Sunday, November 14, 2010

It’s workshop time again!

So as I was saying in my last post, I had that old saying “Give a man a fish feed him for a day, Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime” on my mind when I was thinking about my next card workshop. I thought I would love to show how to make a variety of gift card holders! It’s a skill that can be used all year long, but especially during the holiday season!

So I have come up with 5 different cards/gift card holders that we will make. Here are some examples of the kind holders we will make! At least one will be a birthday themed holder.  These are all holders that I have made for Christmas.

Please excuse the poor lighting on my photos.  I am almost done with my light box for taking better photos of my cards and such.. Just need another light or two, then I will have beautiful pictures!


Matchbook style

Beanie closedBeanie Open

Beanie hat style

Present closedPresent open

Present style


Tresa’s gift card holder style

Finished Cup closed.Finished cup open

And my Cup o’ Joe style!

For you local gals if you would like to come to my workshop here is the info!

Where: My house (email me for address)                    When: Sunday Nov. 28th 2pm
Why: Because the holidays are coming and there's always someone you give a gift card to!
How much: $15 or Free with a $25 CTMH order! 
RSVP: by Nov. 20th so I can be sure to pre-cut enough supplies for everyone! No need to bring anything. I will have everything pre-cut and ready to go!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Blogtoberfest is over… now what?!

So Blogtoberfest was challenging and fun! I can’t believe that I was able to post every Sunday during soccer season! Whew! Well, there is only one weekend of soccer left then I can breathe for a while before the craziness comes back… That means I can get crafty again! Yay!

I have been thinking about another workshop but I don’t want it to be a big production just gather a bunch of gals and teach them something useful. I was thinking of the saying “give a man a fish feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for life” And that got me thinking… That should be the goal of my next workshop! I am going to teach how to make gift card holders. They are very useful! Not just holiday ones but for every occasion! Then the ladies can take their new skill and go home and make many many more!

What do you think, is it a good idea or what?!

Finished Cup closed.This will be one…

Finished cup openHere is the inside…

IMG_1359This will be another one…

IMG_1363Here is the inside.. Thanks Tresa!

I will have to come up with a couple more but this is a start! Wish me luck!