Hi everyone, I know it's been awhile since my last post life has just been happening like crazy.
It's time to craft!!! It has been way too long since our last class.
I will be teaching a sampler class at the Mesa Arts Center this Sunday from 2-3 in the multi-purpose room. We will be creating simple cards using embossing folders, die cuts, stamp sets with matching punches (yay no cutting :-) ) and a watercolor effect.
Below are the cards you will be making. We only have an hour so just 4 cards this time around.
To register you can call the Mesa Arts Center at 480/644-6520 and mention it's a SPARK class; here is the registration info: CYW14SSW001-09, SU, Mar 23, 2-3 pm, Card Making with Pamela.
The class fee is $5; you can't beat that!
I will also be teaching a paper craft class on Friday April 4th from 6 - 9 pm in the same place. The theme for this class is Dynamic Backgrounds. The class code is CAW14PCW028-01 and the fee is $23 with a $5 supply fee to be paid in class. I will be posting these cards soon.
Have a great weekend and hope to see you in class...
I spent most of today finishing up 6 cigar boxes I started a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to take these beautiful creations to Prescott but just didn't have time to finish them up.
These boxes will be going with me to Bisbee, AZ for Bisbee Beat the Heat Belly Dance Retreat were I will be vending and teaching a fan veil workshop. If there are any left they will be on their way to Billings, MT to my good friend Susan for the Yellowstone Belly Dance Festival in August.
Below are photos of the 6 cigar boxes that are finished; I have 4 more in various stages of completeness.
This week I will be teaching a greeting card class at the Mesa Arts Center. This month's class will be on the 4 seasons.
My goal before school starts is to finish one of my family tree albums. I will be posting lots of photos of this project when I have one finished :-)
I loved creating this months card class since I love everything vintage. I had so many ideas that I couldn't do everything I wanted to so I'm just going to have to teach this class again to include the cards I didn't include this month.
Below are the cards we made Friday night.
group shot of all cards
Photo tint technique
close up of photo tint technique
pretty vintage card
triple stamp technique
Next class will be May 17th at the Mesa Arts Center. Below is registration info:
Greeting Cards with a TwistThis class we will be making cards that are fun and interactive. Cards with pop-ups, moving parts, lots of folds, pockets and more; unique cards that your friends will be so impressed and ask “how did you make this?” These cards will make you smile. Supply cost $5 to be paid at class. Please bring scissors and your favorite glue. Room: Multi-purpose behind registration CAW13PCW024-01 F May 17 6-9pm $23 Hope to see you in class...
I'm so behind in my blogging it seems working 3 jobs is taking up all my time; yikes :-)
January I taught a "simple" card class at the Mesa Arts Center; we made 10 cards.
I taught 9 cards and surprised the class on card 10 that they were creating their own card. I wish I would have taken my camera with they made some pretty cool cards. I provided the stamp set and the brown card base they did the rest with scrap paper, ribbon, inks, markers, etc.
Below are photos of the cards we made minus the creations from class:
Next card class is March 8th and it will be Greeting Cards with a Vintage Flare. Here's more info on this class:
Greeting Cards with a Vintage FlareLace, jewels, pearls, vintage
photos and more create the beautiful and timeless vintage style. We will be
making greeting cards with that vintage flare and using distress inks and tools
to give your cards that distress look. To make your cards even more personal you
will learn how to take a copy of a family photo and age it and use it on one of
Supply cost $5 to be paid at class. Please bring scissors and
your favorite glue.
Room: Multi-purpose behind registration
F March 8 6-9pm $23
register by calling the Mesa Arts Center box office, (480)644-6520, or drop
off your registration at the Art Studios at the Mesa Arts Center lobby.
registration call (480)644-6520
brochures are at the Mesa Arts Center or
visit the Mesa Arts Center website, http://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/classes/paperarts.
I had a difficult time deciding on what holiday cards to make this year so we will be making 7 cards and some cute little boxes that hold a candy kiss.
I kept the cards simple this year since we are making so many :-)
Below are photos of our cards.
group shot of all cards and boxes
The Hanukkah card has a diagonal background by using my Score Pal to create the design. This was very simple and I have always wanted to try this technique and it looks great. The stamp is from Stampin' Up the single "Hanukkah" stamp is retired from last year.
I used the "Beautiful Season" Stampin' Up stamp for this next card. I used colored pencils and blending pen for the coloring for the stamp image. The outside design is created by the embossing folder "framed tulips" also by Stampin' Up. I used crumb cake ink to highlight the design and the card stock color is Very Vanilla.
For this card I used the new "Make a Mitten" stamp set and the new mitten punch, both by Stampin' Up. The greeting is from "Four the Holidays" a retired stamp set. The designer paper is Holiday Treasures retired from Stampin' Up.
I haven't done an origami card in a long time so back by popular demand this years origami card :-) The card shape I used the framelits "labels" from Stampin' Up. I used the largest framelit for the card and the next size down for the front of the card sentiment. The greeting and holly leaf is from the retired stamp set "Peaceful Season". Inside the card I used stamps from "Jolly Bingo Bits" and scallop square & 1" square punch all from Stampin' Up. The designer paper is Holiday Treasures.
I found the origami instructions on Cathy's blog, Stamps & Scrapbooks; she has a video on how to fold and create this card.
This cute card I used the new "Ornament Keepsakes" and matching Holiday Ornaments framelits from Stampin' Ups Holiday Catalog. For the center of the ornaments I used a jewel, a pearl and dazzling details silver color. The baker's twine is of course from Stampin' Up color Cherry Cobbler.
Here's this year's shaker card that doesn't shake :-( I didn't make it thick enough for the mica flakes to move around but I love the look of the card anyway. The stamp is "Sweet Snowglobe" a retired single stamp from last year. I also used dazzling details for the snow on the trees and little house. It's difficult to see the detail; sorry.
I love this card I finally used the background stamp "Christmas Collage" a retired stamp from Stampin' Up. I stamped the background on white card stock and colored in certain areas. Using a square 1 3/8" punch I punched out areas of the background and attached to white card stock with the Framed Tulips embossed around the outside. I used crumb cake to distress each square and bring out the embossed edge. The greeting is from "Four the Holidays" stamp set.
These cute little boxes hold one candy kiss! I used the "Petal Card Double" punch from Stampin' Up to create these cute little boxes. To decorate the outside I used stamps from "Jolly Bingo Bits". I found the directions for these boxes from Mary of "Stampin' Pretty". Here's the link to her video on how to make these cute little boxes.
I made this cards simple enough that you could use whatever holiday stamps you may have in your craft room. I hope you enjoy these cards and hope to see you in class.