Chear & Dear

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Mary's Fairies

Look at these cute cards Rachel made with yet another new line of fabric.

(inside of card)

(insides of cards)

It is called "Mary's Fairies."

You can also use it to create gifts.
Rachel decorated these folders with this fabric.

She decorated this gift bag with it as well.

The larger pictures for the gift creations came from this panel.

There are five pictures on each panel.

Keep on creating!

Change of Hours

We want to let you know that we are changing the hours
for May 31st only.
Kerri is graduating from high school that evening, 
and we would like to attend the ceremony.
The hours on May 31, 2018, will be 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.
We will continue to be open all other Thursday evenings until 8:00 pm.


Let's Get Inky

In our last post we stated that we added another class to the schedule.
Here are samples similar to what we will be making in the class.

We have two Let's Get Inky Classes scheduled in June.
In this class, you will learn to make a card background with distressing ink and cling stamps from Penny Black to achieve the look of a watercolor painting.  The stamp platform from Tim Holtz makes it so easy.  (We sell these stamp platforms here at the Farmhouse.)  Participants of this class will make and take home two lilac cards similar to the ones above.  The cost of the class includes the Penny Black lilac cling stamp (valued at $13.49) and supplies to make two cards.
Wednesday, June 20, or Friday, June 22,
9:30 am - 11:30 am
The cost of this class is $25.00 per person
Give us a call if you are interested in participating in this 
or any of the other classes we have this summer.


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Added Class

We wanted to let you know that we added another class to our Summer Schedule.
Let's Get Inky Class on Friday, June 22, has sold out.
But, we are offering another class just like it on Wednesday, June 20, at 9:30 am.
In this class, we will learn to make a card background with distressing ink and cling stamps from Penny Black to achieve the look of a watercolor painting.
Give us a call if you are interested in participating in any of the classes!
A sample photo of what we will be doing in that class will be coming soon.
Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Tractor Cards and Club

My elderly father was a farmer all his life.  He particularly loved Farmall tractors.
Having been raised on a farm with red tractors, this fabric caught my eye!

My father is also a man of faith.  At his age, he feels like he can't do much anymore.
"But," he said, "I can pray for others."
When I saw this fabric, I thought of making note cards for him.

They were simple to make and did not take long to create.

(inside of cards)

How meaningful to receive a note card like this from a farmer who loved tractors
saying that he prayed for you today.

Rachel made a box to hold four cards and envelopes to give as a gift.

This is another fabric from the same line.

I made this larger card from this fabric.

(inside of card)

Last week was Card-Making-With-Fabric Club again.
Dora was our hostess.  She created this card for the ladies to make.

When you pull on the tab, the flaps pull apart to reveal what is underneath.

She used these fabrics to create this card.

She also used this corner die cut for the front of the card.

Don't forget to stop by this week for our sale here at the Farmhouse!
(It ends Saturday at 1:00 pm.)


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

GoPress Foil Machine

Several posts ago, we told you about the new machine 
that we have for sale here at the Farmhouse.
It is called the GoPress Foil Machine.

Here are some more samples of what this machine does.

You can use your old dies to foil on your cards with this machine.
The card above was foiled with this old die from spellbinders

Here is another card in which Rachel used an older die to foil AND cut.

It came from this die - an Imperial Gold set.

You can also use this machine to emboss with your dies.
We also have some new Hotfoil Stamps to use with this machine.
They are for foiling only.  
Here are some of them.  

Here is a card using one of them.
(It is difficult to capture the true beauty of the foil on the picture.)

Rachel made this card for the club ladies today using the GoPress Machine.

This machine will be available during the sale days for you to experiment with.

We mentioned on our sale flyer that there will be other discounted items 
throughout the Farmhouse.
One of those items is Imperial Gold die sets.

Be sure to stop by and see us!

Summer Class Schedule 2018