october 8 workshop…

Yesterday, one of my aunts, Kristine Celio, hosted a lovely workshop in her home… (thank you, auntie!). It was a great way to spend the afternoon–delicious lunch, gabbing with the girls and stamping—what could be more fun?!  I think everyone really enjoyed the make & takes so I wanted to share them here…

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The top left card in the image above features the A|S Cool Yule stamp set. We layered a strip of cherry gingham onto a sage base card. We then created the winter scene on a small panel of winter sky c.s. by stamping a few trees in sage in the background and then stamping one tree on scrap paper and cutting it out. We created the little snowy hill by trimming a hill out of white card stock using scissors and then applying a strip of glue with a glue pen and dipping the gluey edge in glitter. We glued the snowy hill to the base card so that they trees in the distance were visible. We put a foam square on the back of the one tree we cut out of the scrap paper and glued it to the front of the card. The finishing touches included a sentiment stamped in cranberry in the lower left corner and a cherry satin ribbon tied to the top of the panel before attaching it to the  base card.

The small square flower card was super easy and a great starter project! A 4.25″ base card was cut out of shell. Layered on top was a strip of white and then a strip of lemon whip on top of that.  We took two flowers out of the A|S Meadow Mix flower pack and colored the smaller flower yellow (or pink!) with the Copic markers. We set the flower aside to dry and stamped the sentiment along the bottom of the lemon whip panel, leaving room to attach the flower.  We then layered up the flower using glue dots to secure the layers and put a pretty pearl in the center before attaching it to the base card as the finishing touch.

The last card we worked on featured the A|S Autumn Leaves stamp set.  Using a base card of A|S apricot, we random stamped leaves in french roast, fern and latte directly on the base card. We then stamped a fern leaf on the white panel and the birthday sentiment in french roast. This white panel was then glued to a panel of french roast woodgrain c.s. to give it a little interest. The embellishment included a paper clip tied with ribbon and slipped onto the panel before attaching it to the base card using foam squares so that the sentiment panel popped up a little from the page.

It was a fun afternoon!!  I hope the samples from her workshop inspire you in some way–to hold a workshop of your own or to make a few cards!  Supplies for all of the cards shown can be purchased in my online stamp shop–just click on the green A|S logo button on the right to shop 24/7.


  1. Thank you so much for such wonderful make and take cards at my party, Kris!! Everyone enjoyed making them so much and of course, they are gorgeous. What fun we all had thanks to YOU!!!!