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October 2011 Class in an Instant-Over the Top Christmas Cards

October Class In an Instant-Over the Top Christmas Cards

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Click here to order October Class in an Instant-Over the Top Christmas Cards

Sometimes you need a quick card and sometimes you want to really step it up and create a work of art worthy of those extra special people in your life. These Christmas cards are the ideal special delivery designed to express the importance you place on those closest to you. The patterns and details set them apart from mass produced cards. The pedestal and easel cards are designed to be freestanding works of art fit to grace mantles in the homes of the loved ones.

 

This project features the beautifully detailed Christmas Lodge stamp set and Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper.  The rich colors and timeless designs are enhanced with the lustrous Quilted Satin Ribbon, sparkly Dazzling Details and whimsical Mini Jingle Bells. Your friends and family will feel impressed and spoiled when they receive these special deliveries!  

Class in an Instant Details

Class fee is only $9.95.  You will receive full color instructions, templates and bonus ideas in a pdf format that will be delivered right to your e mail in box.

The Over the Top Christmas Card Tutorial includes:

  • Four over-the-top cards
  • Bonus: Simply Scored Tutorial
  • Bonus: Christmas Card Planning Guide
  • Bonus ideas and samples for creating alternate projects using different color   combinations, themes and stamp sets for many personal styles
  • a complete list of supplies, along with the opportunity to purchase the featured products for these projects at a 15% discount

You may purchase the following products at a 15% discount through  October 10, 2011. Regular shipping (min $6.95) and taxes apply.  This discount cannot be combined with any other offers, stamp clubs or workshops.  Product will deliver direct to US customers only via UPS.  Please e mail or call me to place this special order.

annehayward@wildblue.net, 719-784-2275

123767 Christmas Lodge stamp set (wood mount), regular price $33.95, discounted price $28.85

123769 Christmas Lodge stamp set (clear mount), regular price $25.95, discounted price $22.05

122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool, regular price $29.95, discounted price $25.45

124002 Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper, regular price $10.95, discounted price $9.30

Click here to order October Class in an Instant-Over the Top Christmas Cards

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Quilled Flowers

 One more quilling post before the quilling supplies are put away for awhile! This was my Sunday Stamp Club swap card.  The theme was "autumn."  Since it had been awhile since I had done any quilling, I thought I better practice before teaching the quilled chocolates class.  The swap cards gave me a perfect opportunity to get that practice! I started with quilled circles, then pinched one end to create a teardrop for the petals and leaves. 

 

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Supplies Used:

Quilling: quilling tool, paper, glue

Paper: Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: cork sheets, Summer Sun and Pumpkin Pie corduroy buttons (retired), linen thread, Mini Glue Dots

Happy Stampin'!

Quilled Chocolates

When the ladies of Wetmore asked me to teach a quilling class, I instantly knew what project we would do.  Quilled chocolates with a coordinating gift box! 

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All quilling shapes start as a circle and then can be pinched into various shapes.  For the chocolates, make a tight circle, glue the ends and then push out the center.  To make color combinations in the same coil, glue 2-3 12" strips end to end and quill as normal.  Or you can make individual coils and glue them one on top of the other.  Add small pieces of curled quilling paper to the top for sprinkles.

Chocolates, chocolates and more chocolates!

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 Don't these look yummy?

 

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Don't forget to add the nutritional label to the back of box sleeve.  These chocolates have 0 Calories and 0 Fat but are handcrafted with 100% Love! I created the labels as a Word document and then printed out on 2"x4" address labels.  

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Supplies Used:

Quilling supplies: quilling tool, assorted colors of 1/8" quilling paper, glue

Box supplies:

Stamp Set: Pretty Postage

Ink: various color makers

Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Nursery Suite Specialty Designer Paper (retired)

Accessories: Big Shot, Matchbox die, Postage Stamp punch, Pretty in Pink  or Early Espresso 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, paper inserts, computer, 2"x4" label, Dimensionals

 

As always, a BIG thank you goes out to Monica Bergeron of Giddy Greetings who shared her love of quilling with me! Thank you for your inspiration!

 

Happy Stampin'!

Quilled Monogram Letters

I am teaching a  quilling** class today, and these are the gifts I made for the class attendees.  They are bright and cheery monogrammed refrigerator magnets! 

I did not feel comfortable enough creating the outline of the letters free hand, so I created a letter pattern to follow as a document in Word.  Each letter was created using the very light gray text color using Lucida Fax font at size 225.  The text color was dark enough to use as a pattern, but light enough to not show through the circles when complete.  I printed the letters out on regular white card stock, then cut down as needed to make the magnets.

 

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**Quilling is the fine art of twirling and curling paper strips to create beautiful three-dimensional embellishments.  Whether you want to embellish a card, picture frame or scrapbook, quilling is easier than it looks.  A twist here and a pinch there; before you know it, your quilling has come to life.  The possibilities of what you can create are only limited by your imagination!

Quilling takes only a few inexpensive supplies:

-quilling tool

-quilling paper

-glue

That's it!

