Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Second Entry in Simon Says Stamp blog challenge, Dec. 28, 2011



There was a video online by Becca of Amazing Paper Grace where she made a honeycomb Christmas ornament  I made this heart ornament for Valentine's Day using a cut file I made on Sure Cuts a Lot cutting out (24) 8 inch x 6 inch hearts and assembling them in a similar manner like Becca did in her tutorial only tweeking it a little to get some extra "honeycombs" to it.

Simon Says Stamp is having a blog challenge where you can basically enter any creation, it doesn't have to have a stamp on it, so I am entering this also.  You can see all the entries at www.simonsaysstamp.com.   That is where I bought the Christmas tree and wreath stamps we used on our cards in class this past December, along with a ton of other supplies we've been using.  They are very gracious in having a coupon code to waive the cost of shipping normally, which makes a huge difference to someone like me who only works one night a week, teaching others what I love to do, crafting.



Simon Says Stamp blog challenge -- Dec. 28, 2011






These are some giant medallions that I am entering in the blog challenge at Simon Says Stamp.com.
I buy a lot of the tools we use in class from Simon Says Stamp, most recently the embossing pillows which I love.  Let's keep our fingers crossed that these medallions are a winner and we can get some money to buy more tools for class.

Honeycomb Hearts -- Wed. , Jan. 4, 5:30pm, and Sat. Jan. 7, 10-2 $15.00

this is the large heart 9 x 8 inches
this is the small heart which is 5 x 4 inches


In class we will be making a honeycomb heart ornament.  This is made with regular weight scrapbook paper.  I chose paper with two different designs on it and alternated the hearts (pattern A, pattern B, A,B ,etc). The small heart is a Sizzix die cut on the Vagabond and the large heart is a Cricut file.  Plantain Schoolhouse has a nice heart and George and Basic Shapes has one too, both are Cricut cartridges.

If you want to bring your own paper, please bring a total of 6 sheets of 12x12 designer scrapbook paper.  If you want, you can bring 3 of one color and 3 of another, but not cardstock as that will be too heavy.  You will want a total of 30 hearts for the small honeycomb heart.  However, I am providing paper, so you don't really need to bring any.

All you need to bring to class is  a package of mini glue dots (green box), scissors, and tweezers.  Please email me by Monday, Jan. 2 if you would like to take this class, and let me know if you want to make the big heart or the smaller one.



Monday, December 26, 2011

Heart Baskets --Wed., Jan. 11, 6:00pm $15.00



In this class we will make the heart baskets which are 6" tall (scalloped heart size) by 5.4" wide and they hold more than 18 pieces of Andes candy bars.  You can make these at home afterward on your Cricut or using the Spellbinders Scalloped Hearts Nestabilities Die.   I will provide all the paper and ribbon, you just need a pair of scissors, Scor Tape or other permanent two sided tape that is 1/2 inch wide or 1/4 inch wide.  I will provide the punches and scoring boards if you want to make the rosettes (instructions will be provided as well).  These baskets are very sturdy and hold a lot of candy.

Please email me by Jan. 9 if you would like to take this class, or call me at 410-381-7944.
Thanks.  Ann

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sweet Treat Cup Valentine Cards - Wed., Jan. 18, 6:00pm, $10




The secret to these cards is in the tag -- it simply slides out to reveal the cup which you can keep refilling instead of having to rip the card apart to get at the candy.  All materials are provided, but you need to bring scissors, and 1/4 inch Scor-Tape or other permanent two sided tape if you have it, and a bottle of glossy accents too.  You should have time to make about 3-4 cards.

Email me at anngreenspan@gmail.com by 1/16 if you wish to take this class.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Snowman Sweet Treats cards,Thurs., Dec. 29 at 6:00pm $10.00

What a great card to give to a child for the holidays or to let the child give to their teacher. Fill it with treats and keep refilling it over and over again with a secret door that I will show you how to make so you don't have to tear the card apart to get at the treats inside the cup. All you need to bring to class is your roller adhesive, scissors and a fine tip glue pen.

