“Last Thursdays” Class & Dazzling Gently Falling Leaves

Last thurs sept - ensemble"Last Thursdays" Monthly Card Class

Just a reminder that my "Last Thursdays" card class is coming up this
week, Thursday, September 27, at 6:30pm
at my Too Cool Stamping Studio in Fort Wayne, IN.  Make 4
cards for $10 or the class is FREE with an order* placed at the event. 

If you're a new stamper, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn
some basic stamping skills!  If you're a stamping enthusiast, it's a fun
night of stamping and chatting with friends, and adding to your card
stash!  Either way, it's a night you won't want to miss!

This month, we'll be using a lot of the Stitched Satin Ribbon in honor of the Back To Spool promotion (receive a free spool with every $40 order):

  • Dazzling Gently Falling Leaves (posted below)—Try two-step stamping and Dazzling Diamonds!
  • Wonderfall Autumn Accents—Try out the Wonderfall leaves with matching Autumn Accents Die.
  • Spotlight on Pleasant Poppies—Create a spotlight by coloring part of the image with ink and a Blender Pen.
  • Glimmer Ornament Trio—Use the Silver Glimmer Paper
    with Stitched Satin Ribbon for sparkling holiday ornaments!  Learn tips
    on using Edgelits and matching texture embossing folders.

Want to join us?  Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 26, at 5pm.

*Minimum order is $20 for the FREE class.  Workshop, private class, Stamp Club and Ink Pad Club orders do not qualify.

Class-To-Go "Last Thursdays" Class Kit

Can't make it to my class?  Class Card Kits are available to purchase!  I include all the pre-cut, pre-punched, and pre-die-cut card supplies, plus embellishments, for all four cards. The Kits do not include pre-stamping, per Stampin' Up! policy.  Please note: You'll need to add your own stamped images, inks, and adhesives to complete the cards.  Kits available while supplies last.  Available in the US only.

Class-To-Go Card Kit Price:

  •  $10, plus $5.15 for shipping (or pick it up at my Too Cool Stamping Studio in Fort Wayne, IN). 
  • FREE with a $50 order placed at my Online Store from now thru September 30. (Plus, earn a spot on my 50/50/50 Board, and this month only, earn a FREE spool of Stitched Satin Ribbon, too!)

Contact me today to order!


Last thurs sept - gently falling two cool

One of the "Last Thursdays" projects for September is this sparkly autumn card featuring the Gently Falling two-step stamp set. Although you can't see it well here, the two cool cards are VERY sparkly because the entire image panel is covered in Dazzling Diamonds glitter! 

Spice cake nugget cardI love this color combination!  It's so fresh and unexpected for a Fall card.  I borrowed it from last year's Gently Falling Treat Box Card using the retired Spice Cake Designer Paper.  Man, oh man, I adored that paper!

Last thurs sept - gently falling pool

I kept the Pool Party card stock base plain (that's tough for me!), except for the Bring On The Cake birthday sentiment in Soft Suede.  As far as two-step stamp sets go, this one is pretty forgiving when you are trying to line up the images.  They're not meant to line up perfectly, so it's much easier to "eyeball" them into position.  If you like perfection, simply use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for accurate alignment every time.

Last thurs sept - gently falling pool 2

OK, now you can see the sparklies a bit!  I covered the entire piece with a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet cut to the same size, then poured Dazzling Diamonds over the top until all the sticky places were gone. 


I know!  Now, don't be scared.  You are going to get glitter everywhere—all over the table, on your face, on the dog—and it's OK!  Here are some tips to help contain it!

  • TIP #1: I like to keep my Dazzling Diamonds (and embossing powders) in a
    wide-mouthed, plastic storage container, so it's easy to scoop up with a
    plastic spoon and dump back into the container without a lot of
  • TIP #2: After all the Dazzling Diamonds are in place, I cover the piece with a sheet of copy paper and burnish the glitter down, then a flick the back of the card stock over my glitter container to remove the excess. 
  • TIP #3: Sometimes it helps to use a firm, dry paint brush, or old toothbrush to brush off excess glitter.  
  • TIP #4 The new Core'dinations Dust Buddy is perfect for glitter cleanup!  Its tacky surface will pick up loose glitter from your work surface (and face, not sure about the dog), and you can gently run it over the bedazzled card stock to get any of the remaining loose glitter.  It's a large cloth, so I recommend cutting a smaller piece from it to dedicate to glitter, so it doesn't contaminate your non-sparkly, Core'dinations creations.

Last thurs sept - gently falling lucky

My second card is pretty similar, except the sentiment is from Sassy Salutations.

Last thurs sept - gently falling lucky 2

And, I popped up a second layer of the center leaf.  Well, it appears that I should have used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig on the those leaves after all!  I certainly didn't get my stems lined up!  Ooops!  Instead of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, I covered the hand-cut leaf with a 2-Way Glue Pen to adhere the Diamonds.

Complete Supplies List:

You can find all the supplies to create these projects and more at my Online Store! 

Or, bring a friend and join us at the "Last Thursdays" Card Class on September 27th.  RSVP by September 26 at 5pm.  



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