Peek at it, Shake it up, Slide it, Pop it up!

This month’s set of cards includes five fun fancy-fold interactive cards. You’ll get to make two of each: one to give away and one to keep!

 

The  Tickled pink stamp set and coordinating thin cuts, along with the Hibiscus stamp set are used to create this fun Shaker card with a window full of sequins to shake behind the flamingos. (Alternatively you can try out this balletic shaker card for that special little girl in  your life!)

 

The Magic paper is perfect for those Disney themed birthday card, with an iris opening on the inside to peek through at the sweet birthday sentiment.

 

disneyshutter

Pop Up cards are always a hit with young and old alike and this pop up birthday card is sure to please!

June’s Stamp of the month goes great with this slider card. The car glides on over to reveal the birthday message. Perfect for the guys in your life who aren’t as interested in the pretty floral birthday cards!

slidercar

 

 

Come to my Workshop on Thursday, July 14th at 7pm or join us this Sunday July 17th at 2pm and make this gorgeous set of 10 cards.

I’ll have all of the cricut cuts and thin cuts and pop ups prepared for you so you can  decorate your cards with your choice of sentiment, sequins, bling gems and embossing, etc.

Join us on Thursday eve or  Sunday afternoon for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fun while we create these beautiful hand-crafted cards to send out to your friends and family.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP to guarantee a spot.

♥   Come join us!

When: Thursday, July 14th at 7pm or Sunday July 17th at 2pm
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 10 cards with envelopes
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $23.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $25.00 – mailed to you first class

Tickled Pink!

Bunch ‘o Love cards

The new Spring Seasonal Expressions mini catalog is here!  And along with it come some terrific new paper packs and stamp sets with coordinating thin cuts.  Easily one of my most favorite new combos is the “Bunch of Love” thin cuts and stamp set.

I love the rich colors of the new Florence paper pack used with Bunch of Love to create this set of birthday and thank you cards:

 

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Plus this fun folding card:

 

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Come to my Workshop on Thursday, May 12 at 7pm or Saturday May 14th at 2pm and make this gorgeous set of 10 cards.

After cutting out the Bunch of Love bouquet images for the cards on the Sizzix, we’ll decorate them with your choice of sequins, rose gold foil tape and twine.

Join us on Thursday eve or  Saturday afternoon for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fellowship while we create these beautiful hand-crafted Birthday and Thank you cards to send out to your friends and family.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by May 10 to guarantee a spot.

♥   Come join us!

When: Thursday, May 12 at 7pm or Saturday May 14th at 2pm
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 10 cards with envelopes
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $23.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $25.00 – mailed to you first class

Springtime Critters!

Finally Spring is here!  After an amazing amount of snow I am really happy to welcome an entire week of sunshine and warmth!

Close to My Heart’s fun new Spring Critters thincuts with matching stamp set,    , makes the cutest set of birthday, Easter or all occasion cards – you choose the sentiment:

 

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Along with two each of these four cute cards, check out the adorable chick on these cards:

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honeycomb happ2

Come to my Workshop on Monday March 28th at 3pm or Saturday April 2nd and make this gorgeous set of 12 cards using CTMH’s new Penelope pack and Spring Critters stamp set.

After cutting out the Spring Critters images for the cards on the Sizzix, we’ll decorate them with your choice of playful puffies,  limeade washi tapesmini-staples, bakers twine and red enamel hearts.

 

Join us on Monday afternoon or  Saturday for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fellowship while we create these beautiful hand-crafted Birthday and Springtime cards to send out to your friends and family.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by March 20th to guarantee a spot.

♥   Come join us!

When: Saturday April 2nd at 10am or Monday March 28th  at 3pm
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 12 cards with envelopes
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $23.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $25.00 – mailed to you first class

Birthday Cards… and a Valentines!

I can’t tell you the number of times one of my children has announced at 9 am, “Oh yeah, I’m invited over to Susie’s house for her birthday today at 10 am…”  Which is why I keep a closet shelf of last minute age-appropriate fun gifts and a stock of birthday cards on hand.

How is your stock of ready made birthday cards doing? Now is a great time to stock up on birthday cards.  Come to my Workshop on Thursday February 11th or Saturday February 13th and make this gorgeous set of 12 cards using CTMH’s new Kaleidoscope paper pack and Kaleidoscope cardmaking stamp set.

