Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Stampin' Up Christmas Card Class

It's been a long time since I've been to a Stampin' Up party or ordered any product, however I was excited to sign up for a Christmas Card Class offered by a local consultant. The class was free with a $30 order, and we created 12 cards - 2 each of six different cards. Two of the cards involved embossing, which I have not been very successful at, so I thought this would be a good chance to get some hands-on instruction. I was not disappointed and came away with some great cards to add to my growing stack of Christmas cards.

Along with embossing with ink and embossing powder, the class included die cutting and embossing with the Big Shot, stamping, punching, and (the necessary and all important) snacks! One of my teenage friends attended the class with me and we both came away inspired and feeling like we had learned some new techniques.

Do you use and purchase Stampin' Up products? Have you attended any fun classes like this one in your area?

8 comments:

Debbie P said...

Awesome cards! Wow, you are really ahead of the game! Good job!

Lynn Wigren said...

I love Stampin' Up Christmas card workshops. I've been to several but I don't have any consultants that are doing these in the past few years. Your cards turned out great!

Tammy said...

I have never been to a SU party but I've always been interested in their products. I look through the catalogs occasionally but haven't bought anything. Yet.

Karen said...

Given my huge collection of stamps, it's rather amazing that I don't own a single SU stamp, and have never been to a party. Nice collection of cards.

MonicaB said...

Beautiful cards!

Missus Wookie said...

Lovely cards - glad you both had a good time.

I have some SU products, have hosted parties, taught a couple of the techniques elsewhere but haven't done any of that in years... The two friends who sold it both stopped.

Sandra said...

I got some of the stamping up Christmas papers and looking forward to playing.

Your cards are really lovely

Brenda Keenan said...

wow! your cards are beautiful! I need some ideas for a Christmas class in December and may have to case one or two ;-)