FEBRUARY FRAMED ART CLASS

Hi Everyone! I’ve had a lot of interest in my Framed Art classes. First, these classes are designed where you can hang up a frame and just make a new insert to put in it every month. Every month, I will be designing a new insert with ideas on how to mix some new with the old – a great way to use your punches, scraps of card stock and designer paper, ribbon, stamps, techniques – the possibilities are endless! Here are some pictures using this project in two different ways – you decide which frame and what way you like best – let me know! Here is my first design. It was spaced out to fit in a frame measuring 8 x 10:

HOWEVER, the frame that I have hanging on my wall in my home is larger than that, so using our 12 x 12 textured paper, I just layered the very vanilla, basic black, and then very vanilla again to create a matting effect and then placed the EXACT same squares as the 8 x 10 into my larger frame and spaced them accordingly to create this look:

Gives it a whole different look – so, better on the pretty in pink background, or the very vanilla? Let me know what YOU think! Now I can’t wait to start creating the insert for March! Check back next month when I’ll post it after my class!

The products used to create February’s Framed Art insert were:
Stamps: P.S. I Love You, Greeting Card Kids
Markers: Garden Green, Early Expresso, Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight
Ink Pads: Stazon Black, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glitter Paper, Patterns Love DSP
Punches: Owl Builder, Cupcake Builder, 1″ circle, 1/2″ circle, 1-3/4 scallop circle, Modern Label, Heart to Heart punch, scalloped Heart of Hearts and Fashionable Hearts Embosslits dies, Peak-A-Boo Frames die, Big Shot
Accessories: Large Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed seeing February’s insert!

Stampin’ Hugs!
~ Gail

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  Thought I’d share the card I made for my three beautiful daughters and also my mom for Valentine’s Day.  I cased this card that I saw and fell in love with, but cannot remember who originally did it, however they had used the laser cut cards found on Page 9 in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I did not have them, so read below on how I created this “look” without the laser cut card.

Using the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, I cut out a heart on my card front.  Next, I stamped the heart from the set You Are Loved in craft white onto one of our window sheets, sprinkled on clear embossing power, and heat embossed (you have to be careful to not overheat so as not to curl the transparency window sheet).  I then used the Framelits Die to cut out the heart a size larger than the one used to cut out the front of the card (did you know that the Hearts Collection Dies matched that set?).  I then applied adhesive and applied it over the cut out heart on the front, creating a window effect.  I applied it so the embossed image was facing down.  I then applied the different layers and found some gold metallic ink and used that to color our silver glitter paper to create a “gold” heart.  I then popped it up using dimensionals and also popped up the Blushing Bride heart using dimensionals.     Then I took a Blushing Bride heart and lined it up on the inside of the card so that with the card closed, the soft color comes through.    I threw these cards together JUST before they arrived for their Valentine’s Day brunch – always at the LAST MINUTE!  They loved their cards…. whew!!!

Also, using our cute and fun Maze Game on Page 31 in the catalog, I gave these to my granddaughters in their gifts from us.  Did you know that you can just pop off the back of these, stamp them with the matching Totally A-maze-ing stamp set, then pop them back on??  I was delighted to discover this.  I also have a custom stamp with their name and then stamped their name so they don’t get them mixed up with their sister’s, and they were like, “Look Mommy – my name is on it!” – BONUS!!  Thank you Stampin’ Up!

Hope your Valentine’s Day is special!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail

FRAMED ART CLASS

Hi Everyone! I’ve had a lot of interest in my Framed Art classes. First, these classes are designed where you can hang up a frame and just make a new insert to put in it every month. Every month, I will be designing a new insert with ideas on how to mix some new with the old – a great way to use your punches, scraps of card stock and designer paper, ribbon, stamps, techniques – the possibilities are endless! Here are some pictures using this project in two different ways – you decide which frame and what way you like best – let me know! Here is my first design. It was spaced out to fit in a frame measuring 8 x 10:

HOWEVER, the frame that I have hanging on my wall in my home is larger than that, so using our 12 x 12 textured paper, I just layered the very vanilla, basic black, and then very vanilla again to create a matting effect and then placed the EXACT same squares as the 8 x 10 into my larger frame and spaced them accordingly to create this look:

Gives it a whole different look – so, better on the pretty in pink background, or the very vanilla? Let me know what YOU think! Now I can’t wait to start creating the insert for March! Check back next month when I’ll post it after my class!

The products used to create February’s Framed Art insert were:
Stamps: P.S. I Love You, Greeting Card Kids
Markers: Garden Green, Early Expresso, Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight
Ink Pads: Stazon Black, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glitter Paper, Patterns Love DSP
Punches: Owl Builder, Cupcake Builder, 1″ circle, 1/2″ circle, 1-3/4 scallop circle, Modern Label, Heart to Heart punch, scalloped Heart of Hearts and Fashionable Hearts Embosslits dies, Peak-A-Boo Frames die, Big Shot
Accessories: Large Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed seeing February’s insert!

Stampin’ Hugs!
~ Gail