After stamping the cake and balloon images for the cards, we’ll decorate them with your choice of sparkles, sequinsgreen shimmer trim and pink or white enamel gems.

We’ll make 4 each of the three designs shown below:

Additionally, you are welcome to make a free Valentines card for your sweetheart (whether or not you join us for the Birthday cards)….

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or

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I’ll have supplies on hand for either of these two Valentine’s Day cards.

On Saturday you are also welcome to bring your child to make a set of children’s Valentines cards for school classes:

Kids Valentine Workshop - pic for blog

$10 per set of 30 cards.

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Join us on a Thursday evening for wine or a Saturday for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fellowship while we create these beautiful hand-crafted Birthday and Valentines cards to send out to your friends and family.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by February 9th to guarantee a spot.

♥   Come join us!

When: Saturday February 13th at 9am or Thursday February 11th at 7pm
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 12 cards with envelopes
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $23.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $25.00 – mailed to you first class

Thank You cards

Now is the time to send out those Thank You cards!  Come to my Workshop on January 14th or January 16th and make this gorgeous set of    12 cards using CTMH’s new Charlotte paper pack and “Springtime Wishes” thin cuts die and stamp set combo. These gorgeous flowers and leaves in sorbet, champagne no longer need to be “fussy cut” but can be cut out quickly and easily with the matching thin cuts die.

After stamping the floral images on watercolor paper, they can be colored in with a watercolor wash or with sponge daubers and ink. The centers are decorated with your choice of sparkles, sequins, gold “puffies” and gray or white enamel gems.

We’ll make 2 each of the six designs shown below:

Join us on a Thursday evening for wine or a Saturday morning for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fellowship while we create these beautiful hand-crafted Thank You and Best Wishes cards to send out to your friends and family.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by January 9th to guarantee a spot.

♥   Come join us!

When: Saturday January 16th at 10am or Thursday January  14th at 7pm
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 12 cards with envelopes
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $23.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $25.00 – mailed to you first class

The Fruits of Summer: birthday greetings, graduations and Father’s Day cards

CTMH’s May promotion, the Fruits of Summer paper pack is a steal at $8.95 for a whopping 12 sheets of this delicious paper!  It makes the best summer birthday cards.  Thanks to Brenda Rose and Karen Pedersen for sharing their card designs with all of us consultants…  I’ve tweaked and embellished added a few sentiments to put together a class of 12 fantastic cards (2 each of six designs):

Pucker Up..... inside: Buttercup!  It's your birthday.....

Pucker Up…..
inside: Buttercup! It’s your birthday…..

Orange You Sweet..... Inside: Hope your birthday's as sweet as you are!

Orange You Sweet…..
Inside: Hope your birthday’s as sweet as you are!

Inside: Hope your birthday's sub lime!

Inside:
Hope your birthday’s sub lime!

Lemon version.....

Lemon version…..

Sweet Birthday Wishes!

Sweet Birthday Wishes!

Have a Berry Special Birthday!

Have a Berry Special Birthday!

Have a Berry Happy Birthday!

Have a Berry Happy Birthday!

As an added bonus, I’m throwing in two addition cards: a graduation card and a Father’s Day card. It just seems like they might come in handy for many of you right about now!

Graduation card with gold embossed year....

Graduation card with gold embossed year….

Graduation card closed, with a gold tassel

Graduation card closed, with a gold tassel

Father's Day card ... still loving that Stamp of the Month set!

Father’s Day card … still loving that Stamp of the Month set!

Inside of Father's Day card...

Inside of Father’s Day card…

There’s lots of fun to be had playing with this paper, the thick twine, coral sequins, flamingo dots and ribbons.  I’d love to share these with you!  Join this month’s card class and we’ll make 2 each of these six cards, plus the bonus grad and dad cards, for a total of 14 cards plus envelopes.  All ribbons, shimmer trim, sparkles, twine, sequins and dots provided, as well as precut card stock pieces and card bases.

Join me on Sunday afternoon, May 24th, at 2pm for some iced tea, lemonade, cookies and crafting while we create these fun cards. For those that prefer a weekday evening, you are welcome to join me on Friday evening, May 15th at 7pm and complete your cards then, or take a kit home to do yourself.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP 5 days ahead (by May 10th or by May 19th) so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Sunday, May 24th at 2pm, or

Friday, May 15th, at 7pm

Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $24 for 14 cards with envelopes

RSVP: 571-276-5405

As always, you can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $24.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $26.00 – mailed to you first class

One more flower card….

