Saturday, 16 March 2013

Spring has Sprung into Red Nose Day

Sprung has Sprung was the theme for last night's monthly card class (and this morning's too).

There is a slight twist to it, as yesterday was Red Nose Day and 50% of the class fee from last night and today is being donated to Comic Relief - 100% if people wore their red noses (red hair and boppers counted too). Last night we raised £40 and there will be more to add from later today.

Many thanks to Nicky for making the Red Nose cupcakes, even though she could not make it to class because she had her son's school play to go to. They were delicious as always.

There were four projects in class and here is one of them.

I have seen quite a few of these flower pot cards around on the internet but I thought I would make one using the new Secret Garden stamp set from the Spring/Summer catalogue.

To save time I also used a template that I found from Andrea Walford to make the flower pot and of course the fabulous framelit dies that co-ordinate with the Secret Garden stamp set. I firmly believe in making and taking the easy route if there is a co-ordinating punch or die. Cutting out is very therapeutic but with a class of people, using the Big Shot and Dies is a "no brainer".

Stampin' Up! supplies used

Stamp set : Secret Garden*
Card stock : Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, and Whisper White
Paper : 2011-2013 In Color Pattern Designer Series Paper (Wisteria Wonder)**
Ink : Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder**
Accessories : Honeycomb Textured Impressions embossing folder*, Secret Garden Framelits dies*, Scallop Edge punch, Brights Buttons, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals and Basic Rhinestones.

* From the Spring/Summer Catalogue
** 2011-2013 In Color. Don't forget these colours will no longer be available after 30 June 2013. Don't forget to stock up on Card stock, Designer Series Paper, Re-inkers, Brads, and Ribbon before then.

The flowers are stuck to a piece of Whisper White matted onto a piece of Crumb Cake card stock and the whole thing can be pulled out of the flower pot base. There is space for you to add your greeting and the whole thing when put back together fits into a C6 sized envelope.

Sorry for my shadow in the photo. 
My next classes are in April on the following dates:

April 19th (evening) and 20th (morning) - the theme being Fun and Fancy folds. The cost for this class is £8.00 per person
April 27th (morning) - Technique Class - Chalkboard Effect. The cost for this class is £15.00 per person and includes product to take home.

If you would like to attend please contact me to book your spot.

Don't forget that Sale-A-Bration ends 22 March. Orders need to be in by 10.00 pm on 22 March. You also have until then to join Stampin' Up! and get an extra 25% FREE in your starter kit. Contact me now to make sure you don't miss out on these fabulous offers.

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