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July 2018

July Card Class "Flower Shop"

Happy summer!  Hope you enjoy these flower-filled cards that we made in July's class.  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.

  20180728 July class cards


Card #1: Floral Bouquet

This card features the beautiful Petal Promenade designer series paper.  Each sheet has a photograph image of flowers one one side and marble and other textures on the other side.  All that is needed was a sentiment that was stamped in Early Espresso on whisper white cardstock framed in gold foil.  The strip of Grapefruit Grove was embossed with the Tufted dynamic impressions embossing folder.  The result is beautiful, elegant and simple.  Here are 2 options featuring different papers.   Interested in how this pretty designer paper was made?  Check out the behind the scenes Stampin' Up! YouTube video here.

20180728 Bouquet version 1

20180728 Bouquet version 2

 Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Dandelion Wishes, Picture Perfect Birthday
  • Petal Pink cardstock for card backing 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Grapefruit Grove cardstock 4 x 1 1/4 "
  • Whisper White cardstock circle 2 1/4" 
  • Gold foil circle 2 3/8" cut using the layering circle framelit
  • Petal Promenade designer series paper 4 x 4"
  • Early Espresso classic pad
  • Basic Adhesive Sequins
  • 2 1/4" circle punch
  • Tufted dynamic textured embossing folder
  • Big Shot


Card #2: Floral Gift Card Pocket

The idea for this card came from Norine Oyasato, my creative stamping and quilting pal.  The card is cut 2" from the left end up to the card fold, the Stampin' Trimmer is perfect to use for this task.  Then the 2" piece is attached to the card back by putting tear and tape along the 2 outer edges and sealing it so that it forms a pocket (see second photo).  Now you can include a gift card or other special item that will be revealed to the receiver when they open the card.  This card features more of the floral photos from the Petal Promenade designer series paper.  It is mounted on blushing bride cardstock, then adhered to the left side of the card with dimensionals.  The left edge overlaps the pocket section, so be careful not to put dimensionals too close to the left side, otherwise it will be attached to the pocket and you will not be able to open the card.  There is no stamping on this card--the sentiments were cut using framelits and adhered using the fine-tip glue pen.

20180728 Floral sentiment

20180728 Floral sentiment - pocket

 Here is the recipe:

  • Soft Sea Foam cardstock for card backing 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”, cut 2" from left side to fold
  • Blushing Bride cardstock 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 "
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock 4 x 1 3/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock to cut sentiment 
  • Petal Promenade designer series paper 3 1/2 x 3 1/2"
  • Basic Adhesive Sequins
  • Garden Trellis textured embossing folder
  • Sunshine Wishes thinlits
  • Celebrate You thinlits
  • Happy Birthday thinlits
  • Big Shot
  • Stampin' Trimmer
  • Tear and tape adhesive, fine-tip glue pen


 Card #3: Blue Posies

This simple card was made using the Abstract Impressions stamp set.  Three of the new Stampin' Up! colors were used: Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green and Balmy Blue.  Two-step stamping was used for the stems and for the posies.  After stamping, the flowers were colored with Wink of Stella.

20180728 Posies

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Abstract Impressions
  • Balmy Blue cardstock for card backing 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Shaded Spruce cardstock scalloped square (cut from 3 1/4" square)
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 1/2 x 2 1/2" 
  • Classic pads: Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Layering Squares thinlits
  • Big Shot
  • Fine-tip glue pen


Card #4: Elephants and Flowers

As you probably guessed, I couldn't pass up including a critter on one of the cards!  These cute little elephants were made using the Little Elephant stamp set and coordinating Elephant Builder punch.  A little flower made from resin was added to the larger elephant and attached using a glue dot.  These little flowers come in 3 colors (calypso coral, petal pink, and so saffron) as a pack of 18.  The background floral is from the Garden Impressions designer series paper stack.  The grass was also stamped and is from the A Little Wild stamp set.

20180728 Elephants and flowers


Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Little Elephant, A Little Wild
  • Gray Granite cardstock for card backing 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Calypso Coral cardstock 2 3/4 x 2 3/4"
  • So Saffron cardstock stitched square (cut from 3" square)
  • Whisper White cardstock for elephants
  • Garden Impressions designer series paper stack 2 x 5 1/4" 
  • Classic pads: Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green
  • Blossoms Elements
  • Elephant builder punch
  • Stitched shapes thinlits
  • Big Shot
  • Fine-tip glue pen



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.  Take advantage of the great designer series paper special in July--buy 3 get one free, see the details here.

Card 1: Floral Bouquet

Card 2: Floral Gift Card Pocket
Card 3: Blue Posies
Card 4: Elephants and Flowers.  Note: The Little Elephant Bundle includes the stamp set and punch for a 10% savings.  Each is also available for purchase separately.  Both options are included here.
Other supplies:

July Card Class "Flower Shop" Sneak Peek!

Treat yourself to flowers!  Join me for class this month where we'll be using designer paper, stamp sets and other products from the new Stampin' Up! catalog.   Here is a sneak peek of the cards that we will be making in July's class.  

  20180712 July class 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, July 28th at 9 am and 1 pm, and on Sunday, July 29th at 9 am and 1 pm.  Please contact me to reserve your spot ( or 808.384.5122).  Hope to see you soon!