Saturday, April 19, 2014

Beautiful Easter Cards Made by Soni Larson Using the Easter "Toppers"!

Thank you Soni for the samples you sent me of the wonderful Easter cards you made using the easy, pre-cut Easter toppers.  What a beautiful job!




Thanks again for sharing Soni!

(And if you'd like to see how we used the snowmen toppers, you can see them HERE.)

Thanks so much for "stamping" by,
            ~Anna

Monday, April 7, 2014

Welcome Spring with a 3-D Pop up Card in a Box!

Good Monday Morning!
Saturday, we had a class where we made these 3-D Pop up cards in a box.  A fun time was had by all and thank you for making it such a huge success!  I truly had so much fun creating this spring themed sample.  And then I enjoyed seeing everyone putting their special artistic touches on their creations!


I will be submitting my creation in Impression Obsession's You are my Sunshine challenge.

Supplies:
Stamps:  Impression Obsession Blooming Spring B5423
Dies:  Impression Obsession's Bird House set DIE 156-H, Sun & Moon DIE 163-C, Clouds DIE 068-A, Small Bird set DIE154-A, Rabbit set DIE168-C,Butterfly set DIE 046-A, Cheery Lynn's Nesting Eggs
Other:  Stickles, Copics, acetate strips

If you missed learning how to make these neat cards, join us Saturday, April 12th for a repeat performance! Call and reserve your seat today.

Thanks for "stamping" by,
          ~Anna

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Birthday Cards Galore!

Last month was my birthday and I received so many cards that I decided to post about them.  It was so much fun getting real mail and opening each and every card! Thank you for all of the beautiful birthday wishes!

Here is a picture of the whole set:


And here is the view from above which shows more of the individual cards.

And now I'll showcase each hand made card:
Love the pale blue and chocolate color palette!

Fashion card for the clothes hog;  how did you know Sue?

Pretty birds just perfect to ring in spring!

What a pretty card!  Must have taken days to create!!!

What a simple yet so elegant card!  Love the stenciled background!

 A close up of the stenciled background.

Reminder #1:  3-D Pop up card in a box class will be this Saturday, April 6th @1PM!  Learn how to make these 3-D cards which are a total rage on the internet and Pinterest.  CLICK HERE to see a sample of what these boxes look like.  We will make two such boxes in class; one for Easter and one for spring.  Don't forget to call to reserve your seat today!  Places are filling up quickly!

Reminder #2:  May will be stenciling month at the Creative Corner!  We are planning a class where you will learn several stenciling techniques and make some fabulous cards!  Keep a look out for more details in the coming posts!

Thank you again!
       ~Anna

Monday, March 24, 2014

Really Nice Dress Form Cards from Shannon Maino

Hi Everyone!
Shannon showed me these great cards that she made with the Die Versions Dress Form die.  The layout is very pretty, girly and simple but make a big impression. 


Here are close up of the cards:


As you can see, the fold of the card is off center and gives some interest plus the black sparkly card stock gives it a really nice sparkle.

Here is a picture of the die set.  Please let me know if you would like to order the set.


Thanks so much Shannon for sharing!
And thank you for "stamping" by,
             ~Anna

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patty's Day!

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I would like to share with you the card we made at the Make & Take as well as 3 cards I received from fellow stampers.  Sit back, have a sip of your drink and enjoy!

Everyone had fun creating this quick and simple card.  We used paint chips and stamped the Impression Obsession Irish Blessing stamp in Staz-on and decorated the card with Impression Obsession's shamrock die and some stickles, of course.

Here is a great card made by Irene Slaughter.  It is very simple but makes quite an impact with all the glitter!

This is a card made by Sue Speck; a wonderful use of saying stamps and made into a wonderful collage.

Last, but not least is Carol Chiaramonte's card.  Carol has such a unique style and most times she 
uses everyday stamps for whatever occasion she needs!

Thanks so much ladies for sending me your cards!
Again, Happy St. Patrick's Day!
           ~Anna

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Great Masculine Birthday Card with Little Deer!

Hello Everyone!
I just wanted to share with you a great card that Soni Larson made for her son!  I just love it!


As I said before, these deer dies have become so very popular and for good reason.  We used them on Christmas cards and they make great masculine nature themed cards.

Supplies used: 

Dies:  Impression Obsession small deer set, Impression Obsession fir trees and fir tree border,
          Spellbinders classic nesting ovals
Embossing folder:  Sizzix snow
Card stock:  Soni used some special pre-embossed "bark" card stock and "wood" card stock for the deer

Thanks for "stamping" by,
         ~Anna

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Love is in the Air

I received this great card from a good friend and stamping buddy, Carol Chiaramonte the other day and wanted to share it with you.  I just loved the idea of using your printed card stock for the focal point.  And in this cases you can even use your scraps!!!

And for the inside, Carol punched out two hearts from the same paper so that it coordinates with the design on the front.  How clever; Carol always thinks and creates "outside the box".


Now, I am sure you have LOTS of scraps.  We all do!  You can now use this idea and create a card for ANY occasion!  And this idea can be used when you want to make a set of cards as a gift.  You will be able to make a set in almost no time and surprise someone with a wonderful, hand made gift!  (I was thinking, that this would make a great set of thank you notes;  and everyone can use thank you notes!)

Thanks so much Carol!  I always look forward to your cards!  You rock!

And thank you for "stamping" by,
        ~Anna