Curtains on Birthdays

This week I’m showing you the projects we made in my April class…look for my May class schedule below and sign up to attend so you don’t miss out on making the next batch of designs!
Often in class when my students pull our their piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) for the card, they say they wish they could show off both sides because they’re so beautiful.  This card features a Curtain or Drapery fold in the DSP, which allows both patterns to show.  I will note that sometimes both sides are really nice, but don’t necessarily play well together!  Fortunately I was able to find 3 sheets of designs from the Birthday Bouquet DSP that worked well to make these cards in class.

I used the instructions in Debbie Henderson‘s video to size, score and cut the DSP.  I didn’t have the same DSP as she used, so I changed up the colors to reflect the Birthday Bouquet DSP.  In my last class session I realized that we could put the bottom, left edge of the DSP flush with the bottom, left corner of the card base and cover the gap at the top with the ½” strip of Watermelon card stock.  If we were using a larger sentiment that might not be a good option.

The sentiment is from the Sunburst Sayings set.  (FYI, there’s a very similar one in the Sale-A-Bration set, Party Pants, with the script and block lettering on opposite words.)  We stamped and punched three of the smaller balloons from Balloon Celebration, as well as balloon strings on the left panel of DSP.  The bow is from the Bow Builder Punch.

The dimension on this card is great, but it is all flat enough to mail really easily.  I hope you’ll give it a try and send me pictures of your creations!

May Classes

Technique Class:  Watercolored Images
Friday, May 13, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, Nancy’s Craft Room

Come learn some tips and tricks for creating one of today’s hottest trends:  watercolored images.  A variety of techniques will be explored.  This technique class is more about exploration and practice than producing cards…you will take home plenty of samples.  Supplies:  if you own AquaPainters, please bring them to class.  I will have some available for anyone who doesn’t own one.  Everything else will be provided.

Cost:  $20
RSVP by noon on Wednesday, May 11.

Monthly Card Class
Come make 5 great paper crafting projects.  Suitable for novice and experienced crafters.
​Cost: $20 – includes all supplies.

  • Tuesday, May 24
    9:30 am – noon
    Nancy’s Craft Room in Scottsdale
    RSVP by noon on Saturday, May 21
  • Wednesday, May 25
    7:00 – 9:30 pm
    Mimi’s House in Phoenix at I-17 & Greenway
    RSVP by noon on Saturday, May 21
  • Thursday, May 26
    6:30 -9:00 pm
    Nancy’s Craft Room in Scottsdale
    RSVP by noon on Saturday, May 21

Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek

At OnStage Live last month we not only got to see May’s Paper Pumpkin kit, we were able to make a sample card and take pictures of the entire kit.  

I’m loving the orange corrugated card stock panels, the intricate die-cut card bases, the great, simple sentiment stamp set and the yummy Pool Party enamel star embellishments.

Wouldn’t you like to have this set that includes everything you need to make at least 8 cards with envelopes?  Then be sure you’re subscribed to Paper Pumpkin no later than May 10!

There are 2 ways to do this:

  • ​Purchase a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month prepaid subscription on a regular order and redeem the code you will receive by email.
  • Sign up for an ongoing monthly subscription.  This will ensure that you don’t ever miss a kit…but you can adjust your subscription by the 10th of any month to add kits, skip a month, or cancel.  Be sure you’re signing up with me, Nancy Hoetker, Scottsdale AZ, 85259.


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