Saturday, January 7, 2012

Upcoming classes...

Happy New Year all!  Or did I say that in a previous post.  Well, it never hurts to have too many good wishes going into a new year, right?  And anything has got to be better than 2011, let me tell you!

I just thought I'd share what I'll be doing at the Whitman Community Center this January and in a few days I'll share what I'm doing at The Crop Shop as well.

So without further adieu, let's start with Saturday, January 14th.  We'll be doing two really fun Coffee/Tea Bag/Boxes.  These make terrific gifts for get well, thanks to the hostess, thanks to hairdresser, mailman, etc., just because... well you get the idea.

Both of these are made using the Scor-Pal tool and are super easy to do with various stamps to finish them off.

Aren't they cute?  Just fill them with the necessary tea/coffee bags, stirrers, sugars, etc.  This class was half full back in December, so you don't want to wait too long to sign up.

The next class I'll be doing is using Memory Box dies on Friday, January 20th.  I think I've mentioned before that I am a total die junkie.  Yep, I'll admit it and I don't want an intervention either -- I'll still go back to my addiction (LOL)!  For this class I chose the Perched Reedbird and the Woodland Branch.  These are fast becoming my favorites.  Oh, who am I kidding!  They're all my favorites.  But I must admit, these allow for some really great card making ops.  

Here's the outside of the card.  The sentiment is computerized.

And here's the inside flap of this tri-fold card.  What a difference a season makes!

And the second card for this class holds a secret that I can't share with you because I've challenged my students to guess what Spellbinder die I used for the vase.  Now wouldn't this also look great with pussywillows?

Last up is Friday, January 27th at the Whitman Community Center.  Obviously I can't stop using these dies, so here are some examples using the Seville Buckle, the Woodland Branch, Perched Reedbird and Elegant Scrollwork. 

Oh, did you notice that I'm stuck on a color theme here?  I'm such a pink or purple girl, but pinks are easier to work with for color coordination purposes.  I chose to use the Elegant Scrollwork in an offbeat way for the bird's tail.  Then if you'll look closely, I used the negative space from the die cut Reedbird to use as a stencil.  I enjoyed doing these cards a lot.  Well, that's it - I hope this gives you some inspiration and got you salivating for Memory Box Dies.

You can sign up for these classes at KD Crafty Concepts using the PayPal button or by contacting me directly if you don't do PayPal.

Ciao for now!
Ciao Bella!


Donna Ellis said...

DeeDee, these are wonderful cards! Some friends actually cut that branch out for me in brown, and your ideas have motivated me to use it right away! The birds are all sweet - both the love birds, and the cutey birds. Thanks for sharing - WAHHHH I wanna take your classes (but am not willing to brave the winters) (Did you know I used to live in Stamford?)

Linda said...

DeeDee, wonderful cards. I really like the way you used the branch die. My favorites is the vase with the branches, I think I will do that and make pussy willows or forthysia. thanks for the ideas.