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« on: January 24, 2011 07:49:55 AM »

I would generally say I'm no good at paper crafts.  So, in order to boost my paper creativity, I took a card making class.  these were the results:






We were all given the same kits, with an example card.  A few of mine only slightly varied off the originals, and a couple were dead on copies, but I just couldn't bring myself to get overly creative.  I found the finality of placing that stamp, or aiming the punch or awl to be very stressful! you can't just take off a stamp the same way you can rip out stitches!  It's almost to exact an art,  but I guess I'm the only one who see's the imperfection.  Anywho.  I am going to order some stamps and some card stock anyway.  I can only get better with practice right?
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2011 08:05:56 AM »

Belladune - these are great! I'm very impressed.

Where'd you take the class?  I never feel very creative with mine either and I totally get you about the finality of the stamp!  That's usually why I put things together in pieces.  Cheesy 



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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011 08:33:05 AM »

thanks!
There is a woman in town who is selling 'Stamp it up!' products, and she was offering classes,  somewhat to drum up business, and somewhat to get to know the community.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2011 08:41:24 AM »

Those look great! I find papercrafts nervewracking too and my results...well, let us not speak ill of the dead. Yours look professional! Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2011 08:50:18 AM »

oh gosh, I dunnoh about professional..... but thank you!
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2011 08:54:53 AM »

good job! i think that if you're experiencing anxiety about making cards, try making cards out of junk mail, fliers, or other papers/materials headed for the recycling bin... that way, there's no pressure, and if you don't like the result, you haven't "wasted" any craft supplies! i find that when i start crafting a card with no intent of making something 'pretty', i end up being surprised at how much i like the result. good luck and i think the cards you made look great! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2011 05:25:45 AM »

I think your cards are wonderful!!  Just a tip--always remember that there are two sides to every piece of cardstock!!  If you mess up, flip it over!! :-)

Stamping is so much fun--just go for it!!  Don't worry about everything being perfect!  It's handmade--that's what counts!

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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2011 07:36:43 AM »

thanks for the tips ladies!  i'll be back at her classes for sure.  And Tammy, most of those pieces of paper have ink on both sides!  Had to pick from off center and smudged or upside down and right side up LOL 
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2011 02:13:11 PM »

  I've been doing rubber stamping for years.  It is easy to make mistakes.  All is not lost.  Cut out the part of the card that you did well, matte it with coordinating card stock scraps and glue to another card.  Keep some generic small stamps like butterflies and birds to cover up random accidental ink smudges when appropriate!  So many things you can do to cover a mistake.  Or cut up the good parts to make gift tags.
Teachers are forever throwing out good card stock that they screwed up on one side.  I reclaim them out of the recycle bin!  You did a fabulous job!
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2011 03:41:23 PM »

Thanks Debbyann!  those are some great ideas for the parts I like!  There's another class next month and we get to play more with punches and the die cut machine.  I'm really looking forward to it!
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