Jan 06 2008

January Workshop


Well, I’m all set for my 1st workshop for 2008 so I thought I’d show you what I have planned. The 3 cards above, made with the Cuttlebug and Scor-Pal, will be part of the Hostess Gift for my hostess. Now,I can just see some of you SU demos shaking your heads, wondering why I am featuring something with the Cuttlebug and Scor-Pal. Well, let me explain. I always try to personalize my Hostess Gifts, making something for the hostess that I know (hope, anyway) that she will enjoy. This hostess has a Cuttlebug, which she rarely uses — as is the case with many of my other customers who will be attending. I want them to use and enjoy the fun things that they have. By showing them these quick and simple cards, I’m hoping they will feel inspired to create themselves and use their tools and other supplies. And I know this hostess appreciates receiving ready made cards, so I hope she likes these!!!

Again, these are what I’m calling my Cuttle-Pal cards — SO quick and easy. For this set I used the full size hearts folder. I inserted only 2″ of the paper into the folder and ran it though the Cuttlebug like that. Then flip it over, wrong side up, lay it on your Scor-Pal with theembossed edge on the 2″ mark, and score at 4 1/4 and 4 1/2. When you flip it over it should look like the cards above. So quick and easy!!! The oval tags are just adhered with Dimensionals. Words are from Warm Words. Paper and ribbon is Regal Rose. (I’ve edited this post to add a photo on how to put the paper in the Cuttlebug — see end of post)


This is a little candy treat bag I also made for my hostess, filled with Valentine M & M’s. Again, I used the Cuttlebug to create the embossed hearts so it would coordinate with the set of cards. To create the topper I first stapled the Regal Rose piece to the bag to keep everything together. My white piece, which is folded on top,is the same on the back as on the front. I kept it folded before inserting it into the embossing folder, so it embossed both the back and front at the same time. Now normally when you do this, the front is EMbossed and the back is DEbossed. However, with THIS folder, both sides came the same. When you study the design, you will see that the alternating hearts are embossed and debossed (one raised up, one sunk in), so the back side is never *wrong*, so to speak — I don’t know if I’m explaining this right — hope you get what I mean! The *thanks* is from Much Appreciated. Again, Regal Rose ribbon.


These are the 2 cards we’ll be doing at the workshop, and I’m not going into great detail on either as they are very similar to other recent uploads I have done here. The elephant card (Happy Heart Day) is pretty much the same as a recent upload, I just cut a few corners to make it easier for a workshop. There is no scallop border on the green strip, the background covers most of the card, allowingme to wrap my ribbon behind this panel, rather than wrap it around the entire card as on the previous upload seen here. And this card has a Celery base, which I like better than the previous card.

The baby boy card (Nursery Necessities) is kind of a masculine remake of this card previously done in pinks, but incorporating aspects of this card and this card.


(I’m editing this post to include the above photo as it was apparently unclear what I meant when I said to insert only 2″ of paper into the folder — can you see now? 2″ on the right side of your paper is inserted into the folder, and run through the Cuttlebug like this. Hope this clears it up!)

Well, I guess that’s it!! I’m looking forward to my first workshop with the new catalog!!! Hope everyone enjoys it!!! And THANK YOU so much for stopping in here — I truly do apprecite it!!! Thanks everyone!!!

62 responses so far

62 Responses to “January Workshop”

  1. Dawn Marie says:

    ALL your projects are ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!!! You have some awesome stuff that I may have to CASE. *wink, wink.I love your blog and check it out everyday. Keep up the great work!!TFS

  2. Deb Neerman says:

    Love your ‘Cuttle-Pal’ cards and topper! I just love the classic simplicity; so crisp and clean-looking.

    I’m sure your hostess will love these!

    TFS, Kiddo!

  3. Susan says:

    Oh they are all sooooo cute!!!

  4. Rose Ann says:

    Everything looks fantastic, Sharon! Everyone will be thrilled with what you have for them…I’m sure!!

  5. Sue B says:

    You are really sweet to your Hostesses. These are fabulous. I’m not sure I understand how to do it but I’m going to try. I’d love to come to one of your classes.

  6. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Sharon, how do you come up with these beauties? How in the world do you get your CS embossed only partially? I have to go with Sue B, I am not sure either how you did that? (rolling eyes in confusion)

  7. Velta says:

    Sharon ~ I love your Cuttle-Pal cards and what a great gift…I think I will CASE the cards and the treat bags and hand them out at work…Just Lovely 🙂

  8. CherylQuilts says:

    These are fabulous! I love the simplicity and elegance of your Cuttle-Pal cards! Definite winners! Thanks…you are amazing!! ~Cheryl

  9. Sue B says:

    Sharon, what a t’riffic idea! I’m CASEing, natch’, and have a Soldier’s Angels workshop next Saturday where I hope to assemble many of the chocolate treat bags for the troops we’re making cards for!
    Thanx for the regular inspiration, girl!
    later, alligator!
    – SueB

