Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cherry Tree Shoppe

Once a month I teach at the Cherry Tree Shoppe in Cherry Valley, CA.  I love the ladies that come and share with me.  I try to teach 4 projects a month.  This month was a huge success.  Wait till you see what I did!  I can't decide which card I like best.

My first card is a 6 x 12 base card folded in half.  I used Close to My Heart papers as they are double sided heavy cardstock quality.  I first set a triangle piece of paper in the upper left hand corner for the base.  I then added 1/8 piece of a 10"doily.  The red print paper is Close to My Heart which I folded...it's a gentle fold...not all the way down.  I put a couple pop dots under the fold to keep it rounded.  I used a Close to My Heart pearl as an added embellishment.  The banner was cut from Close to My Heart Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy antiqued and stamped in Pear ink from CTMH.  The flower punches are 4 different sizes of Carl's punches and I used a copic pen to outline each petal.  The leaves were punched from EK Success and Punch a Bunch punches.   Each flower was rolled and shaped using the McGill stylist and soft mat, then assembled.  In the center of each flower, I placed a Starform sticker dot.  While I was teaching this class, I decided to add faux stitching in white around the edges of the red printed paper.  (The stitching is not shown in this picture)

In the next card, I wanted to teach the blending and masking techniques.  The base card is a red Core'dinations Pearl paper 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded in half.  I added a white background piece of paper.  Then we placed a 1 1/4 round mask on a glossy piece of paper to represent the moon.  Then going from light to dark, I blended CTMH Buttercup, Honey, Sorbet, Sunset and Hollyhock inks using a soft sponge.  The birds flying are stamped in Hollyhock using a Stampscapes stamp and the feather stamp is from Stampers Anonymous....I remember buying it from Tim Holtz before he was really big.  It's hard to see in this picture, but I also stamped Dream in the lower right hand corner again using Hollyhock ink.

My third card is a tri-fold card.  I used all Close to My Heart paper, inks and stamps.   Start with a card base of 5 ½ x 12”  On the 12” side, Score at 2”, 4”, 8”, 10”.  Turn cardstock to the       5 ½" side and position it in the trimmer at the 1 ½ mark.  Cut from the 2” score line to the 10” score line.  Turn paper over and make the same cut on the other side.  Fold the first score line as a mountain, alternate valley and mountain folds at the 4” and 8” score lines. The CTMH Chantilly paper is double sided and both sides of the paper was used here, double matted using Twilight cardstock and antiqued using Twilight ink.  The Cotton Candy pink flower, Buttercup yellow flower and Happy Birthday banner were first cut using the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge then stamped.   The Cotton Candy pink flower and Twilight Butterfly were stamped first then cut to shape.  A CTMH sentiment was stamped in the center panel.  The pink ribbon was attached to the double mat prior to be glued in place.  A Craft works CANDi dot was pop dotted in the center of the daisy.  The daisy, Happy Birthday sentiment and butterfly were pop dotted in place.

My last card is a center step card.   Start with a card base of 5 ¾ x 11.  Place the long side in the trimmer at the 1” mark and cut from 1” – 6.5”.  Turn over and cut the other side the same way.  Placing the 11” side on the scoreboard  score from the edge of the paper to the cut line at the 1”, 2” and 6.5” marks.  Turn over and do the same on the other side.  Then score between the 2 cuts at the 5.5” mark.  I used paper from my stash for the side panels and center panel.  The center panel is embossed using my sizzix big shot and a cuttlebug folder.  I used the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge to make the girls, hair, clothes, hat and sunglasses.  I used the Beep Beep Cricut cartridge to make the car.  To finish it off, I used a red and white gel pen for their mouths and the white gel pen for the tire treads.  I used perfect pearls for their necklaces, bracelets and earrings.  The card sentiment was typed in my computer and cut to size.  The car and girls are pop dotted for an added dimension.  
I sure hope you like these cards.  Leave me a comment and join my blog.  Thanks for looking.


  1. I can see why you have a hard time deciding which is your favorite! I thought "oh I like the first one best!" Then I looked at the second one again. And finally I like the sentiment on the last one. I think, for me, it's a tie between the first and second. It's not that I don't like Chantilly (the third one), but I guess I chose based on ones I see myself doing and that one didn't grab me as something *I* would like to make. However, I wouldn't mind receiving or giving it. I'm a CTMH consultant and I was Googling for layouts using sorbet, buttercup, twilight and gypsy when I found your blog.

  2. You have been busy! Love the whole collection of fabulous cards! tfs