Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Christmas Card Idea - Pickle Style!

I had THE most amazing time at The Zonta Christmas Card Making Extravaganza last Saturday.  It is so well organized and it is such a treat to chat with customers and discuss our love of the hobby!  This event happens in March and October so make sure you keep you eye out for the next event.  Trust me, you DO NOT want to miss it!  It is SO fun that we have participated in ALL eleven sessions!

These are two of the three projects people made at my table.  The third project was a little kraft paper bag that could be used as a gift card holder (sorry no picture of this but it is in the store if you would like to see how simple crafts can be and still be amazing!).  Truly it was as easy as stamping a sentiment on the little kraft bags we sell in store (25 for $3.50) and adding a little washi tape!

The Project
I had made a 5x5.5 card using kraft card stock.  I stamped the Penny Black Image (12.99) in Plum Archival Ink (6.50) on kraft and then stamped the Penny Black sentiment and embossed with white embossing powder.  This sentiment caught my eye right away as it is different than any I have seen in the past.  This comes from a larger polymer set that includes many unique and beautiful sayings (16.99).  Isn't it a gorgeous set?

A little washi tape was used to dress the corners of the top layers of the card.  Many of you have asked how washi tape can be used on a card and I wanted to show off just one way I thought of using it to fill the space and embellish this card.

We also made a fun little wooden clothespin using the stamp, ink, vintage lace, twine and the dimensional flower dies from Spellbinders.  I have been using these dies on EVERYTHING these days.  Have you noticed?  Truly, they are such a great way to use your paper and look like a superstar!  No one needs to know that they take only minutes to make!

I joked with the ladies on the weekend and showed them what my initial attempts at this card design looked like.  When I create, sometimes I think I am going to work with a particular product and image and then change my mind once I get playing.  The moral of the story is to NOT be afraid of playing and ruining a piece of paper because this is what can happen.  I am quite pleased with the outcome!  It definitely has that "Pickle" feel!  And if you want it to be more traditional, swap out the kraft card for a burgundy card to match the ink.  It too is gorgeous!

So what do you think?  Like my card?  Want to see this as a class with maybe one other card?  Let me know and we will make it happen!

Speaking of classes...
Tomorrow I will be posting the cards for our upcoming card class.  Yes.  You heard right!  We told me you were hoping for classes to return and I listened!  The class will be on Wednesday November 13th in the evening.

Other Big Announcements
I have a few other big announcements but I will leave you hanging until tomorrow....I'm so bad.

Until then...Kim

October Store Hours
Wednesday & Thursday 10am-5pm
Saturday 9:30am-3pm



Jackie Plank said...

Kim that is a gorgeous card and yes I love those sentiments!!!

Debbie said...

It was a great day of crafting and I loved Kim's card. Another use for Washi tape - means more tape!