And don't forget, this is still buy one/get one free week.  Bring a friend who has never been to one of
my classes and they get in free, plus you get a free class to take in 2012.
email or call me by Dec. 27 if you want to sign up for this class.




Sunday, December 11, 2011

Giant Medallions - Wed., Dec. 28, 10-2pm, $25




































 This week is bring a friend or relative week, someone who has never taken one of my classes, and that person gets the class for free, plus you get a free class to take any time later in the year. Bring 2 friends, they both get in for free, plus you will get 2 free classes later in the year.

These medallions are made on the Martha Stewart scoring board, but if you don't have one, don't worry, I have several to loan out. You can make the shaped ones like the poinsettia or the edge punched ones. This class is a 4 hour class just to give any beginners time to complete the project, but most people will finish it within 2.5 hours. You can either bring your own scrapbook paper, 6 sheets of 12x12, or 6 sheets of plain lightweight cardstock 8 1/2 x 11 for the medallions you punch around the edges ; 8 sheets of each for the star/poinsettia shaped ones (I'd bring extra to leave room for errors). Or you can use the paper that I will provide. These look great hanging on a wall or on your front door.

We will also learn how to make the snowflake rosettes that are on the white medallions. They are made with a Martha Stewart corner punch that comes in the Punch Around the Page set, so if you want to learn how to make those, just bring any corner punch. I used the embroidered floral corner punch and the raindrop corner punch.

Materials needed: Martha Stewart scoring board (or borrow one of mine, just let me know ahead of time), 1/4 inch two sided permanent tape such as Scor-Tape, scissors, a paper trimmer (or borrow one of mine), a deep edge punch if you have one if you are going to punch around the edge of the circular medallion, and a corner punch with a design in it by Martha Stewart if you want to learn how to make the rosettes. If you want to edge your rosettes in gold or silver, just bring a gold or silver leafing pen.

If you are bringing a friend for the free class, please let me know that in your email so I know to bring enough materials. These medallions are super fun and easy to make but this class won't be offered again for a long time.

Please email me at anngreenspan@gmail.com by Dec. 23 if you would like to take this class. If you have an idea of which medallion you would like to make and in what color, let me know so I can bring that paper and embellishments to go with it. This is a great class with unlimited possibilities on what you can make once you learn the technique.




























Monday, December 5, 2011

Pinecone Class -- Monday, Dec. 19, 6:00pm, $20
































Wouldn't these pinecones look beautiful hanging from the garland inside the house or hanging from an ornament on the tree?


You need a large stylus to make these as you will be rolling each petal to add dimension to it before adhering it to the base. You can make a large pinecone or a smaller one. They can also be made two back to back as an ornament to hang on your tree.


Materials you will need are: a large to medium ball stylus, roller adhesive, liquid glue or 1/4 inch two sided tape or Glossy Accents, tweezers, full sized pair of scissors with long blades, and a non-stick craft mat if you have one or a piece of scrap paper to work on.


We will be learning how to make the pinecones doublesided, so you will make two pinecones put together to be used as an ornament or to be hung on garland, or you can keep them separate and have two single ones to put on a card. Reserve your spot by Friday, Dec. 16 please by emailing me at anngreenspan@gmail.com.




















I'd love to squeeze this class in before Christmas in case anyone wants to learn how to make these to use around their house or to put on their cards..................so I will offer

Photo wheels for scrapbooks or cards -- class coming soon













With the turn of the wheel, you expose a different photo each time and a different caption in the circle above the photo.............these can be made to any size to fit into a card or on a scrapbook page. This one happens to be an 8 inch circle because I wanted the photos to be fairly large. You can make the wheel hold as many or as few photos as you want as well, to accomodate the size of photo that you want to show. The top layer can be cut out of designer scrapbook paper; I just kept mine simple for my nephew's Tae Kwon Do Scrapbook that I am working on, but you can make the top layer as elaborate as you want.


This class will be offered sometime in January.