The quilling tool is about 2-3" long and has a slot at the end for inserting and holding the end of a strip of quilling paper .  From there, you twirl the paper on the quilling tool.  Yes, you can use a toothpick or paper piercing tool, but they are not quite the right diameter, and don't have the slot to hold the paper in place while you twirl.

Quilling paper comes in various widths, but I find that I like the 1/8" size the best.  Yes, you can use regular card stock cut down to the correct width, but I say why?  Quilling paper is slightly lighter in weight, comes in a wide variety of colors, is inexpensive and is already cut into strips for you.  Much less time consuming and you have the correct kind of paper.

Use a liquid or water-based glue that dries clear.  Avoid overly tacky glues that are hard to remove from your fingers and tools.  These can slow you down and ruin the quilled shapes.  You only need small dabs of glue to hold the coils together since you are gluing paper to paper.  I squeeze a small amount of glue onto a scrap piece of paper and then use a toothpick to pick up a dab of glue and place where I want it.  This gives  you more control and helps keep the glue off your fingers.

Optional Tools: Since all quilling starts with circles, I find that a circles template is very helpful.  After removing the twirled paper from the quilling tool, you can place the paper in one of the circles on the template.  The paper will open up to fill the template giving you perfectly sized coil to work with!

I am a firm believer of having the correct tools for any project.  There are numerous ways you can quill without "quilling tools", but why not just use the tools that are made specifically for the craft?  And they are not expensive at all.  A quilling tool can be purchased for about 4.00.  A pack of 80 pieces of 1/8" width quilling paper is about 3.00.  One pack of assorted colors is enough to complete several projects.  There are numerous quilling supply stores found on line, but I purchase my supplies at  the Quilling Super Store.  Prices are good, they don't charge an arm and a leg for shipping, are quick to ship and have great customer service.  And with you first purchase, you will receive an assorted pack of quilling paper for FREE.

I am not a quilling expert by any means, but I was fortunate to learn quilling from Monica Bergeron, one of the premier paper quillers around!  Be sure to visit her Giddy Greetings web site for ideas and tutorials.

 

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Hello Doily One Sheet Wonder

Here is another taste of some of the One Sheet Wonder cards I created using the Hello Doily background stamp (see the posting dated September 8 for cards created using the Sunflower background stamp).

 What is a One Sheet Wonder you may ask?    A One Sheet Wonder is a technique for using a single stamped sheet of card stock cut into multiple pieces to create a quick-to-make set of cards, 3-D projects or scrapbook pages.

To purchase full color photos, templates and detailed One Sheet Wonder instructions, please visit here for more full details.

Cost is only $5.00 and instructions will be delivered right to your e mail inbox as a pdf file.

To create these cards, I started by randomly stamping a 12"x12" piece of white card stock using the Hello Doily stamp from Stampin' Up! and the Baby Wipes Technique.  Following the One Sheet Wonder pattern, I then cut the stamped card stock into 10 pieces to mix and match with coordinating card stock and embellishments to create 10 individual cards. Very simple and this technique lends itself to a variety of styles and occasions by using different stamp sets and color combinations.

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Happy Stampin'!

One Sheet Wonder Sunflower Celebration!

I created these cards using Stampin' Up!'s Sunflower background stamp and the One Sheet Wonder technique.  What is a One Sheet Wonder you may ask?    A One Sheet Wonder is a technique for using a single stamped sheet of card stock cut into multiple pieces to create a quick-to-make set of cards, 3-D projects or scrapbook pages.

To purchase full color photos, templates and detailed One Sheet Wonder instructions, please visit here for more full details.

Cost is only $5.00 and instructions will be delivered right to your e mail inbox as a pdf file.

To create these cards, I started by randomly stamping a 12"x12" piece of white card stock using the Sunflower stamp from Stampin' Up! and the Baby Wipes Technique.  Following the One Sheet Wonder pattern, I then cut the stamped card stock into 10 pieces to mix and match with coordinating card stock and embellishments to create 10 individual cards. Very simple and this technique lends itself to a variety of styles and occasions by using different stamp sets and color combinations.

Here is a taste of the cards created using the versatile One Sheet Wonder template:

 

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 Please be sure to contact me if you have any questions. 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Sunflower Inspired-Faux Silk Sunflower

This card was inspired by the beautiful tall sunflowers I have growing in my garden.  I love watching the sunflowers turn to follow the sun throughout the day. Amazing!

This is the inspiration:

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And this is the card:

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The technique is called faux silk, and is very easy to do.  Stamp your image on a piece of tissue paper.  Crumple the tissue paper into a ball, then flatten out.  Apply a coating of glue to a piece of neutral colored card stock using a glue stick.  Lay the tissue paper over the card stock, wrapping and gluing the the edges to the back.

Supplies Used:

Stamp set: Sunflower, Sincere Salutations

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi

Paper: Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Whisper White, tissue paper

Accessories: Anywhere Glue Stick, Extra Large and Scallop Oval punches, Dimensional

Happy Stampin'!