Monday, April 14, 2014

Continuing Education Class Cards

I had mentioned before that I am teaching some Continuing Education Stamping Classes this year.  It's been fun to meet new people and get a chance to stamp with them.
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The last class we did showed embossing plus a couple of easy techniques that take a card up a notch.  Here are the cards that we made at that class.

The first one was made with the Everything Eleanor stamp set.  I got the idea from my friend Sara Bolz.  We cut out the flower and added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the center stamens (it's hard to see in the picture).  We also added some texture with the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder (the hearts).  Even though the card is basically monochromatic, just adding those extra touches stepped it up a bit.
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The second card used Designer Series Paper, the Scallops TIEFSee Ya Later Sale-a-bration stamp set, and Silver Foil Sheets.  The main image was stamped in Craft Black ink and embossed with Clear embossing powder.  We then cut that out with the Ovals Collection Framelits.
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I then showed the ladies how to do Triple Time Stamping.  This is one of those techniques that is really so easy to do, but creates such a wow factor!  The stamp set used was Creative Elements with Petite Pairs for the saying.  It's stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla cardstock.  We added some Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon for a little extra touch.  I think this was everyone's favorite technique of the night!
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The last card was one I made at a lot of my classes that month!  The technique was paper-piecing with the Another Great Year stamp set.  The image was embossed with Silver emboss powder and the Kaleidoscope DSP was used for the colors.
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I have had a great time teaching these classes so far.  There's only one more to go this year - on April 23.  But so far they've been a success, so maybe I'll be teaching some more next year!  Until next time...


HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Basket with Pockets Class

 
Would you be interested in making this basket with pockets?  I have had a LOT of interest in these baskets since I first posted them over a year ago (or was it two?).
 From Millan.Net
I am offering a class to make this next Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 PM.  Cost is $20.  You can choose the color you want to use from the Subtles Collection - first come, first served, as I have a limited amount of colors available. 

For this class you will NEED to bring Sticky Strip and with another kind of tape like SNAIL, some kind of Simply Scored board (or something that will score 12" paper and card stock), paper trimmer, and scissors.

This class will work best if everyone is here to start at the same time so I can talk you through each step.

RSVP with payment by next Tuesday to reserve your spot and select your color.
ADDED:  For those of you who can't make it to class, but are interested in the tutorial, you can get it at http://inkingfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2014/04/is-sooo-good-to-be-back-with-cards-more.html

Until next time...


HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Petite Petals

One of my favorite bundles in the Occasions Catalog is the Petite Petals stamp set and coordinating Petite Petals Punch.  And judging by the number of cards and other projects I see made with them, I'm not the only one!
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Here are just a couple of cards that use this cute combo.
 This one we made at my downline meeting.  It uses the Hardwood background stamp, Angled Tag Topper Punch, Perfect Pennants stamp set, and Silver Baker's Twine from the Occasions Catalog.
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 This one was made at one of my stamp clubs.  The leaf is from Summer Silhouettes.  The centers in the flowers are pearls that are colored black with a Sharpie Marker.
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Now that it's April, I'm starting to think that we might even see some flowers like this outside in our yard!
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Until next time...


HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Petal Parade and Sweet Sorbet DSP

 
Do you know there are only FIVE days left to get this year's Sale-a-bration items?  If you haven't gotten all of the Sale-a-bration items you want, you need to get them now!  Don't be like this -
I'm going to do my best to tempt you this week by showcasing SAB items.  You're welcome.
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Today I'm showcasing the Petal Parade stamp set and Sweet Sorbet DSP.
This is a desktop easel calendar with Post-It Notes.
Petal Parade, Sweet Sorbet DSP, Petite Petals, Petite Petals Punch, Scallops TIEF, Bird Builder Punch, In Color Boutique Details, In Color Dahlias.
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 Petal Parade, Sweet Sorbet DSP, Decorative Dots TIEF.
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  Petal Parade, Sweet Sorbet DSP, Decorative Dots TIEF, Ovals Collection Framelits, Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon, Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly Punches.
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You want these now, don't you?  You KNOW you do.  Get your orders placed before it's too late!
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Until next time...


HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com

Friday, March 21, 2014

Another Great Year

Only 10 more days left this year to Sale-a-brate!  Don't find yourself like this because you missed out..
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When I saw this stamp set in the Occasions catalog this year, I immediately saw lots of possibilities for it.  I love the bold strokes of the "Happy Birthday" image.  I already showed you one sample with this stamp set from the Upscale Swap Group.

These cards all have the same layout, but because the designer series papers are different, there's a subtle change in the "feel" of the card.

The two cards above were both made using the Kaleidoscope DSP, but different patterns from that pack.  The image is embossed with silver powder on white and also on Bermuda Bay.  The banners were then cut from the Bermuda Bay card stock and layered on top of the white image with Dimensionals.  Such a happy and cheerful card, isn't it?
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This card has the same layout, but uses the Retro Fresh DSP.  It's embossed with gold powder instead of silver, which seemed to look better with this paper.  I think it has a more masculine feel to it, don't you?
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 Which one do you like better?  I'm torn between both!  Until next time...


HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com