Monday, November 24, 2014

Year of the Goat

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m ahead of schedule but it is needed to them get done.

Today is my designing day and I share with you my Chinese New Year Cards. In February 2015 we will be celebrating the Year of the Goat. This is my casual card class as promised.

Year of the Goat
The pop card – Kung Hey Fat Choy – measures 5″ x 5″ with a custom envelope and the regular Kanji Goat card is a standard A2 card. The designing was quite the challenge as the Chinese characters are so detail. I used my e-cutter, computer and other oriental embossing folders to create these two cards.



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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mom and daughters

A beautiful Saturday morning class with mom and her two daughters.
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Casual Class – Wedding

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

During the month December and January, I will be hosting two Casual Classes as I am winding down to get ready for my upcoming caravan trip to Baja, Mexico for 6 weeks with my hubby. Anyone who places an order during casual classes will receive a 20% discount off their orders. This special is only through me and not a part of Stampin’ Up!

This one is an awesome one. I combined all the tools I have on hand to create this fun wedding/anniversary card. A combination of Stampin’ Up! – Cardstocks, Love Die, Embossing Folder, Karen Burniston – Accordion Circle Die & Clock Gears, Spellbinder – Flower Die and my e-cutter. With a bit of love and care you get this masterpiece. Here is the December Casual Class.

Please RSVP by November 22, 2014.
Wedding Close
 Card is fully closed here, using the Karen’s Clock Gears.
Wedding - AjarWhen it is ajar, you can see the two circles pivot.

Wedding - openWhen you open up the card fully, the bride and groom is cut with my e-cutter on Silver Cardstock.
Details are found here.
All levels of card makers welcome.
Please call 604-307-3273 or email me at liz.holloway@gmail.com to register & prepay.

Please register early as class size is limited

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Santa Sleigh Classes

Hello Stampin’ Friends,
StampersPlus: Santa's Sleigh - side 2 StampersPlus: Sleigh Box
Had so much fun teaching this class. One more class to go next weekend.
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This part was fun … before I even knew what they were doing, they already added the multipurpose glue to the back of the moustache and had a tough time peeling it off.



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Ornamental Pine – Maximizing Framelits Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends,
I don’t know how many times I have said it, but I really love Stampin’ Up! It is a wonderful company to be with.
Last weekend I attended a local conference in Abbotsford, and oh my goodness, the goodies I received them were overwhelming! I have been eyeing on the Ornamental Pine stamp set for awhile, and was hesitating to purchase it.
I’m so glad I got this set. The pine is so detailed, and it almost realistic!
Any ways, I wanted a bigger bauble than the one in the set, so I created my own bauble. Here I used the Circles Collections Framelits #4, and then I wanted it to look like the bauble to have various of colors. Go to my How It’s Made tutorial noted below. I will show you how to maximize your framelits/edgelits to create this bauble.
StampersPlus: Ornamental Pines
What is also cool is that I accidentally discovered a new technique … using multipurpose glue and crystal effect … I’m calling this technique MARBAL’NG!
StampersPlus: Marbal'ng Technique

SUPPLIES

Below are the products featured above. Click on the images below and go to my online storehere, and be sure to enter the hostess code. If over $200, do not use the hostess code.
The adorning accents edgelits I used here in this video is retired, but can use any other framelits/edgelits you have on hand.
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DIMENSIONS

5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, score at 4-1/4″ (base card)
3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ piece of Whisper White cardstock
3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Crumb Cake cardstock
Remnants

HOW IT’s MADE



Monday, November 3, 2014

Watercolor v. Blendabilities

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Can see the difference between these two cards? Which is the watercolor card and which is the blendabilities card?
 Watercolor v. Blendabilities
While creating this tutorial, I wanted to show you the difference in the two, both with same stamps and colors. To the left is the Watercolor card and to the right is the Blendabilities card.

Which ever method you like, both are just as elegant. I personally like both coloring methods. If I am lazy and just want a card done quickly, I would use the blendabilities method. And if I am feeling creative and just want to spend a day on shading then I would use the watercoloring method.

SUPPLIES

Below are the products featured above. Click on the images below and go to my online storehere, and be sure to enter the hostess code. If over $200, do not use the hostess code.

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DIMENSIONS

(1) piece of 4-1/4″ x 11″ of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, score at 5-1/2″
(1) piece of 3-3/4″ x 5″ of Old Oliver cardstock, embossed with Woodgrain Embossing Folder
(1) piece of Cherry Cobble remnants
(1) piece of Watercolor Paper

HOW IT’s MADE


The Perfect Bow Tutorial can be found here.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Happy Movember!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,
Welcome to the month of November Movember! This is crazy! 2014 is almost over.
As was planning my next card, I wanted to do something for the month of November so I created a card using moustache in line with the Movember challenges. Although I can’t grow my own moustache so I am sharing a wobble moustache tutorial …
StampersPlus: Wobble Moustache

StampersPlus: Wobble Moustache - Close Up
StampersPlus: Wobble Moustache Side View

SUPPLIES

Below are the products featured above. Click on the images below and go to my online storehere, and be sure to enter the hostess code. If over $200, do not use the hostess code.
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HOW IT’s MADE