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Ballcaps & Blooms - July 2021 Class

Here are the cards from my Ballcaps & Blooms stamp and go class.  These remind me of some of the best things in summer—baseball, rainbow shave ice and the outdoors.  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

20210717 Class cards


Card 1: Ballcap

This card is very versatile.  You can pick the color scheme to match a favorite team or school colors.  And you can design the hat accent to match that special team too.  The hat was stamped in Night of Nave on Misty Moonlight cardstock.  Then the die both cut the shape and added the amazing stitching detail.  For the hat accents, the dies come with many shapes and have coordinating stamps.  I really liked the fish die and being able to make a hat for dad. 

20210717 Ballcap cards

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Hats Off
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Early Espresso cardstock 4 ¼ x 1 ¾”
  • Night of Navy cardstock 4 ¼ x 3 ¼”
  • Very Vanilla cardstock 4 x 3”
  • Misty Moonlight cardstock 3 ½ x 2 ¾” to stamp and cut hat
  • Smoky Slate or Gray Granite and Bumblebee cardstock to cut hat accents
  • Ink Pads: Night of Navy Classic Ink, Bumblebee Classic Ink
  • Hat Builder Dies
  • Bark 3D Embossing folder
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine


Card 2: Ballcap Bunny

The Hat Builder Dies came with this cute little ballcap that also has amazing stitching detail.  When I saw it, I couldn’t wait to make a card.  I looked at my punches to see what critter could wear the hat.  I decided on a rabbit.  To make the rabbit, I used the Snowman Builder punch for the body.  I cut the top circle of the body off and just used the bottom 2.  Then for the ears and feet, I used the petals from the daisy punch.  For the tail, I used a regular sized office circle punch.  To add dimension, I “shooked” all the edges using a sponge dauber and Crumb Cake classic ink.  For the hat accent, I used a heart, but you could easily use a small circle, draw in your favorite design, and put it on the cap.  So that I wouldn’t have to worry about the face, I made the rabbit looking out over the hill, with it’s back towards us.  The clouds are from the Give it a Whirl Dies.  I thought it matched especially because it has the same stitched accents on the edges as the hat.  Isn't this little guy cute?!

20210717 Bunny card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Inspired Thoughts (for sentiment), Count On Me (for grass)
  • Balmy Blue cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock 4 ¼ x 2 1/8” to cut the hill shape
  • Night of Navy cardstock to cut little hat
  • Basic White cardstock for clouds
  • Crumb Cake cardstock for bunny
  • Other cardstock for hat accent (sample used Real Red)
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black, Granny Apple Green Classic Ink, Crumb Cake Classic Ink
  • Sponge Dauber for “shooking” edges
  • Punches: Snowman Builder Punch, Daisy Punch
  • Dies: Hat Builder Dies, Give it a Whirl Dies
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine


Card 3: Good Things Grow

The All Squared Away stamp set and its coordinating die called Floral Squares were used to create this card.  I tried to keep it simple by using Basic White with Fresh Freesia and Gorgeous Grape for the pop.  The Fresh Freesia squared were stamped with one of the square designs.  It does not matter if you get it perfectly straight because the edges will be covered by the white frame.  The White Frame is popped up with mini dimensionals.  There are 4 different frames and stamps so all are shown on these 2 cards.  You could put all 4 on a single card if you’d like.

20210717 Grow cards

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: All Squared Away
  • Basic White cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”, plus additional for frames (a 2x2” will fit 1 frame)
  • Fresh Freesia cardstock 2 x 2” squares (2 per card)
  • Gorgeous Grape cardstock for flowers
  • Ink Pads: Fresh Freesia Classic Ink, Gorgeous Grape Classic Ink
  • Floral Squares dies
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine


Card 4: Floral Rainbow

I got the idea for this card when I was at the North Shore eating my favorite rainbow shave ice and seeing the colorful surf wear.  A lot of ombres and blending of colors.  Luckily, we have the perfect thing—Rainbow Glimmer Paper (pg 135 of the annual catalog).  This paper is so pretty! You can see half the rainbow of colors on the black card and the other half on the white card.  Because both have purple, when I cut the glimmer paper, I cut from each end leaving a middle strip I used to cut the floral accent and words from.  The Flower Market Die created the floral patterns you see on the white and black cardstock—it’s all from one piece.  I also used some of the cut away little pieces to add some centers to the flowers.  The Artistry Blooms adhesive backed sequins add more pop.  A pretty and cheerful rainbow shimmer card – no stamping needed.

20210717 Rainbow cards

Here is the recipe:

  • Basic white cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Basic Black or Basic White cardstock 4 ¼ x 5 ½” plus additional to cut tag shape
  • Rainbow Glimmer paper 4 x 5 ¼”
  • Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Dies: Flower Market, Birthday Chick (for happy birthday), Pierced Blooms (for flowers and tag shape), In the Tropics Dies (has the word Aloha)
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine



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.

Ballcap Card:


Ballcap Bunny Card:


Good Things Grow Card:


Floral Rainbow Card:



Ballcaps & Blooms - July 2021 Class Sneak Peek!

Hi friends!  July's class is all about summer.  It's baseball season and time for summer adventures where we are wearing our ballcaps.  And we can enjoy all of the wonderful flowers and plants.  We'll be using more of the stamp sets and products from the Annual Catalog.   Here is a sneak peek of the class cards:

20210717 July 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 adhesive to complete the cards at home.   

The class fee is $25.  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, July 17th – 9 am (full), 10 am (full), 11 am, noon, 1 pm, 2 pm
  • Sunday, July 18th – 9 am , 10 am, 11 am (full), noon, 1 pm, 2 pm

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):