February 4, 2016
Valentine Creative Card Class at Holbrook Cottage, Briarcliff Manor, NY
Welcome back crafters!
I am so incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to craft with kids. Children love to create. But crafting with adults is just as special, as it equally brings out creativity from within… Today I had the pleasure of collaborating with Sue Bicksler-Taub of Holbrook Cottage to bring a Valentine card-making workshop to her delightful shop in Briarcliff Manor… just for the grown-ups.
During our relaxing workshop, the participants learned paper-crafting techniques such as die cutting, craft punching and embossing to create beautiful embellishments to customize their handmade cards. We used deep red and soft pink papers with pink and silver glitter accents on a warm kraft cardstock base. I was just thrilled at the ease of their creativity! The finished projects were simply stunning:
And in keeping with the warmth and delight of the “Cottage” Sue then served handmade gourmet chocolates and hot apple cider to our guests, who enjoyed a delicious take home gift to accompany their handmade card. It was a lovely, crafty gathering. We hope you’ll join us next time…
We’ve captured the creativity of the day to share with you… Enjoy!
Many thanks to Sue for welcoming us into her shop. I highly recommend you stopping by Holbrook Cottage for gourmet foods, gorgeous gifts, custom made gift baskets and so much more…
We return to the Cottage in April for a Mother’s Day Card-Making for Kids event for tweens and teens. Check back soon!
Thanks so much for stopping by…
Until next time, be creative,
~ Linda ~
Tools: Sissix Big Shot; Craft dies: LOVE Script die: Simon Says Stamp, Heart: Darice; Craft punches: Stampin’ Up!; Heart to Heart; EK Success 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ oval punch & dotted scallop border; Paper: Recollections: Valentine paper (textured), Stampin’ Up!: Crumb Cake & floral design series paper (DSP); Gina K Designs: Lipstick Red; American Crafts: Glitter cardstock & patterned paper; DCWV Glitter paper; Stamp: Be My Valentine: Lizzie Anne Designs (retired); Ink: Stampin’ Up!: Real Red; Misc: tombow adhesive tape runner; Zig two way liquid glue pens