Saturday, January 26, 2008

February Classes At Michaels

Remember this card? I was playing around with the stamps from the $1 bin at Michaels that I have at home. When I went into actually make my samples neither of those stamps were available. I . And here is what I managed to come up with what was available at Michaels.

We only have corner rounder and no other corner punches in the classroom so I used a scallop paper edgers (scissor) to clip off the corners. I was really amazed that most of the $1 Valentine's Day stamps are GONE. I should have pulled them for the classroom when I bought them for myself. Doesn't matter I guess, because I would have had to have them available for the students. They get mad at me if they can't go and buy the stuff we used in class. I chose these colors, but they are welcome to choose whatever color scheme they want. I'm also going to show them how to use the CuttleBug and embossing folders. (This is Cheaper by the Dozen class so they will make 12 cards. I'll have other sentiment stamps available in case they don't want 12 that say "I do love you")

For this card we will use gate-fold card blanks. I'm teaching embossing (with embossing powder and a heat tool). Again, they get to choose whatever papers they want. I was thinking for this card, that if I don't add a Valentine's Day sentiment, it can be used as an anniversary or wedding card. What do you think?


marciad said...

Your students are so lucky. You put a lot of thought into what you teach. These cards are super. I also like the bookmarks you make. That would be something they might enjoy.

Cindy H. said...

What I think, is that your class is *very* lucky to have you as their teacher. I have been visiting your blog for quite a while and have seen how talented you are. These cards are absolutely adorable and I like your idea about no sentiment in the gate-fold card. It gives the student a chance to decide what to use it for.

Su Davis said...

Fab cards - I wish I could 'pop over' for a class! LOL!
My favourite is the little doggie.
I have 3 sets of the $1 stamps now (not the valentines ones, don't think they have made it to the UK yet.) So I am going to go back over your blog with my stamps to hand, for inspiration (have to say I have a bit of an addiction with clear stamps - and sadly have yet to really put the dollar ones to good use!)
Re. your hearts card - yes I love it both ways (2 cards for the price of one!)
Suggestion for your blog - tips for teaching classes!

Melissa said...

These are great cards. If I lived by you, I would certainly be signing up for you class.