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

Christmas Cards

November is the perfect time to get a jump on Christmas cards.  Come to my Workshop on November 8th or Nov 19th and get your Christmas cards done before Thanksgiving, ready to send out before the holiday crush is upon us.

We’ll make 3 each of the five designs shown below:

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    variation on 2nd card

    variation on 2nd card

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Join us on Sunday afternoon for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fellowship while we create these beautiful hand-crafted Christmas cards to send out to your friends and family. You can even make more than one set of 15 cards if you’d like.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by November 7th to guarantee a spot.

♥   Come join us!

When: Sunday November 8th at 2pm or Thursday November 19th at 7pm
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 15 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

Spread some Seaside Happiness!

CTMH’s July paperpack, Seaside, coupled with the “Have A Happy Day” stamp set makes the most beautiful cards to share with friends…

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Flowers and sentiments stamped in pear, thistle and whisper inks, aqua sequins, and thistle striped ribbon round out these cards.  I’d love to get together with you this summer for a fast and fun card class!  Join this month’s card class and we’ll make 2 each of these five cards, for a total of 10 cards plus envelopes, easily completed in one hour.  Sequins and ribbon provided, as well as precut card stock pieces and card bases.

Join me on Saturday, July 18th, at 9am for some iced coffee, pastry and crafting while we create these fun cards. For those that prefer a weekday morning or afternoon or evening, you are welcome to join me on Thursday, June 16th  and complete your cards then, or take a kit home to do yourself. Let me know what time of day is convenient for you.

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

When: Saturday, July 18th at 9am, or

Thursday, July 16th anytime

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
  • $23.00 – mailed to you first class

Ice Cream Dreams and Butterflies

CTMH’s June Stamp of the Month, “Ice Cream Dream”, is perfect for those summer birthday cards for the kiddos.  So many fun cards can be made with this stamp set!  For the grown ups I’ve added in some elegant butterfly cards using my new Cricut Explore machine to cut out the lacy butterfly wings.

Love these starburst cards! This one features CTMH's glossy resist card stock in an array of summer colors...

Love these starburst cards! This one features CTMH’s glossy resist card stock in an array of summer colors…

The background for this fun card is the new Carnival Washi tape, in thick and thin stripes, alongside sunset chevron washi tape and a few others...

The background for this fun card is the new Carnival Washi tape, in thick and thin stripes, alongside sunset chevron washi tape and a few others…

This card includes every stamp in the Ice Cream Dreams stamp set, white embossed on pixie paper and then colored in with alcohol markers. White shimmer trim and coral sequins finish off the card. Looks good enough to eat!

This card includes every stamp in the Ice Cream Dreams stamp set, white embossed on pixie card stock and then colored in with alcohol markers. White shimmer trim and coral sequins finish off the card. Looks good enough to eat!

Stamping the sentiment on black card stock with white pigment ink gives a chalkboard appearance to this card. Love that puppy!

Stamping the sentiment on black card stock with white pigment ink gives a chalkboard appearance to this card. Love that puppy!

CTMHs Artiste cricut cartridge features this butterfly with lacy wings atop a solid background. The glacier thick twine is my favorite fiber to work with at the moment.

CTMHs Artiste cricut cartridge features this butterfly with lacy wings atop a solid background. The glacier thick twine is my favorite fiber to work with at the moment.

The lacy butterflies are so elegant atop the watercolor  flowers!

An alternative layout to the card above. The lacy butterflies are so elegant atop the watercolor flowers!

Peeking through the butterfly wings is polka dot paper from the retired Dotty for You paper pack

Peeking through the butterfly wings is polka dot paper from the retired Dotty for You paper pack

There’s lots of fun to be had playing with June’s Stamp of the Month, “Ice Cream Dreams”, along with the thick twine, coral sequins, aqua sequins and flamingo dots.  I’d love to share these with you!  Join this month’s card class and we’ll make 2 each of these six cards, for a total of 12 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, June 14th, 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, June 12th at 7pm and complete your cards then, or take a kit home to do yourself.

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

When: Sunday, June 14th at 2pm, or

Friday, June 12th, at 7pm

Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 12 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
  • $23.00 – mailed to you first class

January Card Class

This month’s Cardmaking class features 16 Thank You cards:

 

5 each of 3 designs from the Pathfinding Card kit and a special Thank You card from the Cut Above card kit.

5 each of 3 designs from the Pathfinding Card kit and a special Thank You card from the Cut Above card kit.

 

 

Join me on Saturday, January 17th, for some tea and coffee, cake, cookies and laughter while we enjoy creating these cheery cards. For those that prefer a weekday evening, you are welcome to join me on Thursday night, January 15th and complete your cards then, or take a kit home to do yourself.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by January 14th so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Saturday, January 17th at 10 am, or

Thursday, January 15th, at 7pm

Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 16 cards with envelopes

RSVP: 571-276-5405 or mariefarson@juno.com

BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE!

(Either you or your friend may attend free of charge….)

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

Surprise! Pop up Cards

I’ve had so much fun trolling Pinterest and creating during the recent snow days. There were some really neat interactive cards that I’ve always wanted to try, so here goes….