I LOVED creating this card but it took lots of time to make so I didn’t include it in this month’s card making class. I had to share it anyway:

 

Embossed flowers on Kraft card stock using white detail embossing powder, whitewashed and then water color painted.

Embossed flowers on Kraft card stock using white detail embossing powder, whitewashed and then water color painted.

 

White embossing on Kraft card stock always looks so elegant!  I used an CTMH’s aqua brush to “white wash” the flowers with white pigment ink.  Then I used the same aqua brush to pick up smears of ink from the lids of the ink pads and watercolor in the flowers, blending shades of ink. I finished it off with some of CTMH’s retired seam binding ribbon. I LOVE that ribbon and wish they would bring it back. Luckily I bought 8 or 10 rolls of it before it retired, so I’m set for the near future 🙂

 

If anyone REALLY wants to create this card at the flowers card class this month, I’m happy to provide the materials and instruction to do that.

 

Thanks for looking!

March is for Blooms!!

Ugghh….    This morning’s latest snow event and yet another snow day off from school confirm my impression that Spring may not be here yet, but you can’t keep a girl from dreaming about warmth, sunshine and the floral blooms of Springtime! This month’s card making class features flowers:

Fun 5x7" card in Thistle, Pixie, Sunset and Chocolate  with Sparkles and Shimmer Trim. February Stamp of the Month.

Fun 5×7″ card in Thistle, Pixie, Sunset and Chocolate with Sparkles and Shimmer Trim. February Stamp of the Month.

Happy to be Friends stamp set with choice of inspirational sayings and March Stamp of the Month on sleeve

Happy to be Friends stamp set with choice of inspirational sayings and March Stamp of the Month on sleeve

Springtime all-occasions card using "A Little Note" daffodil stamp set and CTMH embossing folder

Springtime all-occasions card using “A Little Note” daffodil stamp set and CTMH embossing folder

Subtle Base and Shade stamping technique with white shimmer trim and edge punch

Subtle Base and Shade stamping technique with white shimmer trim and edge paper piercing

Watercolor flowers on embossed vellum top the gorgeous glossy embossed Fundamentals card stock used on this card

Watercolor flowers on embossed vellum top the gorgeous glossy embossed Fundamentals card stock used on this card

 

I’ve been playing around with all kids of fun techniques in creating these cards: alcohol markers, watercolor painting, embossing vellum, white wash on Kraft, paper piercing and faux stitching. I’d love to share these with you!  Join this month’s card class and we’ll make 2 each of these five cards for a total of 10 cards plus envelopes.  All ribbons, shimmer trim, sparkles and pearls provided, as well as precut card stock pieces and card bases.

Join me on Sunday afternoon, March 8th, at 2pm for some tea and coffee, cake, cookies and crafting while we create these lovely cards. For those that prefer a weekday evening, you are welcome to join me on Friday evening, March 6th at 7pm and complete your cards then, or take a kit home to do yourself.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by March 5th so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Sunday, March 8th at 2pm, or

Friday, March 6th, at 7pm

Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 10 cards with envelopes

RSVP: 571-276-5405

As always, you can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $20.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $25.00 – mailed to you first class

Love Notes

This month’s Cardmaking class features 5 lovely cards suitable for Valentines, Anniversaries or just dropping a quick note to say “I love you!”

 

Feb cards

 

We’ll make 3 each of these five cards for a total of 15 cards plus envelopes.  These use the new Heartstrings paperback, plus the new Puffies stickies, thick twine, enamel hearts and January’s Stamp of the Month, “This Moment” as well as the “Heartstrings” stamp.

Join me on Sunday afternoon, February 8th, at 4pm for some tea and coffee, cake, cookies and crafting while we create these lovely cards. For those that prefer a weekday evening, you are welcome to join me on Tuesday evening, February 10th at 7pm and complete your cards then, or take a kit home to do yourself.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by February 7th so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Sunday, February 8th at 4pm, or

Tuesday, November 10th, at 7pm

Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 15 cards with envelopes

RSVP: 571-276-5405

As always, you can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $20.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $25.00 – mailed to you first class

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