Thursday, October 15, 2015

Pam’s Workshop, Finally

I know I have last night’s stamp club pics to process and blog, but last month I promised I would blog everything I could from the make and takes and demo I did at Pam’s workshop on Sep. 26.  Took me a while to get everything together and prepare to give credit where credit is due, so here goes.

First, as I said in my last post, I swear, it was snowing in Ocala! Click on any picture to see details, then back to return.


Our first make and take was inspired by the Stampin’ Up convention in August.  Up on the stage (recorded for later viewing by demos like me that didn’t attend), Sara Douglass made this gorgeous card with the set Wonderland, the Merry Moments DSP 6” stack, and the Merry Moments cardstock pack.  Here’s one of each color. 


Our second make and take was this gorgeous Flurry of Wishes card CASE’d from Leena Girsa, first seen on Pinterest, then the video on her blog here.  I didn’t have her Softly Falling textured embossing folder,but we made do.


Because we had time, I shared this ornament at my workshop and gave everyone enough snowflakes to make one for themselves.  I couldn’t figure out which lady at the SU convention did this on stage, but that’s where I saw it. The one I made is a combination of this year’s Flurry of Wishes with the Flower Medallion and Snow Flurry punches, and wooden snowflake elements I painted white, together with last year’s Festive Flurry snowflakes and framelits.


I saw this beautiful snowflake box on Pinterest, too.  Lynne Price, at this link had a great video on her blog on how she made hers.  Her accent makes her sound like Bridget in Bridget’s Diary!

flurry-of-wishes (3)

I tried making hers which was confusing with her English measurements and when I actually got the box made, I realized that it was essentially the same as the little box I did as a make and take at Edie’s workshop in March of 2014.  You can drop down in this blog to see pics there, together with links to how to make it.  At Pam’s workshop, I gave everyone a pattern to make their own box.  The box I made was much smaller and less elaborate than Lynne Price’s box and fits in a regular quarter-card envelope.

Snowflake box

Last, but not least, I showed everyone how to easily cut detailed diecuts using dryer sheets.  The sandwich I found also called for wax paper, but Pat J convinced me wax paper was not needed.  It was a real WOW moment when I lifted the die off the sandwich and peeled the cardstock off the dryer sheet, leaving all the tiny bits of butterfly behind.

The sandwich I used, from the bottom up, was:

Magnetic platform (nice but not critical)

Clear Cutting Pad

4 layers of dryer sheet


Die with cutting side down

Clear Cutting Pad

I got four layers of dryer sheet by unfolding two new ones and then refolding them in half.  This is the dryer sheet sandwich that works for my Big Shot.  The sets I used were Butterfly Basics and Watercolor Wings, with the matching Bold Butterfly framelits and Butterflies thinlets.

Using this sandwich, I cut enough butterflies to make everyone a butterfly.  At home, I then made enough to make thank you cards to include in everyone’s order.  I used the new fine tipped glue pen to put down the words. 


That’s it for Pam’s workshop.  Thanks for stopping by.  Comments always welcome.

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Anonymous said...

It's snowing butterfly's and pumpkins..!

Deelite said...

Thank you Kathy, for including me in your workshop. I almost feel like I was there, except for the hugs. I love the box and the cards. You are such a good friend, and so talented. The snowflakes, must have taken forever, for you to emboss and cut. Gotta love those framelits.

Anonymous said...

I think the cards you show in this link are some of the very best ever....I enjoyed them all, and all of them are my favorites!!