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Day 1: Go for the Gold: FREE cardmaking class!

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Welcome to the Go for the Gold class! I’ve been working on this for the better part of 6 months…and I’m delighted to share it with you now!

This FREE cardmaking class is filled with 7 days of inspirational gold cards….pastes, paints, pens, lots of my favorite things to play with! The class doesn’t cover every gold item out there, or every shade of it available….you may already have similar items in your own stash, too. But I hope some techniques will get you excited to kick off the fall and winter cardmaking season!

Kicking off the class with some #crafttruth!
Watch below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Sale is over.  For this week of class, I’ve also coordinated a sale on most of the items I’m using in class. YAY, right!?!? Save 15% on every in-stock item in the Go for the Gold category only! Shop today through Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 (midnight Pacific Time) and save. Upon checkout please type in the following coupon code: goforthegold  – Not valid on prior purchases and cannot be combined with other coupon codes.

Day one post write up is HERE – below is the video:

Why all the holiday cards so early? The samples in this class are fall and winter seasonal cards, since those holidays are staring at us down that long tunnel…(only 13 weeks til Christmas!) BUT we need to get some of these gold products in our hot little hands now, because if they ship when temperatures freeze, the mica in some begins to break down or change consistency. Some get goopy, others get watery, others separate….so I wanted to help everyone order them well before winter arrives. And with global warming knocking us around, that could be sooner than we expect!

Go for the Gold FAQ:

  • What does it cost? Nothing! It’s free!
  • Where do I sign up? No need to sign up anywhere. Posts will be here on my blog and YouTube channel!
  • What supplies do I need? Some of the supplies you may already have at home! Almost all the supplies I used are gathered into a category HERE at Ellen Hutson. To make it easier to find things, they’re divvied into categories. Each daily blog post will list the items used on that card.
  • Is there a discount on supplies? Yes! 15% on everything in the category HERE from now until the end of class. Coupon code goforthegold!
  • Will the class remain available forever? Yes! It’s part of my blog and YouTube channel so you can come back any time.
  • Are you sure it’s free? Yep!


Each of the 7 days, the lesson posts will be linked here. If you’re a subscriber to this blog, you’ll also be receiving the posts by email; if you’re a subscriber on YouTube, you’ll potentially receive the video by email too. This is for easy reference!

  1. Day One: Ornament Card / video
  2. Day Two: Crackle and Spray / video
  3. Day Three: Make Gold Paper / video
  4. Day Four: Liquid Gold / video
  5. Day Five: Twinkling Lights / video
  6. Day Six: Shiny Beeswax / video
  7. Day Seven: Golden Brush Pens / video
  8. Go for the Gold Wrapup – with comparisons of all golds used, side by side

Playlist with all videos; they’ll be added as they go live

It’s Your Turn: #goforthegoldclass 

Now it’s time for YOU to join in the fun! Qualify to win a prize (list below) by linking up your own NEW mojo creation below. Use one of the ideas in class to create your own card!

Prizes: Winners are listed HERE.

  • 4 packs of stampy goodness…winners chosen randomly from among participants! One entry per day max.
  • 1 pack of stampy goodness to a random commenter on ONE of the participant blogs!!
  • GRAND PRIZE of a $50 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson!
  • Winners will be announced on Sunday October 4!

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130 thoughts on “Day 1: Go for the Gold: FREE cardmaking class!

  1. […] Go for the Gold class, Day 1 (free public class) […]

  2. […] gold? LOL! Used some of the items from class here too! (if you missed the free online class, click HERE!) Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on […]

  3. Sandy, thanks so very much for sharing your experience and knowledge with us and for free to boot! I have found using gold products a daunting thing, with most embossing powders so brassy(greenish) looking. Thanks for introducing newer, more yellow gold products as well as techniques for using them. How did you know which Viva Decor product to use for each different application? Does V.Decor say on their products,”best used on…..”?

    1. I just searched online to see what others did, and then played. That’s all!

  4. Sandy, you are so AWESOME! Thanks for all of your thought, planning and hard work you did to put this series together. YOU ROCK! We learn lots from you and we love you!

  5. I agree with your 3 most common mistakes and I really enjoyed your classes. TFS

  6. I have been enjoying all the gold mediums and beautiful cards especially on periscope!!

  7. Sandy, I wish I had read your reply to Mousebaby, because I would have posted on Pinterest. I , like her, don’t have a blog and I didn’t know how to share it otherwise. Love the class and was inspired to make a card using class #1. I am also inspired to give the class with the deer/ trees a try soon. Thanks for being such a great teacher!

  8. Thanks for all the great ideas!! So many products I didn’t know about you’ve enlightened me on.

  9. […] And I also want to extend my deepest thanks to all of YOU, the students who made this class so much fun! I loved checking out what you created, inspired by the lessons – so many of you used other products to achieve similar effects, or tested out things you had on hand to see what would work. You colored, smooshed, painted, and glitzed up your world – and to see many of you make videos about your process too was an added BONUS! If you missed out on it all, please do go visit the participants who linked up HERE! […]

  10. Awesome class(es). It is wonderful I have some of these products and can now go use them. Thank you for taking the time to show us all your amazing talents.

  11. This class has been awesome. I have learned so many new thinks. Thank You to Sandy for all the work she & Ellen put in to making this project happen.

  12. Thank you so much for all of the amazing classes Sandy! You are awesome, and to do it all for free for us, is just incredible and kind of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do for our community!

  13. Love the class Sandy. Thanks so much. I can not wait to get my order in to be able to start playing.

  14. I absolutely loved this class! You are the very best. Thank you so much for sharing your art with us. XO

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