 

March’s card making workshop features five fantastic pop up cards:

Pop up Circus card in the envelope

Pop up Circus card in the envelope

Pop up Circus card featuring Dream Pop papers and the new Big Top stamp set, C1580

Pop up Circus card featuring Dream Pop papers and the new Big Top stamp set, C1580

Pop up Balloon card closed

Pop up Balloon card featuring the Balloon Ride papers

Pop up Balloon card featuring the Give A Lift stamp set, D1581

Pop up Balloon card featuring the Give A Lift stamp set, D1581

Pop up tag card in the envelope

Pop up tag card in the envelope

Pop up Tag card featuring the Some Bunny hostess stamp set, B1446

Pop up Tag card featuring the Some Bunny hostess stamp set, B1446

Birthday Slider card in Ariana papers

Birthday Slider card in Ariana papers

Birthday Slider card using Just A Number stamp set, D1415

Birthday Slider card using Just A Number stamp set, D1415

Pop up Unicorn card featuring the Unicorn Dreams hostess stamp set D1583

Pop up Unicorn card featuring the Unicorn Dreams hostess stamp set D1583

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What do you think?

 

These cards feature five new stamp sets from Close To My Heart’s Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book.

We’ll make two each of these interactive Pop Up cards, so you can give one away and keep one to remember how it’s made.  Come join us and learn how to make these fun cards for yourself!

The Workshop is on Thursday morning, March 13th, for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and laughter while we enjoy creating these amazing cards. For those that can’t make it on a weekday, you are welcome to join us during the Sunday, March 9th scrapbooking workshop and complete your cards then, or take a kit home to do yourself.

Workshop is limited to 10 participants. RSVP by March 10th so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Thursday, March 13th at 9am, or

Sunday, March 9th, at 2pm

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

RSVP: 571-276-5405

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
  • $23.00 – mailed to you first class

Love on Ivy Lane…

February’s card making workshop features one of the loveliest new papers in the Fall/Winter catalog: Ivy Lane. The gorgeous Hollyhock, blush and Ivy Lane green of this paper pack make the perfect card for the one you love:

 

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We’ll use the Ivy Lane papers, new gold shimmer trim, new sequin dots to create 15 beautiful cards (5 each of 3 designs).

We’ll meet on Thursday morning, February 6th, for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fellowship while we enjoy creating these beautiful cards. For those that can’t make it on a weekday, I’ll repeat the class on the weekend.

Workshop is limited to 10 participants. RSVP  so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Thursday February 6th at 9am, or

Sunday, at 2pm

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

RSVP: 571-276-5405

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
  • $23.00 – mailed to you first class

Polar Bears and Penguins, Oh my!

This month’s card making workshop feature two of the cutest stamp sets in the Fall/Winter catalog: the Wintry Wishes penguin set and the Polar Bear Holiday stamp set. I had so much fun with these cards!

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These cute little penguin cards are based on a design by fellow consultant: Vicki Wizniuk. Her stuff’s awesome. Check out her website at WizardsHangout.com…. (The seam binding ribbon used above is on CTMH’s retire list at the end of January. I’m sorry to see it go. It’s really handy as it can be dyed to match any color on your card.)

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Love the silver and red sparkle tape on these two cards….

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This little penguin above black sparkle tape punched out with a dripping goo punch…  I used the silver holiday washi tape on top of sky card stock to create the shiny background behind the black sparkle tape. It’s hard to see in a photograph, but looks really neat in person.

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Love me some polka dots!

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We’ll make two each of the six cards shown above.

We’ll meet on Thursday morning, December 12th, for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fellowship while we enjoy creating these beautiful cards. For those that can’t make it on a weekday, I’ll repeat the class the following weekend.

Workshop is limited to 10 participants. RSVP by December 7th so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Thursday December 12th at 9am, or

Sunday, December 15th at 2pm

Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 12 cards with envelopes

RSVP: 571-276-5405

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
  • $23.00 – mailed to you first class

Sparkle and Shine Holiday Cards

Now that Halloween is but a sweet memory and crisp weather has arrived, I’m in the mood for the holidays!  November’s cardmaking workshop features the new Sparkle and Shine paper pack with elegant stripes in ruby red and silver. We’ll make three each of the holiday cards shown, with 1 or 2 each of the specialty flip cards for a total of 15 cards:

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We’ll meet on Thursday morning, November 14th, for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fellowship while we enjoy creating these beautiful cards. For those that can’t make it on a weekday, I’ll repeat the class the following weekend.

Workshop is limited to 10 participants. RSVP by November 7th so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Thursday November 14th at 9am, or

Sunday, November 24th at 2pm

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

RSVP: 703-790-3497

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
  • $23.00 – mailed to you first class

Frosty Holiday Cards

So many of us are eager to get started on our holiday cards that I thought I’d do two sets of holiday cards, one in October and one in November. October’s cardmaking workshop features the Frosty paper pack with subtle colors of gray, frosty turquoise, whisper and Kraft and just a pop of color in blush and ruby. I have two versions of the cards shown below. The second set is designed for the holidays and the first set are gorgeous seasonal winter cards. We’ll make 5 each of the three cards. You can choose either set, or even mix and match!

We’ll make 2 each of five fancy fold cards like those shown below:

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We’ll meet on Thursday morning, October 17th, for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fellowship while we enjoy creating these beautiful cards. For those that can’t make it on a weekday, I’ll repeat the class on Sunday, October 20th.

Workshop is limited to 10 participants. RSVP by October 10th so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Thursday October 17th at 9am, or

Sunday, October 20th at 2pm

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

RSVP: 703-790-3497

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
  • $23.00 – mailed to you first class

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