Monthly Archives: April 2009

5 Cards for $5 Class

I want to thank everyone who came to my card class!   Cards are so easy and fun to make!  I decided to teach this class because I not only wanted to show off our new lines of papers, but I wanted to teach everyone how easy cards are to make!  Cards can be made from your scrapbooking scraps!  Everyone wanted me to do this again….and I will!  I had a lot of fun creating all these cards!   Each card had a different technique…some never taught in any of our classes!  For those of you who didn’t get into the class…..here are the pictures and instructions…..

5 For $5 Card Class

The purpose of this class is to teach you how to use all those scraps you have left over from scrapbooking and how to use those scrapbooking techniques to create a small work of art to share with you friends!  These cards are easy and fun to do!

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Butterfly Card

Products used:  We are Memory Keepers “White Out” Frenzy Collection, White staz-On & “Crystal” Stickles41112_10061019_100161016_100

1. Stamp Butterfly with white staz-on on acrylic sheet.  Let dry, cut out and then stickle

2. Cut white paper 12  x 6”.  Score in half.

3. Place brown flower paper (3 ½” x 5 ½”) on top center.  Layer 1 ½” x 6” leaf strip right under brown flower paper..

4. Add Glitter border on bottom and then butterfly with a glue dot in middle.  Pinch wings together to giver butterfly shape.

Happy Bird Day Card

Products used:  We are Memory Keepers “Happy Bird Day” line, buttons and twine

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1. Cut white paper 12” x 6”.

2. Layer 1” x 6”  strip on bottom.  Layer 1 ¾” bird strip on top.

3. Cut out Tree and layer as seen above.  Add Twine to buttons and put on tree.

4. Stamp “Happy Bird Day on card.

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Lady Bug Card

Products used:  Hambly Transparency, Karen Foster Ladybug paper, Creative Imagination charm, Bazzill paper, paper flower and mini brad

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1. Cut a 12” x 12” cardstock in half.  (this measures 12” x 6”)

2. Score card at 6 inches and fold in half.

3. Glue  1 ½ “ transparency on bottom with a thin line of scrappy glue at the very top.

4. Layer 2” red strip on top of transparency so that it covers the glue.  Layer 1 ½” green strip on top.

5. Add flower and charm attaching both with brad.

6. Stamp title on card.

Travel/Father Card

Products used:  Prima Paper, Graphic 45 paper, Tattered Angles Embossed Chipboard Alphabets (we used the outer frame)

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1. Cut paper 8” x 8”.  Score in half.

2. Cut decorative papers 2 inches wide and tear edges.  Layer on card as shown above.

3. Stamp image on white scrap and layer over decorative strips

4. Place Tattered Angels chipboard piece in box and spray mist it with several colors.  Blend with finger.

5. Even though chipboard piece sticks, use Scrappy glue to secure it.

Mother’s Day Card

Products used:  Prima flowers and felt.  Heidi Grace Epoxy.  Cosmo Cricket paper (Honey Pie)csp274ellasmcsp275isabelsm1csp276clementinesmthumb_820293_01thumb_528720_01

1. Cut flower paper (6 ¼” x 5”) Score flower sheet at 5”.

2. Lay 1” red strip on top of blue.  (4” x 5”) Attach blue sheet so that it lines up even with bottom of card.

3. Center and attach felt to front of card.  Add flower and epoxy center.

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Melodee Langworthy Coming to Treasured Memories!

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Acrylic Beach Vacation Book!

Melodee Langworthy – Summer/Beach Mini Book May 17, 2009 12:00pm – 3:00pm – In this workship Melodee Langworthy uses a clear acrylic 7 gypsies album, bright papers and stamps by Art Warehouse and Hampton Art to create a fun filled album. You can scrap over 35 4 x 6 photos in this album.  You can bring your photos from Summer’s past, but Photos not required.  Class Fee: $55   Registration starts Monday @ 10:00 am

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I took Connie’s Class!

It’s not very often that I get the treat to sit down and take a class.   With Connie having 15 – 20 people in each class, they kind of need my help.  I will tell you this though, Connie may be the most awesome designer out there, but without Melissa, Designer’s Eye wouldn’t be complete.  She is such a help to Connie!   A good teacher teaches out of love for teaching.  And all my teachers seem to have that in common….a love of teaching.  My teachers have been compared to some of the best out there, and I have to agree.  After completing her class, I was so thrilled!  Look at the layout I created:

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I had so much fun doing this layout!  It was like reliving the moment!   Look how handsome my husband is!!!

Of course I always try to encourage everyone to use different papers, but I copied Connie’s layout pretty darn close.  Actually, I was with Connie when she was designing this layout and I told her that I wasn’t crazy about it.  It ended up being one of my favorites!  Goes to show you how you can change your mind about techniques and designs.

Techinques!  Grunge Board covered with crackle paint and then peeling some off to show the raw chipboard underneath.   Distressing with Jumbo Java!  My favorite Versa Magic Color (also my best seller).  Making your own Chipboard buttons (all you need is some Bazzill 1″ chips and your Crop-a-dile!)  Prima Flowers,and Prima Felt and lace pieces are so hot!  Tucking a little piece of glimmer glass just adds that x-tra touch!  How about getting an old dictionary and tearing it up and putting it on your layout!  That  is one of Connie’s new Designer’s Eye techniques.  Common…your not going to use that dictionary anymore….there’s much better information all over the Internet.  Pages torn out of old books is such a hot technique!  My Definition page said “Dance”.  What was funny was that it also had the word “Dakota” on there…my son’s name!

I think the hardest thing I had to do was scratch the sides of my pictures with the Basic Grey Distress Tool Kit.  I didn’t want to do it and Connie made me.  The result:  I loved it!  It framed the pictures in a unique way.  After I was finished I made my husband drive by just to see it.  He’s not too much into the fru-fru stuff…but he loved it!  I am actually going to let him journal on it because he has a great handwriting.

Connie gave her last Designer’s Eye class this past Sunday.  It’s one of those classes that you can keep on going and people can’t get enough of it!  We have some people who take it 3 to 5 times!  Here are some more layouts for you to enjoy that is a combination of her Designer’s Eye 8 – Session II.   Thanks everyone for sharing these with us.  Also, a special thanks to Connie and Melissa for all their hard work these past 3 months!

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