  10. MrsBoz says:

    Sharon, you and I are on the same wave length so very often!!! Talk about GMTA!!! I’m having a Stamp Camp on Thursday, and we’re making 2 each of 5 designs: 2 Valentine (4 cards), 2 Birthday (4 cards), and 1 Thank You (2 cards). One of the Valentines is white CB hearts on Real Red with red ribbon and a “Love” charm. This one is similar to your first card posted here. Then, the following Thursday is another club workshop, and for my non-card item, we’re filling little plastic bags with Valentine M&M’s and making toppers!!! I’ve bought the M&M’s but haven’t made my samples yet. When I get all 5 of my Stamp Camp designs done, I’ll post them, and when I get my samples done for my 3rd Thursday Club, I’ll post them too! You did give me some ideas for my candy toppers!!! Thanks!

  11. I’m already a SU demo. and I want to be the hostess! What cute cards! I love everything! Thanks so much for sharing! You are such an inspiration! Take care! 🙂

  12. Loving your quick cards! I can’t seem to stop using my bug! Thanks for all that you share with us. Your ideas are real timesavers and always so beautiful.

  13. Bonnie says:

    Thanks for the little demo on the cuttlebug!! I was already clammed up and thinking- “nope, it won’t go through”- MY CLOSED MIND creeping up again LOL! You are such an inspiration Sharon!

  14. Janet Zeppa says:

    I think my cuttlebug will be dusted off today!! TFS!!
    Janet Z

  15. joyk says:

    Omigosh Sharon………I bet your hostesses are just clamoring for workshops!! What fantastic hostess gifts and wonderful cards! I think the cuttlebug and scorepal just add to the joy of SU stamps!

  16. Janine says:

    Wonderful cards and projects !!

  17. Billie says:

    Oh my, your workshop will be a huge hit. Love all your beautiful ideas. Thanks so much for your sharing

  18. lacyquilter says:

    These are fabulous. I am so CASEing these. TFS

  19. Pam says:

    Your blog is one of my favorites Sharon and I *really* wish I could come to one of your workshops! Oh my, your projects are the BEST! Stampin Smiles, Pam 🙂

  20. Kim Pebley says:

    I wanted to thank you for editing and showing how you did the paper in the cuttlebug.. I am new to the embossing machine and just love these cute and quick cards.. thanks for sharing.
    Kim 🙂

  21. Sherrie says:

    These are absolutely awesome! I love reading your blog everyday–your creations are wonderful (it is computer happy mail)! Thanks!!

  22. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Oh my, you were a busy girl yesterday! I love all of these. I know I’ve said this many times, but you amaze me with your creativity!

  23. Kiko says:

    I absolutely love the imaginative ways you are showing us to use the Cuttlebug and the elegance the score lines create. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration. You’re amazing!!!

  24. Pinky says:

    Sharon, these are so cool and I love them…I might just have to case them for a workshop next month! You are such a talented stamper…


  25. Sheila says:

    Wow, cuttle-pal cards. Great idea and great name. Definitely going to try this.

  26. Char in So Cal says:

    I am a fellow SU! demo and I am not shaking my head at your use of “contraband”. I do it as well and my Stampin’ Gals XOXOX the total versitility of the SU! products with other goodies out there.

    FAB creations and FAB blog! TFS it all with us.

    Rubber Hugs,

    Char in So Cal
    [email protected]

  27. Silke Ledlow says:

    Sharon – Your workshop cards are great…I would love to attend any of your workshops and it would not matter what you would show…I know I would love it!!!

    I also have the “Heart” CB template and I think I have to case the little candy bag you made…TFS!!!

  28. Bev says:

    Great ,great hostess gifts and thanks for the CB info., helpful. Bev J.

  29. Marya says:

    I just love the clean, crisp look of your cards! I enjoy viewing your website frequently, your such an inspiration!!!!!

  30. Dottie K. says:

    Wow wish I was your hostess! What a beautiful gift to receive. I really enjoy your blog and your ideas are fantastic. Thanks for all the inspiration. Hope everyone enjoys your cards. I sure do!!! 🙂

  31. Kathyc on SCS says:

    These are awesome! I just bought some of those m&m’s; I’m headed upstairs to try this out! TFS!

  32. Lisa Beem says:

    Absolutely love those cards! You work is pretty and perfect.

  33. Angel says:

    Gorgeous projects and I am so glad you keep it real, Sharon! I love seeing the different things I can do with my “other” supplies besides SU. But I am true to SU with my inks and cardstock for the most part. I ahve got to try the partly Cuttlebugged idea. Brilliant! I love everything you do, girl!

  34. Leesa Berry says:


    I love your blog and read it daily! I just love the cuttle-pal cards. I am a new cuttlebug owner and your beautiful cards inspire me to use and enjoy my cuttlebug. Thank you so much for sharing all your awesome ideas and cards!

  35. Michele says:

    YOU are so darn talented; I’m forever CASEing you!!! Hope you don’t mind; I always give you credit and direct them to your blog. Love what you do; TFS!

