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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”



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:




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):