Monday, January 16, 2012

Believe Workshops on the Go ( :

Okay - so I KNOW this is SUPER late getting on here - Aaron has kidnapped my computer and has held it hostage over the past week so I blame him ( :

With the snow we may need to move class around anyways - I will send out an email today to see where everyone is at and we will play it by ear and watch and see what the weather brings us.

This month we are working with the Believe kit - you will need the following for class:

Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Believe Kit (paper packet, stamp set, brochure, embellishments)
Scissors,
Adhesive - bring refills if needed
Paper piercer
Tombow Blender Pen
Trinity Stamp Set
Finishing Files
**LAYOUT CHANGE - if you want to build your layout on Colonial White cardstock as we discussed then you will need 2 sheets for every layout you are creating - I built both of my layouts on Colonial White so 4 sheets were needed for me.

Glue Dots - for the dimensionals and the ribbon
**if you are making cards - I used the White Daisy card bases - you could use Colonial White as well with this packet.
CARDS as well - I added the old glitter brads we had from jingle a few years back so if you have some of those you could put those with this ( :


Inks:
New England Ivy
Holiday Red
StazOn Black

Photos Needed:
Layout 1  (brochure layout): 3 - 6x4 PORTRAIT and 2 - 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 PORTRAIT - if you have additional photos this is one layout you could add flip flaps to.

Layout 2: 3 - 5 x 7 LANDSCAPE and 1 - 3 1/2 x 5 PORTRAIT


CHANGES:

LAYOUT 1:

I'm missing the 3rd photo on this layout right now but you will need 3 - 4 x 6 photos!

Obviously I swapped out the white daisy cardstock as mentioned above - this then ads a small issue with Santa as he is stamped on the page.  You can opt to still do this and then use either our liquid applique (bring your heater if you choose to do this) OR you could use a glue pen and fun flock to fill in either his coat or beard.  I opted to just stamp him twice on white daisy cardstock as well and cut out his coat pieces and beard.  You could also just stamp him once on white daisy and then cut out the entire image to put on the page and that would solve the problem as well.

I omitted the blue journaling spots - I will  probably add in either sweetleaf pieces or colonial white pieces when I add that onto my layout.

The brochure tells you to trace around the stars on the B&T paper and then to cut them out and glue them onto the paper - I find this harder for me than to just glue the star to the paper and cut out - I always use the finishing files afterwards though to clean up the edges.  You can cover your stars however works best for you though ( :

LAYOUT 2:

I swapped out the holiday red cardstock for Colonial White instead - and then turned over the striped B&T pieces I'd cut for that layout and used the red plaid b&t that was on the back - so and easy change.  I again opted to take away the blue on this layout so I needed to cut an additional piece out of the New England Ivy cardstock in it's place.  I also cut out the circle to be 2 3/4 instead of 3 1/4 - for me that larger circle was just too big / :

CARDS:

I had just scraps of paper left for these as I've used this packet for other projects - so I was only able to make a couple of these.

LEFT CARD:
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 New England Ivy Cardstock

3 3/4 x 3 3/4 Green star & swirl B&T
2 x 3 3/4 Blue w/ white polkadot B&T
2 x 2 New England Ivy CS
1 3/4 x 1 3/4 Green star & swirl B&T
cover 2 stars with the red plaid B&T
red zip strip 3 3/4 piece

RIGHT CARD:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Crystal Blue
1 3/4 x 2 3/4 New England Ivy
cover the large star w/red plaid b&t
**this would be super cute if you wanted to use sand paper to distress the cardstock - I was in a hurry and didn't do this but would look great if you did!