Nov 15 2010
A few weeks ago I was asked to do a class at church. There would be 100+ attendees broken into three 30 minutes sessions. Wow!
As there would be a lot of "never stamped before" ladies there. I knew the stamping had to be simple. I chose to focus the class on the new Handmade Holiday Vintage Christmas Card Bundle that features the Bells & Boughs stamp set and the Deck the Halls designer series paper.
As you can see in the class projects above, the organizer asked to make tags in addition to cards.
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The first projects we made were small 3" x 3" gift cards. One card was made with Cherry Cobbler cardstock and one with Always Artichoke cardstock. The Deck the Halls paper was cut to layer onto the cards over Very Vanilla cardstock. I embellished each card with a Brushed Gold snowflake made using the Northern Frost decorative strip seen on page 38 of the Holiday Mini catalogue. Each snowflake was given either a Pearl or Rhinestone center. Inside the card we added a second square of Very Vanilla cardstock and added a stamped "to/from:" to finish.
The next project was a Bells & Boughs card featuring Cherry Cobbler. To keep the stamping simple, we stamped the large poinsettia image in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and added three small pearls to the center. For the sake of time, I wanted to use only one ink colour and decided not to colour in the image. The pearls added a vintage touch to the stamped image and dressed it up a bit. The other layers of cardstock are Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler in addition to the Deck the Halls designer series paper. Last, we added a knot of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding to add another element to the card.
The last project we made in class was a large tag. We stamped the greeting from the Bells & Boughs stamp set in the bottom right corner of a Crumb Cake tag. Theses tags were made using the Two Tags Die for the Big Shot. I added a piece of Always Artichoke cardstock that had been punched with the scallop edge punch and a coordinating piece of Deck the Halls designer series paper. After threading Always Artichoke and Victoria Crochet trim through the hole on the tag. I added an Antique brad to the tag. Finally, I tied the ribbon and trim with linen thread to help the ribbons stand up.
So, do you think you would have enjoyed making these projects? Leave a comment and let me know.
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