Friday, August 31, 2012

Fabulous Paper Folds!

It's so exciting! A new page is up at Annie's online classes which allows viewers to preview and learn more about the new online classes available. To celebrate this, if you head to Annie's and then return here and leave a comment about the online class page and classes I am going to draw one lucky name randomly and the winner will receive a signed copy of my book Tea Bag Folding Through The Seasons. The opportunity to enter your comment and name will stay open until midnight (MDT) Saturday September 8th. The name will be drawn and announced on Sunday September 9th. The photo I am sharing today is a group photo of some of the projects that are available as downloads in this class. The techniques to complete the folds on these cards is shared within the video. Don't forget you have access to each instructor if you need further assistance. I sure hope you will head on over to Annie's online classes and check this exciting new resource out!
Creatively Yours,

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Online Class Inspiration!

Project and image ©Annie's
As September 1st is the scheduled launch of Annie's online classes I will be providing a few sneak peeks of some of the projects that can be created using the techniques taught in my Fabulous Paper Folds class (yes, that is now the official title) This creation also involves a tea bag folding technique that can be used on cards, scrapbook pages, canvases, gift packaging and tags.  You could even use the tea bag folded tree as ornaments on a full size tree.  The possibilities are endless!  For more info on the Fabulous Paper Folds class head on over to Annie's online classes.
Creatively Yours,

Friday, August 24, 2012

Countdown to Fabulous Paper Folds - Annie's

Project image ©Annie's

Well, we are on countdown mode for the launch of this exciting new feature that Annie's is bringing your way. Again, I am so thrilled to have been asked to be a part of this new creative adventure!  My class is called Fabulous Paper Folds and in this class we cover tea-bag folding, iris folding and some specialty fun folds which I am sure you will love! This class is packed full of techniques and then there are also 16 cards that utilize these techniques. As part of your class you can download the complete instructions. The other great thing, is a special feature of this class - you will have access to the instructor if you have any questions about the class or projects, its like we will actually be in class together! I am thrilled to share a sneak peek with you of one of the card projects that involves the tea bag folding technique - yes! you will learn this tea bag fold and how to assemble the medallion! I encourage you to head on over to Annie's online classes and sign up for the free email alerts on these exciting new classes!
Creatively Yours,

Monday, August 13, 2012

Online classes with Annie's and Sharon!

I have some exciting news to share with you today! Annie'sTM (the same company that produces CardMaker Magazine, publisher of my books about Iris & Tea Bag Folding as well as many other wonderful magazines, books and products) is getting set to launch their online classes! I would like to invite you to sign up today to be one of the first to get email alerts, limited-time discount for a class and to be notified when new classes are available. This sign up for information about the classes is free. There are presently 10 different classes available that cover a variety of crafting techniques and mediums. Guess what (you might have guessed it by the photo above) I am so thrilled to announce that one of those classes is mine! The Fabulous Paper Folds class. Happy dance time! Yes, I have had to keep this info from you for awhile but have just been given the go ahead to invite you to this first stop at Annie'sTM.  Now, please keep in mind the previews are not yet available but you can be first in line to be notified by visiting the site using the Annie'sTM link above.

I hope this now explains somewhat why I haven't been posting quite as regularly as I would like to. Between the online video class, my book, the CardMaker newsletter, other projects and life responsibilities, time has been somewhat limited - but I have enjoyed all of these projects and the video was a great experience! The video crew was comprised of some very talented, professional and wonderful people! Everybody at Annie's has been a true pleasure to work with. My heartfelt thanks to all of the Annie's team! I will share more info about this exciting new resource and my connection in future posts.
Creatively Yours,

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Project design ©Sharon M. Reinhart 2012
I find that Thankyou cards are ones that I should create a bunch of and have on hand.  It never fails that I need one and often on a need it now basis and I don't have one. So like some of you do with Christmas cards I think Thankyou cards assembly line fashion could also be a great project. Now, I know it is sometimes hard to keep making the same card over and over, so keep in mind that assembly line does not have to be all one card. Create a couple designs or use the same materials and switch it up just a little bit. Often by just changing the card size/orientation or placement of elements it breaths new life into a design. This delicate card is simple to make, it uses tea-bag folding techniques, layering of papers, a Fiskars border punch, bit of bling and the sentiment is created with an embossing folder. There is a fair amount of white space but I am not adverse to that, at times it is refreshing and relaxing.
And speaking of Thanks - I want to thank each of you who visit my blog/website, purchase my books and attend my classes and events! Your support is truly appreciated!!
I am on countdown mode - finishing up my next book and I should be able to announce some exciting news on Monday August 13 as long as I receive the go ahead. Fingers crossed!
Creatively yours,