Saturday, January 28, 2012

in class again

learning more fun things to teach

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

samples from a class

here are three samples of a technique class I took from Tim Holtz today at CHA. Lots of new products coming soon.

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Monday, January 23, 2012


Saturday, February 4th
10:00am - 12:30pm

Creative Cards
Donna Goss

In this class you will make six cards. Learn a few new techniques or be reminded of one long forgotten. At the end of class you will have a stack of cards to be used for any occasion.  There will be a few Valentines cards in this class. All supplies provided. $55.00

Thursday, March 1st
10:00am - 6:00pm

Copper Book Necklace "Looking In"
Joni Russell

This tiny 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" mini book starts off with a surprise cover that lets you see into the images that lie beneath. A window of Ice Resin slightly magnifies the image below. Pages are made from metal mesh, mica, distressed canvas, resin paper, and filmstrips. The kit comes packed with mini photos, paper trimmings and embellishments for you to fill the pages. A variety of attachment techniques will be shown including eyelets, staples, sewing and wire. Learn metal fabrication and texturing. Torching will be demonstrated. Your kit will also include several Artful Illusions mini rubber stamps - yours to keep. Chain will be available for purchase.
Skill Level: beginner to intermediate
You will learn metal fabrication, transfers, stamping, trim and embellishment techniques. Bring: scissors, glue stick or adhesive of choice, - suggested 1/4"red line tape. Basic wire working tools: round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutter, hole punches, 1/8" inch hole punch, Xacto knife, awl, coarse black acrylic nail. $60.00
Friday, March 2nd
6:30pm -9:30pm
Make 8 large tags to use as book pages, greeting cards, bookmarks or jewelry presentation cards. Each will be stamped and decorated with an assortment of vintage stile, ribbons, lace, buttons and trims. Samples of 20 plus tags will be shown. You can either replicate our examples or let them be the inspiration for your own creations. Additional trims and tags will be available for purchase if time allows for you to make more.
Skill level: Beginner.
Need to bring scissors, glue stick or adhesive of choice. $40.00

Saturday, March 3rd
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

"The Beautiful Women Book"
Crystal and Canvas
Joni Russell

A 6 inch square glass bevel is the cover for this truly different book celebrating women. The base material is painted canvas but materials ranging from chiffon, tulle, silk and natural wool contrast against hammered steel and rust. Cardstock pages form pockets for tucking in our faux vintage cabinet cards, letters and photos you will create. Working with transparencies and TAP transfer paper adds dimension to the pages. Easy to follow templates make this intricate binding system fail proof. A center fabric insert will be collaged with a monotone of textiles that highlight the beauty of light and texture. Swarovski crystal and pearls scattter through adding to the texture. A flag of fabric strips with transferred messages flow from the center page giving interest to what lies inside. Plenty of room for adding your own personal touches and trims. The front crystal is provided, but bring a long a rusty key or found object if you want to give it the added grunge. This "Beautiful Woman Book" is a tactile experience that will delight the senses as you peel through its layers. Beautiful images set in a warm white background, the coolness of the glass and the loft of the fabrics to the touch and the aroma of the lavender seed fill the air as the pages are turned.
Skill Level: Intermediate. You will learn basic bookmaking, metal fabrication, transfers, stamping, trim and embellishment techniques.
Bring scissors, glue stick of\r adhesive of choice, 1/4" red liner tape, basic wire working tools: round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutter, Xacto knife, awl, and a coarse black acrylic nail file. $80.00

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Stampington and Company magazines

New Merchandise


Stampington and Company:

Cardmaking Stamping and and PaperCraft

Friday, January 6, 2012

Classes on Thursday, January 12th

Sarah Justison will be teaching at Stamp Asylum three classes on Thursday, January 12th.

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Everything Acetate

Let me introduce you to the wonderful world of printable acetate! Or maybe you have already been introduced and love it as much as I do. Either way come and have fun making 10 cards for different occasions. Use Window cards and Overlays,along with pictures printed on Multi-Purpose Acetate, to make stunning, yet easy cards! Black and White pictures look like negatives, but with the acetate they can be the size you want them to be. Whether you want the Black and White look or you want your pictures in color, you can personalize ANY card by using your own photos or finding awesome pictures on the internet. Learn how to get your pictures from your camera (or CD, or internet) onto your computer and then printed on acetate using and Ink Jet printer. Bring your favorite double sided tape scissors. ($35)

2:30 p.m. - 5:00 P.M.

We will have plenty to do in this fast paced and fun class!! You will be given
the paper supplies and envelopes to make 8 cards using Metallic card stock, so your cards are ready to send to your friends (or keep for yourself because they are too good to give away)! We will be using ALL Metallic Cards and Layers. Not all Metallics are created equal, so some are better for stamping, others for embossing and others for direct to paper techniques - don't be afraid of working with metallics, learn which technique is best for different metallic stock. Learn which inks to use on different types of Metallics - there is one line in particular which stamps incredibly great with most inks! Work at your own speed - work fast to finish all of the cards or work leisurely and finish your favorites. This is a fun class to take with friends or make new friends as you stamp your heart out for 2 1/2 hours. Bring double sided tape and scissors. ($35)

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
with our Stair Step Cards - both Inners and Outers!

This is the newest of the Paper Cut's fun die cut cards, in 2 different styles, and again, one that you would want pre-cut and scored, rather than having the headache of hand doing it! See how easy and fun stamping can be when all of the hard work is done for you! You will leave with 6 finished cards with envelopes, that can be decorated to match! Bring double sided tape and scissors. ($35).

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