Cards - All Occasions

Summer Fun - May 2021 Class

Here are the cards from my Summer Fun stamp and go class.  They feature the new In Colors--Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent and Polished Pink--from the new annual catalog and other new products.  These cute puffins and woodland creatures will make you smile!  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

20210522 May class cards

 

Card 1: Woodland Creatures Party

This stamp set is designed to be stamped in 3 sections so that you can make a small tree or tall tree.  On this card, we created 3 separate sections by scoring at 4” and 6 ¼”, which creates an accordion fold.  Then used the Stamparatus to line up the images so that when the 3 sections are stamped, it becomes a tall tree when the cardstock is unfolded.  See the photos below for the folded and unfolded images.  Then color away!

20210522 Woodlands card 20210522 Woodlands Card - extended


Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Woodland Wonder
  • Fresh Freesia cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock 3 ¾ x 4 ¾”
  • Basic White cardstock  3 ½ x 8 ½”, scored at 4” and 6 ¼”
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Bronze, Ivory, Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Smoky Slate
  • Stamparatus

 

Card 2: Puffin with Cake

This little puffin is dancing in with a cake to celebrate a special occasion.  The cake was stamped with the puffin and also on a separate piece of basic white cardstock.  Then the plate and cake were cut-out (excluding the candles) and attached with a dimensional over the stamped cake image.  Color the images.  I also used Basic Black Stampin’ Blends to touch up the black on the puffin as needed.  The large flower flourish was attached with liquid glue (or you can use a glue dot).  Ready to celebrate!

20210522 Birthday Cake Puffin card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Party Puffins
  • Bumblebee cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Basic Black 2 ½ x 3 ¼”
  • Basic White 2 ¼ x 3” plus piece for cake
  • Pansy Petals DSP 2 x 5 ½”
  • Flower flourishes – large size
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink

 

Card 3: Party Puffin

This little puffin is ready for a party.  The little wrapped fish he is carrying was stamped on a separate piece of white stock and cut out.  Color the images including touching up the puffin with basic black as needed.  The string the fish is hanging from was drawn using a black fine point pen/marker.  Then the fish was attached near the end using a mini dimensional.  What a special gift!

20210522 Birthday fish Puffin card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Party Puffins, Hey Birthday Chick
  • Soft Succulent cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Basic Black 2 ¾ x 3 ¼”
  • Basic White 2 ½ x 3” plus piece for fish
  • Pansy Petals DSP 3 x 4”
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent

 

Card 4: Best Puffin

This little puffin says you’re the best!  It’s a panel card, scored 2 1/8” from each side along the 8 ½” edge.  The DSP on the left panel was attached flush to the edge (the side closest to the heard).  The right panel was stamped with flowers.  The heart was punched from Basic White first, then the puffin and words were stamped.  A stem for the flower was drawn with a dark green marker and the images were colored, including touching up the puffin with basic black as needed.  The little flower was attached using liquid glue.  So sweet!

20210522 Heart Puffin Card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: party Puffins, In Bloom
  • Pale Papaya cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Calypso Coral cardstock to punch scalloped heart
  • Basic White cardstock to punch heard
  • Pansy Petals DSP 2 x 5 ¼”
  • Flower flourishes – small size
  • Heart Punch Pack
  • Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pale Papaya
  • Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Soft Succulent

 

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.

Woodland Creatures Party Card:

 

Puffin with Cake Card:

 

Party Puffin Card:

 

Best Puffin Card:

 

Other:


Critter Christmas Treats - Special Holiday Stamp & Go Class

Here are the projects from my Critter Christmas Treats special holiday class including many gift ideas for the holidays! This class shows other critters that can be created using the Penguin Builder Punch, the variety of Stampin’ Up! Treat boxes, and simple templates for fun projects.  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

Project 1: Happy Hedgehog Post-It Note Holder

This project shows a simple post-it note holder with a 3x3 post-it note pad.  You can create these for any occasion and with stamp sets and papers to match.  It can be nicely packaged using a clear medium envelope.  This one features the cute little hedgehog from the Joyful Life Stamp set.  The white chalk marker used to color the apron is included in the class kit. 

20211120 Project-Post-it note holder front

Here is the template for the post-it note holder.  It measures 3 ¼ x 8” and is scored at 1 ½”, 1 7/8”, 5” and 5 3/8”.  The top flap is the one that is shorter, at 1 1’2” tall.  To close, the top flap tucks under the hedgehog image, which is attached so the bottom flap.

