A few months ago I met a lovely lady who asked if I would come and teach at her craft groups meeting. I was thrilled to accept and went along. 6 months later, this has become a regular outing.
Every couple of months teaching an amazing group of ladies who are fun and keen and willing to try new and old ideas. We have made cards and tags so far but this time around, coming up to Christmas we did Christmas cards. And for the first time in what feels like forever I used product other than Prima. Teresa Collins has the most amazing glittery gold Christmas range and I just couldn't go past it for something extra special.
Let's take a look at the cards
The first card was an exploding box. I have seen these designs around for years, but have never made one myself. I thought it would be a great way to show how you can do something extra special as a card, or even make it into a mini album or similar for another reason.
Inside I created a cascading series of glitter balls. So so so much fun!
and attached the sentiment to the front of them.
In the layers was room for some photos, journaling, or more embellishments.
I particularly liked the lid with the stamped images and little christmas tree charm...
The next card was so sweet, it's a screen card. And is super easy to make. Just use a Stampin' Up tag punch to create the ornamental 'legs' of a screen.
For this I used an Impression Obsession Xmas tree die (for more examples of IO dies and stamps take a look at their blog), I cut 3 of the ornamental version. One of the solid base, then glued it all together for this cute little embellishment.
The deer are also from IO. They are so cute! I just adore them!
The next card was a shaker card. I first learnt to make these when I first started scrapbooking. That would be around 11 years ago. Wow! This year I've made a few more of them. They are just so much fun and actually quite easy to make.
That cut out 'Seasons Greetings' was also from IO. Gosh, they make some beautiful dies!
And of course, the roses are guess who....Prima! Of course!
The last card is pretty quick and easy. I die cut all the letters and it was just a matter of scoring and gluing the rest together.
Again, like the others, this card is quite simple, but it's all about showing an idea and then you can grow your own embellishing from there.
I do have some spare bits of paper lying around that I could make up some extra kits (including all the die cuts etc) if anyone would like some. Just flick me a message via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
And that's it for now. Have a wonderful day!