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Forever Friends - June 2021 Class

Here are the cards from my Forever Friends stamp and go class.  They have best friends—both people and critters plus some pretty flowers thrown into the mix.  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

20210626 June class cards


Card 1: Field of Poppies

This poppies card is simple but striking in black and white.  The poppies add a little pop of color.  I used Poppy Parade blends on this card but any color will work.  The basic black scalloped frame was cut using a scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and measures 3 5/8” x 2 ½” cut out. 

20210626 Poppies card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Painted Poppies, Inspired Thoughts
  • Basic White cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½” and 3 ¼ x 2 1/8”
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 ¾ x 4 ¼” to cut out the rectangle scalloped frame
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Poppy Parade
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine


Card 2: Bear Pocket

This card is a fun fold, that was inspired by a swap I received.  The checked piece is made from a 4 x 12” strip of designer series paper.  It was scored at 4” and 8”.  The left panel was folded up on the diagonal and the right panel was folded down on the diagonal. The folded right triangle was attached along the bottom edge to form a pocket.  The bear piece was attached to the left panel triangle.  A 3 ½ x 3 ½” piece of white cardstock is tucked inside for a message.  The pocket can also hold a gift card.

20210626 Bear diagonal pocket card 1

20210626 Bear pocket card open

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Count on Me, Peaceful Moments
  • Basic Black cardstock 4 ¼ x 5 ½” and 2 x 2 ¾”
  • Basic White 1 7/8 x 2 5/8”,  3 ½ x 3 ½”, 1 x 4”
  • Pattern Party DSP 4 x 12”
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade


Card 3: Riding Along

Riding along with your best friend, sister or pal!  A happy day and the best of times.  Because the image was large, the Stamparatus was used to help with stamping the image and placing it in the center of the white cardstock.

20210626 Riding Along card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Right Behind You
  • Pool Party cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Basic White 3 ½ x 3 ½”
  • Pattern Party DSP 2 x 5 ½”
  • 2021-2023 In Color Jewels
  • Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sahara Sand Classic Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, Bronze, Petal Pink, Crumb Cake
  • Stamparatus


Card 4: Critters Trio

This stamp actually has 5 critters in the image but we are using just the top three.  To help with placement, I used the Stamparatus to position the image.

20210626 All of Us card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: From All of Us
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 ½ x 3 ¾”
  • Basic White cardstock 2 ¼ x 3 ½”
  • Pattern Party DSP 3 x 4”
  • 2021-2023 In Color Jewels
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate
  • Stamparatus



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.

Field of Poppies Card:


Bear Pocket Card:


Riding Along Card:


Critters Trio Card:



Forever Friends - June 2021 Class Sneak Peek!

Hi friends!  June's class is all about friends--people and critters.  We'll be using more of the the new stamp sets and products from the Annual Catalog.   Here is a sneak peek of the class cards:

20210626 Class sneak peek

You will be making 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs).  Your kit will include envelopes, paper, embellishments, and dimensionals to make the cards.  The modified class format is “stamp and go”.  Here is how it works:

  • Sign up for a time slot to stamp (up to 4 people each)
  • Come to my house to stamp your images, cut/punch/emboss as needed, pick up your kit, and pay for class. Please wear a mask.
  • Finish your cards at home. You will need markers/coloring tools in addition to adhesive to complete the cards at home.  On my cards, I used Stampin' Blends to color the images.  Here are the colors used this month: Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Bronze.  These colors can easily be changed to accommodate the ones that you have.  

The class fee is $25.  You can also choose add-ons at a special price.  If you would like any of the option(s), let me know and I will order them for you:

        A - $19 Right Behind You 155790 pg. 84  ($24 value with shipping and GET)
        B – $20 Count on Me 155647 pg. 82 ($25 value with shipping and GET)
        FREE with A & B: Choice of a pack of dimensionals or liquid glue ($5 value with shipping and GET)

Here are the time slots available, up to 4 people each.  You will be able to finish stamping prior to the end of the hour.

  • Saturday, June 26th – 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, noon, 1 pm, 2 pm
  • Sunday, June 27th – 9 am (full), 10 am, 11 am (full), noon, 1 pm (full), 2 pm (full)

Please email me to reserve your spot to stamp.  Looking forward to seeing you at “stamp and go”!

Thank you.

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

Bundle Drawing Winners - June 2021

Many thanks to all of you from Ralene and me for your support of the Hawaii Foodbank.  Your participation in the New Catalog Open House, Retired Stamp Sale and direct donations have raised $,1,170 for the Hawaii FoodBank!

And the winners of the grand prize drawings are Cathy D (In-color bundle) and Pat K (Stamparatus bundle).  

  • 2021-2023 In Color Bundle ($67 value): 1 of each of the new In-Color Classic Stamp Pads (5 colors--Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Pale Papaya) #155638, a set of the new In-Color Markers #155639; a pack of the new In-Color cardstock #155643
  • Stamparatus Bundle ($90 value): Stamparatus #146276 and the Craft and Carry Stamparatus Bag (retired on May 3rd)

Congratulations!  Thank you all!