Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Birthday Card Class

Somehow last week I was able to pull together a birthday card class. I had planned it the week before and knew I'd only have a few days to get the projects together after getting back from a few days at the beach but figured I'd be okay. What I didn't figure on is that Ellie would get sick on Monday and then Josh and I would get sick the next day! My class was Thursday evening and I was wondering if I was going to have to cancel. I was feeling better Wednesday although still not 100% but I was able to put together 5 projects plus all the prep work (enough materials for 10 cards each). Now, the nice thing was I was able to pool from projects I've done before but I tried to do some original things, too. One of the projects was one of the "simple" cards I've already posted using the She's All That set with Rose Red and So Saffron. Another one is just like the monogram Baroque Motifs card I did with a twist. It's the first time I've used my Build-a-brad pack and I really like how it turned out!

I had two feminine cards, so I needed a "manly" card. The only good "manly" stamp set I have right now is Noble Deer so I, of course, had to use it again. This card came pretty easily from another card I've done before using a different set.
I then wanted a good "kid" card so using a design by my friend Amy I came up with a card that used some great "kid" colors - Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, and Brilliant Blue with a little Bashful Blue thrown in.
The hard part was then deciding what kind of card to finish with. I finally decided to do another "girlie" card. What's funny is the previous card uses the design of my friend, Amy's card, but I used the color scheme from her card for this one. I would include a picture of Amy's card but I didn't take a picture of it and my camera is not available for the next couple of days! When I get it back I'll be sure to take a picture and include it. Here's the final card:
I charged $1 per card and the 3 ladies who ended up making it to the class (two ladies had to cancel at the last minute) each made two of each. My mom participated and made one of each. It was a fun night getting to know those ladies a little better and it was especially fun to do a class again!!

1 comment:

Beverly said...

These are great cards!! Looks like you and I both need to update our stampin' blogs. ;-) I also like the baby food jar idea! Very cute!!