST

Contact Stacey to register for this class

There are times when you want a real special card to give, and we feel this card is in that category. Using the feminine and beautiful Graphic 45 'Princess' paper, we will create an accordion trifold card that can be proudly displayed. We will also create a beautiful envelope box to give the card in, and to store the card in as a keepsake. 

The sample has been made up as a birthday card, but can be made as a Valentine card, Mother's Day card, Thank You card, a card of encouragement, and more. This card can be given to any woman or girl at any age and be well appreciated.

There is plenty of fussy cutting HOMEWORK which will be ready for pick up the evening of Thursday, February 7th.

PLEASE BRING TO CLASS: Homework, craft mat, scissors, bone folder, double sided adhesive tape, liquid glue, white foam tape (& squares too if you wish, but the tape will work best for a lot of this project) OPTIONAL: something that is about 3/4" thick that is no more than 7" wide, like a notebook or paperback, a foam pad, or a stamp cleaning pad, etc. This will be used to insert into the envelope box as we create it to make assembly easier.


To see more photos of this project, click here

Happy creating!







Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Changes Coming!




Hello dear friends and followers,

This is happening sooner than I thought, and quite suddenly. I have been working towards an early retirement and a move back to where Dana lives, and despite certain delays in some areas of the plan, other things are moving forward quickly. I am moving back to Calgary!

What does this mean? Well over the next two months you will not be seeing very many posts of creative projects made. It does not mean the blog is shutting down, it just means there will be a delay in seeing new projects. There are thoughts and ideas brewing around in my head for some other changes, but will not affect this blog. So if you will be patient, you will see more projects posted here again in the future.

After February, I will no longer be teaching classes at Scrapbook Essentials, BC, but until then there may be a few more posts related to the classes I teach until I leave.

I look forward to being with Dana and the grandchildren again, and to my new adventure.


So in the mean time, if you are seeking inspiration, might I suggest browsing through the nearly 10 years of blog posts. On the side bar, click on a year and see what you find!

Happy creating everyone!







Accordion Trifold Card In Envelope Box - G45 'Princess'


Welcome!

In my last post I mentioned that I was working on a special class project using Graphic 45's 'Princess' collection. With a few delays here and there, I finally have it done for you and share the class details with you today.

I will begin by showing you the envelope box and the trifold card folded up.


"PRINCESS" ACCORDION TRIFOLD CARD IN ENVELOPE BOX

DATE: Thursday, February 21st
TIME: 6:00 - 9:00pm
COST: $30.00 + GST

Contact Stacey to register for this class

There are times when you want a real special card to give, and we feel this card is in that category. Using the feminine and beautiful Graphic 45 'Princess' paper, we will create an accordion trifold card that can be proudly displayed. We will also create a beautiful envelope box to give the card in, and to store the card in as a keepsake. 

The sample has been made up as a birthday card, but can be made as a Valentine card, Mother's Day card, Thank You card, a card of encouragement, and more. This card can be given to any woman or girl at any age and be well appreciated.

There is plenty of fussy cutting HOMEWORK which will be ready for pick up the evening of Tuesday, February 12th.

PLEASE BRING TO CLASS: Homework, craft mat, scissors, bone folder, double sided adhesive tape, liquid glue, white foam tape (& squares too if you wish, but the tape will work best for a lot of this project) OPTIONAL: something that is about 3/4" thick that is no more than 7" wide, like a notebook or paperback, a foam pad, or a stamp cleaning pad, etc. This will be used to insert into the envelope box as we create it to make assembly easier.

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Now, for those that do not live here and can't attend, lets have a closer look at the project. Let's begin with the accordion trifold card.


I must state that I did not take any side view shots to show the layering of this project because there were enough photos with just the straight on shots.

Here is the card as you open it up. (If I was better set up for a video, I would have done that for you)



I think you get a little bit of an idea of the thickness of each panel. Let's have a look at each panel individually, now.




When open, you can see that there would be three more panels on the back of these three. Let's have a look at them as well.


You see the front of the card here (on the right) and a blank cream panel meant for writing on, and the panel on the left of that. Let's look at that panel closer up.


Well, that's it for the card. Hope you liked it. Now we can have a look at the envelope box for this card.


This is not normally the front of an envelope, but because I wanted to make an elaborate closure for the flap, it turns out to be more the front of the box envelope. Here is the actual front.


I fussy cut the entire 'Roses for Royalty' sheet for this project, so those taking the class will have a lot of fussy cutting to do, but I hope that you feel it is worth the effort and time to create a special card for someone.

For those that register, I look forward to seeing you in class. For those that can not attend, I hope you are inspired.

Thank you for stopping by today, and Happy Creating!






I'm Back and Working On New Class Samples!


Hello Everyone!

I am back from my 15 day trip visiting family and am now starting work on some new class samples. I will be working with the new Graphic 45 'Princess' collection!


