Pion Days Gone By..and a couple of ideas…

_MG_0016 (Medium)_MG_0017 (Medium)_MG_0020Todays three cards are actually cards I created for a class a few months ago, but I thought I would post them because I think they show how best to get value out of your stash and purchases. There are only 2 pieces  of 12 x 12 patterned paper here, but the papers had 4  6″ x6″ designs on each so I actually had 8 choices altogether.  Minature doily dies cut in half allowed me to make scalloped borders, and a little bit of scrap ribbon never goes astray! the greetings a are dies from my collection. Some pretty matting colours – again hunt through your scraps ( and remember if a layer is covered with another layer who is going to know if you have die cut something out of the middle of it?) All my greetings could have been die cut out of the lower mats but you will never know! I loved the simplicity of these cards, thoroughly enjoyed working with this paper. Now i am off to work on some June lessons, til tomorrow…..

Another lesson card….

_MG_4622 (Medium) To finish off this group of photos is another card I designed for a lesson. We used Kaisercraft Miss Betty paper, layered it all up, die cut an oval and  added a bunch of flowers and a ribbon bow. All the edges were inked with tea dye ink.I will be back tomorrow with some cards I made using Graphic 45 floral shoppe papers – absolutely gorgeous papers! It has been so cold here this week, my sister knitted us some fingerless gloves so that we can keep warm but keep crafting! I have made a little headway on designing the cards that I will teach on the cruise, and I have sorted all my August lesson cards, so maybe this week i will get to play with all my new Pion and Maja designs papers which are sitting in the craft room teasing me with their beauty! Til tomorrow…..