20211120 Project-Post-it note holder template

20211120 Project-Post-it note holder open

Tips:

  1. Fold on all the score marks
  2. Use the corner rounder punch (part of the Detailed Trio punch), to round the 2 corners of the top flap
  3. Use the eraser top of a wooden pencil in Real Red Classic ink to stamp the polka dots on the top flap
  4. Attach the DSP to the bottom flap, line it up with a slight border along the bottom and each edge (scored edge of the flap)
  5. Stamp the hedgehog in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the crumb cake cardstock. Color as desired.  I used the white chalk marker for the apron. Other colors used are listed on the recipe below.
  6. Attach hedgehog to Evening Evergreen backing piece. Add dimensionals to only the bottom corners of the back of this piece. 
  7. Attach post it note pad to the holder using tear and tape.
  8. Fold the holder closed, with the bottom flap under the top flap.  Add 2 dimensionals, centered and less than the width of the hedgehog piece to the bottom flap, just below the edge of the overlap with the top flap.
  9. Peel off the dimensional backings from the hedgehog piece and bottom flap and center and attach the hedgehog piece to the holder. The only part that it should adhere to is to the bottom flap.
  10. Now the top flap should tuck under the hedgehog to close.

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Joyful Life, Penguin Place (sentiment)
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 2 x 2 3/8”
  • Evening Evergreen cardstock 2 1/8 x 2 ½”
  • Real Red cardstock 3 ¼ x 8” scored at 1 ½”, 1 7/8”, 5” and 5 3/8”
  • Painted Christmas DSP 2 x 3”
  • White Stampin’ Chalk Marker
  • Stampin’ Blends: Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, Mint Macaron
  • Ink pads:  Memento Tuxedo Black pad, Real Red Classic pad
  • Detailed Trio Punch
  • Clear Medium Envelope
  • Dimensionals, stampin’ seal, tear and tape
  • Simply Scored
  • Wooden pencil with eraser top
  • 3x3 post-it note pad

 

Project 2: Holiday Mini Card Folder with 3x3 cards and envelopes

Here is another project that you can make for any occasion.  It holds 3x3 cards and envelopes.  It could also hold tags or be resized for other card dimensions.  I like this size because it only takes a half sheet of cardstock to make the folder.

20211120 Project-Folder with 3x3 cards

20211120 Project-Folder open with 3x3 cards

Here is the template for the folder.  It measures 8 ½ x 5 ½”.  Along the 5 ½” side, it is scored at 3 ½”.  Along the 8 ½” side, it is scored at ½, 4, 4 ½ and 8”.

20211120 - 3x3 folder template

Folder Tips:

  1. Fold on all score marks. Cut away the outer edges as shown, angle the end of the flaps for the folder.  Also use a slight angle for the edges of each pocket.  Cut away the center area of the pocket as shown, cut at an angle.
  2. Use tear and tape or liquid glue on the areas marked by the white tape. Only go as high as the pocket.
  3. Fold up each pocket. Then fold in the folder edges to attach.
  4. Decorate the front of the folder as shown in the photo. I used a retired punch for the holly leaves and berries.  You could use the Holly Border punch or Seasonal Labels dies.

For the cards, they feature 3 different critters—a rabbit, monkey and raccoon.  For the monkey and raccoon, I was inspired by a project I saw by another Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  They were all made using the Penguin Builder punch.  Plus the daisy punch for the rabbit ears.  Here are the recipe cards for each of the animals so that you can see how to assemble them.  Then you can complete each of the mini cards using these cute critters!