The paper collection has those lovely pink/coral colours that we so love. I am preparing something a little different for this card class, so be sure to watch for the class posting some time next week. With G45 you have so many options when it comes to creating cards. With their cut-a-parts or ephemera pack, you can create simple or as detailed and layered as you like.

So while I am creating, I hope you are creating something wonderful too.

Happy creating!






HAPPY NEW YEAR!




Dana and I wish you a very happy 2019 filled with wonderful happenings. I am enjoying my time with Dana and her family here in Lethbridge over the holidays. I am with my sister for New years, but will return to Lethbridge before going back to Sidney, BC.

I am hoping this year will bring me something new that I have been planning for over a year now, but we will have to wait a little longer to see if it will happen.

Classes are planned, with some samples completed and more on the way. So, watch for the classes coming up.

Thank you all for following this blog for all these years.

Happy creating!





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Bobunny 'Serendipity' Shabby Chic Class


Welcome to another Shabby Chic class!

I love the papers we are using for this Shabby Chic class, and there is not a ton of flower fussing cutting! We will be using silk flowers this time round! I love the birds.

You may wonder about the space where you think something should be there; well that space is for the sentiment that you wish to add to your card at home.


BOBUNNY SERENDIPITY SHABBY CHIC
DATE: Tuesday, February 12th
TIME: 6:00 - 8:30pm
COST: $28 + GST

Contact Stacey to Register for this class

Hello Shabby Chic & Mixed Media fans! Come join us to create these 'way to thick to put in an envelope' cards! Aren't they gorgeous! NO HOMEWORK! We will be using silk flowers, and the little fussy cutting there is we will do in class. Frame the cards, make beautiful card boxes for them, or give them as they are. They make a beautiful gift card holder.... We will be painting more plastic, using NUVO Mousse, and using Gel Medium Matte to attach lovely, sparkly glass beads. Another fun thing we will do is learn how to colour cheese cloth!

PLEASE BRING TO CLASS: fussy cutting scissors & your regular scissors, non-stick craft mat or Mixed Media mat, double sided adhesive tape, white foam tape or squares, hot glue gun, liquid glue, mini glue dots, Gel Medium Matte, white Gesso (not a liquid), NUVO Mousse Gunmetal Gray, NUVO brush, a mini mister, Gather Twigs ink refill, heat tool, jar with water, paint brushes, pallet knife,  paper towel, hand wipes, apron or wear work clothes. Sabrina will have these things there for your use if needed (except the work clothes. LOL)





A Shabby Chic 'Z' Fold card.







Aren't these cards beautiful? I am sure some special birthday person or mother or daughter, will love to receive one of these. See you there!

Happy creating!














Rescheduling Graphic 45 "Garden Goddess" Tall & Skinny Cards & A Great Deal With Another Class!

Welcome everyone!

Remember yesterday's post? This post, and rescheduled class, coordinates with it and taking both classes will get you a deal on them both!


G45 Garden Goddess Tall & Skinny Cards

DATE: Thursday, February 7th
TIME: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
COST: $40 + GST     SIGN UP FOR THE FEBRUARY 5TH MIXED MEDIA CLASS SAVE $5 ON EACH CLASS

We are offering 2 special classes that can be taken separately or together at a reduced price. A card class, and a mixed media project. These would both make great birthday, or Mother's day gifts, or have a card that matches the gift you give! Be sure to mention when you register that you wish to take one or the other, or both. Your Homework kits will be made up for you to match your choice of classes.


We are going to change up the size and shape of our card canvas for this card class! And we are creating with the gorgeous colours and papers of Graphic 45's 'Garden Goddess'. These feminine colours are such a joy to work with and will make your fussy cutting and layer gluing a more enjoyable experience for homework. Your homework kits will be ready for pick up on  Saturday, January 26th at the Crop.

We will be making 4 cards in class, and you will have the supplies and instructions to make 2 more cards at home! When you register for this class be sure to choose the word you would like on the 'mother' card - mother, friend, love, or thanks. These will be die cut for you and will be part of your homework. Envelopes for these cards will not be provided, but you can purchase business #10 envelopes in any colour you wish to use for the flatter cards, or create your own using your score board.

PLEASE BRING TO CLASS: Homework, paper trimmer, scissors, ruler & pencil, double sided adhesive tape, liquid glue, mini glue dots, white 3D foam tape & squares, craft mat, and NUVO Crystal drops Bubblegum Blush & Dandelion Yellow OR Liquid Pearls Buttercup


Each card individually shown below, two of which will be made at home with instructions given to you.







Hope to see you at both classes!

Happy creating!






G45 "Garden Goddess" Canvas Frame Mixed Media


Good day everyone!

All the classes being held in January 2019 have already been posted, most of them being rescheduled classes. Today, I am starting to post classes for February. Read the class blurb carefully as there is a deal for this class and another rescheduled class using the same paper from Graphic 45 "Garden Goddess" just a couple of days later.






