A taste of the card buffet

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Hello Peeps,

Card buffet

Isn’t it fun to take part in a workshop? It became apparent to me again during my card buffet last Saturday.  Five ladies took part and had a choice of 10 different cards which I had prepared. There were instruction sheets inclueded so they could work independantly. Of course I was available to them to clarify or demonstrate things when a step was difficult or new to them. Dispite being of different levels of experience, each of the ladies went home proud and content with multiple handmade cards they did themselves. The workshop was without obligations. Everyone could make what they wanted and as many as they wanted within the set 3 hour timelimit. This left plenty of time for a cup of coffee, some snacks and lots of chit chat.

Masked buffet

Next month I will be hosting another card buffet. It will take place on Saturday October 20th from 14.00 to 17.00h at my house. Since the dat is so close to Halloween, it will be a masked buffet… More information will follow as the date nears. Costs will be € 2,- per card again and all will be without obligations. Should you realise after making 1 card that this is not for you, then you just stop. If you are enjoying yourself, you carry on. With another card or perhaps with a second card of the one you already made, if you really like it. You can make as many or few as you like. It’s all while supplies last.

Other workshops

If you wish to host your own workshop, you can call on me too. I have different kinds of projects which are suited for a workshop such as cards, a mini album or a calendar. If you have something specific in mind, I’m always open to suggestions. Together we can pull of something amazing, You arrange for 3-8 guests and I will take care of a fun afternoon or evening. Should you be interested in this, click here for more information about what I can do for you. You can also find more information about the workshops that I have planned here.

See you next time,

Leonie

 



Birthday Calender Workshop

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Hello Peeps,

On Saturday May 19th 2018 I will be hosting another workshop from 13.00 – 17.00h. This time we won’t be making cards, instead it will be a 3D-project. The base is a picture frame and the cheerful Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper. We will transform these into a birthday calender which will be embellished further with the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and silver accents in the way of thread, sequin trim and doilies. In this workshop you will work with the following techniques stamp layering, generational stamping, heat embossing and fussy cutting. Of course I will be there to guide you and help as needed so you have a beautiful calender to take home at the end of the afternoon.

    

Cost for the workshop are € 12,50 and they include something to drink and eat. You don’t need to bring any tools or supplies nor do you need any experience stamping or crafting. The package of materials includes a quater pack of the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper pack which is more than you will need for this project. You will have 5 full sheets left to use for some further crafting at home.

I have space for 8 participants and enrolment is open as of now. You can send me an e-mail and I look forward to greeting you at my home in Eindhoven. Unfortunately this workshop is not intended for (fellow)demonstrators.

See you soon,

Leonie

Independant Stampin’ Up demonstrator in Eindhoven and surrounding area


Springtime Foils workshop

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Hello Peeps,

Last Sunday was the day of my ‘coffee and a card’-workshop featuring the Springrime Foils cardstock. The participants, though not great in number, they were in their enthousiasm, each made two cards.

Celebrate

First of all the Celebrate card. This is based on a card I came across on Pinterest. In my opinion the leaves-pattern was even better suited to it than the patterns used in the example. By just following the line of the branch with a pair of scissors you can create a natural wave. By adding a piece of Gold Foil Sheet underneath and a die cut of the word celebrate, from the Celebrat You Thinlits Dies, on the top, you’ve basically completed the card. Quick, simple and elegant. Suitable for birthdays, weddings or any kind of anniversary.

However, just this card would be too basic for a workshop, so there was a second card to recreate.

Happy Birthday

This card is also based on something I spotted on Pinterest which was just too pretty to ignore. I did have some tweeks to make it more my own. To start with, the colour combination. The Original was green but I love the Pool Party in combination with the silver. Using the mini inkblending tools, we gave the background an ombre-effect. Hereby we kept the colour more concentrated on the bottom and lighter at the top of the pannel. To darken it up a bit more, we used some Bermudat Bay on the very bottom. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Eclectic Expressions set, from the 2nd Sale-a-bration releas. The ribbon is from the Original Sale-a-bration release. It is in a set with Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral Shimmer ribbon. This time, however, we used the Basic Gray Shimmer Ribbon. The whole thing is matted on a piece of Pool Party and Basic Gray cardstock and just like that, you have a classy, masculine, birthday card.

