Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cards from my Card Marathon

Card Marathon classes are my most popular workshops because we get to make practical cards that you can use!  We make 20 cards in one night--four each of five different designs.  My goal for this particular card marathon class was to let them sample some of our new paper packs.  If you'd like to attend a card marathon, my next one will be a Christmas Card Marathon in November.  I'm offering the class on three different nights.  November 5th & 6th are full, but I have openings on Thursday, November 8th.  Cost for the class is placing a $20 minimum order. . .that's a great deal for 20 cards!!
This caption features some Avonlea paper along with Juniper, Chocolate and Colonial White Cardstock.  The "Celebrate" stamp is from C1461 Sensational Seals ($13.95)--not a new stamp set, but definitely one worth having!  The damask frame behind it is from D1527 Perfect Fit--Frames set ($17.95).  All of the frames from this set can be cut with the Art Philosophy cartridge.

This was my favorite card that I designed for this workshop.  It uses Dakota paper, Rugged Dude stamp set (B1405, $9.95) and Just a Number (D1514, $17.95).  The pocket, from the Rugged Dude set, is stamped in Pacifica Ink.  To get the distressed look, first stamp your pocket in second generation Pacifica ink.  Then, ink the pocket again, but just roll the edges of the stamp image in full strength Pacifica ink-stamp it directly on top of the one you've already stamped.  Then, I stamped the stitch design in black ink.  The stars are cut in Barn Red and Pacifica using the Art Philosophy cartridge. 

My customers really liked this card because I let them select which speech bubble message they wanted to put on it.  The stamp set with the speech bubbles comes with the Artiste Cricut Collection--just cut the speech bubble on your Cricut and you're good to go.  The flower also came from the Artiste cartridge.  This card features paper from La Belle Vie paper packet.

I went back and forth on which card we would do at the card marathon, but I ended up picking the card on the right because it was SUPER FAST!  The banner is from the Cricut Artiste Collection, as is the bow on the card on the left.  The butterflies were cut with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  Both cards feature paper from the Flirty paper pack.

Sorry that my photo is a little fuzzy on this one!  For my marathon class,  I cut the pieces for the card in the middle, but I showed them that they could rearrange, leave off or flip over the paper to create different looks.  The card features Clementine paper, along with Sorbet, Creme Brulee and Twilight cardstock. 

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