20211120 rabbit recipe

20211120 Raccoon recipe

20211120 monkey recipe

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Penguin Place, Christmas to Remember
  • Basic White cardstock 3 x 6 scored along 6” side at 3” (for mini cards), scraps for bunny tummy
  • Real Red cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½” scored at 3 ½”along the 5 ½” side and ½, 4, 4 ½ and 8” along the 8 ½” side; piece for Everyday Label punch (rabbit card); berries
  • Evening Evergreen cardstock 3 ¼ x 3 ¼” (for folder front); 2 7/8” square (for rabbit and racoon cards); 1 ¾ x 2 ¼” (for monkey card); scraps for holly leaves
  • Pear Pizzazz cardstock for Everyday Label punch (folder front, monkey card, raccoon card)
  • Painted Christmas DSP 3x3 (folder cover), 2 7/8 x 2 7/8” (monkey card), 1 ½ x 2 ¾” (for rabbit card and raccoon card)
  • Cardstock for rabbit: Crumb Cake, Basic white
  • Cardstock for monkey: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
  • Cardstock for raccoon: Basic gray, smoky slate
  • White Stampin’ Chalk Marker
  • Stampin’ Blends: Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black
  • Ink pads: Memento Tuxedo Black pad, Evening Evergreen classic pad
  • Punches: Penguin Builder punch, Daisy punch, Everyday Label Punch
  • Dimensionals, mini glue dots, tear and tape, stampin’ seal
  • Simply Scored
  • 3x3 envelopes
  • Other black marker to draw rabbit eyes and whiskers raccoon nose, monkey mouth

 

Project 3: Mice Gift Box

This project uses the Scalloped Kraft Treat Boxes from the annual catalog on page 137.  It measures 3 ½ x 3 ½ x 2 ½” (height).  It has pretty gold polka dots and is food safe.  For class, we filled the box with a packet of hot chocolate and a Hostess treat (twinkie or cupcake).  To decorate the top, we used cute mice that were made from the inner body of the Penguin builder punch.  Again, this project can be tailored to the occasion.

20211120 Project-Scalloped box side view

20211120 Project-Scalloped box top view

Tips:

  • The hole for the mouse house was created using a 1 ¾” circle. In class we used the retired 1 ¾” circle punch.  But the Layering Circles Dies could be used instead.
  • When tucking in the gray mouse to peek out of the hole, see how much of the body sticks out, then trim off what is sticking out from the under the wood DSP piece.
  • When wrapping the 12” belly band around the box, wrap it such that the edges are at the top of the box, there will be a gap that will be hidden by the square piece with the mice. While the band is around the box, put dimensionals, 2 on each end of the 12” piece.  Then attach the square piece.  The band can slide off.

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Penguin Place (for scarf), Christmas to Remember
  • Evening Evergreen cardstock 3 x 3; scrap for sprig
  • Cardstock for Mice: Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, whisper white for scarf
  • Painted Christmas DSP 1 ½ x 12” (for band)
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP 2 7/8 x 2 7/8” (wood print, for top)
  • Ink Pads: Evening Evergreen Classic pad, Real Red Classic pad
  • Punches: Penguin Builder Punch, Sprig Punch
  • Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Scalloped Kraft Treat Boxes
  • Stampin’ Blends: Flirty flamingo (for inner ears)
  • Dimensionals, mini glue dots, stampin’ seal
  • Black marker for mouse eyes and whiskers

 

Project 4: Kraft Gift Box with Card and Hot Chocolate

This project uses Kraft Gift Boxes from the holiday mini catalog on page 11.  It measures 4 ½ x 6 5/8 x ¾” (height).  It has an acetate window and is food safe.  We have a card packed on top so it can be seen through the window with 2 packs of hot chocolate underneath.  Again, this project can be made to fit to the occasion.

20211120 Project-Box with card closed

20211120 Project-Box with card and cocoa

For the card, the penguin and seal were both made using the Penguin Builder punch and Penguin Place stamp set.  See the recipe card for seal below.

20211120 Penguin and seal card

Punch art-seal

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Penguin Place, Christmas to Remember (words)
  • Bermuda Bay cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Basic Black cardstock 4 ¾ x 3 ½”
  • Pool Party cardstock 4 ½ x 3 ¼”
  • Basic White cardstock 3 ½ x ½” for words; 4 ¼ x 2 ½” for ice (template used to trace curves then cut out); scraps to stamp present
  • Cardstock for penguin: Basic Black, Basic White, Pumpkin Pie
  • Cardstock for seal: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate
  • Wonderful Snowflakes (used on box cover)
  • Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Real Red classic pad, Pumpkin Pie classic pad
  • Stampin’ Blends: Flirty Flamingo (for seal nose)
  • Punches: Penguin Builder punch, Tailored Tag punch (used to but banner ends of “merry christmas”)
  • Medium Basic White envelope
  • Kraft Gift Boxes
  • Dimensionals, mini glue dots, stampin’ seal
  • Black marker for seal whiskers

 

Project 5: Gingerbread Box with Tags

This project uses the smaller Acetate card box from the annual catalog on page 137.  It measures 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 3/4” (height). For class, we used it to hold tags.  It can also fit 3x3 cards with envelopes (from Project #2).  We added a small card to the top of the box for gifting.  Then filled it with 6 tags (2 gingerbread, 2 snowmen, 2 trees).  The gingerbread was made using the penguin body from the Penguin Builder punch, then the arms were cut along the body so that they could overlap the piece in front.  I learned how to make the gingerbread from Cindy, visit her at stampedwithaloha.com.

