Saturday, September 18, 2010

Being Wicked!!

Well, my first official Stamping Class was last week and I promised to share our projects with you...  To start with I handed everyone an instruction sheet which also had a chart on it.  This had some of the standard card sizes on it, what size card you need to start with, where you score, and how to make a gatefold card in each size too.  I then had the ladies cut a few of these and write the sizes on them.  I think it was quite helpful to actually see and cut these themselves (it also helped them "get to know" their paper trimmers). I hope so anyway. 

So from that we moved on to our project which was a standard A2 gatefold card...This was based on a card in the SU catalog, but I adjusted it to the standard size.  Here's the instructions...

1. Cut your Rich Razzleberry* cardstock to (A2)
8 ½ x 5 ½” . Score at 2 1/8” and 6 3/8” to make a gatefold card.

2. Use the “Bat” stamp randomly all over the (folded) card front with VersaMark Ink. Stamp the “Cobweb” in white craft ink on 2 opposite corners. Set aside to dry.

3. Cut 2 pieces of white card (small) 1 ¾” x 2” and (medium) 1 7/8” x 2 ¾”.
Cut 2 pieces of black card (small) 2” x 2 7/8” and (Large) 3” x 3 ¾”.
Cut 1 piece of patterned paper to 2 ¾” x 3 ½".

*If your card base is a dark color you will need an insert of white card cut to
3 ¾” x 5”.

4. Use Black ink to stamp your candlestick onto the SMALL white panel. Then using the stamp-a-ma-jig, stamp your greeting onto the bottom of the MEDIUM white panel with Black ink. Set aside to dry.

5. Glue the patterned paper onto the LARGE black panel.
Paying attention to how the card opens(!) put glue on back of ONE HALF of the LARGE black panel. Glue into place on card front.

6. Once ink is dry, glue MEDIUM white panel onto SMALL black panel. Use dimensionals to attach SMALL white on top of this and add Rhinestone.

7. For the button, cut a small sliver of black card, thread through the holes and tie like thread. Stick to card with a dimensional.

8. Stick liner to inside… decorate if wanted. Decorate envelope.

And heres the Supplies you will need...
Wicked Cool stamp set.  Wicked Fun Designer Series Paper. Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock. Basic Black Classic Ink.  White Craft Ink.  VersaMark Ink.  Brights Buttons. Rhinestones.  Dimensionals.

Hope you likey!

C xx

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New look blog! New Projects!!

Woo Hoo!!
I think Im almost there tweaking the blog... Bear with me as there might still be a few little gremlins hiding out somewhere.  If anything goes awry while youre visiting, please let me know so I can fix it!

Im so excited to be starting a new Stamping Club next week with some of my favourite ladies.  I hope to teach them some basic stuff as well as the fun bits!  So heres a few little packages of "Card Candy" Ive been creating for the last couple of days.  Each hostess will get to choose one as a little thank you.  (And there will be new ones added so hopefully we wont come to blows over who wants what!  Although...  with this bunch...  its possible!)

Fun Huh?  
I actually really enjoyed making these little treats, something I will be doing alot more of I think!  Let me know what you think & which is your favourite...
Please also feel free to give some some ideas what Im missing on my new-look blog!  Thanks for visiting!

C xx

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Under Construction!

Or should I say having a makeover!!!  Bear with me for a couple of days... Its time for a good old re-vamp-a-roonie in blog city.... in a few days it will all make sense.  I hope.
Luvs ya!!