Monday, January 20, 2014

Patti's "Quick and Easy Cards with Heart" class on the evening of  Tuesday, January 28 is filling up. Here are 2 more of the 5 cards you'll make in class.

Tuesday, January 28, 6:15-8:30 p.m., Patti
Patti has come up with some quick and easy cards for Valentines Day.
These also can be sent to that special friend or loved one that you care
and are thinking of them. This card class involves basic card making
with layering cardstock, using embossing folders, dies and stamping. We will be making 5 cards during the class and if time permits, Patti has a cute diaper fold to demo that you can fill with treats for your special Valentine.

My "Sweet Somethings" class is on February 8, and I'd love you to join in. Filler material, including Candy, will be supplied. This is how I'm planning to deliver my 'sweet somethings' to my grandniece and grandnephews in town.
Sunday, February 9, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. SWEET SOMETHINGS” -- Debbie Gaetz 
$20 per person
Using dies from Spellbinders and Memory Box, we’ll make little containers for your ‘sweet somethings’ for the special people you’ve chosen to honor on Valentine’s Day, or any other day! Perfect for candy hearts, Hershey Kisses™, or whatever is small and precious to you. If time permits, you’re welcome to purchase any paper in the store and use the dies from class during the class time. Please bring your basic kit to include a bone folder, adhesive (I recommend double-sided tape or small tape runner), and a ‘poker’. Filler material will be supplied.

For either class, please call the store at 360.357.6820 or stop in to sign up.

The new pop-it-up dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs by Karen Burniston are fantastic and they are soooo easy. Karen has designed the dies to keep costs down as well. I watched her demo the die at CHA and everyone loved it . . . both of her classes filled up and the demo's were a huge draw to their booth. I love this card from the ECD Facebook posting today . . . click on the first link to go to Helen's blog to see her instructions for making the card, and then click on the second link to see Karen's blog.
"Helen Cryer posted this beautiful Butterfly Pivot Card on her blog. Love how she also used the Butterfly Accessory die to get so many sizes of butterfly.

Check out Karen Burniston, Designer Facebook page for many more ideas with the Pop It Ups collection!"

Here are more pics from the Elizabeth Crafts Designs booth at CHA . . .
This is the way Karen currently stores her dies. We all ooh'd and ahh'd. Karen said that she and Els are looking to bring some type of storing package for dies to their product line soon. These are zip-lock type envelopes Karen purchased from The Container Store.

Did you see that the Graphic 45 Bird Song papers were used on this card, and the ECD kimono peel-off?

You're going to want these new tools from Elizabeth Crafts Designs . . .

these are little nippers to cut apart your
die sets (pop it up die sets)

These are the empty containers for the Glitter Silk. With the measuring spoon below, you can make your own glitter colors following the ECD Glitter Recipe sheet. Go to these links . . . Recipes.pdf Recipes Chart.pdf

The colors with the 'new' sticker on them are the latest new Shimmer Sheetz colors; the color combinations below are the new combo packs. These will be at the store hopefully next week! 

Els is planning to teach at Art 'n Soul in June, and we're hoping that Karen Burniston will teach at Art 'n Soul later in the year. The specific dates for Els classes need to be confirmed with our Millsrepco Rep, Maggie Crawford, and I'm waiting to hear from her any day now. I also have some items to show and demo when the new Shimmer Sheets arrive, so please stay tuned!

Millsrepco brings us another idea for a 'treat' box using the Envelope Punch Board. Tomorrow I'll share what Marj Marion came up with as an added 'treat' to her class.

New Cute Box from Vesta

"Here’s another treat box I learned how to make from Pinterest.  Using the We R Memory Keeper’s Envelope Punch Board, cut your paper 4 ½ X 4 ½.  Measure ½ inch and punch and score.  Match the score line up with the score guide, punch and score on the other 3 sides.  Round the corner on one of the long sides.  On the other long side, cut about ½ “ off the top.  Place your little treats; 3 Dove Chocolates, a twix, etc. into the box. I used a glue dot to hold the flap in place to close the box.  Decorate the box and DONE!  So easy and fast.

In my boxes, I used Memory Box paper, Memory Box Trellis Border die, Butterfly from Petaloo, and ribbon from Creative Impressions.   Thanks to rep Vesta Myers."

From Penny Black, a 'how-to' make this beautiful Valentine card . . .
"We begin today with a beautiful card by Birgit! She’s used our Slapstick/Cling 40-275 Valentine Dance.

Edited to Add: By popular demand, here is Birgit with instructions on making this beautiful card!
1. To create the blue background, I used the negative of a die cut square and shaded it with Distress Inks and an ink blending tool.
2. Next I stamped the butterfly image with blue ink on the square.
3. I stamped one more butterfly image on another paper and cut out the wings.
4. I colored the wings with Distress Inks and placed them with 3D foam over the first stamped image.
5. Finally, I added Glossy Accent to the hearts."

The Memory Box open catalog is still going . . . catch these sample cards made by Dianne and Sue with the new dies!

by Sue Moffat

by Sue Moffat

by Dianne Johnson
This is a 'work-in-progress". The bottom design is stamped and
embossed, and I think the Luminarte water colors were used to start
coloring the stamped design. The die was cut along the top card
fold to give you the 'standing' Happy. Cool, huh?

That's all for today. Lots more to share with you, including Marj's class this morning. I apologize for not being here yesterday; I wasn't up to doing anything so I didn't. Another day of rest and getting nothing done . . . frustrating but needed, I guess.

See you tomorrow, Peggy!

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