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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

New Quilt Dies

There are new quilt dies coming out, and we have some ordered!
(Just in time for the February Shop Hop coupon!)
Here is a sample of one of those dies.

(inside of the card)

On this card, the quilt is on the inside of the card.
Rachel used this new window die cut to create the front of the card.

She also used this fabric to embellish the card.

For those of you who signed up for the Quilting with Paper Class on February 24,
here is a sample of the second card that will be made in that class.

(inside of card)

Rachel used this die cut and stamp set from Purple Daisy Design to make this card.

It is a two-step process where you stamp the pattern and color it.
Then you use the die cut to cut out holes that fit perfectly over top 
of the pattern that you stamped.

Rachel used this die cut to create grid-lines over the stamped and cut pieces 
to give the quilt a finished look.

She used the pie fabric to embellish this card as well.

Here is a sample of what you can do with the leftover pieces 
that were punched out from these two dies.

We still have openings left in the Quilting with Paper Class.
It is scheduled for Saturday, February 24, at 9:30 am.
Call us if you are interested in participating in this (or any other) class.

We still have openings for the Valentine Crop on February 14.
You bring your own projects and we provide lunch.

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Valentine's Day

Here are some more Valentine's Day cards.
We had shown a card on here last week with one of these fabrics.
Here are some more with the same fabric on it.

Here are the fabrics we used on these cards.

The rosebud on the left card came from a packet of rosebuds.

Rachel also made these cards.

(inside of cards)

The roses came from this fabric.

She used these papers for backgrounds.

The bees came from this fabric.

Have a great rest of the week!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Tea Bag Folding Cards

Here are some samples made by Nancy Salzman for the Tea Bag Folding Class.

You take eight squares and score and fold and put them together to make this beautiful image to embellish a card.

The class is scheduled for Wednesday, January 31 and will be taught by Nancy Salzman. The class will begin at 9:30am and end around 11:30am. The cost is $20.00 per person.
We hope to see you there!

Farmhouse Memories will be CLOSED on Friday, January 26. 

Rachel will be attending her niece's wedding. 

We hope you have a splendid weekend!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Spring Birds

Here are some more beautiful spring cards that Rachel made.

(inside of card)

Two more cards . . .

(inside of cards)

These are the fabrics that she used to create these cards.

 She also used this stamp set for the wording on the cards.

Here is a cute Valentine's Day card that Rachel also made.

She used a hedgehog from this fabric.
(Excuse the wrinkles - we only have fat quarters left!)

She used this fabric for the words on the front of the card.

Here is a closer view of this fabric.

She used these dies to create the large heart on the front of the card.

These two sets coordinate perfectly together to create a straight-edged cut heart
and a lacy-look-edged heart.

Here is the beautiful red paper she used to back the front of the card.

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Spring is Coming!

I know it is still winter, and for those of you who are still trying to thaw out from the bitter cold spell we had recently, here is something that might warm you up a bit.

Rachel created this card from these cute fabrics.

Here are a couple other fabrics from this same line.

You can use these fabric to decorate simple gift items as well.

Stop by to see our other spring fabrics!
Hoping you are enjoying using your creativity 
during these short winter days and long winter evenings!

Stay healthy!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Class Schedule

2018 Winter & Spring Class Schedule

v Tea-Bag Folding Class taught by Nancy Salzman
Make one card with a Tea-bag folded image on it.  Stay tuned to the blog for a preview of the card that we will be making in this class.   
Wednesday, January 31 – 9:30am – 11:30am   Cost: $20.00 per person

v  Valentines Crop
Bring your photos and scrapbooking supplies and spend the day with us.  We provide donuts and coffee when you arrive and a Valentines lunch, plus lots of inspiration and hands on help with your pages and/or card-making. 
Age Limit: 12 years and older  
Friday, February 9 - 9:00am - 4:00pm   Cost: $23.00 per person

v Paper Bag Album Class taught by Shirley Gillet
You will make and take a darling winter- themed, mini album using white paper bags, embellished with glittery fabrics and die cut images. The album will also have many pockets and pull out tags all dressed for winter.
Wednesday, February 14 (9:30am – Noon) Cost: $20.00 per person

v Quilting with Paper Class taught by Rachel Stoltzfus
Make a “quilted” card using Purple Daisy Design dies and your Cuttlebug die-cutting machine.  Learn to piece the colors to make your quilts truly eye-catching.  We’ll also make a second card using a stamp and die set by Purple Daisy Designs and coloring techniques.  The cost of this class includes one quilt die (valued at $19.99) and supplies to make 2 cards.
Saturday, February 24 – 9:30am – 11:30am   Cost: $35.00 per person

v  Four-fold Fabric Card Class taught by Rachel Stoltzfus
Make one card with four pages and it will be embellished with fabric images.  We will post a picture of the card on the blog.
Saturday, March 3 – 9:30am – 11:30am   Cost: $15.00

v Let’s Get Inky Class taught by Shirley Gillet
Learn to make a card background with distressing ink and silhouette stamps to achieve the look of a watercolor painting. The new stamp platform from Tim Holtz makes it so easy. You will make and take home three cards.
Saturday, March 10  – 9:30am – 11:30am   Cost: $20.00 per person

v  Scrapbooking with Fabric Class taught by Rachel Stoltzfus
Learn to use fabric to make a two-page spread to give your scrapbooking a new look.  Stay tuned to the blog for a preview of the layout.
Wednesday, March 14 – 9:30am – 12:00pm   Cost: $20.00 per person

v  Pot Pie Crop
Bring your photos and scrapbooking supplies and spend the day with us.  We provide donuts and coffee when you arrive and Mom’s homemade chicken pot pie meal for lunch, plus lots of inspiration and hands on help with your pages and/or card-making.  Age Limit: 12 years and older  
Friday, April 13 – 9:00am – 4:00pm   Cost: $23.00 per person

v  Brother Scan & Cut Class taught by Sylvia Field
Learn to use your brother scan & cut machine to cut out fabric images on sticky paper instead of cutting out with a scissors. You will make and take home one card made with fabric.
Wednesday, April 18 - 9:30am - 11:30am   Cost: $20.00 per person

v  If you have a group of friends that would like to do a class together, call ahead and schedule your own personal class. We also rent out our upstairs cropping room for a fee of $8 per person, per day. Please call ahead to schedule your day.

v We may offer a Quilling Crop and Demonstration in the Spring.  If you would be interested in participating with that, contact us for more information.

*Please Note: Your space for the classes will be reserved when we receive
your payment. If you wish to cancel a space for a class we need to know
3 days in advance in order for you to receive a refund in store credit. We
reserve the right to cancel a class in which case we would issue store credit.

Fabric Club

Today was Card-making with Fabric Club.
Burnsie was our hostess, and this is the card she made.

She created this card using this fabric. 

She also used a seagull fabric that we no longer have, 
but you could use similar paper in its place.
She used these brads to embellish the card.

The sand look came from sandpaper (from the hardware store),
and she embossed it.

Rachel made this card for club today.

This is called a Four-fold Card.
She used these fabrics to embellish this card.

She also used these dies . . .

. . . and stamps from this set.

Happy New Year!