Summer Celebrations - June Class Sneak Peek!

Hi friends!  Hope you can join me this month to create cards that celebrate those special occasions--graduation, birthdays, and other milestone moments.  Lots of smiles and cute critters, fruit and even cups.  Featuring products from on-line exclusives and the new annual catalog.  Here is a sneak peek of the class cards:

20240622 sneak peek

In this class, you will be making 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs).  All of the supplies you will need to make the cards will be  provided in your kit or available in class.  The class fee is $25. 

Here are the time slots available, up to 12 people each.  If you are not able to finish your cards during the scheduled time, you can prep what you need in class so that you can complete the cards at home. 

  • Saturday, June 22nd
    • Session 1:  9 am to noon
    • Session 2: 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Sunday, June 23rd
    • Session 3: 9 am to noon
    • Session 4: 1 pm to 4 pm

Please contact me to reserve your spot ([email protected] or 808.384.5122).  Looking forward to seeing you in class!

Thank you.

Featured items used for class (not an all-inclusive list):


Latte Fun - May Class

Here are the cards from my Latte Fun class. The stamp sets and products are from the new Annual Catalog and On-line Exclusives and will provide your caffeine fix.  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

Card 1: Latte Wishes

This card features the A Little Latte designer series paper and coordinating dies.  The cup of latte was die cut from the DSP using the appropriate Latte Love die.  Then the plate it is resting on is the 2 ½” size circle from the Deckled Circles dies. The three drops are adhesive backed swirl dots that are part of the Latte suite.

20240525 cup of latte

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Something Fancy (sentiment)
  • Dies: Latte Love, Deckled Circles
  • A Little Latte DSP 4 x 5 ¼” and cup cutout
  • Pecan Pie cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Early Espresso cardstock to die cut 2 ½” deckled circle
  • Basic White cardstock ½ x 2 ¾” for sentiment
  • Adhesive Backed Swirl Dots
  • Ink Pad: Early Espresso Classic Ink

 

Card 2: Hot Drinks Duo

Here is another card that uses cut-out images from the A Little Latte DSP.  This time they are standing mugs, which are fussy cut.  The front cup is happy—one of the faces from the Bee My Valentine set-- and the heart on the second cup is from the same set.   The mugs, which I like to imagine are full of hot chocolate, are sitting on a placemat that was die cut using the Perennial Postage dies.

20240525 Mug Duo

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Latte Love, Bee My Valentine
  • Dies: Perennial Postage Dies
  • A Little Latte DSP 2 x 5 ½” and mug cutouts
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Pecan Pie cardstock for postage die (size 2 x 2 ¾”)
  • Adhesive Backed Swirl Dots
  • Ink Pad: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Flirty Flamingo

 

Card 3: Coffee Trio

This card was made using stamped images only, no DSP.  All of the images are from the Latte Love stamp set and die cut using the coordinate dies.  The sentiment was selected so that it would fit within the liquid circle of the mug and is from the Simply Said stamp set. 

20240525 Mug Trio

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Latte Love*, Simply Said
  • Dies: Latte Love*
  • Petal Pink cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”, plus piece to stamp and die cut cup
  • Early Espresso cardstock 3 5/8 x 4 7/8”
  • Basic Beige cardstock 3 ½ x 4 ¾”
  • Calypso Coral cardstock to stamp and cut cup and mug
  • Pecan Pie cardstock for stamped circles in the cups (1 3/8” circles)
  • Ink Pad: Early Espresso Classic Ink

* Available as a bundle for 10% savings

 

Card 4: Mouse Hugs

Of course I needed to include a critter card!  This cute mouse is from the Hearts & Hugs stamp set on a Basic White notecard featuring the new 2024-2026 In Colors.  The class pack has an assortment of colors (Peach Pie, Pretty in Pink, Petunia Pop).  Cutting the DSP along the diagonal was an idea inspired by a talented demonstrator and friend, Zeny Lucey (thanks Zeny!).

