Summer Celebrations - June Class

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

 

Card 1: Book Bird

This card features a cute little bird with glasses standing on a stack of books.  The front of the card was scored at 1 ¼” and folded back to create a pocket to tuck in a small gift.  The images were stamped from the top down—first the bird, then the books, then mask the books to stamp the next stack of books underneath, and finally the sentiment.  Using a separate piece of white cardstock, the bird was stamped with glasses, then cut out (no need to cut out the legs) and layered over the original stamped image with dimensionals.

20240622 Owl books card

20240622 Owl books card-open

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Bird’s Eye View, Simply Said
  • Full of Life DSP 1 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Lemon Lolly cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”, scored at 1 ¼” and 4 ¼”
  • Basic Black cardstock 3 x 4 ¼”
  • Basic White cardstock 2 ¾ x 4” plus piece to stamp owl
  • Wink of Stella
  • Ink Pad:  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Lemon Lolly, Crumb Cake, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, Shaded Spruce, Berry Burst

 

Card 2: Talking Rabbit

This card features a punch art rabbit that was made using the Bee Mine punch and the new Basic Beige cardstock.  The ears are the bee wings, the body is the bee body with the stinger trimmed off, the arms and feet are 4 small hearts.  The tummy is a ¾” circle in Basic White cardstock.  The face is from the Bee My Valentine set, the whiskers were drawn using black marker, the cheeks and ears were drawn using the Light Flirty Flamingo blend.  And finally the conversation bubble is also the bee body.  The grass was hand drawn on the Granny Apple Green Cardstock using the dark Granny Apple Green blend.

20240622 Bunny punch card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Bee My Valentine, Simply Said
  • Bee Builder Punch
  • Full of Life DSP 2 x 5 ¼”
  • Soft Sea Foam cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Shaded Spruce or Berry Burst cardstock 2 x 5 ¼”
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 ¾ x 2 ¾”
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock 2 5/8 x 2 5/8”
  • Basic White cardstock for ¾” circle and conversation bubble
  • Basic Beige cardstock for rabbit punched using Bee Builder Punch
  • Ink Pad: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker

 

Card 3: Fizztastic

This card features the fruit soda of your choice—this card features cherry, but you can also choose from strawberry, peach, and lemon/lime.  Each of the fruits has a die to cut out the shape.  The face on the fruit was stamped from the retired Taco Fiesta stamp set.  The can was created using dies to cut the can body, lid with tab, and bottom.  The swirl on the can was stamped in Pool Party and words stamped in Tuxedo Black.

20240622 Fizztastic card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Simply Sparkling*, Simply Said
  • Dies: Simply Sparkling*, Perennial Postage
  • Gray Granite cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Basic Gray cardstock 4 5/8 x 3 3/8”, also cut can top and bottom from center
  • Basic White cardstock for postage die (size 4 ½ x 3 ¼”), piece for stamped and die cut fruit
  • Coastal Cabana carestock for die cut can
  • Ink Pad: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Pool Party Classic Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight
  • Wink of Stella

* Available as a bundle for 10% savings

 

Card 4: Coffee Press

Nothing like a coffee press cup of coffee (or so I've heard not being a coffee drinker myself).  I do know that it smells great!  All of the pieces were die cut using the Latte Love dies and with the face on one of the cups gives it a Beauty and the Beast musical vibe.

20240622 Coffee press card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Simply Said, Bee My Valentine (hearts and face)
  • Dies: Latte Love 
  • A Little Latte DSP 2 x 4”
  • Basic White cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Basic Black cardstock 4 x 3 ¾”, also die cut coffee press from center
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 3 ¾ x 3 ½”
  • Early Espresso cardstock for die cut coffee in press and in cups
  • Lost Lagoon cardstock for die cut cups and saucers
  • Vellum for glass piece of coffee press
  • Ink Pad: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Real Red Classic Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Flirty Flamingo
  • Linen thread 5”

 

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.

Book Bird Card:

 

Talking Rabbit Card:

 

Fizztastic Card:

 

Coffee Press Card:

 

Other:

 


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: