One thing that I introduced to the class was the use of a Sizzix embossing machine that one of my friends loaned me. OH MY GOODNESS...I LOVE THAT MACHINE!!! It takes a plain old piece of paper and turns it into something beautiful with only the turn of a crank! The Smile card below, as well as the birdy note pad use the embossing plates for the background and I just love the look it gives to them. Guess what I am getting for my birthday in a few weeks....!
|We made 4 cards and a little notebook|
|Birdy notebook with embossed cover|
|This is my favorite card that we made. Can you see the birds that are embossed on the brown background?|
|They all had fun creating their own balloon card using a variety of papers from my scrap box.|
|The old maps are actually a set of paper placemats I found one time. They are perfect for more "manly" cards.|
|Let the creativity flow!|
|The crafty participants, including a brave, young man (and the first male particpant to attend one of my classes!)|