20211120 Project-Clear box with tags

20211120 tags-Clear box

20211120 tags-trees 20211120 tags-snowmen

20211120 tags-gb

Tips:

  • Tree tag: Cut the scalloped rectangle from Very Vanilla cardstock using the die.  Then fold it in half. For tree, punch it from Evening Evergreen cardstock using the Pine Tree punch.  The dots on the tree were made using the white chalk marker.
  • Snowman tag: Fold the costal cabana cardstock in half first (along score line), then cut it using the scalloped rectangle die, do not cut the folded end.  The snow dots were made using the white chalk marker.  Punch the snowman body, nose and arms using the Snowman Builder punch.  For the snowman scarf, stamp it directly on the snowman body. In the sample photo, the snowman on the left was made using Very Vanilla cardstock and the snowman on the right was made using Basic White cardstock.
  • Gingerbread tag: Use the Heart Punch Pack to punch the scalloped heart from Real Red cardstock and regular heart from Very Vanilla cardstock.  Punch the gingerbread from Soft Suede cardstock using the Penguin Builder punch.  You will need 2 for each tag—the hole for the tag is punched on the back piece so it can’t be seen from the front.  Add icing to the gingerbread using the white chalk marker.
  • Use a 1/8” circle punch to punch the hole for each tag.  Thread the gold twine through.

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Christmas to Remember, Snowbody Better, Inspired Thoughts, Penguin Place
  • Real Red cardstock  5 ½ x 2 ¾”, scored at 2 ¾” (for small card); scalloped heart
  • Coastal Cabana cardstock 2 ½ x 2 ½ (for small card); 2 ¼ x 5 ½” scored at 2 ¾” (for snowman tag)
  • Very Vanilla cardstock small scalloped rectangle (for small card); heart (for gingerbread tag); large scalloped rectangle (for tree tag); snowman body
  • Soft Suede for gingerbread, snowman arms
  • Evening Evergreen cardstock for trees
  • Pumpkin pie cardstock for snowman nose
  • Ink pads: Memento Tuxedo ink, Real Red classic ink
  • White Stampin’ Chalk Marker
  • Punches: Penguin Builder Punch, Snowman Builder Punch, Pine Tree punch, Heart punch pack
  • Simply Elegant Trim - Gold
  • Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Cute Stars Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Acetate Box 3 1/8 x 3 1/8"
  • Dimensionals, mini glue dots, stampin’ seal
  • Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Simply Scored
  • Black marker for snowman eyes

 

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.

Happy Hedgehog Post-It Note Holder:

 

Mini Folder with Cards and Envelopes:

 

Mice Scalloped Box:

 

Kraft Gift Box with Card:

 

Gingerbread Box with Tags:

 

Other:


Pretty Plants and Party Penguins - August 2021 Class

Here are the cards from my Pretty Plants and Party Penguins stamp and go class.  For the 2 plant cards, the products are from the Bloom Where You’re Planted Suite.  Although it doesn’t have any critters 😊, I’ve been wanting to use this in class since the new catalog came out.  For the 2 penguin cards, you'll fall in love with the super cute Penguin Playmates DSP and Be Dazzling specialty paper from Sale-A-Bration, which runs through September 30th.  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

20210821 August class cards

 

Card 1: Plant Duo

This card features the Bloom Where You're Planted Suite.  The grid on this card is the Paper Lattice.  It comes ready to use in a pack of 10.  The plants and pots are a combination of stamped and cut out images from the Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP.  The Perfect plants dies were used to cut out most of the shapes.

