Sunday, November 20, 2011

It's Thanksgiving this week

Do you have something to be thankful for? I know I do and it would take so long to make a list of gratitude here. I'm even grateful for the length of my list! 

This week my thoughts turned to far away family and friends celebrating Thanksgiving. In Australia I have only celebrated it a handful of times, but I still think of the day and remember what it was like to have family and friends around for a special sharing time a time of good company and good food and laughter.

Pumpkins seem to symbolise the day for me more than turkeys do, for some reason. I therefore decided to play with the idea of making a paper punch art pumpkin and see if I could turn it into a card. Here's how it turned out:

You can see a supply list and get instructions for making your own pumpkin card here.

PS: Remember, Aussie readers can order all non-retired Stampin' Up! supplies used from me too :) Just contact me at SusanSalutations.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Masculine and Feminine

I just realised I had not posted what we did on our class last month! How could I forget to do that? We had a great day making cards with the masking technique where we made our quad bikes and cars look as though they had splashed through mud on a dirt road. We used the Extreme Elements and Need for Speed stamp sets to do that.

Then we made some pretty, feminine gift boxes with the Fancy Favor Bog Shot die and the new lace ribbon punch.We stamped on the box before it was assembled and glued the punched ribbon border on as well.

If you would like to order any of the materials used in these projects you can find them on the product pages at SusanSalutations and contact me from there.

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, November 03, 2011

October Card Class

I want to share our card class creations with you for October. We made cards from the card ideas already featured here. It was an enjoyable day. We also took time to celebrate a special birthday - a little one who turned one! Thank you for coming ladies, and for making the day such fun.Can't wait for our November class now :)

This week I am making swap cards for the Stampin' Up! Regionals that happen on Saturday. Will share a picture of those once they are complete. I'm using a colour combination of Old Olive, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight and some very pretty Christmas fabric.

Happy Crafting!