February 25, 2021 • Anna Griffin
Are you ready to see this week’s jaw dropping projects? We are so impressed with the things you shared with us on social media this week. You have such great ideas, and it is incredible to see the cards and projects you dream up. Take a look at what inspired us!
Adina shared her ENGLISH STORYBOOK COTTAGE EASEL CARD on Finishing School. She said, “I admire the castles that Susan Richardson makes. I have wanted to make one ever since she posted the Christmas one. I don’t have the castle dies but I thought I would see what I could do with what I have. I used the Christmas house die. I cut two so that I could make a three story cottage. I added a dome over the roof. Also a balcony where Rapunzel could hang her hair. Next day: I have worked another day on this hot mess and finally got it into an easel. There is a cobblestone walkway, a fountain in the rose garden and a gold porch. I added a fence next to the house and changed some other things. Each piece of the easel is 12X12. Sorry for the 2nd posting. I don’t have the energy to change the other one. This was exhausting! lol”
In Finishing School, Kim shared MY VERSION OF A FOLDING SCREEN CARD FROM FINISHING SCHOOL.
Take a look at Maria’s PAPER DOLL HOUSE. Maria wrote, “I had a weekend like when I was a little girl!! Playing with paper dolls!!”
Mary Howe – ANOTHER ST. PATRICK’S DAY CARD “Once again, I’m sticking corners on it. I tried it first with just the plain corners, but they didn’t show up well against the base card design. So, I glued them to dark green stock and cut them out. That seems to work better.”
Pamela shared her FINISHING SCHOOL LIVE PROJECT. “After I watched the replay of Live the other day, I wanted to make something different with the Ballroom Slider dies and this is what I came up with.” Great idea, Pamela!
Stephanie wrote, “I’m not as pleased with the outside. Maybe I’ll learn some more about composition in general during create crop which will improve my cards.” It’s a beautiful card!
Susan calls her card BALLROOM IN A BOX. “I wanted to make a ballroom card that had some dimension to it, so I made 2 and layered one behind the other to create depth. I framed this with the tassel dies and attached it to a shutter card base. I created a false bottom in Anna’s Christmas box, lined the box with damask paper and attached the ballroom/shutter card to the center of the box. The front dancers twirl (pull tab is on right side). I’m still working out the sentiment — I added one on the back wall of the box but not sure of this yet. I left the inside walls unadorned because I wanted the ballroom to be the focal point and didn’t want to detract from that. I might still add something around the inside top open area but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to put there so I left it alone for now. I think the green damask paper gives the background an outdoor foliage feel without being too distracting — the print is subtle enough to allow the ballroom to come forward. I can present the card in the box and at the same time, put the empty Christmas box to good use! Diane Brennan’s recent post of her cathedral shutter valentine card with the tassel dies and curtains — and Adina McMurray’s tassel die creations — provided inspiration for this ballroom/shutter/tassel die combination.”