Monday, October 11, 2010

Card Class #2

After the great success of our first class, a second card making class was scheduled for August 14.  The ladies decided they wanted to do Christmas and Halloween cards.  Again, we pre-cut all of the elements and most everything was just assemble and glue.  We increased the difficulty level just a bit, since they had already cut their card making "teeth" in the previous class.

The Christmas cards are all top folds and are 4 1/4" tall x 5 1/2" wide.  The first two were constructed on a white card and the third on an ivory card.  The text on the first two was computer generated and then cut out or punched.

This was the easiest card and was the one we started the class with. 

Cricut cartridge:  George & Basic Shapes (scalloped circle)

Paper:  Red with the white dot - Me & My Big Ideas (background); white card stock (white strip and circle); Bazzill guacamole (scalloped circle).

Other materials:  1/4 green satin ribbon (Offray); Holly leaves with berries brad (Falalala - Making Memories)

Cricut cartridge:  Accent Essentials (snowflake).

Paper:  Blue with White Snowflakes (Penny Black - Snowflakes); Recollections light blue card stock; white card stock.

Other:  Making Memories brad with blue "bling."

I fell in love with this card and totally scraplifted it from Suzanne at

Cricut cartridge:  Create-A-Critter.

Paper:  Anna Griffin #AG1459 (background mat); burgundy card stock (mat); black, light brown, tan and burgundy card stock (reindeer).

Other:  Color Box topaz ink (to brush the edges of the background mat); 3/8" green ribbon (with gold edge); red "bling" (nose); rubber stamped and gold embossed greeting.

Our final card of the class was the most difficult ~ it involved lots and lots of layers!   However, the end result was fantastic; everyone did such a good job on their cards.   Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night with ideas for cards?  Well this card was one of those middle of the night inspirations!

Cricut cartridges:  Paper Doll Dress Up (all cuts unless otherwise indicated); Grass & Bushes (ZooBalloo); Walkway (Mickey & Friends).

Paper:  various solid colored card stock from my paper scraps.

Other:  Chalk and colored pens.

This card was built in layers -- each layer flips open to reveal another treat.  The first layer is the fence with the pumpkin.  The second layer is the tree, tombstones and black cat; and it lifts to reveal the walkway to the haunted castle.  This card is 8 1/2 tall x 5 1/2 inches wide.

Remember . . . you can click on the photos to take a closer look!

1 comment:

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Great cards, Jennifer! I love that adorable reindeer and the castle is awesome!