 

More cards

Considering I was no where near finshed playing with this paper, I went on to make a couple more cards with the Springtime Foils paper.

For this card I fussy cut several of the leafy branches to spread them around the card. Following the rule of three, the Springtime Foils leaves guide your eyes around the card. The extra layers of silver paper underneath the circle with the sentiment, give it a nice place to rest. By using the splatter stamp from the Eclectic Expressions set, I gave the background a bit more interest. Finally I just added a bit of bling from my stash to finish the card. This too is a reasonably simple card, however the fussy cutting took up too much time, to be suitable for a quick workshop.

 

 

 

 

I also wanted to play with my ink blending tools again to make the dotted background more festive. I used Calypso Coral, Pumkin Pie and Melon Mambo. The colours lost quite a bit of their intensity which made them match perfectly on a Peekabo Peech card base. On some Whisper White cardstock I stamped several party sqeakers in Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach, Berry Burst, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry. The sentiment was initially stamped in Melon Mambo, but even after stamping it a second time it was not quite legable enough. I stamped it a third time in Berry Burst and now I was happy with it. I stuck the sqeakers down with some Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and attached the pannel to the card with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What wonderful paper! You can do so much with it. If you still want to get some, then today is your absolute last chance to place a €60 order and qualify for chosing the Springtime Foils paper as a free Sale-a-bration gift. Beware that you will have to pay some delivery costs. All the information regarding those costs can be found on my ‘Ordering’ page.

See you next time,

Leonie

Independant Stampin’ Up Demonstrator in Eindhoven and surrounding area


Springtime Foils participant gift

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Hello Peeps,

When I get the opportunity to prepare a workshop for you, it is my goal to make sure everyone invited experiences it as a party. Of course it is set up as a fun experience by having a good time and crafting some pretty things with your friends, but it’s even better when there is a little gift waiting for you when you enter the hosts home.

 

As you may have read before, it was love at first sight with the Springtime Foils paper. And because of it’s thickness, it seemed like a smart choice to use this specific paper to make small packages for lipbalm, for each of the participants of last Saturday’s workshop.

The design of the box was quite simple. By folding the sides in, a container arises in the bottom, which neatly houses the lipbalm. The mini paperclip holds the box closed. I cut the cirkcle shape using a  die from the Build a Bike Thinlits set (Annual Catalogue page 213). It is actually meant to cut out the wheel from the Bike Ride set (Annual Catalogue page 20). Using the Hexagon punch (from a couple of years ago) I cut out a pretty label to glue on top of the circle. I used a sentiment from the Jar of Love Stamp set (annual catalogue page 29) and silver heat embossed it. The leaves are also from the Jar of Love set. By gold heat embossing those I was able to mimic an element from the Specialty Designer Series paper so it all matched. I attached the hexagon to the golden circle with a Stampin’ Dimensional and slid the label under the paperclip.

Out of a single piece of Springtime Foils paper I was able to get 4 of these boxes. By making this project in assembly line style, I was able to finish them in a jiffy If you want to make similar boxes, or something else intirely from this paper, keep in mind that it is only temporarily available. It is a Sale-a-bration product that you can add for free to any order of €60 or more. Sale-a-bration lasts until March 31st 2018.

What would you make from this beautiful paper? I would love to read all about it in the comment section below this post.

See you next time,

Leonie

Independant Stampin’ Up demonstrator in Eindhoven and surrounding area

 


Coffee and a card

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Hello Peeps,

Sale-a-bration 2018 has almost come to an end. This is the last month in which you get to choose a free product from the Sale-a-bration brochure or flyer when you place an order of € 60,- or € 120,-. So if you have anything on your wish list, order them this month if you want to take advantage of the promotion. Also keep in mind that if you want the ink refills to the 2016-2018 in-colors, to not wait too long. These colours will get changed again with the new catalogue and will no longer be available. Seeing as they will probably run out of stock before the new catalogue is released, you should get them now, while they are still available.

