Thursday, November 10, 2011

Anything But a Card Class

I've been a busy, busy girl and am quite behind on loading projects from my classes. This was a really fun class and it was called Anything But a Card Class. Basically the idea is to use Stampin' Up! products but to make inexpensive, but lovely gifts, personal items, etc. What fun we had. Here is a group shot:

The only item missing from this photo is the necklace we made from a domino. I forgot to take a picture, but I have a photo of one I did last year so I'll show it.

Okay, first we made the ornament placecard holders and large ornament photo holder. You can get more details about those from my last blog entry.

Then we decorated these adorable little plates that I picked up for $2.99 (on sale) at Hobby Lobby.

Next, the coasters. I read tons online about the different ways to do them. I found the easiest for me was to just stamp them with Stazon, color them in with Stampin' Up! markers, and then seal them with a clear sealant spray. My clients all made matching coasters. Mine are different just for inspiration. I do love to have them down ready for my clients' drinks when they come to my house for a class.

Next we played with making jewelery You can either use the Stampin' Up! chains, or what I prefer to use is coordinating ribbon. I always get compliments when I wear mine.

Next we experimented with etched glass. Who knew that it was so darn easy!! You can get directions to make most all of these items from The picture really does not do this justice.

Finally, my favorite project...stamping on candles. Isn't it adorable? This project was definitely cased but the name escapes me at the moment. I will put up that name, I promise. I'm so late in posting anything that I wanted to get something online for you all to see.

If you've stopped by to take a look, won't you please leave me a message and let me know which project is your favorite!


Denise Schnarr said...

I love all your projects. I don't know which I like the most is the candle. But all are wonderful. Thanks

Fran Powell RN said...

I loved all your projects. Great ideas for gifts.

Dana said...

LOVE YOUR PROJECTS. How did you do your candle with the different colors; markers?
I thought you HAD to heat the coasters in the oven in order to "set" them. Will definitely try your way. TFS. Beautiful work.

allexgirl said...

Nice Job...I liked them all and the candle the most.

Anonymous said...

I would have loved that class. I think that I will try a class like that sometime in the spring. Catchy title.

Anonymous said...

I had to stop to see how you made your coasters! I make them too, but didn't use the Stampin' Up markers, I used the Stampin Up chalk with q-tips and then used the sealer over top. I am going to have to try the markers! Thanks for the inspiration!

Denise Sahrmann said...

I love the placecard holders and the necklace. Would love more infor on making the necklace. Thanks for sharing!

Jacqueline Frisbie said...

All your projects are really nice and I believe I like the plate the best if I can say I like one the best.

Shirley said...

Like all your projects but I LOVE the candle. Have been wanting to do some so now I will definitely do some. Thanks for sharing your projects!

Anonymous said...

You have really made some great projects!! For gift giving would be great!! I love homemade gifts, Thanks for sharing Hon.....Victoria Hanson

Valerie said...

WOW! Loved everything, especially the candles! TFS

Valerie said...

WOW! Loved everything, especially the candles!