Sunday, February 27, 2011

March 2011 Class

STAMPIN’ UP! CLASS by Cathy Perren 

   (Stamp and paper selections may vary)

If you got the chocolate, I've got the treat holders!!
Join me in making these cute baskets and treat card!

Saturday, March 19, 2011
3pm – 6pm
2394 Sun Valley Circle (Clubhouse)
Silver Spring, MD  20906

$20.00 per person due no later than Friday, March 11, 2011
cash, check or paypal

9 spaces available; RESERVE TODAY!!

Send Payment to: 
Cathy Perren
2448 Sun Valley Circle
          Silver Spring, MD 20906         

Class is FREE with a $30 catalog purchase!!
(prepaid class fee will be applied toward order)
*Bring a friend who has never attended my class and receive a $5 coupon for your next class!! (excludes specialty classes)

A decadent chocolate dessert will be served!!!!

PLEASE BRING TO CLASS:  The basic tool kit consisting of bone folder, scissors & adhesive (only glue stick will be provided at class).  If you do not have the basic tool kit, you may add it to your class fee for an additional $20.

These cute 2-in-1 baskets were inspired by two fellow demos.  Angie Juda Kennedy showed me how to make them & Linda Gutierrez inspired the style.  Thank you ladies! The size of the basket can be changed.  They make super cute favors and great gifts!

The treat card was inspired by fellow demo Brenda Quintana, who posted the cutest Love card.  I had to try one as well.  Thank you Brenda.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Remembering Mary

Last month I made a memory book for my friend's mother who passed away in December.

I used SU! linen post bound 6x6 album. The cover is stenciled with the Kind Thoughts Brocade small stencil in Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black classic inks. The ribbon is 1 1/4" wide grosgrain Cherry Cobbler.

 I used the Top Note die to cut pages that people could write a special memory about Mary. The inside cover has extra blank pages for anyone who wants to add a memory but could not attend the funeral.

I used the neutral textured pack of paper to mount the memories on. I used smooch spritz to stencil the Kind Thoughts Brocade onto each page as a background.

The inside back cover of the linen album contains those memories that were added after I finished the book.

The memory book is stored in this wooden box which was donated by another friend.

The left inside of the wooden box has the information about Mary that was handed out at the funeral.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Oh Baby!

Hey guys!
Today's post is project I made back in September.  I'm posting a lot of old projects because I'm working on new stuff, but want to make sure I add content to my blog every day or two.  I hope you don't mind.  Anyway, I decorated a gift bag and made a handmade card for my friend's baby shower.

I used the now retired Parisian Damask stencil to decorate a large gift bag.  Stencils are a very easy way to produce something with the "WOW" effect.
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: large white gift bag
Here's the card:

I CASE'd a card by Monica Weaver who uses metal a lot. It's a beautiful effect, but I didn't have any metal. So the card uses the faux metal technique.

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Basic Pearls, Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, Background Texturz Plates, Big Shot, clear embossing powder, heat tool.

The faux metal technique is very cool.  Eventually, I would like to show you how to do it on a video.  Just got to figure out how to make a!  Talk to you tomorrow.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Past Class

Hey guys,

Today's post is a class project I made January 2010.  It is a card set and tote.  I CASE'd this set from a class posted to the SU! website by Lisa Vale.  They were so much fun to make. I will re-make this sometime with updated products.

Stamp: Kind and Caring Thoughts (retired hostess set)
Cardstock: whisper white, old olive, rich razzleberry, pale plum (retired)
DSP: Cottage Wall (retired)
ink:  old olive, rich razzleberry, pale plum (retired)
Accessories: Scallop Envelope Sizzix Die, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon (retired), eyelet border and scallop oval punches, whisper white medium envelopes

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hi there!  Did you have great weather like we did in Maryland today?  It is 9:59pm EST and 68 degrees!!! Can  you believe that?  I'm loving it!  Today's post shows anniversary love notes I made last September.  They feature SU!'s current in-colors and a great stamp set, Greenhouse Garden.  If you don't have it, you don't know what you're missing!  Shoot me an email & place an order! 

3x3 notecards
Stamp: Greenhouse Garden, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Textured Cardstock: Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Early Expresso
Accessories: Poly Stitched Ribbon in Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz,

Thursday, February 17, 2011

An original design!!

I know I said in my profile that I'm the least creative person I's true.  But I did have an orginal thought at least one time in October...Here's the result:

I really like the way this came out--all vintagey and shabby chic and stuff!  I might try to be original again sometime...but CASEing (Copying and Sharing Everything) is so easy and so much!!

Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight
Stamps: Day of Gratitude
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, Square Lattice embossing folder, cutter kit, sponge daubers, word window punch, linen thread, kraft envelope, bronze pearl (non SU!)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Wow, I'm excited and nervous at the same time!  This is my first blog post.  It is a picture of a Thank You mini card I gave to one of my customers.  It was inpired by the January Thank You cards of one of my favorite demo blogs, Chic'nScratch (Angela Juda Kennedy).  Thank you Angela for your instruction and great inspiration!

Stamps:  Thanks for Caring (2011 Occasions mini); So Happy for You (2011 Sale-a-bration); and Bliss (2011 Sale-a-bration)
Ink:  Peach parfait, black Staz-on
Cardstock:  Whisper White
DSP:  In Color Level I hostess pack
Accessories:  Mini envelopes, Scallop circle punch, Modern label punch, Word window punch

One of the best things about this card is that the stamps from the 2011 Sale-a-bration catalog you can earn FREE!  Check out the catalog on the left side bar for all the details, or just email me.