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May 2018

"We Must Celebrate" Cards

One of my favorite stamp sets from the Occasions catalog is We Must Celebrate (retiring on May 31st).  This set is the theme for all of the projects made at our Stamped With Aloha Inspiration Night May meeting.  We also used the balloon honeycomb embellishments.  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Hope you enjoy these cute critters!

20180522 We Must Celebrate Cards

 

Card 1: Tower of Critters

The stamp set comes with all of the animals as a single piece.  For this card, the animals were cut into separate stamps.  The Stamparatus was used for a foolproof way to position these critters.  The bear and squirrel stamps were positioned on one plate, then the racoon was positioned on the other plate.  The bear/squirrel combination was stamped first.  Then the bear was covered with a post-it mask and the racoon was stamped.  The animals were colored with Stampin’ Blends and finally the balloon string was drawn with a journaling pen.

20180522 Standing tall animals card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: We Must Celebrate
  • Soft Sky cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Island Indigo cardstock 2 1/8 x 5 1/2”
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 1/4 x 4 1/4”
  • Whisper white cardstock 2 x 4”
  • Pinewood Planks dynamic textured embossing folder
  • Journaling pens
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Bronze, Ivory
  • Balloon honeycomb embellishment

 

Card 2: Bear & Rabbit Balloon Celebration

The bear and rabbit were stamped towards the bottom of the whisper white cardstock.  Then they were colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The balloons were punched from the Balloon Bouquet punch (small size).  All of the balloons were attached then the balloon strings were drawn using a journaling pen.

20180522 Bear and rabbit balloons card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: We Must Celebrate
  • Peakaboo Peach cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2” and for 1 balloon
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock 2 x 5 1/4” and for 1 balloon
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 3/4 x 3 3/4"
  • Whisper white cardstock 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
  • Balloon Bouquet punch
  • Journaling pens
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Tangerine Tango Classic Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette
  • Balloon honeycomb embellishment

 

Card 3: Party Animals

Here are all four animals in a row.  The image was stamped and then the balloon strings were drawn with the journaling pens.  Then the animals were colored with Stampin’ Blends.

20180522 We must celebrate with balloons card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: We Must Celebrate
  • Wild Wasabi cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 2 1/8 x 5 1/2”
  • Basic Black cardstock 3 1/4 x 4 1/4"
  • Whisper white cardstock 3 x 4"
  • Journaling pens
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Bronze, Ivory
  • Balloon honeycomb embellishment

Card 4: Squirrel & Raccoon Friends

Stamp the squirrel and raccoon leaving enough room on the top for the sentiment.  Then stamp the sentiment.  Color the animals with Stampin’ Blends. 

20180522 Racoon and Squirrel Card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: We Must Celebrate
  • Whisper White cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2” and 2 1/4 x 2 3/4"
  • Wisteria Wonder cardstock 4 x 2 1/8”
  • Elegant Eggplant cardstock 4 x 3”
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 1/2 x 3"
  • Simple Stripes textured embossing folder
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette

 

Card 5: A Pair of Rabbits

The rabbits were stamped on a 2 1/4" circle of whisper white.  Then the sentiment was added.  The rabbits were colored with Stampin’ Blends.  For the rose red cardstock, the polka dots were made using a sponge dauber inked in rose red.

20180522 Two Rabbits card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: We Must Celebrate
  • Pink Pirouette cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Rose Red cardstock 4 x 3 1/2”
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 1/2 x 2 1/2"
  • Whisper white cardstock 2 1/4” circle
  • 2 1/4" circle punch
  • Sponge dauber
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Rose Red Classic Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette

 

Supplies

Here are the supplies used for all the projects.  

   


May Card Class "Birds of a Feather"

Here are the cards that we made in May’s class.  This month it was all for the birds.  The Bird Banter and Flying Home stamp sets are retiring on May 31st so get them before they fly away!  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.

