Saturday, October 29, 2011

Gift Card Holder

Project Design ©Sharon M. Reinhart 2011
My apologies for being absent for so long. I have been dealing with some family health emergencies that thankfully now seem to be improving somewhat.
As the holidays are quickly approaching and because I have not had an opportunity to do much in the creative arena lately I thought I would share this quick gift card holder that I featured in a CardMaker e-letter about gift card holders. Be sure to check out the article for more ideas and inspiration.
This particular project makes use of an RSVP envelope sealed and cut to size to create the pocket.  Add some decorative papers, stamp a greeting (this one is from Hero Arts), and layer onto a pretty die-cut lacey circle (Spellbinder's). Add some ribbon and an adhesive pearl, finish by layering onto cardstock or a card and of course remember to insert the gift card of your choice.
Hope you like it!
Creatively Yours,

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thread Wrapped Card

Card design ©Sharon M. Reinhart 2011
I must say that I truly love beautiful threads, fibres and fabric but I do not sew. So instead I use these beautiful products within my card and papercrating projects. This thread wrap is a Spirelli technique using Wonderfil metallic threads on Spellbinder's pinking circles dies. I love the effect! The metallic bar at the bottom was colored with a copper leafing pen and then lightly sanded to reveal the word joy in silver. If you love thread wrapping, check out my article That's A Wrap at Cardmaker's on line newsletter.  Enjoy!
Creatively Yours,

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tea Bag Folding Class

Class designed for Scrapbooker's Bliss ©Sharon M. Reinhart 2011
Hi there! For all of you in the Calgary area there is still time to get in on the Christmas Card Class featuring Tea Bag folding techniques. This is a new date Thursday October 13th 6:30 - 8:30 pm.  I did a class last week with a great group of ladies and I think they caught the tea bag folding bug! I will have the original cards from my book Tea Bag Folding Through The Seasons with me to share during class and if you purchase a book and you want it signed we have the technology. For more info call Scrapbooker's Bliss at 403-217-9827. Hope to see you!! If you miss out on Thursday's class be sure to give the store a call as there is another class on the schedule for Saturday October 15th.
Creatively Yours,

Monday, October 10, 2011

Quick Change Christmas Card!

Design © Sharon M. Reinhart 2011
As promised, here is the leaves card from my last post transformed into a Christmas Card! A few rhinestone berries, gold foliage puched using a Martha Stewart punch, a bit of red ribbon and a splash of red cardstock and voila!. Quick Change Christmas Card!  This little exercise was done to encourage you to multipurpose your designs, its like a personal challenge and definitely helps kick start the creative process -- hope your like it and give it a try! 
Creatively yours,

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Quick Any Occasion Card

Card Design © Sharon M. Reinhart 2011
This simple card is an example of using what you have on hand. If you do not have co-ordinating brads - make your own. Simply apply a strong double sided liner tape to the brad and trim excess. Place a square of printed card stock onto exposed adhesive (it's good to start with a slightly larger square), trim excess cardstock. To give the designer brad an epoxy or lacquer effect apply Glossy Accents or similar clear dimensional medium and let dry. The die cut leaves (Sizzix die) have a thin coat of the dimensional medium as well. The decorative mat is created using a Spellbinder's die. Now you can co-ordinate your brads to any card! The space at the bottom right corner would be perfect for a small greeting like the words thanks, thankful or grateful. On that note, as this weekend is the Canadian Thanksgiving I would like to extend my best wishes to all of you celebrating Thanksgiving, may you share some warm and wonderful moments with family and friends. I know I will be counting my blessings I hope you will too! Be sure to watch for my next post where this design will be transformed into a Christmas Card! 
Creatively Yours,

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Congratulations! Greeting Card

Design ©Sharon M. Reinhart 2011
Congratulations! What a wonderful word! One that can be used for a multitude of occasions. Wedding, Engagement, New Baby, New Job, Promotion, and Graduation are just a few of those most wonderful moments we are blessed to be able to celebrate. This card makes use of one of my favorite techniques - making handmade flowers using scallop style dies and beautiful papers. The dies used on this card are from Spellbinder's. The card is one that I shared in a CardMaker online newsletter about wedding and shower cards. This particular card was given to a wonderful person in celebration of the new career she is embarking on. The delicate nature of this design suited the individual perfectly! Hope you like it!
Creatively Yours,