Sunday, March 14, 2010

My April Card Class - Boys are Sew Much Fun!

As I mentioned last weekend, I have been asked to be a "guest instructor" at DAT'S in the month of April. I used to teach there regularly, but I started finding it too much to handle with juggling my travel for work and the family business, so it's been awhile since I actually taught a class and I am really looking forward to it!

Here are the details:

Wednesday, April 21st at DAT'S
7:00 pm Cost $12.00

You will make the two cards pictured in this post.

PLEASE NOTE - THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL - THANK YOU to those who signed up!
See you on the 21st!

And here are the cards that I created for the class - the first is a Shaker Card. I will admit that I have only ever made one other, simply because I am too lazy - there I said it and it's true! However, I am glad for the class as it motivated me to make one - they are so worth the effort, don't you think?


I took a close-up in hopes that you could get a good look at the shaker bit. I reused some packaging to make this shaker, so my card qualifies for the challenge this week at Raise the Bar - which is Go Green! They have indicated that you can interpret it in a few different ways - although there is no green on my card, I reused my sticker packaging.

Because my card is geared for boys, I am also entering into the challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges - they are looking for masculine cards. It was fun to use those little balloons - I had seen this idea on a card in Paper Crafts (I think), literally years ago and had tried it back then and promptly forgot about it. I think these little ones make a great embellishment for boy cards, especially since I can't reach for a flower to finish it off - having these little balloons on hand just provides more options....

I am reposting my Changito Kick card that I posted last week so that people wanting to check out the post can find both cards in one place.
Hoping you had a fantastic weekend! We sure did, the weather was so far above normal - we are talking like 18 cel. - that we went to a different park each day and BBQd and ate dinner outdoors! I keep wanting to pinch myself since it is March and this weather feels more like May or June. We are in Northwestern Ontario after all - we had colder days last summer than the last few here! No joke! My house is rather a mess as a result of spending so much time outdoors, but isn't that what life is all about - Carpe Diem.........that is exactly what we did! The laundry and mess will still be there in the morning...
On that note, my bed is calling my name - all that fresh air & sunshine.....
Nighty night,
Shanna :)
What I used - Shaker Card:
Stamps: Image - Stamping Bella, sentiment - CTMH Dainty Thoughts
ink: Memento, Moonstruck
papers: Kaiser Craft - offshore collection, Coredinations Evening Sky
embellishments: Bella bling, misc ribbon, small balloons, machine stitching, 1/2 mm Glitter beads
tools: circle punch, EK Success edge punch, 3D dots (1/8 ")


13 comments:

  1. Such darling cards! I love the balloons on the first one!

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  2. So cute, love the colors on the first one!

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  3. great cards - love that they are for little boys :D

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  4. Two fabulous cards and the idea to use the balloons is wonderful! Love it!

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  5. both gorgeous cards, so love the shaker style and what a fab idea to add balloons, they look amazing, hope your warm weather continues, hugs debx

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  6. Awesome shaker card.... girl... I would be too lazy too. I think that is why I am so CAS... i should really call them LAC... I won't tell you what the letters stand for... ha! Love the balloons tied on there... what a clever idea!

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  7. Love that shaker card and the balloons are too cute.

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  8. Such sweet little boy cards. Love your shaker card~I've never attempted one, but looks fun. the balloons are really a cute idea too.

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  9. These cards are adorable & I love the shaker card! Wish you were closer so I could take your class :)

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  10. What a fabulous idea to re-use your sticker packaging! I love this idea, turning it all into a shaker card is just so sweet. I love your ideas, thank you for going green and joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

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  11. Very cute! Good luck with the class, I'm sure they'll all have fun, hopefully you too LOL!

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  12. So cute, love the colors on the first one!
    bookmarking demon

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