Sunday, September 11, 2011

Take Note

Yesterday I held a workshop for my creative crew.  We learned how to make easel cards.  On one of the cards, we inked an embossed pattern which really makes it pop.

I also showed my crew how cookie-cutter dies work.  They are see though so that you can see where you are placing the cut.  We used my cookie-cutter dies to cut out the F and the Friend sentiments.  What I like about inking plain white embossed paper is that you can use the same colour as your stamped image to create a perfect match.  There is no guess work about ink colours and cardstock colours.

I also showed my girls how this technique can be applied to other projects like these composition notebooks.

I made some of these with the red flowers and will be donating them to the Kards for Kids drive for the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital.  They have asked for some notebooks to give the parents to keep track of appointments and other important medical information.

I might even make a batch of these for the Executive Administrators at work this year for Christmas.


  1. Your card is stunning.
    I really love what you did to the notebook. Such a great idea to give them to the parents.

  2. very nice card, and love the note book, what a nice idea!!!!

  3. Your workshop sounds fun! Lovely card and notebook.

  4. I really love your easel cards. I rarely see them, didn't know what they were makes sense though. They are both stunning. Love dragonflies though.

    Kitty window is so sweet below.


  5. Very pretty! + Notebooks for the coworkers, a great idea indeed;)
    Fellow Etsy Blog Team Member saying hello:) happy Friday


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