Monday, February 12, 2018

February Shoebox cards

Hi Everyone!!

Shoebox Cards is always the first Tuesday of the month!!  Here are the amazing creations for February.

This card is called a Joy Fold Card.  The card base is 8.5x4.25, scored at 5.5.  the smaller card base is 8x3 scored at 4. The background papers are 4x5.25, (2) 4x3 and (2) 3.75x2.75.  It is nice to have something like the hearts to tuck the smaller card in to keep it closed.  This is a great way to use up scraps that coordinate.  and it's a lovely card... fun to make and fun to receive!!


Here's Anita's LOL card... Lots of Love card.  Love the traditional colors and all of the little details.  The shadow layering... the heart shaped bling, using the shimmer brush on the butterfly, the embossed hearts and dots... Super classy  and rich card!!  

Julie's card is a Special Delivery.  It's a mail box that has been decorated and is over flowing with love letters.  Making the little envelopes was so much fun.  They are just rectangles with an edge folded over and trimmed to a point or trimmed to look like an envelope.  The fun little heart stickers made it super cute.  The envelopes are attached to little strips inside, adhered to a  (2) bar(s) inside.  So much fun!!

Julie had a bonus project... it's a love you box with a kiss inside.  Starting piece is 5.5x4.75.  Score with 5x5 at the top at 1.25,2.5,3.75, & 5.  Turning a quarter turn, score at .5, 1.75, 3, & 4.25. B&T paper is 1x1 inch. Cut 5. Use ribbon the top for ease of opening.  We also used a .5x2 inch strip of plastic to glue the kiss to.


Here is the cutting diagram for the box. cut on the lines.  Please note that some lines are not scored.  Also, you may want to angle some of the edges that are glued.  Next fold on the score lines and adhere the half flaps as needed.  (side note, the left over pieces make great envelopes for the mail box!!)

Kathy's super cute card includes a fabric yo-yo.  We used colored pencils to color the ears and cheeks... there was brown colored pencils to color the bunny, but I liked the white bunny and just colored the ears and the cheeks.  We used decorative scissors for the white.  (there was also washi tape available for another layer). Super cute bunny!! Cute Fabric!!  What a fun heart.

Melani's card featured hanging hearts.  We used one continuous string using glue dots to on the back of the smaller white cardstock.  Then we added as many pre-punched hearts as we wanted and added a simple XO stamp.  The layers really add another level to this card.  This is a sweet valentine card!!

Melani punched all of the hearts out and thought these might make a fun border, so we made an additional card with borders and scraps.  Anita brought a big heart punch, so I used that and made a very quick card using leftovers!  What fun!!

Roxxy has finished her night classes and attended for the first time in a long time.  Here's her sweet baby card... we inked the embossed white layer with yellow and then added the yellow pieces and some ribbon to simulate a baby blanket.  We punched a hole by the baby's hand and wrapped gold thread through it and added a lovely gold star.  This is a very sweet baby card.

Shannon's card used very pretty background and texture paper... very soft and elegant with the red hearts already in it.  We added a diecut Happy, stamped Valentine's Day, and added a few decorations to make a lovely valentine.  What a lovely card.

We had a full house and it was nice to have so many here.  We look forward to our next get together, Tuesday March 6 at 7:00 PM.  Until then... Stay Warm!  Spring is just around the corner!!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

January Hostess Club layouts

January Hostess Club features CTMH Silver and Gold paper pack.  Because we did Beary Christmas .... I geared this one more towards New Years.  I added lagoon, because it's one of my favorite colors, but almost any color could be used and the guests had their choice of colors.  This fun layout was inspired by Chris Robertson.  

The first layout is inspired by Nicole Mann.  This lovely layout comes together quickly and is a festive new years layout.  Cheers!!

The second layout is inspired by Tina Lovell.  I love the gold trees and the gold HOLIDAY.  It looks great on the pewter background.  There is also an additional pocket pages and we used some PML cards and some bits and pieces of leftovers for additional pictures or journaling.  The first pictures shows the pocket pages as well.  (we did do both sides too.)

Here's just the layout below.

The next layout is inspired by Vicki Wizniuk.  one of the papers in the kit is black lines on white paper, and I like how the lines work on this layout and can be used for journaling.  I also really like the half circles on the right side.  I just really like all of the little adornments on this layout and it was really fun to create.  Also, I used the journaling pen to add fun lines as well.  

Joy is one of my favorite words, so I wanted to use it on a layout, so I brought back the lagoon. This layout is inspired by Carrie Simonds.  This layout also uses the the black and white stripes.  This was a quick and easy layout.  

Here's another great layout, no title yet, but easily adjustable for any event.  And this is another Nicole Mann inspiration. The original had the gold HOLIDAY letters on it, but I had already used them.  Still think it's a sharp layout!!

This layout is from the CTMH book.  I love the first page... 

And the last layout... I just wanted to use the gold striped paper... Doreen Watkins is the inspiration for this layout.  Again, I brought the lagoon back into this layout.  

The next hostess club will be Tuesday, February 13.  The featured kit will be Chelsea Gardens.   Please order your kit by January 30.  

