Thursday, February 28, 2008

Class Cards

I was in a cyber conversation today with a friend of mine, Heather McNally, who politely reminded me that I needed to update my blog. I told her that I don't get that many visitors and she said, "I visit" !! She is the sweetest most sensitive young lady that I have ever met so I have adopted her. After all, I don't have daughters and I think my boys would benefit from having a sister. Besides that she has two beautiful little boys and because I doubt I will ever be a Grandma, I will just adopt Tyler and Caden too !! :) Love you Hooty and I'm updating this just for you today.

I took a few days vacation - the r&r that is needed with this long cold winter. So part of the day I went to my stamp room. Put a few things away and started getting ready for my Monday class. Here is what I came up with.I chose to focus on different closures for this class and I think that they will like my creations so far. The card on the left is a gate fold card. It is held shut with the Basic Grey magnet closures. I bought them from Satrlit Studio last year and never used them. Boy, was I missing out - they are wonderful. The card on the right has a scalloped edge that I learned how to do from my other "daughter" Cami. She is so ingeniouse and has no problem thinking out of the box !! :)

You can see the gate fold better with this picture. I used the SU textured card stock in Blue Bayou. I just love working with this card stock. It is perfect weight and the texture really adds a lot to the cards. It also folds easy. The card itself, measures 12" x 5 1/2". The card is then scored at 2", 4", 8" and 10". Using the Scor Pal for this is wonderful. It makes the job of multiple scores so easy. Once the card is scored then you cut off 3/4" from each end. The ends then become the flaps. I then took 2 pieces 1" x 5 !/2" piece of River Rock and scalloped the edges and adhered them to the underside of the flaps. I cut 2 pieces 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of SU DS paper Porcelain Prints. These were adhered to the front flaps. I then positioned the snack on the underside of the right flap and I put in the brads. I then adhered the flaps to the base of the card. When folding your card, be sure that the texture of the paper is on the outside.

The stamp set that I used was SU's Blooming with Love. This is a great spring set and has multiple uses. If a Mom loves gardening - it will be good for that special card in May too ! :)
I colored in the images with reinkers and blending pens. I also lined the image with River Rock that I scalloped on the edges.

This card was a lot of fun to do because it was so easy. The stamp set was SU's Priceless. The DS paper was A flower for you. The center flower was stamped a second time and cut out so it could be raised over the original image. The center of each flower has a rhinestone from EK Success. I purchased them along time ago and just discovered them while cleaning !! LOL !! I guess I need to do that a little more often.
The bottom edge of this card is scalloped with a corner rounder. Cami has an excellent tutorial if you want to visit her blog. You'll see lots of other great stuff their too.

All ribbon is from Starlit Studios - you can never have too much ribbon !

Well, I hope you enjoyed looking at these cards. Hooty, I hope you like them too !! :) Thanks for looking and I hope you all stop by again.


PJBstamper said...

McHeather is not the only one who visits your blog! So, can I be adopted, too? That way you can have a granddaughter in addition to your two grandsons.

Heather said...

AWE!!!!!!!!!!! I love you, Mom!!!!!! I love these cards - they are so pretty and colorful - and love the different closures. Your customers will LOVE them!!!!

Your Grandsons (and I) send lots of hugs and kisses!

QC said...

GORGEOUS creations, Stevie Sue!

Tex said...

See there! Hooty isn't the only one who visits!! Boy, Stevie! I love this gate-fold ... and I adore your scallops! Now that "bling" .... that's the kicker!! What a great class you will have!


Lana said...

I love Hooty like a sister, so can you be my mom too? LOL!

I love these Stevie! WOOHOOO!

Bevie Pearl said...

HI Stevie, I visit your blog...Go see my blog....I just gave you an award...HUGS!