Saturday, December 11, 2010

postheadericon Lesson #6 - Going to a Craft Class

My House Mouse card
Hey, everyone.  "Actually Gabby" went to a craft class today.  There is a craft store not too far from where I live.  It is The Sticker Store and More and they have lots of really cool classes.  The classes are supposed to be for adults but the owner said I could take the classes if my grandma was with me.  I won't be doing a 1, 2, 3 tutorial because you HAVE to do these kinds of things in a class.
Actually Gabby in class
The craft today was making a crafty greeting card with my favorite kind of rubberstamp, The House Mouse by House Mouse Designs.  The one we used today was St. Nick Mouse.
The teacher had a kit for each of us with the paper pieces all cut to size, and she had the fancy things and fun tools all ready for us.
Coloring in the stamped image
There was a lot of coloring to do after we stamped the design.  We used special paper and Copic alcohol markers.  Besides coloring, we used flocking (fuzz you glue on) on the snow, Santa suit, and Santa's gift bag. 
Cutting apart snowflakes for the envelope
It took almost as much time to make the envelope as to make the card.  We used a fancy punch to make a row of red snowflakes and then cut them apart to decorate the envelope. We also used more fancy paper and plain paper on the envelope and tiny little magnets between the papers to hold the envelope closed.

Then there was a lot of gluing...ribbon to fancy paper, paper to card, and the colored house mouse picture to the card.  This is what mine looked like when it was finished.  I wish you could see the fuzzy flocking on the suit, snow, and bag.



2 comments:

cady68 said...

Way to go Gabby!

Marjo said...

Hi Gabby,

You are a very talented girl. My grandaughter Maddie crafts with me too. You should check out our Challenge Blog just for kids.

Have fun Hugs, Marjo

http://konakidkrafters.blogspot.com/

Actually Gabby

Actually Gabby

Actually Gabby

Hi crafters and crafter-kids,

My name is Gabby and, actually, I am a crafter. I say “actually” a lot. I am seven years old until the end of June. I am almost 7 and a half right now.

My Grandma has tons of paper-crafting supplies and she lets me explore. Daddy used to make scrapbook pages, too, but now he is awfully busy coaching.

Grandma lets me use really sharp “detail scissors” and all kinds of other cool things she has in her craft room. I learned a lot from her that I will be passing on to you as a Creative Team Member for Wuvie’s Whimsies using her Kelly’s Kids.

I can’t wait to show you what I have been doing and sharing tips with you.

Happy Crafting,

Actually-Gabby

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