  36. Michelle says:

    I just love what your doing with the cuttlebug lately!

  37. Nancy Riley says:

    Wonderful projects, Sharon! Everything you do is First Class, all the way! I’d love to live in your area for an opportunity to attend your classes!

  38. NancyK says:

    Another incredible design – hey I want to come to the party!!

  39. Jen del Muro says:

    OMW!! These are just the greatest!

  40. Lisa (lakind) says:

    Sharon, I check your blog everyday and have cased many of your designs (some stamp-for-stamp and color-for-color!). You are so talented! I wish we lived near each other so I could join your stamping classes! Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!

  41. Marisa says:

    AFter seeing so many wonderful cuttle-pal cards you’ve made I’m asking for a Scorepal for my birthday this month. Just LOVE the card you made with the hearts. Going to have to case this one for sure!! Enjoy your first party of 2008 🙂

  42. Donelda says:

    Love these valentine cards!! I also love the yummy m&m!!


  43. Joani says:

    Bea-utiful! Your cards are amazing. Love your work!
    Cant wait to see what’s next 🙂

  44. wow, Sharon! These are terrific! I totally understood what you meant. I think you did an awesome job with all of these cards, and I really wishhhhh I lived closer to you. I would love to attend a workshop with you! Keep inspiring me from afar! 🙂 Kelly

  45. leslierich says:

    Your Cuttle-Pal cards are awesome, as always! I love how you’ve tied the ribbons all at different levels and just changed the words on the tags. Cute bag, too, and great idea for the topper. I do know what you mean about the embossed/debossed being reversible. Absolutely darling cards! I know your workshops must be SO FUN!

  46. Hey Miss Sharon! Great cards… and simple! I think the gals will be inspired to use their machines more! I should warn you… you were the inspiration for today’s post on my blog! I hope you get a kick out of it! 🙂 When you read my post, I hope you take the advice to try to get this one published!!!!

  47. Dee says:

    I love that elephant card Sharon!! To darn cute!!

  48. nancy littrell says:

    What a Fantastic Hostess Set! TFS the photo of your 2″ cuddlebugging. You and Leslie are making me want to put a Score Pal on my wishlist! Your make and take cards are adorable too. I love your designs and I like the celery the best too. Makes your card really pop. TFS

  49. Linda says:

    These are just beautiful! Your hostess will LOVE them! I’m with you…I share tools that I love regardless if SU sells it or not. I find that my customers take my word for it when I tell them that our cardstock is superior (as they know that I would recommend something else if it wasn’t). I say get people crafting and using the tools they have, then they will be papercrafters forever!


  50. Carol Lee says:

    Thank you so much for sharing all of these wonderful things to do wih a cuttle bug. I have been learning so much about things to do with my cuttlebug from reading your blod. I never thought of embossin half of the card stock. These cards are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Carol Lee

  51. Stacy says:

    So cute! I need to try that with my CB! TFS!

  52. Cute stuff! Have a fun camp!

  53. Kathie in Las Vegas says:

    Sharon, Your creativity with the Cuttlebug embossing folders is so inspiring! You kind of think outside the “A2″ box and I love your unique designs! Your cards are lovely, elegant & wonderful! Thank you so much for the great inspiration. I have already CASED a few for my stamp clubs!!

    I am defiantely ‘staying tuned” to your blog!
    Kathie in Las Vegas

  54. Maria says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Is there another way to get the look of the hearts without the Cuttle Bug?

  55. Erin K says:

    ohmyheck those are beautiful!

  56. Tim Hammonds says:

    Sharon, I really enjoy your work and was wondering if you have ever had a chance to incorporate the Scor-it Board into any of your projects? I’d love to see what you could do with it! Thanks, Tim

  57. diane mcvey says:

    Those are all wonderful!!! I LOVE your Cuttle-pal cards, they are GREAT! What a creative idea, and the lines add so much! Just beautiful! (isn’t simplicity just divine??!!)
    Thanks for sharing these projects…your ladies are going to have such a wonderful time at your house! 😀

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  59. Michelle (sf9erfan on SCS) says:

    Silly question… on the treat bag, how do you adhere the top to the bag? Do you staple it on the first layer and glue the embossed part on top of it to hide them?

    I am making 10 treat bags and don’t know how to adhere my tops to the bag! Everything is such a learning curve! Hugs, michelle

  60. Nancy Riley says:

    Sharon, there you go … inspiring me AGAIN! I cased your treat bag for a class project, and my class participants LOVED it!!!! THANK YOU !!!!! You can see my treat bag here: http://stampinat6213.blogspot.com/2008/02/february-stamp-class-projects.html

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  62. Janet says:

    Hi sharon, I like your site very much! May I ask about cuttlebug machine, I’m going to buy but I’m wonder do it come with a embosser folder in the box? I’m thinking to buy the embosser folder-Heart Blocks but not sure if it will be in box. Thanks! Janet

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