20180519 May class cards

 

Card 1: Toucan of My Appreciation

Send a bunch of hearts collected by this little toucan to that special someone.  The toucan and sentiment are from the Bird Banter stamp set.  The toucan was colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The heart outline is from the Bird Banter set and the filler for the heart is from the Jar of Love stamp set.

20180519 Toucan card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Bird Banter, Jar of Love
  • Daffodil Delight for card backing 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 1/4 x 3 1/2”
  • Whisper white cardstock 2 x 3 1/4"
  • Petal Passion designer series paper 3 x 4”
  • Ink: Real Red Classic Pad,  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight

 

Card 2: Parrot Birthday Wish

Wish someone a happy birthday with this colorful parrot, also from the Bird Banter stamp set, along with the other images used in this card.  After coloring using Stampin’ Blends, Wink of Stella was used on the parrot for some sparkle to coordinate with the balloon.  The balloon was punched from glimmer paper using the balloon punch (smaller size).  The Sweet Sugarplum cardstock was embossed with the Petal Burst textured impressions embossing folder. 

20180519 Parrot card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Bird Banter
  • Crumb Cake for card backing 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Sweet Sugarplum cardstock  2 1/8 x 5 1/2”
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 3/4 x 3 1/2"
  • Whisper white cardstock 2 1/2 x 3 1/4"
  • Myths and Magic 6 x 6” glimmer paper
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Balloon Bouquet punch
  • Stampin’ Blends: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight
  • Petal Burst textured impressions embossing folder
  • Big Shot

 

Card 3: Birdhouse Birthday

The spotlight technique was used on this card to highlight the little bird in its house.  This involved stamping the image on the background cardstock.  Then stamping it again on another piece (in this case it was whisper white cardstock) and punching out only a selected area.  Then the selected area can be highlighted further with coloring.  The spotlighted area was punched with the 1 1/4” circle punch and framed with a basic black circle punched using the 1 3/8” circle punch.  This technique is also helpful because it reduces a large coloring area to just the spotlighted portion.

20180519 Birdhouse card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Flying Home, Bird Banter
  • Pool Party for card backing 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Real Red cardstock 3 1/4 x 3 1/2”
  • Daffodil Delight cardstock 3 x 1 1/4“
  • Basic Black cardstock 1 3/8”circle
  • Whisper White cardstock 1 1/4” circle
  • 1 3/8” circle punch and 1 1/4”  circle punch
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral
  • Stampin’ Write Markers: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz

 

Card 4: Happy Bird-Day

This cute little cockatiel will make that birthday person smile when you wish them a happy bird-day!  The birthday sentiment was stamped first, then the cockatiel was stamped second because it is a photopolymer stamp so placement on the letter was easy.  Coloring the b-i-r-d letter in blue then made that word stand out. Stampin’ blends really helped to give the images a print quality.

20180519 Cocatiel card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Bird Banter, Birthday Wishes for You
  • Pear Pizzazz for card backing 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock 4 x 2 1/2"
  • Night of Navy cardstock 4 1/4 x 3”
  • Whisper white cardstock 4 x 2 3/4"
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate
  • Pinewood Planks dynamic textured impressions embossing folder
  • Big Shot

 

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.

Toucan of My Appreciation Card:

 

Parrot Birthday Wish Card:

 

Birdhouse Birthday Card:

 

Happy Bird-Day Card:

 

Other:


May Card Class "Birds of a Feather" Sneak Peek!

Here is a sneak peek of the cards that we will be making in May's class.  You'll enjoy these cute birds of all sizes, shapes and colors.  

20180519 Sneak peek

 

Here are a few of the products that will be featured in class:

 

We will be making 3 each of the 4 designs for a total of 12 cards.  The class fee of $20 includes all supplies to make the projects including envelopes.  There are spaces available on Saturday, May 19th at 9 am and 1 pm, and on Sunday, May 20th at 9 am and 1 pm.  Please contact me to reserve your spot (jodihashimoto@gmail.com or 808.384.5122).  Hope to see you soon!