Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Greetings; Mini Festive Card Class!

©CardMaker Magazine; project design by Sharon M. Reinhart
If your are looking for some Halloween inspiration, head on over to my latest edition of the CardMaker online newsletter. While you are there be sure to sign up for this free resource! Once your signed up it will come directly to your inbox every three weeks. Kimber McGray is the other editor of this newsletter and we switch off writing the different issues. You can find out the editor by looking in the Last Word section. In this issue I am sharing ideas for treat holders and greetings using mostly non-specific Halloween products, the only truly Halloween item is a rubber stamp. Head on over to CardMaker to find out more!
Project design ©Sharon M. Reinhart 2013
Lot's of news today! I will be teaching a Mini Festive Card class on November 9th at a crop benefiting the Tails to Tell animal rescue. The fee for the class is $12.00 with a portion of the proceeds from the class being donated to this worthy cause. We will be creating a card and a gift card holder. Participants will need to bring some supplies and will receive a list upon registration. Please join me November 9th from 1:15 - 2:15 pm at Highwood Community Centre in Calgary (16 Harlow Avenue NW). To register for the card class please contact me through email at The crop is from 10 am to 10 pm and the fee of $30.00 includes lunch, supper, snacks and door prizes. I will be donating and teaching a free make and take, Christmas tag, for the crop participants. For further information and registration for the crop please contact Sandra directly at Hope to see you!
Creatively Yours,

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Happy Birthday Card!

Project design ©Sharon M. Reinhart 2013
Just wanted to share this birthday card with you that I made for a friend recently. For those of you that enjoy tea bag folding, this design incorporates two tea bag folded rosettes that have been layered. Just use two different sizes of circles when folding. The wonderful layers underneath the rosette were created using one of my favorite Memory Box die templates. The leaf was created using an Elizabeth Craft Designs leaf die set which has three different sizes in the set - it's a go to leaf die for me. The tag is a Fiskars punch with a little flag accent created using an EK Success punch.The sentiment stamp is from Petit Pairs Stampin Up. Lastly, the cardstocks are Bazzill and the printed paper is Recollections. If you would like to give tea bag folding a try or are looking for more ideas I encourage you to take a look at my book Tea Bag Folding Through the Seasons which is currently on sale at Annie's or my online class or DVD Fabulous Paper Folds. Hope you are inspired to create something today!
Creatively Yours,

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Any Occasion Card!

Project design ©Sharon M. Reinhart
Thought I would share this delicate any occasion card before I start posting for Halloween and Christmas. This card makes use of a handmade embellishment made with Crayola Model Magic and a Mod Podge mold by Plaid. I have been having fun using this material in a variety of molds such as Martha Stewart, Mod Podge and even Wilton cake decorating molds. You can see some of my little creations below the card project. I simply used white but this material does come in a variety of colors or just color the embellishment afterwards with paints or inks.
This card consists of simple layers of cardstock and the printed paper is from Kaisercraft. A Stampin Up embossing folder was used on the card base, small punched border piece at the right side, which I believe is a Fiskars border punch, sheer ribbon, a die-cut leaf from Elizabeth Craft Designs and a couple rhinestone accents and that is it. The rose embellishment on this card was  colored with Brilliance ink. Hope you like it!
Creatively Yours,

Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day!

