Please join me over at the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog today. I've created a card suitable for sending after Christmas. Stop by to see how I've combined Prima Marketing and Frank Garcia products with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.
Thank you to those who've signed up sight-unseen for my
Prima Christmas Book.
Saturday, December 10
10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Here's a look at the cover.
We'll be using Frank Garcia's products including
Sweet Peppermint 6x6 Collection Kit
Sweet Peppermint Chipboard & More
Sweet Peppermint Flowers
Vintage style chenille candy cane
Sweet Peppermint ATC Cards
specialties by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts
We'll use Gesso and Snowflakes and Paints and more
to decorate this year's Christmas book.
Sign up by calling
Christmas is coming to Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO
Join me Saturday, October 1
and create two beautiful Christmas cards
Heartfelt Creations stamps & dies.
Learn how to achieve dimension in handmade flowers.
Add sparkle and snow to bring the flowers to life.
Sign up by calling
Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO
Supplies needed for this workshop:
- Craft mat
- Large stylus & molding mat (available for purchase at Checkered Cottage)
- Adhesive (both wet & dry)
- Paper Trimmer
- Dimensional pop-ups (Crafty Foam Tape)
Monday's workshop at Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO
10:30 am and will probably last most of the day.
Please bring to class:
- Paper Trimmer (12" recommended)
- Scissors: precision tips for fussy cutting and stamp edge scissors
- Adhesive: both wet & dry and please bring a wet glue that is heavy duty (similar to Beacon 3-in-1)
- Craft Mat
- Crafty Foam Tape (dimensional pop-ups)
- Paper Piercer
- Pencil & Ruler (recommend Tim Holtz ruler)
- Edge Distresser
- Ink and applicators to match project papers (I used Vintage Photo)
- Marvy Uchida Snow Pen (or similar)
- Red & Green (XMAS colors) colored pencils or markers or Copics
- 2 shades of brown (light and dark) colored pencils (Copics won't work)
- 2" circle punch (if you have one)
- Edge punch (your favorite decorative edge punch)
- Score Board
- Long reach Crop-a-Dile (not the regular crop-a-dile) if you have one
- Gold leaf pen
- Black acrylic paint, sponge brush and paper plate to hold paint
- Baby wipes (it will be somewhat of a messy morning)
See you at Checkered Cottage!
January found a new class idea: Graphic 45 tags each month of the year.
February workshops featured Graphic 45 book-in-a-box.
March travel workshop with another Graphic 45 book-in-a-box.
Every now and then I make a mini-book for myself.
This one was a really fun April project:
May: One of Laura Denison's brilliant patterns with Prima papers.
Getting ready for travel plans with a June workshop and 7 Gypsies travel papers.
A July workshop teaching a 2 page 12x12 layout at Checkered Cottage in Kirkwood MO
August plans for workshops at Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO
a group of great gals in Memphis TN
featuring Graphic 45's A Christmas Story.
A group of us began a 4 part series in September
with one of my all-time favorite collections:
Graphic 45's Botanicabella
There's something about October's colors that pull me in every Fall.
November's project features 7 Gypsies Christmas collection
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Houses in a Box
created especially for my workshop.
(PS: Not teaching this class until January so don't panic please.
And for those of you who didn't get into this class, I will be teaching
another one featuring birds and nests in the Spring.)
December upcoming Junque Journal workshop with 7 Gypsies Ordre du Jour
Thank you to all who attend my workshops.
Very grateful you enjoy my classes and keep coming back for more.
I appreciate each and every one of you.
Here's to another creative year in 2016!
This was so much fun to put together.
The box and houses were designed by me and perfectly cut by
The paper is from 7 Gypsies Farmhouse Christmas collection.
Here are some close-ups of the house panels:
Lots of snow with a Marvy Uchida Snow Pen.
The door is from
Farmhouse Christmas Holiday Door Tags.
The roof of panel #2 used 1/2 circles from the
Tags on Ivory paper.
The truck was cut from the Stripe on Ivory paper,
colored with Copics, inked with Distress ink
and then made into a pocket
to hold some of the Tags on Ivory paper cut-outs.
Panels 4 & 5:
Better Not Pout Tags on Kraft,
Tags on Ivory
Stripe on Ivory
Panels 6 & 7:
Merry & Bright as a side pocket with tags from
Tags on Ivory.
Wreaths from Stripes on Ivory
painted with Copics and Stickles.
Farmhouse Christmas on Ivory.
Snowman from Stripe on Ivory.
and it all fits in the Christmas Farmhouse box perfectly.
I received the most amazing products from 7 Gypsies.
It's called Farmhouse Christmas and it is filled with vintage Christmas images.
I adore this collection!
I had an idea for a book-in-a-box and turned to
and asked Gina if she would design this for me.
Thankfully, she cut to my specifications and came up with
the perfect box with houses inside.
I'm calling them houses because that's what I had in mind
you could easily turn these upside down and create
a banner in a box.
Here's what I have completed so far:
This was so much fun - and easy!
I adore these little stockings from the 7 Gypsies line.
After coloring with Copics and inking with Distress ink,
the stockings were hung with tiny nail head brads.
The door is also from the 7 Gypsies paper.
I added the top from a Sizzix die cut
as well as the trees.
Tiny crystals were placed in the center of each snowflake.
The trees were double layered:
the first layer with kraft corrugated paper
and the top layer with some green & gold paper I had in my stash.
The wreath was *painted* with Stickles.
And then snow with a Marvy Snow Pen -
and lots of it!
I found this knob at Hobby Lobby and had to have it.
The keyhole was perfect and the red distressed color
looked great with the 7 Gypsies paper.
And, of course Santa needs a key to enter the house.
I hinged the houses to create a village.
Next, I'll use the rest of the paper to create vintage looking houses.
If I have images left, I'll add them to the sides of the box.
Stay tuned for more on another day!
Thanks for looking.
December Heritage 12x12 class should be called Vintage Christmas
This two-page layout is layered with holiday papers, Christmas trees and more
and is waiting for your
2015 family Christmas photos.
My heritage/vintage 12x12 two-page workshops
2nd Wednesday of each month at 6 pm.
Hope you can join me!
Many more to go!
along with 2 other Graphic 45 projects:
Christmas Cards + Home Decor
Hope to see you there!