Category Archives: Post Cards

Return of “The Birds” Postcards


Birds postcardBy popular demand I am repeating (more like reinventing) a postcard offered a while back, featuring Cavellini birds. And before I forget, this last Postcard Night of the year will be on Dec. 2, because the last Friday of November falls during Thanksgiving weekend. I’ve added and subtracted from the last version of the birds, but two things remain the same: the birds, of course, and the glitter. Other than that, it’s a whole new project. So, if you missed the Birds postcards from the past and want a chance to try the Birds postcards of the present, join me at Post Card Night, Fri., Dec. 2, from 6:30-8 p.m., at Stampin’ From the Heart, 11720 Washington Place (at McLaughlin St.), L.A. 310-391-0466 for directions. Cost: $10; all materials supplied.


Shadow Ink Post Cards


Shadow Stamp Post CardThis month I dug out my shadow inks (they were covered in dust, I have to admit) and used them in the background of my design. I love the effect when I over-stamp the shadow block with script. It’s a great way of giving dimension to an otherwise flat card. And I have been so eager to use my Inka Gold paste-ink-stuff, which comes in many wonderful colors, as a border on the main panel. This color medium is so unusual and lovely–it acts like a paste, but it dries instantly and shines like real gold (or other metallic). I just want to put it on everything. Luckily, the cat can run faster than me. I hope you can join me for  Post Card Night, from 6:30-8 p.m., Fri. Oct. 28, 2011, at Stampin’ From the Heart, 11720 Washington Place, L.A., 310-391-0466 for directions. Cost $10 to make two cards; all materials supplied. You might want to bring your own precision scissors. See you there.

That’s the Ticket Post Cards


That's the Ticket Post CardI pulled out my watercolor pencils recently and remembered how much fun they are to play with. But what to color? I also love those Invoke Arts tickets, with inspirational messages and lots of spaces for different colors.  Put those two things together with a piece of torn tissue paper and a deckle-edge scissors and I have a bright, cheery postcard that anyone would be pleased to receive in the mail. Better hurry, I just heard the Post Office is in danger of going under. Yikes! Anyway, before that happens, please join me at Postcard Night, on a new night this month only: 6:30-8 p.m., Fri. Sept. 30, 2011, at Stampin’ From the Heart, 11720 Washington Place, L.A., 310-391-0466 for directions. Cost is $10 and you get to make two cards. Materials supplied by instructor, Jessica Hollowell.  Hope to see you there.

Grab Bag Postcards

Grab Bag Post Card--Celebration

Grab Bag post card, "Celebration"

Well, I apparently was not done playing with all the goodies in the grab bag that I got at Linda’s yard sale recently. Because today, I made two post cards that I just love mostly since they feature the pretty piece of bird paper that was included in the bag. And I seem to have gotten a little carried away because I pulled out the glitter!!!!! to spice up the birds a bit. By the way, the dried flowers and leaves in the bottom left corners are from a packet included in the grab bag, too. And I still have lots left. It really doesn’t take much to make me happy.

Grab Bag Post Card -- Destiny

Grab Bag post card, "Destiny"

Steam Punk Post Cards


Blue Steam Punk Post CardWhat is Steam Punk? I’m not sure but gears and mechanical things are usually involved and it looks old-fashioned and kinda funky, if those two things can be in the same sentence. I finally figured out a way to use a neat set of Steam Punk stamps we got at the latest Extravaganza. These post cards marry Steam Punk with Old World, and I kinda like the effect. It’s very different for me, and I hope you will take the plunge, too. Join me for Post Card Night on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 at Stampin’ From the Heart, 11720 Washington Place, L.A. (310-391-0466 for directions). We start right at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8 or so. Cost is $10, all materials are supplied.

Fleur de Lis Post Cards


Fleur de lis post cardI have a collection of fleur de lis stamps, but there’s one (by Stampers Anonymous) that stands out head and shoulders above the rest. And it is the star player in this month’s Postcard Night, July 22, 2011, at Stampin’ From the Heart, 11720 Washington Place, L.A., (310-391-0466 for directions), 6:30-8 p.m., Cost $10. All materials supplied to make two cards. We start on time at 6:30 p.m. This card is all about colors. We’ll be playing with Tattered Angels sprays on textured cardstock by Bazzill and my favorite paints, Golden Fluid Acrylics. Many color themes will be available. Each card will contain a greeting of your choice (I sent my first of these as a Thank You note and I am happy to report that it survived the U.S. Postal Service intact!) I’ll also bring a few other stamps for the main image that you can use, if you prefer. Feel free to bring one of your own, but make sure it has lots of rubber and not much fine detail. Hope to see you there.

P.S. I’m giving this one to my friend Joanne, because she loves Piiink!

It’s Time for Postcards


Postcard NightI just love clocks and have always been fascinated by time. Sooo, when I found some colorful collage images from Magenta that feature time and clocks, well, I just couldn’t resist. I dragged out all my clock stamps, and trust me when I tell you I didn’t even end up using them all. And put together a time/clock collage, in black and white, which makes those collage images pop. There are four basic designs to choose from and some timely sayings to go with them. Embellished with a spot of color — flower and jewel- and voila. Join me at Postcard Night, at Stampin’ From the Heart (11720 Washington Place, L.A. 310-391-0466 for directions), Friday, June 24, 2011, from 6:30-8 p.m. We start right on time. Cost is $10 for two postcards. All materials supplied by instructor, Jessica Hollowell. Hope you can make it.





Postcard Night

Real Vintage Postcards


Vintage Post CardI found some very neat old papers in an antique store and that’s what inspired the postcards for this Vintage theme. For an extra touch, we’ll be using some special iridescent buttons that came from an estate sale. Trust me, the photo doesn’t do them justice. Join me for Postcard Night, Friday, May 27, starting on time at 6:30 p.m. till about 8. (Yes, it’s the beginning of a holiday weekend, so I hope you’ll be able to make it.) Stampin’ From the Heart, 11720 Washington Place, at McLaughlin Ave., in L.A. Cost is $10 to make two cards from the four designs available. Materials supplied. Hope to see you there!

Postcard Postcards


PostacardNo, your eyes are not playing tricks on you: there’s a double layer of postcards in the background of the April selection for Postcard Night. I just can’t resist these fabulous Cavellini wrapping paper postcards. Plenty to choose from. And then the Artchix Studio mini-postcards are kinda irresistible too. Well, if one postcard’s good, two’s great. There will be a number of main images to choose from, including this one, at top, from Stampers Anonymous. Birds–just can’t get enough of ’em. And just to make things even more interesting, the backs of the cards will feature Postcard words from the Tim Holtz collection by Stampers Anonymous.  Postcard Night, Friday, April 22, 2011, starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. and goes till 8-or-so at Stampin’ From the Heart, 11720 Washington Place (at McLaughlin) in Los Angeles. (Call 310 391-0466 for directions). Instructor: Jessica Hollowell. All materials supplied. Cost: $10. You’ll make two cards.

PostcardBack of Postcard

Stripes and Lines Postcard


Post CardThis month at Postcard Night, we will be further exploring how to use corrugated cardboard–my latest passion. This time we’ll pair lovely colored corrugated cardboard with another of my faves: paint chips and top it off with my other fave, inchies colored with another fave, glitter gel pens. Wow, I have so many favorites; did I mention gold leaf pens and color staples? Yes, they are all on this one card!! Please join paper and book arts instructor Jessica Hollowell at Postcard Night, Friday, March 25, 2011, at Stampin’ From the Heart in Los Angeles, We start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and go till 8 or so. Cost is $10 to make two cards, all materials are supplied. Hope to see you there.