Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Mini-Album

Today, I want to show you the cute Christmas mini-albums we'll be making at the December Creative Day Workshop.

This fun album is made from four circular cards from the discountinued Around the Holidays card kit, which includes colorful card bases, Stickease, ribbon and foam tape to decorate the cards. For the workshop, I'm tossing in a few Sparkles to add pizzazz!

To make the album, I glued each card shut to form an album page and sponged the edges with Chocolate ink. Then I decorated the pages with Stickease (popped some up with foam tape), Sparkles and ribbon. On the back of the last page, I stamped "2011". To form the album, I simply punched a hole in the top of each page and threaded them on a ring clip.

All that is left to do is add a few pictures from our 2011 Christmas celebrations. Come make your own!!

Date: Sunday, December 18
Time: 2:30 - 5:00 pm
Price: $5 per person (open to anyone age 9 and up)
Location: My house in Arnold, MO (I'll email you address upon registration)

You can purchase additional album kits to complete on your own for just $4, while supplies last.

To register, please email me and let me know how many people you are bringing. Hope you can make it!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Embossed Holiday Wishes

I finally had time to play around with the Holiday Wishes stamp set. Embossing powder seemed appropriate for these fancy images. For this first card, I used the toe of the stocking and branches o f the tree to add a gold embossed design to the edge of a plain white card. The center is a piece of Holiday Red cardstock. I embossed the tree with gold and sponged the edges with black ink. I love the way this card turned out. 

For the next card, I used one of the new die cut cards. I lined the inside with outdoor denim cardstock to make the die-cut edge pop out. Then I added the sentiment, ornament and flowers with outdoor denim embossing. It seemed to need something else, so I added a few sparkles.

If you are ready to try some embossing, check out the Embossing Starter Kit which is $10 in my Black Friday special which ends on Monday, November 28. If you have any questions about using these products, I'd be glad to help you get started.

Don't forget you can get this lovely stamp set for just $5 with a $25 stamp purchase through November 30.