It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Sometimes you need a third hand. Use a punch upside down to help with it.
When the Snow Globe Shaker Dome is set upside down in the 2 1/2″ circle punch you can put glitter and sequins to fill the shaker without spilling. Then you pull the adhesive backing off and stick to the card base.
It’s Technique Tuesday! Sometimes what would have been a boring card can really be spruced up by adding some metallic, shiny, or foil paper. This card looked rather dull until the Noble Peacock Foil Sheet was added.
If you would like to create this card then come to class this week.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! It’s time to create a quick washi tape card with a floral pansy.
Take your card base and cut a mat (Feels Like Frost Specialty 6X6 Designer Series Paper used here) to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Then take the same color as your card base (Whisper White used here) and cut an additional mat to 4 1/2″ X 3 1/4″. Stick the washi tape on the white card stock in a pattern of your choice. (Tip: Make sure to leave at least 1/4″ of washi tape to tuck under the back side of the card stock.)
It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today we are using the bone folder to straighten things out instead of create greater creases. The bone folder can get the kinks out of ribbon or twine easily for you.
Simply hold the ribbon or twine against the edge of the bone folder much like you would a pair of scissors when curling a curling ribbon for a package.
It’s Technique Tuesday! When all else fails and you need a super quick card use washi tape. Some quick borders and a flower accent and you have a card. To see this being created please join me on Wednesday evening at 7 pm for my Live.
It’s Management Monday! Here’s what’s happening this week.
I am closed today for the holiday. I am taking some time for family and to get ahead a bit. So no Open Time today.
If you would like to order on Betty’s class please contact me before Wednesday evening. This will be the first order from the Holiday Catalog. If you prefer to order online please use host code T979KUXH.
The first 12 crafters to order on Wednesday from me will get to pick their own Christmas tree. I will have 12 trees punched out that are all different colors. Each tree will have a different promotion or bonus on it. To qualify to pick your tree your order must be more than $50.
Save the date for Card Class on September 10, 12, or 14.
It’s Sale Saturday! The Holiday Catalog goes live on Wednesday! Get your wishlists ready because we are about to begin.
On Wednesday only, the first 12 crafters that either submit online orders with host code MCAYYWX2 to qualify or contact me to give me their list will be able to pick a tree. I will have 12 trees punched out with a promotion on the back of each. Each tree will be a different color and you will pick the color and I will reveal your promotion. Each promotion will need to be used by the end of that day. It’s easier than it sounds, I promise.
With inky fingers,
P.S. Just a quick announcement…I will be closed on Monday so no Open Time this week.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I will show you how to use part of the die to create a unique background or mat. With this you will also need a piece of Designer Series Paper.
To start, you will need your card base. Then have a mat cut no larger than 5″ X 3 3/4″. This mat needs to be out of Designer Series Paper or some form of pattern. If you don’t want a pattern then you can stamp on card stock to create a background or run through an embossing folder to get a bunch of texture. After you choose your patterned paper you can glue it down.
Then you will get plain card stock that coordinates in color. You will want to trim it about a quarter of an inch larger than your mat. In this case I took the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and placed on the edge to create a separated mat. You can use any larger die that has an edge to it. Tip: You might want to pick a die with stitching or some kind of built in texture to add interest.
Then, lastly, you will add some embellishments, gems, and the sentiment.