Hello Stamping Friends, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I hope you had a great weekend, and that you enjoyed our most recent Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.  Weren't all those projects just amazing?!  Sometimes I just can't believe all the talent out there – and share most willingly by the wonderful Stampin' Up! demonstrators I'm lucky enough to call friends 🙂  

If you didn't take the Hop tour, it isn't too late – all of the blogs are listed at the bottom of the post below this one – just scroll down; you'll see my projects, and at the end of the post, you'll see the list of blogs.  I know I have to go back and look more than once, the projects are that exciting!

Well, the Blog Hop was lots of 'virtual' fun, but a lot of 'real' fun was had here on Friday, with the gals at my 'Card in a Box + More' class!  My gosh – if laughter is the best medicine, I shouldn't be sick a day in my life!  We always have such a good time, and still manage to come away with beautiful creations.

Here's pictures of everyone hard at work – boy, things get quiet when we're concentrating!

Debbie (front) & Christine

Domani (front) & Amanda

Debbie was the first to finish – what a great job she did!

Here's Christine's Card in a Box – lovely!!

Amanda's turned out beautifully

And Domani's Card in a Box is beautiful!

See?!  I told  you these ladies can have fun, and turn out fabulous projects!  We were all so thrilled, we just had to take a picture of everyone's Card in a Box together:

To make the cards, we used Whisper White cardstock for the base, then layered Pool Party cardstock with Watercolour Wonder DSP.  Then using an assortment of punches (Boho Blossoms, Scallop Circle, Elegant Butterfly, Bird Builder, etc.) we punched out flower shapes, butterflies and a bird, and decorated the cards to our own taste.  I think they all turned out beautifully – don't you?  I am putting my tutorial for how to make your own Card in a Box on my Tutorial page today – be sure to check it out!

After making the Card in a Box, we took a quick break for refreshements, (us girls like our goodies!) then headed back to work and made these two cards.

This card was made using a technique called 'Embedded Embossing', where you punch & glue your shapes to a piece of cardstock or your card base, then emboss over all the layer.  This one we did using different sizes of circle punches, punched from the Fresh Prints DSP stack, gluing them to Real Red cardstock, then using the Big Shot, embossing it with the Decorative Dots embossing folder.  That was then layered onto a Pool Party layer on a Whisper White cardstock base.  'Make a Wish' was stamped from the 'Another Great Year' stamp set, and cut using the Banners Framelits Die.  The letter 'a' was stamped again in Pool Party, and popped up in the centre of the sentiment with a Dimensional.  How do you like the Real Red/Pool Party combination?  It really pops, doesn't it?  Nice and cheery for a birthday card!


This card would be perfect for either a wedding or an anniversary, with the sentiment we used.  The card base is Crumb Cake, and the panel of Very Vanilla cardstock was embossed with the Mosaic Madness embossing folder.  Once embossed, I used the coordinating Mosaic punch, and punched out the bottom row of mosaic shapes, leaving the detailed look.  A layer of Cherry Cobbler cardstock under the sentiment makes it stand out, along with the one mosaic stamped from the Mosaic Madness stamp set.  The addition of pearls just adds the right touch, I think, to finish off the card.

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I'm putting together my schedule for the next few months, so if there's any particular type of class you'd like to see, just let me know! 

I look forward to hearing from you soon!  Until then – Happy Stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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