Matchbooks With a Message ATCs

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Artist Trading CardI get ideas from the most unlikely places, this time from a tag that came with a pair of jeans. What a great ATC that would make, I thought. And here it is. Making use of some double-sided cardstock, I created Matchbooks With a Message. These little beauties feature collage images from Artchix Studio, what I call the Salome collection — exotic and alluring. When you open the matchbook, there’s a little saying inside. Great idea for an extra-special gift card. And the best part about using double-sided cardstock is that both sides are equally interesting, so I did one matchbook using each side. Six different papers = 12 ATCs. Cool, huh? Join me for ATC Night, at Stampin’ From the Heart (11720 Washington Place, L.A., 310-391-0466 for directions), on Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 6:30-8 p.m. We start right on time.  Cost is $10 for two ATCs. All materials are supplied by instructor, Jessica Hollowell. Hope to see you there.

What’s an ATC? Check the page on this site for the answer and get busy making your own to trade. Trading is optional. Please make at 10-12 cards to trade, which includes one for me and one for the store’s collection.

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It’s Time for Postcards

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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.

 

 

 

 

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Special May MITI

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Make-It-Take-ItI’m doing a special Make-It/Take-It this month on the first Friday. It features four  mix-and-match cards to choose from. They’re good for any theme: Wedding, Graduation, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Happy Birthday or Just Because. There are stamps to cover all those occasions and a few more. We’ll be using metallic paper from SEI’s luscious Couture line–I fell in love instantly. Each card is mounted on beautiful silver glossy card stock that makes these cards look extra special. Join me Friday, May 6, drop in starting at earlier — at 6 p.m.– till 8ish, at Stampin’ From the Heart, 11720 Washington Place (at McLaughlin Ave.). Cost is $5 per card, make as many as you like as long as supplies last. Materials supplied by instructor, Jessica Hollowell. Hope to see you there.

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ATCs All Buttoned Up and Lacy

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Artist Trading CardI’m takinArtist Trading Cardg the vintage lace and buttons theme to extremes with color-rich fluid acrylic paints–my absolute fave–playing a major role.  Everything’s bright and beachy in preparation for summer. Join me for ATC Night, Thursday, May  19, starting on time at 6:30 p.m. and going till 8. Stamping From the Heart, 11720 Washington Place, L.A. (near McLaughlin Ave.) Call 310-391-0466 for directions. Cost is $10 to make two cards of my design. Trading is optional, but if you wish to go home with little works of art by others in the group, bring around 10 cards of your own design to trade–plus one for me and one for Karen’s store collection. What’s an ATC.? you ask. Check out the page on this site for the answer. Hint: Anything goes! The only rule has to do with the size.

Real Vintage Postcards

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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!

Picture Perfect ATCs

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Artist Trading CardSpring is finally here and it’s time to celebrate with color. You’ll make a tiny picture and wrap it in a frame (choice of three) for the April ATC Night. We’ll be using watercolor crayons for the mini-image and layering it with colorful embossed foil and collage paper. You decide the color scheme, right down to the background card. ATC Night, Thursday, April 21, 2011, starting right at 6:30 p.m till 8-or-so at Stampin’ From the Heart, 11720 Washington Place (at McLaughlin), Los Angeles. (Call 310-391-0466 for directions.) Instructor: Jessica Hollowell. All materials supplied. Cost $10. You will get one of my cards and make two of your own. Trading is optional. If you wish to trade, please bring around a dozen cards of your own design, including one for me and one for Karen’s collection at the store. What’s an ATC? See the link on this site for details.

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Postcard Postcards

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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.

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Dramatic Corrugated Cardboard

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Artist Trading CardYes, drama and corrugated cardboard don’t seem to belong in the same sentence, but I found some wonderful colors of this textured material and they just seemed to pop on this beautiful black cardstock (inside is white to stamp a greeting). We’ll coordinate with embossed images, which you get to color with Distress Inks for a perfect storm of color and texture. Great for birthdays or any occasion. Join paper and book arts instructor Jessica Hollowell for Make-It/Take-Take Night, Friday, March 11, 2011, at Stampin’ From the Heart in Los Angeles, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cost is $5 per card, and all materials are supplied. You can make one or more as long as supplies last. Hope to see you there!

Stripes and Lines Postcard

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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.

Corrugated ATCs

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Artist Trading Card Artist Trading Card Ah , the wonders of corrugated cardboard. Just by tearing off one layer of this ubiquitous (it’s everywhere) material, a whole new world of texture is revealed. It begs for color and that’s what this month’s Artist Trading Card is going to be all about. We’ll give a new life to a piece of dull, lifeless and utilitarian corrugated cardboard. First, a couple of coats of Making Memories paint, some shimmer with a touch of Lumiere and then stamp it up and embellish. What a transformation! I just couldn’t stop making them. Join instructor Jessica Hollowell, Los Angeles-based paper and book artist, for ATC Night, 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Stampin’ From the Heart. We start right on time for a trade and then have a demo and you get to make 2 of these corrugated beauties. Suggestion: bring rubber gloves. Cost is $10, all materials supplied. Hope to see you there.

For those who wish to trade: Please bring at least 10 cards to trade. One for everyone trading, one for the instructor and one for the store’s collection. Not sure what  an Artist Trading Card is? Please see the page on this site “What’s an ATC?”