What a wonderful kick off for our January Card Club! We had a wide variety of skill levels present from a first time maker to a former Stampin’ Up rep. A huge thanks to all those that could make it.
Our first project was a fun card with an 80’s vibe. Everyone made two of these. It was nice to see all the creative versions our group produced. Donna’s reminded me of Country time Lemonade on a summer day.
Our second set of cards used a quirky stamp set from Reverse Confetti and paper from a 6×6 pad made by Pink and Main. (paper is no longer available ) I ran out of the Boho inspired Pink and Main paper and had to add similar style paper from a The Paper Studio 12 x 12 pad named Cheyenne that I picked up from Hobby Lobby. I taught them how to make a Sunburst background by:
- Cutting pre cut rectangles diagonally from corner to corner
- Determine where the sentiment circle will be and mark with an X
- Arrange your pattern triangles with the points meeting at the X, then adhere.
- Stamp the sentiment and adhere it to zig zag circle die cut
- Pop Dot the sentiment circle over the X to add dimension
On the 2nd Sunburst style card, we added cut Close to My Heart stamped Feathers and a new sentiment from Stamps of Life. These cards were made using Catherine Pooler inks.
The rest of the night was for Valentine cards. Everyone made two Quilted Squares. It looks like it would be tedious to glue down all those little pieces, but everyone agreed this was their favorite card to make of the night. The secret is to:
- Add adhesive to the base of whatever your going to mount your quilt square on. We used the white or pink scalloped background for our quilt squares.
- Attach the framework of the quilt to the pre adhesive base. More adhesive is going be showing through the open spaces.
- Simply add your desired pattern and solid pieces into the frame. Easy Peasy.
- Finish out the remainder of the card with a sentiment.
For our last set of cards, we went all Valentines. One was a fast and easy washi tape card. We had 12 or so washi tapes to choose from and in the end everyone’s cards looked different. We wrapped our washi tape around the edges of a white mat layer, then adhered it to an A2 card base. The heart was die cut from pre embossed white paper using a Taylored Expression Embossing Folder.
The final card of the night utilized a fun stamp stamp set from Whimsy Stamps. We colored in the Cupid Frog with either Copic or Tombow markers.
- Next we layered the red torn edge background and the larger patterned square and adhered it to a square card base and set it aside.
- Then we layered the white scalloped square on to the red square. We laid the heart die on top to be sure there was room for the cut out, then stamped our sentiments.
- After stamping we die cut the heart from this piece creating our heart shaped aperture.
- Next, we centered this piece on our card base and traced the heart.
- We adhered a contrasting color of patterned paper on the card base covering the traced heart. This way the aperture will have a different color in it.
- We added foam strips to the back side of the heart cut out piece and centered it onto our card base.
- Finally we added our Frog by gluing down his feet and pop dotting his head in the aperture.
Thats a wrap for January’s Card Club. Though I named it card club, we will be making all kinds of paper crafting goodies. For February, we will a cute little gift card album with a cool retro look. Hope everyone can join us!
Hope you are all having fun crafting!