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Shoebox cards Christmas Party

January Shoebox Cards

Hi everyone,

I finally found my camera.  So here are the beautiful creations from January.... it was a very cold night as well as early in the month.  We missed some of our girls who were unable to make it.

My card features tree thin cuts and a soft back splash of paint and a bit of shimmer brush.  The double layer really makes this card elegant.  We also cut a little hole in the top crease to allow the ribbon to go through the middle of the card.  I mixed up the paint and let it dry in the lid of the watercolor paints as it was a color mix and by adding water to it, it can be reused.  

Anita's creation is bright and springy.  She had calendars printed on light weight paper that we cut apart and stacked for the calendar portion of this card.  She also gave us a clean copy so we can recreate the card or the calendar.  The calendar can be stapled onto cardstock and then put on the card ... but Anita had a long reach stapler so it could be stapled directly to the card.  We also had an extra piece of cardstock  size 4x4 that is scored at .5, 2, 3.5 and the half inch is adhered to the inside of the card to make it sturdy.

Julie's beautiful card was designed to be a sympathy card.  The white piece of cardstock was stamped with the large flower design.... which just happened to coordinate with the paper.  We then added glitter stickles to the little bits on the flower and added the large gem in the center.. We added the cricut word prayers.  It's a lovely card.

The next Shoebox card class will be Tuesday, February 6.  Come join us for a fun night a creativity and camaraderie. We start at 7:00 PM.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Beary Christmas Layouts

Oh my what fun we had doing these layouts!  Always so grateful for the artists with CTMH who share their amazing talents!!  These layouts turned out amazing!!

The first layout is the layout for Hostess Club. It's from the new Make it from Your Heart volume 3 pattern 5.  We added a 4x4 flip flap and a PML card from the kit.  Sweet and simple and lovely!!

This fabulous layout was inspired from Vicki Wizniuk.  I loved the color combination and used more PML cards and add some flip flaps as desired.  The white inserts have also been sponged to add some depth.  It turned out so beautiful.  

And here is the Beary Christmas layout.. featuring fun "Christmas Bears".  This lovely layout was inspired by Tina Lovell.  It was fun to do and made me giggle while doing it!!  The embellishments really make this layout!

This JOLLY layout was inspired by Brenda Rose.  It's a great layout.  The color combination makes this layout quite festive.  Another great layout!

This FUN layout really caught my eye.  Thanks to Kelly Baxter-Fitzgerald for her inspiration.  I love the red theme and the light touches of green.  It feels so festive!!

This quick and fun layout was posted on the make it from your heart blog. It's also pattern 5 in the Make it from Your Heart volume 3 book.  Also used the October SOTM.  What a fun and festive layout.  Merry Christmas was cut out on the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge.

There's still a lot of paper left over... plenty for Christmas cards!!  Which is your favorite layout?  Let me know if you have any questions!  Join us for the next class, Tuesday January 9.  We will be working on the Silver and Gold kit.  Please order your kit by December 30.  Doors open at 5:00 PM!  Hope to have you join us!!

keep scrapping!!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

December Shoebox Cards

Hi Everyone!!  

Can you believe it's December already.  Time seems to be flying by!!  Here are the December Creations!!  

My card is a gift card holder using a library pocket for the gift card.  
** This has been updated from the card class.
Using 4.25 x 11 cardstock, Score the top at 2.5 inches and then fold it and score at 5.5 inches.  
Cover the top (2.25x4) and the bottom (2.75x4) There will be a little overlap.  Next fold the pocket using tear tape (or strong tape) and cut off the top to 3 inches, (you may do 2.75 so that it's covered on the inside) using tear tape on the front of the pocket.  Add it to the center of the lower flap.  This is the gift card holder.

Inside the card has been updated since the class.  I covered both flaps (especially the pocket part.  I also added a poinsettia inside.

Here is the original card inside that we did at club.  To the right is the pocket that will hold the gift card.  Note where the pocket is located... consider cutting the pocket to 2.75 to be totally hidden by the cover up paper.  I think the addition of the paper inside makes it brighter.

Julie's lovely card is one big stamp in blue and then we put spray adhesive on the card and attached a used dryer sheet and trim.  Next, rub in a container with a little bit of glitter.  (use sparingly) The glitter should attach to the spray glue. This was a fun technique and really had a nice effect that was hard to capture in this photo!  Great Card!!

Shannon's Fun Card... we stamped the background (there was also an option of another background stamp set in the bright green) and the greeting is washi tape!  What a fun and festive card!  The twine at the top adds a bit of whimsy!   What a fun card!!

Melani's card features a favorite Christmas tune and a "scrappy" tree.  Great way to use bits and pieces and so very festive.  In the words of the card, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas!"  Melani also brought Christmas tree brownies that were super cute and and fun!  Thanks for sharing the treats!!!  They were super festive!!

Our next class will be Tuesday January 2nd.  Come join us for a night of fun and creativity!!  We start at 7:00 PM. And a reminder of our Christmas party that will be Tuesday, December 19 at 7:00 PM.  Bring a homemade gift to exchange, Christmas cards to exchange and a treat to share.  It will be super fun!  Hope to see you there!!