‘Insides Outsides’ Craft Workshop

November 22, 2014 at 11:16 pm 9 comments

Hi! I promised I’d post my ‘Insides Outsides’ workshop pictures.


There were 21 ladies coming for a 10-4pm workshop and I wanted to create a day with a 3D theme; concentrating on getting the outsides and insides as interesting as each other. I always bake for days like this so this is what the kitchen looked like initially

ws11The card at the top was a simple enough affair on the outside; a bit of masking, some gorgeous stamps from Inkadinkado0 & a ribbon tie for the front. Inside?..ws3The mechanism for making the card pop was a really easy to create- there’s an easy version here. ws14You can see some of the tables here,(with the girls busy creating), my very messy demo desk and also my trusty coffee flask which came in pretty handy ;-).ws4The next project to show you is this one; this was the simplest. The inside…ws5
a very easy rectangle of acetate behind the image. The beauty of this pop-up is that it’s straightforward, will fold flat but because of the firmness of the acetate. it will keep bouncing back.

ws6This card was easy enough on the outside. More masking and colouring, glitter and adhesive gems. The inside had a fun twist!

ws7ws8It was made using a spiral of acetate, secured at each side of the card. As you open it up, the spiral pulls away from itself and creates a fab 3D effect, that again folds flat. I just added different Christmassy images.

ws12Part way through the day, we had a free raffle for everyone there. Tara from Make The Day Special Stamp Store had kindly sent a Lawn Fawn set ‘Critters In The Arctic’

Karen won the set- you can see that she was pretty chuffed!

The final project was the most complicated one using an accordion die from Karen Burniston. The decoration was kept purposely simple as it was on of those projects that seemed more complicated until you’d tried it once and then it made more sense! ws9 ws10The papers were from Heidi Swapp and we had lots of fun trying to work out which piece stuck where and which way to fold elements and which way to decorate it! Everyone succeeded and the girls were all really good sports to give their brains such a workout.

I don’t insist they copy my sample exactly. In fact, I love to see their takes on the demo. The idea is to teach techniques rather than carbon copying & I just love teaching; it makes me really happy!

By the end of the day, the chocolates had all gone & the cake stand looked like this!ws17

The girls seemed to enjoy themselves and we had a relaxed day with lots of chatting,laughing and general crafty mayhem!

Hope you enjoyed the sneak into the workshop. The club who I created this for are Happy Stampers North West. The club does have some spaces coming up for anyone who loves to stamp, can attend in Wirral every 3rd Monday in each month. Do get in touch via that site if you’re interested.

See you soon,

Keren x

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  • 1. Talida Ionita  |  November 22, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Wow! Looks like you really had fun and enjoyed the workshop. Love the cards and wish I could join you one day! xx


  • 2. massofhair  |  November 23, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Fantastic workshop, great kinetic cards, enjoying the images. Can see the HSNW Ladies really enjoyed themselves. Your cake looked yummy! Glad you enjoyed the day too:-) xxx


  • 3. Virginia Lu  |  November 23, 2014 at 4:29 am

    You are amazing in putting all this together! Thanks for sharing the photos!! Wow…the treats and card-making-a perfect combo! I bet the ladies had a great time!


  • 4. Sue Brannan  |  November 23, 2014 at 4:34 am

    Wish there was a class in Liverpool Keren hint hint…..hohoho..those cards have great paper engineering skills, might have a go at making a variation ofthe joy to the world one for my grandchildren, if I can figure it out. Im sue the NWHS enjoyed their treats both edible and card ones! Clever lady x


  • 5. Bev  |  November 23, 2014 at 4:41 am

    Looks like a great day for everyone. Cards are fantastic. Love the “pop-out” insides. Amazing. Might have to try that too. Every third Saturday (except December) our church hosts a noon till seven pm Scrap & Stamp. It’s open to the community and we always have a blast. Sure wish you could come for one of these; we’d have so much fun! Have a great Sunday. : )


  • 6. djkardkreations  |  November 23, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing, Keren! We all love seeing when any group of us gets together and the fun and creativity that results!! Amazing cards!! Hugs, Darnell


  • 7. Denise Fletcher  |  November 24, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Karen l am so impressed with these cards. They are so gorgeous! I wish l wasnt so far away as l would love to have attended this workshop, fantastic work! Especially LOVE that first card! Dxxx


  • 8. Ros Crawford  |  November 24, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Absolutely love your cards!! Well done to you on all that work!


  • 9. justtyra  |  November 26, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Keren! This is fabulous!!! Love the acetate pop ups. I will have to try this!



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