Monday, November 25, 2013

Merry & Bright Christmas Card!

Project design ©Sharon M. Reinhart 2013
Wow! We are at one month before Christmas! I am sure many of you are busy creating your Christmas greeting cards and some are even finished and yet others are just beginning. No matter what stage you are at I hope this card will bring you inspiration for a card, tag, scrapbook page, or gift bag d├ęcor.
The point of this creation aside from Christmas is to encourage you to make use of those products that you have purchased in the past and don't be afraid to combine them with new ones. Most magazines must stay with current product in their designs, as do I for projects that are being published, but what happens to those products that we all love and still have. Where is the inspiration for our most loved tools? For this design and more to come in the future I have decided to make use of some products that manufacturer may have discontinued but that many of us still have and want to use. After all we all have those favorites!
This card makes use of leftover scraps of paper for the banner/flag pieces, an embossing folder for the embossed dots, a Papertrey Ink stamp (love their stamps, and no I do not work for them), EK Success mini banner punch and a new SpellbindersTM die and an older favorite of mine. The new one, and still available is the Medallion 1 ShapeabilitiesTM  Die D-LitesTM  combined with one of my favorite snowflake die-template sets, the ShapeabilitiesTM Create A Flake 1. It is almost like they were made for each other - but couldn't be as one is current and one is not. The way the largest snowflake can be slipped underneath portions of the medallion is perfect! Perfect if you would like to have a removable ornament on your card or just simply perfect as a design element.
This is a simple card, yet I believe it to be elegant and effective at relaying the merriest of wishes! Keep tuned for another card using similar supplies but with an even frostier look!
Creatively Yours,
Sharon

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Festive Greetings Class!


I am sure many of you are busy creating your Christmas greeting cards and tags and possibly looking for inspiration or a creative break. So, I wanted to share this info about a class that I am teaching at a crop on November 23rd from 1 - 3 pm in Calgary. In the photo above, at far left is a card that doubles as a gift, the ornament in the center is removable and may be used as a magnet or an ornament. Next center bottom is a gift card holder which incorporates Spirelli thread wrapping. Far right is a square greeting card which also incorporates Spirelli wrapping and center top is a festive tag. The fee is $20.00 for the class. You do not have to be registered for the crop to take the class. Participants please bring your basic paper crafting kit with scissors, double-sided tape such as Scor-Tape, runner tape, foam mounting tape/dimensionals, paper trimmer, and bone folder.
Please register for the Festive Greetings class in advance directly through Sharon by email sharonmreinhart@yahoo.ca no later than Nov. 21st, 2013. On site class registration will depend on availability. Register for the crop OR the classes OR both! This crop is hosted by Joanne Liddy-McTavish and is being held at the Woodcliff United Church 5010 Spruce Drive SW. Contact Joanne to register for the crop at jliddymct@shaw.ca. The fee for the crop only is $40.00 per person.  Hope to see you!
Creatively Yours,
Sharon

 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Festive Tag!

Project Design ©Sharon M. Reinhart

Wow - I cannot believe how time has flown, we are already at mid November! I thought I would share a photo of this Festive Tag I recently taught at a crop. It is a mixed media creation making use of paper, paint, stamps, ink and even metal duct tape.
I know many of you are working on your Christmas greetings and may be looking for some inspiration. It's a wonderful way to spend some time with your friends so I encourage you to take a take a creative break!
Hope you like it and that it inspires you to create!
Creatively Yours,
Sharon