Monday, May 23, 2016

June Class Projects

Are you ready to beat the heat for a couple hours in June?  If so, this class includes two greeting cards(with several different sentiment options) and a fun gift box filled with chocolate nuggets.  All of the projects are for beginners and beyond and you will leave with some fun paper crafting techniques in you "toolbox".  Class fee if $15.00 includes all materials and supplies. If you are in the Boise area, please either email me at karenleach@gmail.com or reserve your spot at my Meetup page. Hope you can make it!

Two Quick "Masculine" Thank You Card Ideas

On Saturday, my daughter had her end of the year soccer party.  I volunteered to put together the thank you gifts for the coaches.

I have to admit that I struggle with masculine cards.  My creative mind has a hard time going there. I am working on it though.

When I started working on the cards, I hadn't cleaned up my workspace from working with the Fundamental paper line.  I decided I to play with the bits and pieces that were already cut out and try to make them work.  That is exactly what I did for these two cards.  I used my scraps to put together the card faces and used the Close to My Heart Card and Envelope Value Pack for the bases.

I used the CTMH Doodled Design stamp set.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

May's Stamp of the Month~Celebrate with Cake

When I saw May's Stamp of the Month, it took me right back to my cake days.   Before I started paper crafting, I owned my own speciality cake business.  The name of my company was "Celebrate with Cake". My weeks and weekends were filled with coming up with designs, implementing my ideas and delivering cakes.  It was messy, stressful, and demanding, but so rewarding when my customer was happy with the end result.

(That's me--three students from the left-behind the breadsticks)

After thinking about it for a minute, I realized the two businesses have quite a few things in common. Nowadays you will most likely find me holding an adhesive runner rather than a pastry bag and my fingers are now stained with stamping ink opposed to food coloring.   The one thing they do have in common is tapping into my creative side and that is what makes me happy.

I enjoyed creating a cake out of paper using our Fundamentals paper line.

Don't wait too long,  May's Stamp of the Month is only available through the end of the month.

Happy Paper Crafting!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Georgie Collection

The Georgie paper line has baby written all over it.  The catalog shows artwork for babies and the muted tones really work well for artwork that you are creating for a young child.

I had in my mind that I would try to do something different with the paper to show the versatility, but in the end I created items geared towards a baby.  Oh well!  Why fight it--it is the perfect combination of cuteness, sweetness and fun all designed with a snuggly baby in mind.  I did slip in a Mother's Day card using the paper line just to show you that it could be done. :-)

Happy Crafting!

Hershey Nugget filled treat box