Class projects, Crop & Create Delivered

Crop & Create Mar 2023 –

Another one of those ‘meh’ sets where I was proven wrong – I think because all the projects were created with a predominance of pink and it’s my least favourite colour. I managed to come up with my own version in an aqua option, though, to help offset the pink and I was much happier haha. All-in-all it was another fun class with Laura Graff.

Things I enjoyed:

  • I really love the wee strawberry die cuts and I can see me using those on future cards.
  • I like the paper pad that we got as part of the kit – there are some really lovely papers in there such as the lovely gingham prints.
  • I enjoyed using printed papers for some of the leaves in the first card we created – that’s a technique I’d never considered before, so that was good to try.
Class projects, Crop & Create Delivered

Crop & Create Fall 2022 –

Mini class #7 is one that I was unsure of when I saw the kit – but I was totally blown away how much better these projects look in person! And such a simple set of dies can turn into beautiful blooms. Once again I was inspired while I was die-cutting for the class project to create one of my own – so I created the card wth vase and background wood graining, inspired for a challenge (and posted here already).

Things I enjoyed:

  • I loved seeing how the flowers really come to life once you layer up a couple of die cuts and changing the colour shading on the layers – so pretty!
  • I love the versatility of this stamp and die set – I’d never considered the gold/white card style before, and it’s really effective. This is a technique I need to remember in the future to use again.
  • I love the addition of the sentiment dies – they’ll be super useful and in a great font style that’s useful for all recipients, including being used on more masculine themed cards.