I hadn't played with the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder yet, but I've been seeing some great projects with it, so I decided to give it a play during my Facebook Live video this week. You can watch the replay on YouTube or Facebook. I will confess, I felt like today was a bit of a comedy show/circus!
The first thing I did was to run 3 different types of foil through the embossing folder:
I really did CASE the card in the Mini Catalogue (p. 35), except for changing up the sentiment.
As I said in the video, the Brushed Metallic cardstock went through beautifully.
The Red and Green Foil cardstock both had a bit of a cracking issue in the foil coating...which makes the evergreens look like they're dusted with snow...at least that's what I'm calling it!
Then the Feels Like Frost 6x6" Designer Series Paper. It embossed with no issues, but be careful when cutting down to size, as the embossed parts will just rip apart with the paper trimmer's tracked blade...it's best to use a guillotine-style cutter (or cut to your desired size before embossing!)
Oh, yeah - as soon as I ended the video I scooped up my Sponge Daubers and put them back in their case...this is the second time in the last few weeks that I've done this. Sigh. At least it hasn't been spills that mess up cards!
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Upcoming Classes & Events
September Monthly Card Class
Due to current Covid-19 conditions in Melbourne I can only offer this class as a kit/online version.
I will provide a kit and written instructions to make the 5 cards shown above. Participants will be able to add sentiments as desired with their own stamps and inks. Kits can be picked up from my residence in Melbourne using safe, social distancing protocols, or I can ship via tracked satchel. Come give this a try - perfect if you've always wanted to try my classes and can't attend in person.
Online (Zoom) Group Assembly Session: Saturday, 26 September, 2:00 pm AEST (optional – click here to find your local time). Meeting link will be shared when you place your order.
Card Kit: includes all the pieces and printed directions needed to create 5 cards. You will need to supply your own stamps and ink for sentiments, as well as having basic adhesive (like Multipurpose Liquid Glue) for assembly.
Cost: $30 + $8.95 optional shipping. Australian crafters only, sorry.
RSVP Deadline for Kits is Friday, 18 September, but please sign up ASAP to ensure timely delivery.
Written Tutorial: Purchase the instructions including measurements (in centimetres and inches) and create along with us using your own supplies. You can substitute papers and colours based on what you have. International customers welcome!
Join me on Zoom to celebrate World Cardmaking Day!
World Cardmaking Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of October each year. This has usually meant throwing open my home to anyone who wants to make cards for a good cause - paediatric hospitals in Phoenix and Melbourne. This year will be different, because 2020, right?
I will be crafting cards from the Global Paper Pumpkin Kit: Box of Sunshine, and welcome everyone to come play along. You can purchase your own kit here, or just make some cards using your own stash.
Then we will prepare our cards to send out to some friends and family who could use a little bit of sunshine! I hope you'll be part of the fun!
Saturday, 3 October, 10:00 am AEST (check your time zone here)
Meeting ID: 886 271 7277
Poinsettia Petals Class Series
This class series will run October-December 2020, and will give your complete instructions to make 5 designs each month, plus an optional group assembly session via Zoom. I am offering 2 options:
Class Kit (Australian residents only): $35 per month + postage if required. Each month’s kit will include written instructions and supplies to make 2 each of the 5 designs.
Written Tutorial: $15 per month. Each tutorial includes step-by-step instructions, pictures, and measurements in both centimetres and inches.
Class Supply List:
These items are required to complete the projects.
October Kit Ordering Deadline: Thursday, 1 October.*
October Zoom Assembly Session: Saturday, 10 October, 2 pm AEST.
November Kit Ordering Deadline: Thursday, 5 November.*
November Zoom Assembly Session: Saturday, 14 November, 2 pm AEDT.
December Kit Ordering Deadline: Thursday, 3 December*
December Zoom Assembly Session: Saturday, 12 December 2 pm AEDT
*Please order as early as possible to ensure timely delivery.
I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!