20240525 mouse hugs

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Hearts & Hugs
  • Basic White notecard and envelope
  • Basic Black cardstock 3 1/8 x 4 5/8”
  • In Color 2024-2026 (Peach Pie, Pretty in Pink, Petunia Pop) 3 x 4 ½”
  • In Color 2024-2026 DSP 3 x 4 ½”, then cut along diagonal to get 2 pieces
  • Ink Pad: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Petal Pink

Supplies

Below are the supplies used for all the projects.  If you'd like to order any of the products, click on the pictured item to jump immediately to my website and shop or from the top menu, click on SHOP NOW.

Latte Wishes Card:

 

Hot Drinks Duo Card:

 

Coffee Trio Card:

 

Mouse Hugs Card:

 

Other:


Latte Fun - May Class Sneak Peek!

Hi friends!  Hope you can join me for a latte this month featuring hot drinks, including a latte of course, and a cute critter.  Featuring products from on-line exclusives and the new annual catalog.  Take a break and enjoy the cafe vibe.  Here is a sneak peek of the class cards:

20240525 sneak peek

In this class, you will be making 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs).  All of the supplies you will need to make the cards will be  provided in your kit or available in class.  The class fee is $25. 

Here are the time slots available, up to 12 people each.  If you are not able to finish your cards during the scheduled time, you can prep what you need in class so that you can complete the cards at home. 

  • Saturday, May 25th
    • Session 1:  9 am to noon
    • Session 2: 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Sunday, May 25th
    • Session 3: 9 am to noon
    • Session 4: 1 pm to 4 pm

Please contact me to reserve your spot ([email protected] or 808.384.5122).  Looking forward to seeing you in class!

Thank you.

Featured items used for class (not an all-inclusive list):


Sweet as Sugar - March 2024 Class

Here are the cards from my Sweet as Sugar class. The stamp sets and products are from the Mini Catalog and On-line Exclusives and will satisfy your crafty sweet tooth!  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

Card 1: Soft Serve Swirl Cone

This ice cream cone is good enough to eat!  I used colors for my favorite ice cream swirl combination of chocolate (early espresso cardstock) and vanilla (basic white cardstock).  All of the shapes were cut using the Ice Cream Swirl dies.  The cone has an additional die that embosses the pattern. The sprinkles are Rainbow Adhesive-backed dots that match the DSP and cardstock colors.  There is also coordinating bakers twine.  This card is a backfold card—the ice cream cone is attached to the right panel so that the front of the card tucks under it.  The card base is 7 ¼ x 5 ½” and is scored at 3” and 6”, leaving a 1 ¼ “ section that serves as the backfold so that the card can easily be opened and closed, see photo.

20240323 ice cream swirl card

20240323 ice cream swirl card-open

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Ice Cream Swirl*
  • Dies: Ice Cream Swirl”
  • Lighter Than Air DSP 2 ¾ x 5 ¼” and 1 x 5 ¼”
  • Lemon Lolly cardstock 7 ¼ x 5 ½”, scored at 3” and 6”; for class there was a card base in each of these colors: Lemon Lolly, Balmy Blue, and Flirty Flamingo
  • Early Espresso cardstock to die cut solid ice cream
  • Basic White cardstock to die cut swirl ice cream
  • Pecan Pie to die cut cone
  • Baker's twine three color pack 15”
  • Rainbow adhesive-backed dots
  • Ink Pad: Early Espresso Classic Ink

* Available as a bundle for 10% savings

 

Card 2: Donuts

Here is a card that will tempt you to go to the bakery.  These donuts (from the Carnival Treats set) could be glazed in all colors of the rainbow. The smiling face is from the Bee My Valentine set.  The conversation bubble was made using the bee from the Bee Builder Punch.  The Carnival Treats set has other goodies like a candied apple, which is the 2nd card shown here.  You could also mix and match-- there are more images in the set like cotton candy, popcorn, a hot dog and milkshake.

Tips:

  • Stamp the donut in a lighter ink so that you can color the dough portion of the donut in another color, like crumb cake. For this card, I used Bubble Bath.
  • Another alternative is to stamp the donut in 1 color for the glaze, then 1 color for the donut. Then cut out the glaze and attach it over the one in the donut color. 

