Wednesday, June 06, 2012

more from my May Cards Class!

I finally found a moment with some light to take photos of my cards from my latest class.

For the past 6 months or so, I had been holding on to some stickers I found at Big Lots on sale for 25 cents each!!
I knew I wanted to use them to make wedding cards for my class and what better month than June to do so?

These are very old but I still think they're adorable. I remember when they came out and they were $3.99 at scrapbook stores.
Do you remember them?
(Sorry for the picture quality - I grabbed this image from Ebay.)

I wanted to base an entire card on the "just married" sticker because it is huge IRL!
So I started with that and pulled some of my scraps for papers that matched the cans and the car.

I think people shy away from stickers but you can make them cute if everything else, including the design, is updated.
So here's what I came up with....
My students absolutely loved the card and I was tickled with it too.
I cut the white scalloped piece with my Silhouette. It was a freebie that came with the machine. Yay!
I actually had in my mind a design like that and there it was. Love that.
Of course, my go-to technique is strips on the diagonal so I used that and the base is from a pack of green cards I found at Walmart. I think they were 6 in a package for $1 and they are 5x5! Crazy!

Now after using that sticker, I wanted to use the rest on another card.
So here's what I came up with for those!

You'll notice that the glasses on the left both say "groom." One of the packages was missing the "bride" glass.
I guess my card is for a gay wedding. ha!!
I'm now looking for a way to fix that on this one so I'll have one that's right for my stash.
Of course I couldn't let my student keep one that was wrong. :)

I found this My Mind's Eye paper that was the same green as the cake platter.
The pink was also in my stash of scraps.
I added the skinny black strip just to make it all pop.

The inside of both cards has a sentiment related to wedding wishes.
I was so happy when most of my students said these were two of their favorite cards we've ever made.

Hope you enjoyed seeing these! I'll be back tomorrow with a gift enclosure card and more!

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

These are adorable! And what a steal on the stickers and card bases. Your students are certainly lucky to craft with ou =)

Arlene said...

These are super super cute, especially the first card. That's an amazing deal that you found, I love finding great deals. :)

Margareta Carlsson said...

Cute cards! :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

These are so much fun and look totally contemporary with your great designs! LOL at the comment you made on your second card. Good luck with coming up with a way to fix it. :)

Tracy said...

Both cards are great.
Now you just have to find a groom/groom wedding and your set :)
I don't use stickers all that much. Not because I don't like them, but they are in a binder and I just don't' care to pull it out.