Sunday, 19 May 2013

By The Tide Masculine Card class projects

Saturday was my quarterly team meeting in the morning and Father’s Day class in the afternoon – several of the team made a day of it and stayed for both, which is always nice.

I've been banging on about my Father's Day class for long enough, so let's get those projects out of the way and I’ll show you what we made in the morning another time.

These have evolved a little since I took the photos but you get the general idea.

The square card is a fancy fold, which is a bit bonkers but makes the fish pop out. The fish literally popped out on some of the cards made as some people coloured them, cut them out and covered them in Crystal Effects®, as I did on this project. Others didn’t like the effect or preferred to keep things simple, and went with the Midnight Muse.

I know what you’re thinking. “Why does it say ‘nephew’ on the card when it’s supposed to be for Father’s Day?” I just wanted to show a few options and give people the opportunity to make a card for somebody else in the family – some made cards for husbands, some for sons, some stamped a general “happy birthday”.

We also made the envelope out of Designer Series Paper which I’d like to say was because I wanted to make everything match but really was because I designed the square card before I realised that we no longer sell large square envelopes. Really should pay more attention to the catalogue!

The second card was a simple thank you card, stamped with sea horses. And the box was a criss-cross box, designed by Nichole Heady, which I found through the wonders of the internet.

This was the first class I’ve ever done when I’ve provided full sheets of cardstock for people to cut themselves and it was a steep learning curve! Some of the ladies found it stressful, which is definitely not what we want from an afternoon of crafting. I can’t go back to cutting everything up for individual kits, as I’ve done in the past, as that would mean I would have to cut back on events, but I have taken on board their suggestions for next time so things should be simpler.  Rest assured, though, that home parties will still have everything cut up and ready for speedy assembly.

My next event will be my Catalogue Launch Party. Check out the events button for more details.

Stamps: By The Tide, For My Family, Oh Hello
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla
Paper: Comfort Café DSP
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pool Party
Accessories: Neutrals Buttons, Linen Thread, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Apothecary Accents Dies, Cello Bags, ¾” circle punch

All products by Stampin' Up!® 

1 comment:

  1. looks like everyone had a great day - sorry I missed it the stamp set looks like a great one to have best wishes Lesley x


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