Summer Card Camp 2 Class Starts Monday – GIVEAWAY!

Hello! Just a heads up that Summer Card Camp 2 starts on Monday. This class is the big mama of all classes – so many guests and a TON of cards.

Here is a bit more about the class…

Join your Online Card Classes Summer Camp counselors—Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and many friends — for a three-week adventure packed with cardmaking ideas! Each day, you’ll discover a new way to have fun with your cardmaking supplies, whether we’re exploring a color combo, transforming a design sketch, or learning a new technique together. Summer Card Camp 2 includes designs from over 40 guest artists (yay!), lively videos, PDFs containing step-by-step instructions, shopping discounts, and loads of giveaways! Plus, you’ll have lifetime access to all of the class content—talk about making that summertime feeling last! Summer Card Camp 2 runs July 8-29. Sign up now.


Want to take the class? Just leave a comment on this blog entry by 11:59pmEST on 7/6/13 for a chance to win one of THREE free spots in class! (If you win and are already signed up, your class fees will be refunded. Good luck!

His and Hers Class Giveaway!

I am thrilled about our newest Online Card ClassHis and Hers!

My dear friend Kristina Werner and I have another new class at Online Card Classes starting at the end of this month. It’s His & Hers – masculine and feminine cards. People often ask about masculine cards… and with both Father’s Day and Mother’s Day coming soon (at least here in the US), this class couldn’t come at a better time.

We have awesome guest artists sharing tips, tricks, and cards for the guys and girls in your life… and EVERY single card has a video! You can register now RIGHT HERE.

I have THREE spots to giveaway for His and Hers! Just leave a comment below for your chance. I will pick a winner 4/18/13 at 11:59pmEST. (If you’ve already signed up for the class and then win here, your class fee will be refunded.) Good luck.

Hope to see you there!

Lots of Giveaways… Class + Card Kit!

Hello! I have some very awesome giveaways today!

First up… our next Online Card Classes classPattern Play – starts on Monday. This one will be fun…

(That is a peek of one of my techniques in the class. The class includes a variety of styles – simple to techniquey – something for everyone!)

Here is a bit about the class, Pattern Play

Love pretty patterned paper? Grab your favorites and join Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire and friends for Online Card Classes’ newest class – Pattern Play. Make the most of your patterned paper stash while learning tips and tricks and discovering both clean-and-simple and advanced techniques. Pattern Play includes many card ideas – all with videos – and a variety of card styles. Add step-by-step pdfs, a forum, giveaways, shopping discounts, additional inspiration and a gallery, and you’ll be ready to use your pretty papers in fun new ways. Class runs March 18-25 but you will have lifetime access to the content. Sign up now for only $16!

For more information, head HERE. Remember – all class cards have videos!

Hope to see you there!

I also wanted to give you a heads up about the April Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. It is up for sale now and it is the best one yet. Truly. Check out these colors… so very awesome. (I am using the same colors in my new studio.)

And that stamp set  in there? Delightful.

Great, huh?

So now is your chance to win! Leave a comment here by Saturday at 11:59pmEST for your chance to win one of THREE spots in the Pattern Play class… or one of the April Card Kits! (If you win a class spot and already signed up, you will be refunded your money.) Good luck!

Class Event


I just wanted to give a heads up about a class event coming up this weekend…

Due to my studio being in transition (it is the slowest move in the history of this earth), I was not able to participate. However, I know lots of awesome teachers are – including Shari Carroll. (She is the best teacher I know!) I am also pleased to see Paper Smooches, Lawn Fawn, Technique Tuesday and Simon Says Stamp sponsoring!

Here is some info…

True Stamp is an innovative one-day event bringing together top-notch stamping sponsors and instructors in a LIVE, online environment. Attendees will get the best in paper crafting instruction, right to their computers. Oh, and it’s all recorded, so if you want to watch you can revisit your favorite classes again and again – and it’s all included in the one low registration fee.

True Stamp is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2013. Mark off the whole day to spend stamping away! Readers of my blog can save $20 by entering code CREATE at checkout. Discount ends March 8, 2013. For more info, head HERE.

Awesome, eh? Hope to see you there…

New Class + the Perfect Stamp Set

Hello! Just hear to quickly share two bits of goodness.

First, registration has opened for Pattern Play – the newest class from Online Card Classes. This class is all about patterned papers… and every card has a video! Only $16. Head HERE for more info…

Next… just a heads up on a new stamp set that I am very excited about. I have been longing for a stamp set like this for ages. Ages! (I may or may not have put a bug in their ear about it…) It has everything you need to decorate your envelope before putting it in the mail. Adore it. Kristina knocked it outta the park on this one!

See you soon!

Glittered Die Cuts + You’ve Got Mail Giveaway!

Have a Valentine’s Day card for ya… and a class giveaway. First, the very-glittery card…

This was much easier than it looks…

I started by adding Be Creative double sided tape to a piece of white cardstock, leaving the other side of the tape’s release paper on it. I placed the Hero Arts fancy heart die down onto the release paper side and ran it through my machine. Since I didn’t use a shim and the piece I am cutting is thick, it doesn’t cut completely through all the layers so the back (cardstock) stays complete. I removed the heart outline release paper and added the red Glitter Ritz. After rubbing it on well, I removed the rest of the release paper and added Cool Highlights (colorless) Glitter Ritz. Finally, I burnished the whole piece with a bone folder making sure that none of the glitter came off. This is fast and easy and gives a great “wow” effect.

And the background… I stamped the tweed with Hero Arts White Dye Ink. This ink is really cool – it gives very subtle and soft results – great for a background like this on kraft. (It you want intense and solid color, use Hero Arts Unicorm White Ink instead.)

Supplies are below.

Next, I have another class that may be of interest to you. I am honored to be a guest in my dear friend Lisa Spangler’s class with Studio Calico called You’ve Got Mail.

This class with be filled with lots of cards, a free stamp set and free downloads. For more information, head HERE.

Want a spot in this class? Leave a comment here by 2/9/13 at 11:59pmEST for your chance to win! Good luck.

See you soon.

Below are the supplies used for this card. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH

Hero Arts Tweed Background (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Happy Valentines Day Stamp (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Renaissance Heart Fancy Die (SSS|EH)


Vagabond Die Cutting Machine (SSS|EH)


Sizzix Vagabond Solo Thin Die Adapter (SSS|EH)



Glitter Ritz Cool Highlight Microfine Glitter (SSS|EH)


Fire Red Microfine Glitter Ritz (SSS|EH)


Be Creative Tape Sheets Double Sided Tape (SSS|EH)


White Embossing Powder (SSS|EH)


Versamark (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts White Dye Ink (SSS|EH)


Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Cardstock (SSS|EH)


Neenah White Cardstock 25 Sheets (SSS|EH)


Neenah White Cardstock 250 Sheets (SSS|EH)