Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fabulous Paper Folds!

Project design and image ©Annie's
I thought I would share a couple more cards from my Fabulous Paper Folds online class with Annie's. This class covers tea bag folding, iris folding, and some fun folds like accordion rosettes, origami butterflies, a dahlia fold and a couple pocket fold variations. For a free preview use this link Fabulous Paper Folds.  While you are there scroll through the slide show to see what other card creations you have access to in this class. Hope you like them!
Creatively Yours,

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Join us for some creative fun!

Just wanted to pass this on for anyone in the Calgary area. You may register for the crop, the classes or everything! Join Sharon M. Reinhart (Author & Designer) for a variety of mini classes in Calgary at a Scrapbooking Crop hosted by Joanne Liddy-McTavish. Saturday January 26, 2013 10 am to 10 pm, Woodcliff United Church 5010 Spruce Drive SW. Contact Joanne to register for the crop at Mini Classes being offered by Sharon at the crop:
Share a Little Love: 10:30 am to 11:30 am, create two cards perfect for the love’s in your life using thread wrapping, pressure embossing and tea bag folding techniques. Perfect for Valentine’s, Anniversary or simply just because!
Mixed Media Cards: 11:45 am to 12:45 pm, create two A2 cards, one card makes use of pressure embossing and acrylic paint and the 2nd card has you creating a background using a variety of readily available objects and acrylic paint, accented with rubber stamping and pressure embossing.
Joy Canvas: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, create some joy with this 5-inch mini canvas project and learn how to make beautiful recycled flowers from something we all have access to. Card classes are $10.00 per class & the mini canvas class is $18.00, payable by cash or cheque to Sharon. Participants please bring scissors, paper trimmer, double-sided tape & dimensionals/3D foam tape. To ensure you have a spot register with Sharon before Saturday, directly at, registration at the crop will be subject to availability.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

More Love to Share!

Hi there, hope you are all doing well! A quick post today to share a photo of a mini class I will be teaching in the near future. There will be two different card classes and a mini canvas class. I will share the info with you once I have totally finalized the details. For now hope you like my take on some Valentine themed creations.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Share a little love!

Thought I would share a little love today with this Valentine themed card. This card would be wonderful as an Anniversary card as well. To begin create an A2 red base card then layer Canvas Corp printed paper to ivory pearl cardstock. The black cardstock flourish has been created with a Tim Holtz die from Sizzix. The adorable bingo card stamp is from Kaisercraft and the extra words, treasure and cherish were also cut from two other bingo card stamps. Finish with a thread wrapped scalloped heart, the thread is a beautiful metallic thread from Wonderfil and the heart was created using the Spellbinder's Nestabilities scalloped heart die. Don't forget the little rhinestone accents! Thread wrapping is easy to complete and offers such beautiful results! If you haven't tried this technique yet I encourage you to. Thread may be simply wrapped through the valley of one scallop and then directly across. Or, to give it a Spirelli look, skip a number of scallops and then continue wrapping until two threads are in each valley. For this heart I started the wrap to the right of center at the top and then continued to the left at center bottom. Keep wrapping in this manner then adhere and trim the thread on the back. If you do not create Valentine or Anniversary cards just switch up the greetings to a different occasion such as Birthday! Hope you like it! Creatively Yours, Sharon

Friday, January 11, 2013

Live from CHA with Charity Wings!

The conference part of CHA in Anaheim began today and the trade show opens tomorrow January 12th. Alas it was not in the cards for me to attend this year. Safe travels and wishes for a great show to all of you who will be attending. If you are not sure what CHA is, it is the Craft and Hobby Association, and I am CHA Designer Member. The annual Winter conference and trade show is held in Anaheim and it is one of the biggest shows I have ever attended. I remember my first time attending way back in 2002 and it was so exciting and overwhelming at the same time. The products, displays everything was a feast for the eyes. This show is typically when many companies launch new products - yummy!  I thought you might enjoy getting in on the CHA buzz so I thought I would share this link to Live from CHA with Charity Wings with you.  Charity Wings is a non-profit organization and their mission is...
"Our Mission is two-fold, to support Artists, Crafters, and Scrapbookers who want to raise money and awareness for their favorite causes; and to offer the community unique opportunities to give." Charity Wings will be providing three days of live streaming from CHA, interviews and sneak peeks of products. I encourage you to visit and get in on the CHA buzz!
Regarding my regular posts, Blogger is giving me some grief with uploading any photos that are on my computer. So I will work on this, and hopefully be back soon with some more creative ideas! Until then enjoy Live from CHA and find out how you can be a part of making a difference by viewing the different areas of the Charity Wings website while you are there! Till next time, hope your adventures are creative!
Creatively Yours,

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Card Makeover!

Project Design © Sharon M. Reinhart 2013
One of the things that I would like to improve this year, is to provide you with more inspiration and on a consistent basis. It looks like so far I am on track. Wish me luck!
At this time of year many of us are feeling somewhat creatively drained when it comes to our cardmaking. Rather than struggle with this, look to some of your creations from Christmas and the holidays. To see the Christmas card instructions and supply list, head on over to my November 26 Cardmaker Newsletter using this link. As you can see the design inspiration was taken from the Christmas card and then recreated with different papers and placement of the elements.

Project Design © Sharon M. Reinhart 2013
The accordion rosette on this card has been created using a Tim Holtz die and ivory pearl cardstock. The heart embellishment was simply cut from the printed paper and adhered to a die-cut SpellbindersTM scallop heart shape. Then pretty pink metallic thread, from Wonderfil thread, was wrapped in the valleys of the scallops. To finish the card, a stamped image using Chalk ink was created. Then a final accent using fancy edgers from Fiskars (have not used these in a long while, usually head to my border punches, but think I will pull out my fancy edgers again!)
This is a simple yet effective card and one that with a different sentiment could easily work for a wedding, anniversary, birthday, Valentine's or a baby card. Hope this technique of recycling ideas helps to rev up your creativity again! Start with clean and simple and then if you are ready to kick it up another notch -- go for it!
Till next time I challenge you to give this a try!
Creatively Yours,