Rusty Autumn Shabby Chic - 49th & Market

Hello everyone, and welcome back for another new class post!

This is an Autumn themed shabby chic, using the 49th & Market paper "Rusty Autumn". What do you think?


WHEN: Wednesday, September 26th
TIME: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
COST: $30 + GST
Contact Stacey at  or  778-533-4290 to reserve your spot

Shabby Chic lovers, it's time to create some beautiful Autumn Shabby Chic cards! The paper of choice for this class is 49th & Market's "Rusty Autumn". With some fussy cutting, paper distressing, NUVO Mousse and stencils, and a few extras for embellishing, we'll create these two lovely cards. 

Homework will be available for pick up the evening of Wednesday, September 19th.
PLEASE BRING TO CLASS: Homework, scissors, non-stick craft mat, paper distresser, double sided adhesive tape, liquid glue, Glossy Accents, white foam tape or pop ups, paper trimmer, 2 toothpicks, and if you have the following - white gesso, Tim Holtz Mini-Stencil set 25, palette knife, NUVO Mousse in Cosmic Brown, Mother of Pearl, Calyso Coral & Powder Blue. I will have these in class, or you can get your own from Stacey if you wish.
These class always fill up fast so make sure you get on the list...

OK, so now on to taking a closer look at the cards we will be making.

Usually, or maybe I should say traditionally, Shabby Chic cards are in pale soft colours. Years ago I never thought that I would create shabby chic in darker colours, or in a rustic look, let alone use plaid! But the reverse side of this paper is a paid, so why not.

Here, in the photo below, you can see the stencil work done. I used NUVO's Mousse - Calypso Coral. It helps to pick up the colour in the plaid while being close to the pumpkin orange too.

The above image shows the rustic nature of Autumn with the dark coconut husk. The images below show the card from both sides to see the layering.

Because the next card I wanted to look taller because of the length of the narrow fussy cut pieces form the paper, so I trimmed 1/4" off the side of the card base to make it narrower. It did the trick while not making the card the tall skinny version I usually create. That would not have stood very well with the front heaviness of the card.

This time I used the bleached coconut husk and it looks great on this card and with the colours. Do you see the two hearts I cut out? I edged them with white Gesso so that they would not disappear into the card background.

I again used NUVO Mousse, this time in Mother of Pearl, adding flower texture to the background of the fussy cut flowers.

I added a pinched ribbon tucked in under the fusty cut flowers. I like the pinched ribbon look and have been using it for a little over a year now. I still haven't gotten tired of using it. Not all cards call for this, but I do like it for Shabby Chic.

The next two photos show the card from both sides so that you have an idea how it is layered.

Well, that's it for these two Fall Shabby Chic cards. Hope you are inspired by something in them. For those that will be taking the class, these images are a good reference to take to class if it helps you to see them larger than when they are up at the front of the classroom table.

Thank you everyone for stopping by today. Hopefully I have inspired your mojo and you can try out something you haven't done before.

Happy creating, everyone!

New Graphic 45 Card Class - Imagine

Hi there, and welcome to another class posting.

This is my first class for September, and it is a Graphic 45 card where we will be making these four cards.

G45 Imagine Card Class
WHEN: Wednesday, September 5
TIME: 6:00 - 8:30 
COST: $38.00 + GST

To register for this class contact Stacey at  or  778-533-4290

It's time to have some fun with Graphic 45's new Imagine Collection! Get ready for some fussy cutting to create these four unique beautiful cards. No stamping, just fussy cutting homework and card assembly in class. Homework kits will be available for pick up at the studio the evening of Wednesday, August 29th.
PLEASE BRING TO CLASS: Homework, scissors, paper trimmer, double sided adhesive tape, mini-glue dots, liquid glue, & white foam tape or squares.

Shall we have a closer look at the cards?

This first one has several fussy cut pieces attached to the front of the card. The main hot air balloon has two layers attached together with pop ups to give more dimension to it.

Here are photos with a closer look.

These side views, below, show the layering; what gets popped up, what isn't, and what has two layers to it.

I love how this next card turned out. All the butterflies arranged on this card turned out beautifully.

The next two photos are a closer look at the top of the card and the bottom of the card.

The side views give you a better idea on what is popped up and the arranging of the butterflies.

For this next card, you will note the two striped borders that are mitred. I believe I have recently posted that I love to do that with striped paper.

A closer look for you to see the arranging of the rose fussy cut pieces.

And, the side views to see some of the other details, such as layering and popped up pieces.

For the final card, there are again mitred striped pieces, much wider this time, and a lot of roses.

These next two photos show a closer look at the arrangement of the roses on the card.

And lastly, side views from both sides of the card so that you can see more details as with the above three cards.

Hope that you have enjoyed seeing these cards. For those that will be taking this class, the photos will be of help to you. For everyone else, may these cards inspire your creativity. Especially with the beautiful Graphic 45 Imagine paper collection.

I am working on more Fall classes, but tomorrow's post will be showcasing my August Bullet Journal set up. Then, hopefully, Monday or Tuesday there will be another class posting.

Happy creating everyone!

Spellbinders Class - Botanical Basket

Hello everyone!

Have you looked at the Spellbinders Botanical Basket die set? It is a sweet die set that you can create a lot of different layouts with. Scrapbook Essentials BC is having another Spellbinders Educator class in August. These are the cards we will be creating.

SPELLBINDERS EDUCATOR CLASS #17- Botanical Basket (S4-651)
DATE: Wednesday, August 29th
TIME: 6:00 - 8:30pm
COST: $45 + GST (includes $26.95 die set)

This fun little die set can be used in many ways! We will have fun clustering groups of die cuts to create these three cards. An ivy covered sign with blooms, a hanging basket of ivy and blooms, and ivy filled corners are our creations for these cards. We will also be layering some of the die cuts to give more dimension to the cards. These will be a joy to give or receive.

PLEASE BRING TO CLASS: Die Cutting machine with plates and shims if needed, Spellbinders 3 in 1 tool or paper piercer to poke out die cuts, paper trimmer, scissors, double sided adhesive, foam tape or squares, mini-glue dots, liquid glue, Buttercup Liquid Pearls OR Auburn Pearl NUVO Crystal Drops, non-stick craft mat & wipes for wiping glue off fingers.

Here is a closer look at the cards we will be making.

I love this colour combo. The sign is created with 4 layers, and three different greens are used for the die cut leaves.

Here is a closer look at the sign with ivy & blooms.

The side view shows the layering on the card.

This second card also has a favourite colour combo - aqua blue, green & gold. This card has a little basket with ivy & blooms from the same die set.

I tried getting the basket to show more, but then the ivy did not look right. So we do not see much of the gold foil basket.

Side view below shows the layering of the card pieces. The gold foil basket has four layers to make it thick and stand out a bit from the card.

The last card is a quick and easy card. Just die cut 4 in 2 different greens and assemble as you see here.

Here is a closer look at the two top corners.

The only thing popped up on this card is the little sentiment piece.

Well that's it for these three cards.  So glad you stopped by to have a look. Have fun with your Spellbinders Botanical Basket die set.

BUJO - Rest of July

Hello everyone!

Just a quick post today.

Even though the week is past, because I did not show you the layout for that week, I thought I would share it with you so that you can see how I fill my spreads out.

Here is this week's layout. I made a few changes, to see if it would help me just a bit more.

If you are a bullet "journaler", I hope you you found some inspiration.

Happy bullet journaling!