February 2012 Handmade Card Class

Here’s a pic of the cards we made in the February 2012 Kathy’s Handmade Card Class. Kits are still available.

My next classes will be:

Hemstitched Heirlooms – March 20th 6-8 pm

Sandy Hobby Lobby – March 17th 6-8 pm

We will be making a vintage Easter card, a subway art Easter card, a birthday card, and one other card.  You can pay for a class or kit by going to “Pages” at the right and clicking on “Pay for Classes and Kits”

Hope to see you soon!

Treasure Hunt Valentine Fun

If you’re looking for a last minute idea for Valentine’s Day then look no more!

This is a fun “Treasure Hunt” idea.  All you do is make a start sign along with the start of some red, pink, or white yarn.  String the yarn all over the persons bedroom or family room.  Up, around, over, through, in, out, etc.  At the end of the yarn is a gift of some kind.  If you have more than one person you are doing it for then use a different color yarn for the different people.  I did this once for my kids in our hotel room when we were away for Valentine’s Day.  They loved following the yarn and finding the gifts.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Origami Heart Tree Branch

In just six simple steps you can fold squares of paper into origami hearts.  String a cluster of hearts from a tree branch for a fun Valentine’s decoration.

Materials Needed:  How to PDF, Ribbon scraps, and a 1/4″ hole punch

Instructions:

1. Cut pattern paper into various sized squares.  Follow the simple origami heart directions in the How to PDF.

2. Fold as many hearts as your branch can hold.  Hang each one with a bit of ribbon by punching a hole in the main body of each heart.

3. Hang branch.

Scratch-Off Hearts Card

1. Print the card onto cardstock and trim. Print the heart template and cut out, then cut a strip of clear Con-Tact paper long enough to make four hearts. Trace around the heart template on the paper side of the Con-Tact paper.

2. To make the scratch-off solution, mix 2 parts metallic acrylic paint with 1 part dishwashing liquid. Using a small, flat paintbrush, apply a thin coat of the scratch-off solution onto the front side of the Con-Tact paper and let dry for an hour. Repeat with a second coat, and add a third coat if your paint looks streaky.

3. Cut out the hearts (following the traced outline), peel off the backing, and place over the heart spaces on the card. Package the card with a new penny.

Thanks to BHG.com for this fun idea.  Go here to get template.  Watch video here.