Friday, October 30, 2009

Christmas Card Buffet

Get a jump start on your Christmas Cards and Holiday projects.  I tried to pick projects with different styles, with something that would appeal to everyone.

WHEN: Saturday, November 7 from 11-4:30

WHERE: Red Robin, 316 E. Winchester, Murray

WHAT: Make only the cards and projects you want to make and make as many of them as you would like.

RSVP: By Thursday, November 5 to or 801-967-3210.  Let me know which cards and projects you would like to make so I can have enough ready for that day.  Some projects may be limited on supplies and will be reserved for those that RSVP first.

The cards are $1.50 each, or 10 for $12.50 (mix and match) and include an envelope.  Here are the designs:

Dasher features one of the most popular stamps in the current catalog.  The card is a "Z Fold" and says Christmas Greetings on the inside.

Olive Swirl is the perfect card for mailing because it is very flat.  This card is completely inspired by one that jentimko posted on Stampin' Addicts. Ink is sponged on using an easy reverse masking technique.

Merry Christmas Tree features a band dry embossed paper that gives it lots of rich texture. Ruby Red, Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke give this a lovely muted look too.

Talk about texture, Joyful Ornaments features flocked paper for a velvety feel.  Those ornaments are punched out (no cutting required) to make this a quick and easy card that is very elegant.

The Santa's Sleigh card features the sleighbell ribbon from the Holiday Mini catalog.  It has a vintage feel to it with the Crushed Curry, Real Red and Old Olive color scheme.

This fun Snowman card has a card-length window on the front that peeks through to the greeting below.  It also features shimmer paint on the snowmen.  Thanks to Dawn Griffith for the inspiration on this one.
Razzleberry Trimmings is not your traditional Christmas card. The Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Black and White offers an eye-catching color scheme that is sure to stand out from the crowd this holiday season. 
And for all of you who like to send a Photo Card, this long card fits in a business-size envelope and has a place for you to put your family picture.  The greeting says "From our House to Yours."
Here are the other projects that will also be offered:

This beautiful Snow Frame would look beautiful on your wall or mantle, even after the holidays. It measures 8x10 and "SNOW" is cut from vinyl and placed on top of the glass.  Add a photo in the top right corner for an treasured keepsake. Cost: $12

Wish everyone Joy this holiday season with this JOY Banner.  An extra elegant addition to your holiday decor. It features the flocked paper from the Holiday Mini.  Each banner will be precut for you to quickly assemble. Cost: $5

 Deck the Halls in the color of your choice.  These Sparkly Ornaments can be made in any of Stampin' Up's 54 colors (assuming I have the reinker on hand).  Please specify which color you would like when you RSVP.  These are not hard, but they are time consuming. Cost: $2 per ornament

These small Gift Tins are perfect for lots of holiday gift giving.  Fill them with with candy, gift tags or they are the perfect size for a standard gift card.  $2 each

Speaking of Gift Tags, these are just a sampling of ones you can make.  I will have lots of samples for you to copy, or you can make them your own.  Thanks to Cris for these cute tags and to Rhonda for the photo. Cost: 4 tags for $1.

And it wouldn't be my buffet if I didn't offer a Scrapbook Layout as well.  With spots for three 4x6 pictures, it will be easy to complete when you take it home. (Printed Paper panels may vary.) Cost: $6.

Monday, October 12, 2009

October Technique Class/Club - Watercolor Roses

WHEN: Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: My house (call for directions)

COST: $6 or free with a $25 purchase

RSVP: By Wednesday, October 21 at noon.

HOSTESS: Lyndsie

This month's technique is Watercolored Roses.  It is a completely different way to watercolor and it turns out so beautifully.  Here's the card:

Recipe: Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Colors: Regal Rose, So Saffron, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Shimmery White CS; Big Shot: Little Leaves Sizzlet; Punch: Modern Label; Accessories: Brads, Reinkers, Water spray bottle, Aqua Painter, White Embossing Powder.

Once you make the roses, it takes a little while for them to dry so I picked a 3D project that is a little more involved this time too.  And it really isn't a "technique" but it sure is cute and it sues the Big Shot Pillow Box die in a really fun way too.  I found the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.

Recipe: Colors: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White; Big Shot: Pillow Box Die; Punches: 1 inch circle, 1/2 circle, photo corner, slot; Accessories: Brads and Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

October Scrapbook Class/Club

WHEN: Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Murray Red Robin Restaurant, (just southeast of Fashion Place Mall)

COST: $6 per Scrapbook Layout and $1.50 per card.  $7 for both or free with a $30 purchase from the catalog

RSVP: By noon on Monday, October 21 to or 801-967-3210

SPECIAL PRIZE: Bring a completed scrapbook page from a previous class or any project you've made at home with a Stampin' Up! product and receive a free incentive stamp.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year.  I love to celebrate all my favorite "F" words: Food, Family and Friends.  And it is a wonderful time to pause and reflect on all the things we are thankful for.  This 2-page, 12x12 scrapbook layout features lots of strips to record the things you are the most thankful for.  Add a few pictures of some of those things, and you will be all set.

Recipe: Stamps: Grateful Greetings and Autumn Splendor; Colors: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Old Olive, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Dusty Durango, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla; Big Shot: Leaves #2;  Accessories: Champagne Shimmer Paint, Gold Brads.

The card we are making this month also celebrates Thanksgiving.   Perfect for saying thank you to your Thanksgiving hosts.  It features the Big Shot Movers and Shapers die to make a window in the front as well as the Falling Leaves and Bright Blessings Wheel.

Recipe: Stamps: Falling Leaves and Bright Blessings Wheel; Colors: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry,Very Vanilla; Big Shot: Movers and Shapers; Punch: Curly Label; Accessories: Gold Brads

And as if that wasn't already enough, I will have My Digital Studio available as well as a preview of some projects I have made using this exciting new product.  Want to try it out for yourself?  I'll have my laptop set up so you can starting at 6:00 p.m.