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In the Workshop: Autumn Goodies

This Fall has been a whirlwind!  Here are card making ideas from my workshop:

Autumn Birthday Card

Autumn Handmade Card

To give the card some extra dimension and texture, I cut out part of the leaves so they would pop-up and reveal a metallic backer lined with glitter.

Autumn Handmade Card Detail

Autumn Handmade Card Saying

Leaf Thank You Card

Autumn Handmade Thank You Card

Harvest Accordion Book

Handmade Harvest Book

Handmade Harvest Book Details

I designed this little book for my latest class at Checkered Cottage.  It is made from Simple Stories Harvest Love paper line and uses one 12×12 sheet of paper as its base.  So fun for capturing Fall memories!

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In the Workshop: Halloween Fun

A couple of recent Halloween goodies from the workshop:

Isn’t it interesting how well placed gemstones can add to your design- this skull becomes a lot more interesting with the addition of orange glowing eyes!

Don’t you just love how the memory box die swirls seem like magic effortlessly shooting out of her hand?… as though she just cast a spell?

I also had an opportunity to teach another class at Checkered Cottage where participants made these 2 beauties: a vintage Halloween card and treat bag.  These projects utilize some of my favorite techniques: edging papers with gold and glitter, using dies, creating dimension with paper, and punching fun borders.

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Halloween Cards at Checkered Cottage

I am so excited to be joining the Checkered Cottage team of teachers.  This charming paper crafting store sells a variety of beautiful papers, embellishments, exclusive card design templates, and stencils.  They have a dynamite schedule of Fall classes right now.  Here is my take on Halloween…

Introducing a Haunted Trio of Designs:

Handmade Halloween Card

Class participants will make these fun Halloween cards, which feature Graphic 45 and Bo Bunny papers, intricate Memory Box dies, punches, and glitter!

Happy Haunting Halloween Card

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