First of all, there is a layout class on Tuesday night, May 21st.
We will be using a beautiful line from Fancy Pants called Park Bench. I love the colors, and of course, Chelsea did an amazing job with the layouts. Take a look.
Really, the photo's don't do these pages any justice. The soft colors and that contrasting black really are beautiful together, and I love all the sayings that go with this collection.
We are going to be doing 4 layouts, and since this is a big paper pack there is going to be a lot left over. If we have time after these 4 are done, Chelsea has agreed to use the leftovers to show us how she goes about putting a page together!! I'm always amazed at how quickly she can put a page together, and I love how she thinks and works...and she can use scraps in the most creative ways.
Here are the details for class:
Tuesday's Layout Class
Park Bench from Fancy Pants
Date: Tuesday, May 21st
Time: 6-9 pm
Don't forget to bring your paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive and pop dots!
Space is limited and already half full, so call 721-7529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
Our last Tuesday Layout Class will be Tuesday, June 4th. We will be using Bo Bunny's SURPRISE Collection. It's bright and fun and perfect for birthday photo's.
Here's a peek at the collection pack.
Date: Tuesday, June 4th
Time: 6-9 pm
Bring your paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive and pop dots.
Call 721-7529 or email email@example.com to reserve your spot.
About those Memory Box dies!!
Oh my...these beauties have caused a stir! I have fallen head over heals in love with them, and so have a lot of you!
The first order of Memory Box dies arrived last week. All pre-orders were packed up and everyone has picked them up, and we are all ready to order again! LOL!
There are a few left on the rack if you want to come take a look. I also have a catalog, so if you would like to check them out, come on down!
I will be placing another order next Friday, May 24th. Same deal....pre-pay and get a 25% discount. I will need your order and payment by Thursday night.
If you want to take a look at what they have, HERE is a link to their online catalog. It may take a minute to load, and when it does you need to hover your mouse over either the top or bottom right corner of the catalog cover. You will see the page curl a bit when you hit the right spot, and then click...that will turn the page for you.
THERE ARE NO PRICES IN THE CATALOG. Yes, it's a pain, but you will have to call or email me for prices. Or you can stop by the store and take a look at the catalog.
I have been trying to play with my dies every chance I get. They are just so delicate, and cool, and beautiful....and they make such beautifully stunning cards that are so easy to make it's ridiculous!
Here's a few cards I have finished so far.
I've got tons more ideas swimming in my head, and I can't wait to play with them more. They are just AWESOME!! And if I ever run out of ideas, well....there is always Pinterest. LOL! (which has only gotten me in trouble because then I realize I have to have one more die)
While playing with my Memory Box Dies, I have found a few things that might be helpful.
1. A good, heavy cardstock works really well with the very intricate dies. I have been using the 100 lb. Card Shoppe cardstock from Bazzill and it works great! (stop by and pick some up and see the difference for yourself)
2. Every die cutting machine is calibrated differently...but I use a "shim" - it's actually an old cardboard insert from a Spellbinder's die package. It makes your "sandwich" a little thicker, putting more pressure on the die. You can also use a scrap (large enough to cover your die) of cardstock. If you are using heavy/thick cardstock for your cut, then 1 sheet should do it. If you are using lighter weight or thinner paper, then I would double it up.
3. If you have a die that still has a spot that doesn't want to cut even after you have added a shim, add some tape (I used regular scotch tape) to the back side of the die where it isn't cutting. It gives it just a little bit more pressure in that spot so it will cut out. I have the Pine Needle border, and there was one spot that didn't want to cut through, so I added tape to the trouble spot, and it worked perfectly!
4. If you have any questions or problems with your dies, please don't hesitate to let me know! Bring them down and we will figure out how to get a cut you are happy with!
One last thing.
The store will be CLOSED May 30th - June 1st.
And the not-so-fun thing.
June 4th will be the start of the Going Out Of Business Sale.
The Playground's last day will be June 29th.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and I hope to see you soon!