Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Raffia flowers class,now Thursday, April 12, 5:30 to 7:30pm, $25

In this class we will be making raffia bottle brush  flowers exactly like the ones made by Prima along with the cute little purse.  We will use  raffia in assorted colors, some metallic, and also use inks to dye white raffia other colors.  I will supply a  package of assorted color  Prima flower centers to each person in the class to use, along with all the raffia and inks.  These flowers look great on purses, boxes, scrapbook pages and cards as they lay flat but add dimension.

Supplies you will need to bring to class:

A non-stick craft mat or paper to cover your work surface with
A Martha Stewart Scoring Board / Bone Folder to make the purse with
A pair of scissors
A roller adhesive or scotch tape
A heat gun
A bottle of Glossy Accents, Tombo Glue, or other clear quick dry glue
A roll of Scor-Tape 1/4" wide for the purse, anything wider won't work
A paper trimmer

Please email me by Tuesday, April 10  if you wish to reserve a spot in this class.  My email is anngreenspan@gmail.com.

Butterfly mini album, Part II, Monday, April 23, 5:30-7:30pm, $20

In Part II of the Butterfly mini album class, we will emboss the tags and pages, and we will also make the 4 way flip mini album that goes inside the album in a pocket of it's own.  I will show you how to make embossed tags on vellum cardstock and we will use triple fold tags which are 16" long.  We will also cut double fold tags using Sizzix dies.  This class will be filled with techniques that can be applied to cardmaking and scrapbooking as well.

Please bring the following tools for this class:

A paper trimmer
Martha Stewart Scoring board and bone folder
Glossy Accents
Scor-tape or other permanent two side tape in 1/4" and 1/2" widths
Roller adhesive
Heat gun for embossing

Please email me by Saturday, April 21 if you would like to take this class.  You must have already taken Part I in order to take Part II.  Email me at anngreenspan@gmail.com or call me at 410-381-7944.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Ribbon Loom Making Class, Monday, March 26, 5:30-7:30pm, $20

We will be making the looms in class............I have all the materials including ribbon.  Some of you may have your own wooden octagon or hexagon shaped boxes to use; if so, bring them.  We will also be using different materials on the looms this time as this class has been offered previously.  We will make raffia flowers and try various other materials.

Supplies needed:  A pair of scissors and a large baggie or bag to put your flowers and loom in after class.  If you have organza ribbon you would like to use, 3/8" wide works best.  It is available in the ribbon dept. at Hobby Lobby.

If you have your own wooden box and rivets already, the cost of the class will be $15, but the rivets must be 5/32", 4mm ones or they won't work with the drill bit I will be using.  You will need 16 rivets if making the circle or octagon loom.

Please email me by Saturday, March 24 if you would like to take this class, and let me know if you have your own wooden box and rivets and what shape box you have (circle, octagon, or hexagon).

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spellbinders Labels 7 Card, Monday, April 2, 5:30-7:30pm, $20

These cards are made using the Spellbinders Labels 7 die.  You can make any of these that you want during class or be creative and come up with your own design.

I will provide all materials to make any of the 3 cards shown, including all the punches and embellishments.  You will need the following tools:

Tweezers, Scissors
Paper Trimmer
Fine Tip Glue Pen
Bottle of Glossy Accents or other quick dry liquid glue
Roller adhesive and Scor-Tape or red stick back tape
A stylus, such as the McGill Paper Blossoms set, to emboss the paper flowers with if you plan on putting flowers on your cards

Please email me by Saturday, March 31 if you would like to reserve a spot in this class, no exceptions please as there is a lot of prep work I need to do for this class; once I get materials ready, I don't go back and add to them, it's too much work, especially over a weekend.

Thank you

Spellbinders Labels 6 card, Monday, April 30, 5:30-7:30pm, $20

McGill Paper Flowers Stylus Set available at Hobby Lobby in the Scrapbook Dept.

In this class we will make the above cards using the Spellbinders Labels 6 die.  In order to make the flowers on the card have added dimension, I used the McGill Paper flowers stylus set which is pictured above and includes a stylus in 3 different sizes and a pair of tweezers all packaged in a nice leather case.  I like this kit because of the large sized ball on the stylus which makes embossing so much easier.

Supplies you will need for this class:

Paper trimmer
A stylus of any kind
Roller adhesive
A Bottle of Glossy Accents or other quick drying glue
A Fine Tip Glue Pen
A Pair of Tweezers

I will provide all the paper, inks, stamps,  vellum, punches, dies and embellishments.  Other stamps with other greetings will be available if you don't want to use the ones I've used on the cards above.

Please email me by Saturday, April 28 if you wish to reserve a spot in this class.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Top Loading Mini Album Class Coming soon

This top loading "tall" mini album is great if you have a vacation or trip with lots of tickets, postcards, and maps, etc to put in a mini.  All the pockets except 5 load from the top and are very big as the envelopes we will make are 11" tall envelopes which create all these pockets.  Plus there are huge photo mat tags inside that will easily hold 4x6 photos.

The paper that I used to make this mini is from Hobby Lobby and is shown above.  I actually combined two packs:  one 8 1/2 x 11  called Antiquity by the Paper Studio and the other is a 4.5 x 6.5 called Simple Elegance with Foil.

I will announce the date of this class shortly.  Since we are making the butterfly album in April, we will make this top loading album sometime after May.

Flower Class -- Cancelled , see below

These paper flowers are made using a paper pack from Hobby Lobby called Lost and Found, My Mind's Eye, item #LF180P but you can use any scrapbook paper.

I also used these punches which are available at Hobby Lobby.

I have cancelled this class due to the fact that we have already made the daisies using the 3 punches in some of our classes, and we will be making the larger Sizzix daisy in an upcoming top loading mini album class.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Stampin' Up Simply Scored Diagonal Plate Fits the Martha Stewart Scoring Board

I ordered a Diagonal Plate from Stampin' Up to see if it would work with the Martha Stewart Scoring Board and it does.  This plate fits right on top of the MS scoring board perfectly and the grooves all line up as they should.  The purpose of this plate for me is now I don't have to move my paper all around when using the tiny envelope corner that comes with the Martha Stewart scoring board.  This plate allows you to score a full 12x12 sheet of paper diagonally without having to keep shifting it like we do with the envelope corner because the envelope corner takes up a quarter of the scoring board flat surface itself.

The Diagonal Plate is only $11.95 if ordered thru a demonstrator's website vs. ordering it directly from Stampinup.com which will cost more.  I am not a Stampin' Up demonstrator but I place all my orders thru a local lady's website, so if I ever have a problem with a product, I can call her and talk 1:1.

This is the link to order the diagonal plate if you are interested in buying one:

Monday's class is the gift box that holds about 10 of the A2 greeting cards and envelopes.  I will be demonstrating the Diagonal plate in Monday's class when we make the gift box on our scoring boards.

We will also be making ribbon flowers and flower centers made out of pearls that night.  See the blog post for Monday's class, March 12 for further details.

I will also be having a class coming up on using the Diagonal Plate to make envelopes and gift bags (The Perfect Bag) and giving dimensions on making envelopes on the diagonal plate vs. the Martha Stewart envelope corner.  Details to follow shortly.