Normally today I'd be sharing a Christmas Club card - but that will have to be linked tomorrow. A post for another day. During the recent snippet sort out, some class cards turned up, and I don't think I've shared these here before. Our local scrapbook/stamp store in Spartanburg hosts a lovely class by Linda Bradbury, 3X the Design...usually at least 2 times per year. I've been fortunate to be able to take a few of the classes and they are always lots of fun. Supplies are provided, you make 3 cards (I'm slow so I'm always the last to finish). You can buy packaged kits and complete written instructions are provided with the class materials. Should you not be able to take the class, the kits are available for sale in limited quantities. In my sorting, several kits of classes I had to miss turned up.
- a front folding card, with papers I would never have selected to combine, but they coordinated beautifully together & with the stamp used (think it's a floral Hero Arts - I have the stamp if you want specifics). Burlap flower embellie. Leaves were cut in class, but the border & trim were precut for us. We did the stamping, quick copic coloring, and put the card together.
- side fold card, you can see the same supplies were used to create a different look.
Here's the inside of this card:
The folding rectangle & mat on the inside has additional paper adhered to the card stock. Only the back side of the rectangle adheres to the card base after trims put down. This additional paper has room to add a message. One other thing I like about this card: Where the sentiment is, that piece is glued on 2 sides & the bottom. You can slip a little card in the top opening with your signature - or a small message (leaving the inside paper blank). The recipient can re-use the card if they wish, by simply removing your tucked in bit. I really like that idea.
- Again, the same materials used on a different fold version of the card. The top trim is an MS pansy border punch. This looks so lacey - primarily due to the design paper. The small strip which has been used as the slim border behind the stamp gives a better idea of what the pattern paper looks like.
This was a fun class, and I had forgotten about these cards. I liked the papers so much, I bought them and the stamp. Now, all I need do, is find them in my paper mess.
Happy Sunday. Enjoy the day, God Bless, lots of hugs. See ya tomorrow I hope.