Friday, December 28, 2012

Have a Resplendent Winter!

Silver and Shine!  Sparkle and Resplendent!!  This is a FUN Card that I created for our Pre-K teachers as I'm room mom in this class, too!  With the 15 families that will be signing this card I had to make it large.  This is a 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of Brushed Silver card stock (from the Idea Book). 
Simply folding and boning this card stock with out any folds creates this larger card.  Trimming a Whisper White Card Stock down 1/2" - on each side allows it to have a sign able liner for the inside of the card. 
Running this, while folded, thru the Big Shot and Northern Flurry Folder embossing folder.  I LOVE how this Brushed Silver paper is so mailable and looks soooo amazing when either dry embossed or heat embossed on it! 
The Problem??  When the Folder goes on this larger than life card it leaves a mark.... and I can't stand miscellaneous marks like this line at the end of the folder!  Sooooo - with the Snow flurry Bigz Die from the Holiday Mini, Silver Glimmer Paper and my Big Shot... I created these shimmery/sparkling snow flake collection.  The large snowflake is placed to take away the eye, even covering the line with it's glimmer-ness!  (Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive holds these babies on to the card front!)
 Punch this area for the Sentiment on the lined inside of the card.  Soooo - by lining the inside with Whisper White paper you make it so that everyone can sign the card!  The Decorative Label Punch is ideal for this and easily cuts thru the two layers of the card!
Using my Bone Folder I trace the inside of the stamped area - this is my guide on WHERE to stamp the sentiment... it's going to show thru to the front but not take away from it... the Window look and the way the Snow Flake hangs OVER the sentiment adds to the depth of this look/technique. 
This is the NEW More Merry Messages Stamp Set from the Idea Book.  The 'May your holidays be wrapped in happiness and trimmed with the love of family and friends' is ideal for our amazing teachers!  Stamp the sentiment in Grey and it looks like silver due to it's surrouning color scheme! 
MORE BLING, you ask??  YES!!  lol... By adding Rhinestones from the Basic Jewels collection - these self adhesive rhinestones come in an assortment of sizes and stick on the adhesive attached to the back!  With 150 per sheet for $4.95 - it's easy to use and not feel a pinch.  I centered them in the middle of the embossed snowflakes - it adds to the feel of the bling factor but remains elegant and fun! 
I hope that YOUR Winter is Sparkling and New... full of hope and possibility.  Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment and share this card.

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What Others are SAYING about Getting Crafty with Jamie

Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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