January Cards & Coffee.

January Cards & Coffee.

2021 brings exciting changes to the classes I offer at Made by Megan! One of which is my Cards & Coffee class held in a local cafe. This class is designed to be suitable for beginner stampers up to casual crafters – anyone really who wants to dedicate some time to getting crafty, having a good cuppa, and enjoying the company of likeminded people.

This month’s theme was ‘With Love’, perfect for almost any occasion or celebration. Great to keep aside for Valentine’s Day (GALentine’s Day).

One card uses Magenta Madness cardstock as the base, a scalloped heart punched out of Just Jade, a straight edge heart punched out of Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper, and the sentiment stamped onto Bumblebee cardstock.

The second card is made using Early Espresso for the card base, Cinnamon Cider for the layer, and a straight edged heart punched out in Petal Pink. A zig-zag of Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon just finished off the design.

We made the two cards using the Heartfelt Bundle. I just love bundles that feature punches, they make crafting just that bit easier to do, and they don’t require a tonne of supplies or tools.

This months class was so much fun, I’m looking forward to next month and hopefully meeting some new people. Check out the Classes tab on my blog, or follow me on Facebook for the event details – @megantearemade.

Happy crafting x

Megan

September 8×8 Sampler Class.

September 8×8 Sampler Class.

Hello! Welcome back to my blog and to another awesome sampler class design. To make this page we used the Whale Done bundle, which has lots of fun images and fun ‘punny’ sentiments. The images are great for creating an underwater scene, and that’s exactly what we did for the shaker section. Shaker elements are a great technique and it added a fun spin to this layout.

There are a number of sheets in the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper pack that are great for making an under the sea seascape. We stamped the sea creatures from the Whale Done stamp set in different colours to fill in the seascape panel at the bottom of the page. To make the shaker portion, we used Whale of a Time Sequins and fussy cut small sea creatures from the Whale of a Time 6×6 Designer Series Paper. We then attached the window sheet using Foam Adhesive Strips, and a Calypso Coral frame on top with Tear n Tape.

A great tip to keep the small fussy cut pieces from becoming buried in the other shaker filler is to adhere a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to the back and leave the backing in place.

To create the sentiment piece we stamped the sentiment close to the laft-hand side of a piece of Whisper White punched using the Everyday Label Punch. By sliding the opposite side back through the punch, we were able to make a custom sized sentiment piece.

Happy crafting x

Megan

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August 8×8 Sampler Class.

August 8×8 Sampler Class.

This months sampler theme was ‘Masculine’. My class tied in with Father’s Day, however this design is suitable for any male figure – brother, uncle, friend, etc.

We got extra creative and made the mini notebook from printer paper I had previously died with tea. Each page was stamped using images from the Beautiful World stamp set in coordinating ink colours. We then attached the pages to the cover by stitching them with some twine. The cover was embossed using the Subtles 3D embossing folder, and then aged using a sponge dauber and Soft Suede ink. It is then held closed with a length of Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and a slide from the Antiqued Corner and Slides pack. To finish off the mini notebook, we adhered die cut elements and covered the spine and two front corners with Early Espresso cardstock.

The sentiment is heat embossed in white onto a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock. We stamped the quill onto a lighter sheet of patterned paper from the World of Good Designer Series Paper pack, and finished off the panel with a corner from the Antiqued Corner and Slides pack.

The globe was die cut using Brass Foil, Misty Moonlight cardstock, and Soft Suede cardstock for the stand. Again, the panel was finished off with a corner from the Antiqued Corner and Slides pack.

The best aspect of this sampler page was that the mini notebook could come off of the page! It was adhered with magnets which meant it could come off to have a photos glued in, or to have some memories jotted in – whatever the owner wanted to do with it really.

Happy crafting x

Megan


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2020-2022 In-Colours.

2020-2022 In-Colours.

Introducing the new Stampin’ Up! 2020-2022 In-Colours! Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight.

Click this image to view the full range online.

Do you have a favourite? I’m finding it hard to settle on one fave, but I have enjoyed working with Just Jade and Misty Moonlight – blues and greens are my go to colours when creating.

Three cards we made at a recent card class I attend. They featured all 5 of the new In-Colours.
A close up on the fun split-front card in Cinnamon Cider.
We frayed the Misty Moonlight In-Colour ribbon to get this fun curl of threads behind the sentiment.

Happy crafting x

Megan