Beginner Cardmaking

On Tuesday, I will be teaching some “newbie” cardmakers.  I’m pretty excited about it, but I am also a little worried.  I had a really tough time trying to figure out what cards to create for them.  I don’t want to overwhelm them, but I don’t want them to be too easy.

They wanted some “spring like” cards, so I hope that I have come close to what they would like.  Here goes …


Matting, some foam tape, and some stickles … cute, simple enough, but still a couple things to learn.


Simple layering/piecing, baker’s twine, and a handmade envelope.


This card requires layering from behind, and then we will stamp a sentiment on the inside.


Washi tape and peel offs, simple, but cute.


So, what do you think, enough little techniques and cuteness for a beginner class?


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This post was written by Lori on March 19, 2017

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Snow & Cocoa

When Crate Paper’s new line … Snow & Cocoa arrived (check it out right here) … I knew that it would be one of the first things I wanted to dive into.  If you have been following us here on the blog over the years, you will know that one of my favorite go to’s to alter is our wooden houses; and if this is one of your first visits here … now you know too!


The houses ~ the largest one is approximately 5 3/4″ high ~ and I have decorated both sides of this set.  How could I not? … the paper is just that fabulous.


Isn’t that little bird perched in the tree just the cutest thing ever??


I painted the edges of the houses with pumice stone distress paint, just to give them a slight grey tinge.


And, for those of you that like a more simple modern look, this just might be your favorite side.


Check out that tiny tree in the bottom right hand corner, with just the slightest bit of stardust stickles underneath (for snow).  The other two houses had that gorgeous shade of light aqua … so this little house need a little touch of that color as well.  Details … *wink*


Are you in need of a gift(s) this Christmas? ~ Wouldn’t these be absolutely perfect … and BONUS … they can stay out as a decoration for the entire winter season.

If you’d like to spend an afternoon or evening with me, enjoy a hot cup of hot chocolate or moca, and decorate these ever so cute houses … that would be so awesome … cause they are now on the classes page right here.

***(When you go to the classes page, you will see that dates and/or prices are not yet set for classes … we have a lot of classes to upload, and then we will figure out the dates that will work for the different teachers)

Thanks for stopping by today … we so appreciate each and every one of you who take the time to visit.


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This post was written by Lori on November 2, 2016

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