20240323 donuts card

20240323 candy apples card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Carnival Treats (host set), Bee My Valentine (face), Ice Cream Swirl (sentiment), Just My Type (sentiment)
  • Lighter Than Air DSP 2 x 5 ½”
  • Bubble Bath cardstock 5 ½ x 8 ½”; for class there was a card base in each of these colors: Bubble Bath, Fresh Freesia, and Pool Party
  • Basic Black cardstock 4 ¼ x 2 5/8”
  • Basic White cardstock 4 1/8 x 2 ½”
  • Crumb Cake cardstock for conversation bubble (punched using Bee Builder punch)
  • Bee Builder Punch
  • Rainbow adhesive-backed dots
  • Ink Pads: Bubble Bath Classic Ink, Pecan Pie Classic Ink, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake, Fresh Freesia, Flirty Flamingo

 

Card 3: Fruit Basket

These cards use fruits from the Ice Cream Swirl stamp set (strawberries and cherries) and Simply Sparking stamp set (lemons).  And the coordinating dies for each of the stamp sets were used to cut out one of the fruits in the basket and the fruit outside the basket.  The basket is die cut from the Glorious Gingham DSP, which is also used as a background strip and gives the card a farm/picnic feel. These fruits would also look cute with a face on them—something to try later!  For some sparkle, after coloring the fruit with blends, I used Wink of Stella.

Tips:

  • For the larger fruits (strawberries and lemons) in the basket, the overlaps are covered by the fruit placed in the front.
  • For the basket of cherries, I used a mask. I cut a mask from a post it using the cherry die.  Then I stamped the lower cherry, placed the mask on the stamped cherry and stamped the next cherry—no overlapping outlines!    

20240323 basket of strawberries card

20240323 basket of lemons card

20240323 basket of cherries card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Simply Sparkling* (on-line exclusive), Ice Cream Swirl*, Perennial Postage (sentiment), Something Fancy (sentiment)
  • Dies: Simply Sparkling* (on-line exclusive), Ice Cream Swirl”
  • Glorious Gingham DSP 2 x 5 ½”, 2 x 2” to die cut basket
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 ½ x 3 ¼”
  • Basic White cardstock 2 ¼ x 3”, piece for die-cut fruit
  • Linen thread 6”
  • Ink Pad: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Lemon Lolly
  • Wink of Stella

* Available as a bundle for 10% savings

 

Card 4: Good Wishes

Here is a simple card with an overlay in the middle punched with the Modern Oval Punch.  You can also interchange the sentiments and images using the punch.  Create a different feel based on the DSP.  These cards use the Delightfully Eclectic DSP. 

20240323 birthday oval card

20240323 good day oranges card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Filled With Happiness
  • Basic White cardstock 5 ½ x 8 ½”; 2 ¾ x 3 ¼”, piece for modern oval punch shape
  • Old Olive cardstock 1 x 4 ¼”
  • Delightfully Eclectic DSP 3 x 4” and 2 x 4”
  • Rainbow adhesive-backed dots
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink

 

Supplies

Below are the supplies used for all the projects.  If you'd like to order any of the products, click on the pictured item to jump immediately to my website and shop or from the top menu, click on SHOP NOW.

Soft Serve Swirl Cone Card:

 
 
Donuts Card:

 

Fruit Basket Card:

 

Good Wishes Card:

 

Other:


Sweet as Sugar - March 2024 class sneak peek!

Hi friends!  Hope you can join me for a sweet class this month featuring donuts, ice cream, and berries from the mini catalog and on-line exclusives.  It's all about paper sugar--the kind that is good for your health.  Here is a sneak peek of the class cards:

20240323 sneak peek cards

In this class, you will be making 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs).  All of the supplies you will need to make the cards will be  provided in your kit or available in class.  The class fee is $25. 

Here are the time slots available, up to 12 people each.  If you are not able to finish your cards during the scheduled time, you can prep what you need in class so that you can complete the cards at home. 

  • Saturday, March 23rd
    • Session 1:  9 am to noon
    • Session 2: 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Sunday, March 24th
    • Session 3: 9 am to noon
    • Session 4: 1 pm to 4 pm

Please contact me to reserve your spot ([email protected] or 808.384.5122).  Looking forward to seeing you in class!

Thank you.

Featured items used for class (not an all-inclusive list):