I’ve actually managed to create a card for a challenge over at Craft Project Central where the challenge was to create a card using the great sketch they have. Thank you ladies for a great challenge!
I usually do challenges but most of the time completely forget to post them. As I needed a couple of Thank You Cards, this was the perfect way to get them done.
I decided to play around with colours I don’t usually go for but in saying that I’m really happy with them & how the card come out! Sometimes you get an idea in your head & the finished project is nothing like you imagined it to be.
As part of my Catalogue Launch I created a couple of Gift Bags using now retired DSP & the new Triple Banner Punch.
I grabbed a couple of pieces of DSP from each Pack – Neutrals, Subtles, Brights & Regals. This way, I thought I would let my guests choose which one suited them. Each bag was filled with Chocolates & retired Product – Ribbons, Brads, etc.
To create my Banners, I teamed them up with colours that I took from the DSP & Colour Coach. I also used the “Work of Art” Stamp Set to take away the blank look of the Whisper White Banner. To close my Bags, I used the little Clothespins which I covered with matching DSP of each bag but using the opposite side.
I was really happy with theses bags & the ladies loved them. Mind you, using the new Gift Bag Punch Board makes life so much easier.
I had to create a Birthday Card for my Sharon – my brother’s partner, last month so I pulled out the lovely & now slightly addictive “Wildflower Meadow” Stamp. I had my Colour Coach still sitting on my desk from a previous project & went for a colour I don’t usually play with – Island Indigo. I then decided that I was going to do a bit of a monochromatic look & bring in Pool Party but with a lot of Whisper White. As I’ve been doing a lot of Heat Embossing, I decided to continue with it & pulled out my Pool Party Embossing Powder.
Once I had completed my Embossing, I found Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon that I have left over & decided to use it on the card. I then tied a small Bow & adhered to the top with a Glue Dot. Looking at it, I opted to leave off a greeting & go with what was in front of me. Sometimes it is better to have a blank card as you can then use it for all occasions.
To finish the card, I coloured a few Pearls with my Blendabilites until I got a colour that was close to Island Indigio & adhered them to the centre of the flowers.
I liked the card so much that I created another & a matching Notebook.
By clicking on the link below, you will be able to create your own card.
Our card today is one we created in our first class for the School Holidays.
I have been asked a number of times about Card Class for Kids over the Holidays. So, after getting the numbers to be able to run these classes, we created our first card. The kids who came along (& the Mums, of course) all had a great time & absolutely loved the card, were asking when the next class was going to be.
For the time being, these will be held every Friday both morning & afternoon sessions. Please contact me if you would like to come along, as spaces are limited.
If the time comes, then the classes will be expanded to more days during the week of the School Holidays. All classes are held at the Caloundra Community Centre.
I did find the inspiration on Pinterest, but as is always the case, when you go looking for it again, you just can’t seem to find it. I did add the extended part to the card. Please let me know if you recognise it, so that I can give you the credit, but in the meantime, thank you so much for your inspiration.