Last weekend I had a fun get together with some wonderful customer friends for a Chicks & Chocolate Card Class. What – you’ve never heard of a Chicks & Chocolate class before? Well, I usually have one per year – because we really enjoy our chocolate!
We created 4 cards, each with a different theme; birthday, friend, Mother’s Day and baby. As everyone was finishing their last card, I set out the goodies 🙂
The Chocolate Part of a Chicks & Chocolate Card Class
We had 2 types of chocolate cookies, delicious cream filled, chocolate covered mini eclairs, a chocolate swirl cheesecake, and an assortment of Ghirardelli chocolates (which just came direct from the San Francisco airport, thanks to my youngest son on his way home from Phoenix!). Needless to say, we all indulged, and I even sent some of the Ghirardelli chocolates home with the ladies 🙂
Fun While Creating
This was a smaller class, and I’d had to reschedule it from an earlier date, due to my Dad being in hospital. (by the way – he’s back into his home now, and working on his recovery!). But sometimes smaller classes can be a different kind of fun; there’s more sharing because of the smaller group, and there’s always lots of laughter 🙂
Up & Away Birthday Card
Our first card is this birthday card made using the Lift Me Up Bundle of products. I’m so happy that these products are carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue! You’ll still be able to purchase the Lift Me Up stamp set in wood mount or photopolymer, and the Up & Away Thinlits Dies.
This fun tri-fold card gives you lots of room to create the scene for your hot air balloon ride. We used the Carried Away Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration for the length of the bottom of the folds. The large balloon was die cut from Silver Glimmer Paper using the Big Shot, the Precision Plate and the Up & Away Thinlits. Stamping the clouds with Soft Sky ink onto Whisper White cardstock and then die cutting them was easy. Can you see the ‘wind’ look we created on the Soft Sky cardstock base? We stamped the balloon string image from the retiring Balloon Adventures stamp set in Soft Sky ink. It adds a subtle touch and a bit of fun!
In the picture above, you can see the card open. You have plenty of room to write your message on the inner panel, as well as the larger back panel.
How To Order Supplies
To order the supplies needed to make this card, click on my signature below to be taken directly to my online store. There, you can continue to add the items to your cart. I’ll be back with another post to share the rest of the cards we made!