Project design by Sharon M. Reinhart 2013
Well I hope it's a wonderful day for each of you, full of inspiration and creativity! In honor of this special day I thought I would share this elegant but simple card and the instructions with you. What makes this card so simple is that it makes use of both sides of this beautiful printed paper from Kaisercraft -- Rapture. One side has these great 3 x 3-7/8 inch panels and the other is a beautiful floral print. I chose the Cherish panel for this card. Below are the instructions.
1. Form 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch side fold card from Bazzill cardstock.
2. Layer 4 x 5-1/4 inch panel of floral print cardstock.
3. Die-cut ivory pearl cardstock using Spellbinders Fleur de Lis rectangles die template (4 x 4-3/4 inch). Layer to card front.
4. Trim out Cherish panel and layer onto green cardstock leaving a slight margin. Layer this panel to card front using foam mounting squares.
5. Color heart rhinestone and four small rhinestones using Bic Mark-It pen (Tranquil Teal).
6. Adhere small rhinestones to four corners on die-cut panel.
7. Die-cut ivory heart using Stampin' Up Embosslits hearts die, adhere to top of Cherish panel followed by heart rhinestone.
8. Punch three hearts from green cardstock using Fiskars hand punch, adhere hearts to bottom of Cherish panel. *
9. Tie cream sheer ribbon in a bow and adhere to center bottom of panel on card front.
10. Decorate card inside as desired.
* Tip - apply 1/2-inch score tape to piece of green cardstock then punch hearts. Use a straight pin to assist in the removal of the tape liner and then with the straight pin still attached to the punched heart use the pin as a tool to place the heart on project. I like to keep a corsage style pin on hand for this.
That's it! Hope you enjoy it and are inspired to create!
Creatively Yours,

Friday, October 4, 2013

Classes to be rescheduled

There seems to be a lot going on for people right now so I have chosen to cancel my mini card and canvas classes scheduled for October 5th and I will look at rescheduling at a future date. My apologies for any inconvenience. If you are interested in taking either of these classes at a future date just leave me a message.
Creatively Yours,

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mini Card & Mixed Media Canvas Classes!

You are invited to join us for a crop at WOODCLIFF UNITED CHURCH 5010 Spruce Drive SW on October 5th. Register for the crop, the classes below or both the crop and classes!

project design by Sharon M. Reinhart

Join me on this creative adventure! Many of the techniques being used in creating this canvas also work wonderfully for card making and scrapbooking—using embossing folders, embossing on metal, stamping, etc. A variety of items and mediums will be used to create this project on an 8 x 10 canvas (not a square one as shown). Some of the items used in the creation of this project are; stamps, acrylic paints, bottle caps, wire, metal duct tape, and die-cut flowers. CLASS PARTICIPANTS need to bring scissors to be used on metal, craft knife and self healing mat, foam pad or mouse pad, embossing stylus with large and small tip, foam mounting tape or dimensionals, double-sided liner tape such as Scor-Tape (Sookwang) or red liner tape, pierc-ing tool & foam mat. We have blocked two hours for this class from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. The canvas class fee is $30.00 per participant.
project design by Sharon M. Reinhart
I will also be teaching a MINI CARD CLASS from 1:15 to 2:15 pm consisting of the two cards shown below. The rosette card is a card & gift! The rosette is removable, doubling as a decorative magnet or hanging ornament. The fee for the card class is $13.00 per participant. Please bring your basic paper crafting kit with scis-sors, double-sided tape such as Scor-Tape, runner tape, foam mounting tape or dimensionals, paper trim-mer, bone folder.
Please register for these classes in advance directly through myself by email  no later than Oct 3rd, 2013. On site class registration will depend on availability.
Register for the crop directly with Joanne by email  $40.00
Hope to see you!
Creatively Yours,

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Layered Birthday Card!

Project design © Sharon M. Reinhart 2013
This card was created to celebrate my daughter's birthday and I thought I would share it with you -- she hasn't received it yet so hopefully she won't see it until she gets it. I want her to have a fabulous birthday! The inspiration came actually a couple of days ago when I was attending the Scrapbook Carnival that Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine hosts. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces! There was tons of inspiration and excitement at this event! I was inspired by Emma Lou from Heartfelt Creations and the beautiful flowers that can be created with their stamps and coordinating die-templates. This card makes use of the Striped Sun Kissed Fleur stamp. The printed paper is Simple Stories, 24/SEVEN Bingo Cards/Stripe. I allowed myself to play a little bit in the making of this, bringing in a punched border strip, glitter on the word fabulous, brad and center star. A few pen strokes were added to the punched hearts, leaf and around the bingo card. I hope you like it and that you have a FABULOUS day, week, month, year, etc.
card inside
Creatively Yours,