20210821 Lattice plants card

20210821 more Lattice plants cards

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Plentiful Plants, Timeless Tropical (may your birthday be memorable), Peaceful Moments (with deepest sympathy)
  • Basic White cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½” and for the Everyday Label Punch and additional plants
  • Smoky Slate cardstock for pots
  • Garden Green cardstock for plants
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP for some of the pots and plants
  • Paper Lattice
  • Ink Pads: Garden Green Classic Ink, Basic Gray Classic Ink
  • Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots (2 large size)
  • Perfect Plants Dies
  • Everyday Label Punch
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

 

Card 2: Hanging Plant

More from the Bloom Where You're Planted Suite.  The idea for this card was inspired by the sample in the annual catalog plus a trip to Mari’s gardens.  They have many beautiful plants, including hanging plants.  To help with placement of the stamped pot, I used my stamparatus to stamp it in Cinnamon Cider so that the sentiment and hanging basket would fit.  I stamped the leafy plant in garden green hanging off the left side, then rotated the stamp 90 degrees and stamped it again so that it hung off the right side.  Next I stamped the plant with the berries on a separate piece of basic white cardstock and cut it out using the matching die.  I attached the die cut plant, then the hanging basket.  I used some linen thread at the top to hang it.  Brushed metallic adhesive dots were used to decorate the basket.

20210821 hanging plant card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Plentiful Plants
  • Gray Granite cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Basic White cardstock 2 ½ x 4 ¼” and for plant with berries
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 1 ½ x 3 ½” for hanging basket
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP 2 x 5 ½”
  • Linen thread 2”
  • Ink Pads: Garden Green Classic Ink, Cinnamon Cider Classic Ink
  • Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots (3 small, 1 large)
  • Perfect Plants Dies
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

 

Card 3: Winter Friends

You will fall in love with these cute polar bears, penguins, and fox from the Penguin Playmates DSP.   The background uses the same DSP, starting with a 4 x 5 ¼” rectangle that is cut at a diagonal, then mixing the prints.  The animals were cut-out by hand and embellished with cute stars adhesive-backed sequins in black.  The double oval punch was used to punch the sentiment and scallop.  The presents on 2 of the cards are from the Penguin Place stamp set and were stamped in Fresh Freesia then cut out by hand.

20210821 Penguin duo dsp card

20210821 Bear and fox dsp cards

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Penguin Place, Hey Birthday Chick (happy birthday, let’s celebrate), From All of Us (thanks)
  • Soft Sea foam cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Gorgeous Grape cardstock for scallop oval
  • Basic White cardstock for oval with sentiment and presents
  • Penguin Playmates DSP (Sale-A-Bration) 4 x 5 ¼” cut on the diagonal
  • Cute Stars Adhesive-Backed Sequins – black (large and small)
  • Ink Pads: Fresh Freesia Classic Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Double Oval Punch

 

Card 4: Penguin Pals

To showcase the cute Penguin Playmates DSP as much as possible, I used the large memories and more card.  This way, we can see 4x6” of DSP—4 x 4 ½” for the top and 4 x 1 ½” for the bottom strip.  The penguin, snowman and fox were cut out from the DSP too.  The sparkly silver circle is from the Be Dazzling specialty paper, which is also a Sale-A-Bration item. Again the presents were from the Penguin Place stamp set, stamped in Fresh Freesia and cut out by hand. 

20210821 Penguin dsp card

20210821 Fox and snowman dsp cards

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Penguin Place, Hey Birthday Chick (happy birthday)
  • Memories & More large card with envelope in Basic White
  • Basic White cardstock ½” x 1 ½” add tails to end (cut by hand); for presents
  • Penguin Playmates DSP (Sale-A-Bration) cut at 6” then cut at 1 ½” from the bottom
  • Be Dazzling Specialty paper (Sale-A-Bration) for 2 3/8” circle
  • Ink Pads: Fresh Freesia Classic Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Layering Circles Dies (2 3/8” size)
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

 

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.

Plant Duo Card:

 

Hanging Plant Card:

 

Winter Friends Card:

 

Penguin Pals Card:

 

Other:


Pretty Plants and Party Penguins - August 2021 Class Sneak Peek!

Hi friends!  August class combines 2 seasons--summer and winter.  We'll be making pretty plant cards featuring the Plentiful Plants Bundle.  Then penguin and friends cards featuring the Penguin Playmates designer series paper from Sale-A-Bration (starts on August 3rd!).  Here is a sneak peek of the class cards:

20210821 August 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 scissors and 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, August 21st – 9 am (full), 10 am, 11 am, noon, 1 pm, 2 pm
  • Sunday, August 22nd – 9 am (full) , 10 am, 11 am (full), noon (full), 1 pm, 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):


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

 

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.

Ballcap Card:

 

Ballcap Bunny Card:

 

Good Things Grow Card:

 

Floral Rainbow Card:

 

Other:


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):