If you have no idea as to what is in the Sale-a-bration brochure, click on this link for an overview of PDFs of the different catalogues and brochures. Alternatively, you can enroll for the ‘coffee and a card’-afternoon that I’m hosting at my house on Sunday March 25th 2018.

I have room for 6 participants so enroll quickly by using the contact page or leaving a message beneath this blogpost. First come, first serve.

Whilest enjoying a cup of coffee (or tea) you get to make a card with the Springtime Foils paper from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

Should you have any questions of want to place an order, you absolutely can. If you just want to take advantage of the opportunity to try out Stampin’ Up products and/or try card making, that’s fine too.

 

 

 

I look forward to greeting you on March 25th.

See you soon,

Leonie

Independant Stampin’ Up demonstrator in Eindhoven and surrounding area

 


Team Day Bij Margriet

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Hello Peeps,

At last the day had come: the Team Day. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but going by the messages on Facebook and Whatsapp, this was going to be the best day ever. A little before 10 am I nervously walked towards the front door of playground association Kabouterdorp (gnome village) in Veldhoven. I decided to enter with a spontanious ‘Hello, I’m Leonie, I’m new’ instead of quietly waiting in the corner. It worked. Everyone came up to me to introduce themselves and when I recognised a name, I would let them know. At precisely 10 o’clock we were allowed to enter the hall. There wer four groups of tables with workspaces and water. Along the sides of the room there were display tables full of inspiration. They showcased the most beautiful examples of cards, gifts, paintings and 3d-projects. I took so many photo’s. There is such talent among the team members. The main theme was: Heel Holland stempelt. This roughly translates to The Dutch Stamp Off as it is a parody of the tv show Heel Holland Bakt which is derived from the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off. In any case, there were chefs hats hanging above the bar and everyone had a sign at their workplace decorated with an apron. There were also centerpieces on each of the tables composed of flowers and plants in old cakemoulds. It was promising to be a great day…

     

*photo’s of the inspriration tables were taken by Susanne Thijssen.

This was also the time to start swapping our own creations. A swap is when you make something and you swap it with someone else for whatever it was that they made. In this case, we got some guidelines from our up-line, Margriet. It had to be 14,8 x 14,8 cm and were to incluede the colours Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide and Chocolate Chip supplemented by white and black. The number of colours used was not important. Furthermore, you had to incorporate your name, adres, postcode, city, birthdate and blog and put an inspiring quote on the back. Obviously we had to use Stampin’ Up products. We had to take into account that the pages were going to be bound together and to do that we would make holes in the top left corners of our pages. What we would end up with was an address book with all our team member’s information in it. Super fun, but where do you begin?

 

The masculine colourcombination we were given, initially make me think of the In The City Hostess set, but then I decided that the buildings were too small. Next I was drawn to the Bike Ride set. I could make a play on words with cycling by or something like that. (Obviously we have a lot of bike sayings in Dutch that don’t translate well, but are a good play on words.) However this didn’t make the cut either. I ended up chosing Coffee Cafe. And because I wanted to make a good first impression, I didn’t want it to be to simple, so I went for an interactive page. This way my picture and address wouldn’t be right in your face as you flipped through the pages of the book. I made it so that if you pulled the lids of the coffee cups up, my address and photo would be revealed. After a fair amount of stamping and die cutting, the end was in sight. My MISTI has never seen as much love as when I was making the 36 pages for this swap. And without the help of my dear sweet friends, from the previous blogpost, I wouldn’t even have been able to make it. One lent me her Tranquil Tide ink pad and the other her Timeless Textures stamp set.

The swaps were well received. It was fun to see hou much variety there was in the different pages considering we started with the same parameters. Creativity without limits. Then it was time we got to work. We decorated chefs hats with our names, made a mini album as a tutorial by special guest Janneke de Jong and we made a few extra pages for our address books as a workshop by our teamleader. In between all the crafting we had a comprehensive lunch consisting of all sorts of dishes we each made and brought with us. Around quarter to six the day was over. It was indeed the best day ever.

I am so happy to have ended up in such a great team and I look forward to attending many more of these fun events together.

See you next time,

Leonie