Saturday, January 17, 2015


Here's one of the cards we will be making in the "Valentine Elegance" class currently being taught at the shop.  You can check out the class schedule on the website -    This uses the new Vernay Heart die from Memory Box that was just released this month.  The trickiest part to the card is cutting out and embossing the floral heart die - as it is a pretty delicate piece.  Once you get that done, it is a layering game.  I also used the Lavish Branch die from Memory Box to add a little color to the design.  And, to set it off, I used the black chevron paper from BoBunny as the bottom layer.  That layer is mounted to an ivory card - which you cannot see from the top, as the chevron paper is cut to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2".

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2nd Sneak Peek for Lots of Layers Class

This is another card in our upcoming "lots of layers" class.  I used a fun flower image from Penny Black - cut out the flower section and layered it over the stamped image that was stamped on a piece of cardstock a little small for the total image.  I used a beautiful paper from SEI - they always have gorgeous printed papers.  Add some extra layers and ribbon - and you have a great card!

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

This is a little tag I made in a class here at CHA taught by Elizabeth Craft Designs on Friday evening.  You cut the base tag from one of their small tag dies, then die cut some vines, a brand new flower design (which now has a glittered base) and a couple cute ladybugs.  Put everything together and you have a great project that you can use as a tag, or creatively mount to the front of a card for a nice greeting card!

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Here's another sneak peak from an upcoming class - Lots of Layers.  True to the class name, I layered a bunch of squares to create an interesting background for the wording.  To dress up a plain card front, I took the simple dot background stamp from Impression Obsession, inked it, then tapped the card front several times to create a nice, random dot pattern.  This is a great way to use a stamp in a different way for a wonderful effect!  This class is being taught January 15th - and you'll make 2 additional cards besides this one.


Sunday, January 4, 2015


Okay, so here I am trying to make good on my Stamped Designs' New Year's resolution and post on the blog at least 2-3 times/week!  This is a little "look ahead" to the upcoming House Mouse Happy Days class in a couple weeks.  I am very excited to see Stampendous take over this line and start producing the images in a smaller size, which allows us to use them in a variety of ways.  Today's card features Maxwell jumping for joy on a birthday cupcake!  I did a little paper piecing with the cupcake wrapper - using a fancy paper that worked well for a cupcake wrapper.  Then, after coloring the rest of the image with watercolor pencils and a blender pen, I added a dot ribbon across the bottom of the cupcake, then punched the words out in a circle and attached that with foam tape.  The fancy paper that makes up the background is from Darcie's.  Because this is a white-backed cardstock, you can either cut the entire base card out of the patterned cardstock, or cut a quarter sheet and layer it over a solid color card.  This is a pretty quick card to make and is good for everyone!  A nice one to have in your stash when you need a card in a hurry!

The January dates we are offering the "House Mouse Happy Days" class where you will make this card along with 2 others is January 17, 20, 22 and 25.  There will also be a few dates in February, as well.  So, if you're looking to add to your on-hand card stash, come out for a class!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Last evening we were given the opportunity to walk around the show floor and chat with the vendors at PaperArts.  It was great to see everyone and see what is new.  Here's some of the new items from Art Impressions:

I also took a class with Art Impressions yesterday afternoon.  The projects were great fun - and, even after our painfully long winter last year, kinda got me in the Christmas spirit!


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Weekend SALE!!!!

As we prepare to move in a month - we are reducing our inventory to make it easier to make the move - here's this weekend's specials (in effect March 29th-30th):

All My Favorite Things stamps - 60% off
All marked Stampendous products - 60% off
All marked Penny Black products - 60% off
All red-marked Christmas products - 70% off

Come in early for the best selection!