G45 Garden Goddess Mixed Media

Date: Tuesday, February 5th
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Cost: $35     SIGN UP FOR FEB 7TH CLASS AND SAVE $5 ON EACH CLASS

Contact Stacey to register for class

We are offering 2 special classes that can be taken separately or together at a reduced price. A card class, and a mixed media project. These would both make great birthday, or Mother's day gifts, or have a card that matches the gift you give! Be sure to mention when you register that you wish to take one or the other, or both. Your Homework kits will be made up for you to match your choice of classes.
If you missed seeing the other class it is the Garden Goddess Tall & Skinny card class.

We will have fun stencilling, playing with NUVO Mousse, working with white gesso, making a nest of two different fibres, and learn some tips in making dimensional projects. This mixed media project makes a great gift that can be displayed on a stand or hung on the wall. It also coordinates with the cards made in the Tall & Skinny card class.

This mixed media class is not as detailed as our previous ones, but does require some fussy cutting homework, which will be ready for pick up on Saturday, January 26th at the Crop.

PLEASE BRING TO CLASS: Homework, Non-stick craft mat, stencil/s, texture paste (ask Sabrina or Stacey if need more info), liquid glue, hot glue gun & glues sticks a must, white foam tape, heat tool, white gesso, silicone brushes, 1" wide paint brush, jar with sealing lid and water, NUVO Mousse - Calypso Coral & Spring Green or Aloe Vera, paper towel, wipes, & apron or old shirt. I will have product here for you to use if needed.








This is a much easier mixed media class, but one that is very dimensional! I know that you will enjoy making one, so see you in class!

Happy creating!






2018 Favourites - Sixth Category - Card Kits

Welcome to the sixth and final 'favourites' category. Over this past year we introduced card kits to Scrapbook Essentials BC., and I believe I made about 11 kits for 2018. I am not going to post my favourite kits, but rather my favourite cards from all the kits. Though as I think about it I do have a favourite kit - "Wild at Heart" masculine cards. They were clean and simple but had many layers.

Let's begin with the first kit of 2018, "Rustic Cards". From this kit, my favourite is the 'happy' card.


The colours and many different layers appeal to me very much. The idea behind this card is to continue the 'happy' sentiment with a word strip for one of the following: birthday, anniversary, graduation, back to school, etc., which could be placed just under the 'happy' or over the letters of 'happy'.

The next card kit I will be picking favourites from is from the 'Wild at Heart' kit. This is hard to do because truth be told it is the paper for this kit that I really love, and just picking a couple of cards is a challenge.





The next kit that we had was a rustic, vintage, homestead card kit. Again, having a hard time to pick a favourite, but one of my grand-daughters helped me with this. I always like dark kraft and red together, and that is one reason I like this card.


I like gingham and polkadots and navy, which make this card I am drawn to, as well.


For the same reasons as for the above card, I like this one too. And, one of my grand-daughters pick this one as her favourite from this kit. I like the circle with the banners hanging from it and the colour spritzed flowers that were originally white.


There was another kit made using the paper from a 6 x 6 "Authentique "Always". While this kit was again not one of my favourites, there were some techniques done in this kit that I love to do, and decided to show the cards that show these techniques.

  1. using striped paper to miter and create a frame
  2. wetting paper and ruffling it, then drying it nice and stiff
Mitering




Paper ruffles


(I also love using the NUVO Drops)

Some of the card kits were Christmas cards. The Authentique "Vintage Christmas" kit was one that had some fun to make cards in it.

I like this one because of the layers of die cut used to create the word 'Merry' with GLossy Accents, and the NUVO Drops for snow falling.


I like this tree created by looping the paper strips, and using the pattern on the paper to add NUVO Drops to it.


This one is my favourite one from this card kit. A simple star die cut in different sizes. It too has the layered letter die cuts with Glossy Accents, and the NUVO Drops.



Another card kit was created from paper called "Black Out" because all the paper is black and white. Some are textured papers, some are glazed papers, and and others traditional double sided paper. This was a very large kit with 15 cards. The favourites from this kit are for different reasons.

One such reason is the colour combination of red with the black and white...



...another the pink flowers and circle/oval/square frames...



...and stamping with simple black ink to add something else to the design.




The last card kit created in 2018 is another Christmas card kit using BoBunny's "Winter Playground" paper from last year. There was a lot of fussy cutting for this card kit, but what I liked about it was taking the square cut-a-parts and cutting them all in half to use on the cards and add the fussy cutting to that. Also, the NUVO drops really made a difference again. These are my favourites of the eight cards.





Well, that is it for the card kit favourites. I have another kit done a while back, but we are going to post it for some time toward the end of January 2019 or in February.

This completes the postings for my 2018 favourites. Hope you enjoyed the review. Looking forward to creating more favourites for 2019.

After this post, I will be going back to posting classes for the new year.

Happy creating!