Spellbinders Filligree Booklet And Class Photos

About a month ago I created these samples for the 4th Spellbinders Educator Class, and forgot to post them and the class info. And guess what? Last night we had this class. So today I am sharing the projects without the class info, and including the photos taken during the class.

Here are the samples using the "Filigree Booklet" (S5-289), and for the A2 card I also used the "Ferns" die set (S2-197).

Here is a closer look at each of the projects individually. First, the little booklet...

...second, the little gift card...

...and third, a A2 size card.

Here is our class. You will see that I created a 12 x 12 sample with a few of the ways you can use these dies. We also discussed some ideas that I did not make a sample for, and ideas that others suggested. A great exchange of ideas! I did however, forget to take a photo of just the sample sheet to include in my post, and now the sample sheet is at the store.

Now come the photos of everyone working on their projects, starting off with the gift card.

Now comes the little booklet, which everyone loved! We discussed different uses for this booklet from keeping track of your purchases so that you don't go home and find out you already bought it, to mini menus for special dinners or weddings, to just a handy notebook in your wallet/purse to jot down thoughts, quotes, etc. throughout the day.

And then the card. We embossed one of the dies and the class could choose which die and which side they wanted to use.

So there you have the projects we created in class using the Spellbinders "Filigree Booklet" die. Here are images of the dies I used in this class.

Thank you for checking in to share in these fun projects and the class photos.

Happy creating everyone!

Shabby Chic #7 - Sand & Sea from 49th & Market

I was so very excited when this paper collection arrived at Stacey's store! I purchased both the 12 x 12 pad and the 8 x 8 pad. But now I am showing you what we are making in our 7th Shabby Chic card class!


When: Thursday, September 14th
Time: 6:00 - 8:30
Cost: $30 + GST...

To register for this class, please contact Stacey - sbebc2011@gmail.com

I am so excited to finally get to the Sand & Sea collection from 49th & Market for this Shabby Chic card class! I fell in love with this collection when I saw it, and my mind filled with a ton of ideas for this collection. I saw albums, layouts, boxes, and for filling my planner using the 8 x 8 pad. And of course I also saw more Shabby Chic cards, and that is what we are doing for our 7th Shabby Chic card class.

For this class we will be using a couple of Gabi's stamps sets (Line Stitch, & Loose Threads), both of which Stacey has in the store. We will be mixing colour into the Stucco Paste to create a sand colour to it and apply to the cards. These cards are so Victoria! I would want to make a ton of them....

Please bring to class: Non-stick craft mat, scissors, Gathered Twigs ink pad and re-inker if you have, ink blending tool or sponge, paper distresser, a couple of tooth picks, margarine or yogurt lid, double sided adhesive, liquid glue, 3D foam squares or tape, your Liquitex Stucco Paste if you have, a palette knife, a couple of baby wipes for your fingers, and these stamp sets if you have them - (Line Stitch, & Loose Threads) along with a long clear stamp block at least 6" long.

A closer look at the cards and see if you can find the sand-like texture added to the cards. Everyone is going to have fun with that.

Being by the ocean here in Victoria, BC, seagulls are all over the place, so this is not an unfamiliar scene.

We are going to have so much fun in this class, and I am looking forward to seeing our Shabby Chic fans there.

Happy creating everyone!

Christmas in July Shabby Chic Style Class Photos

On Saturday we had our first Christmas card classes of the year which we always call Christmas in July! I taught the first of the classes for the day, and it was the "Christmas in July Shabby Chic Style" class. It was a full class, and everyone ended up with paper snow in their laps, gesso on their fingers, and glitter on their cheeks, clothes and hands.

Here is the first card we put together...

...and the second card assembled...

...and the third and final card.

Sorry that I can't remember who it was that I asked to put their three cards together so that I could take a photo of them, but here they are.

Stacey taught the second class of the day, and then I taught the third class of the day. All three classes were Christmas cards. Unfortunately I was so tired at the end of the day that I did not get any class photos taken to share with you. There were some diehards there that took all three classes! And some that took two of the classes. They must have been exhausted by the end of the day. I sure was.

Everyone have a great week, and happy creating!

Shabby Chic #5 Class Photos

Last week we had our 5th Shabby Chic class. We again, used some of the gorgeous 49th & Market papers! And as usual we had a lot of fun in class. The class was filled right up! I took about 50 photos and had to decide which ones to post. It turned out taking a lot of time! Anyway, here they are.

So here are photos of their busy hands making the cards at the Scrapbook Essentials BC Studio.

So why did I take 50 photos? Who knows. I think with a full class and going around taking photos for each person each time I went a round, it just ended up to be too many. Anyway, I hope you have enjoyed the photos from class.

I look forward to our next Shabby Chic class. And guess what? We are using 49th & Market again! Love their products!

Happy creating everyone!