Cards - All Occasions

May Card Class "Pretty Petals" Sneak Peek!

It's all about flowers this month.  Hope you can join me to create petal pocket  and panel cards for birthdays, weddings or other special occasions.  Plus a cute raccoon card using the fox builder punch.  This will be your last chance to use many of these items in class because they are retiring on June 3rd.  Here is a sneak peek of the cards that we will be making in May's class.  

20190525 May sneak peek

 

Here are some 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, May 25th at 9 am and 1 pm; and on Sunday, May 26th at 9am and 1 pm.  Please contact me to reserve your spot (jodihashimoto@gmail.com or 808.384.5122). 
 
Hope to see you soon!

April Card Class "Birthday Cheer"

This month’s class is all about birthdays.  We used a variety of stamp sets, designer series papers and other embellishments from both the Occasions and Annual Catalogs.  There are also a few items that have just been announced as retiring—so they are only available until June 3rd or while supplies last.  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

20190427 April class cards

 

Card 1: Birthday Topiaries

I’ve been wanting to use the Vertical Greetings stamp set in class for a while now, and it’s a good thing we did because it is retiring!  So is the Petal Burst embossing folder and velvet ribbon.  I cut each of the topiary stamps to separate the pot from the plant.  Then I could easily stamp the images using different color inks and position it with no problem using my Stamparatus.

20190427 Topiary card

Here is the recipe:

      • Stamp Set: Vertical Greetings (retiring)
      • Pear Pizazz cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2"
      • Old Olive cardstock 2 1/8 x 5 1/2"
      • Very Vanilla 2 1/4 x 4”
      • Blackberry Bliss 2 1/2 x 4 1/4"
      • Rich Razzleberry cardstock for the small heart
      • Rich Razzleberry velvet ribbon (retiring)
      • Cookie Cutter Builder punch for the small heart (retiring)
      • Petal Burst textured embossing folder (retiring)
      • Old Olive and Early Espresso Classic Ink
      • Wink of Stella clear
      • Big Shot
      • Stamparatus

 

Card 2: Rabbit Birthday Flip

I realize that Easter has passed, but I couldn’t pass up using the retiring Cookie Cutter Builder Punch to make the cute Peeps inspired bunny one more time!  To make the bunny, punch the gingerbread cookie shape out of Pineapple Punch cardstock.  Trim the ears deeper in the center.  Then trim off the “arms” to round out the bunny’s face.  I used an espresso marker to draw in the face then edged the bunny with Wink of Stella clear to give it that sparkly look.

20190427 Peeps bunny flip card 20190427 Flip card open

The front of the card with the bunny on it flips out.  I learned this from stamping and quilting pal, Norine Oyasato, who learned it from a utube video by another demonstrator, Beth Rush.  To make the flipped portion you can follow the steps below or watch her video (Flip Flap Card by Beth’s Paper Cuts).

      1. Cut a piece of whisper white cardstock to 2” x 6 1/2". This will be used to cause the flipping action.
      2. Punch one end of the whisper white cardstock with the scalloped tag topper punch. On the opposite end, score at 2” and 2 1/2" from the edge.  Fold on the score marks so that the label side is on the bottom.
      3. On the 2” square section of the whisper white cardstock, stamp the message and image that will be inside the flip card.
      4. Using a piece of DSP cut at 5 1/4 x 4”, use the classic label punch to create a slit parallel to the 5 1/4” edge. Push the punch in as far as it will go, then punch.
      5. Thread the whisper white cardstock from step #3 through the slit so that the scallop top is the bottom layer and on the right. Arrange the whisper white cardstock so that the stamped image is showing on top along with the ½” scored section and the scalloped edge is sticking out from under the DSP enough to be a handle.
      6. Attach a strip of tear and tape to the whisper white cardstock in the ½” scored section. Peel away the top layer of the tape.  Make sure it’s still aligned as described in #5.
      7. Lay the early espresso 2 3/4" square on top of the whisper white so that the espresso square is centered on the DSP. The espresso square will stick to the whisper white cardstock because of the tear and tape.
      8. Attach the straight edge of the whisper white to the DSP layer Attach the DSP to the Coastal Cabana card base--be careful to only put adhesive on the back of the DSP and not on the whisper white cardstock.
      9. Now pull the scalloped edge and it flips open!

Here is the recipe:

      • Stamp Sets: Well Said, Bella and Friends (retiring)
      • Coastal Cabana cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" and 2 1/2 x 2 1/2"
      • Early Espresso cardstock 2 3/4 x 2 3/4"
      • Whisper White cardstock 2 x 6 1/2"
      • Granny Apple Green cardstock 3/4 x 2 1/2"
      • Pineapple Punch cardstock
      • How Sweet It Is designer series paper 5 1/4 x 4”
      • Early Espresso Classic Ink
      • Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends
      • Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso Stampin’ Write markers
      • Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (retiring)
      • Wink of Stella clear
      • Tear and tape

 

Card 3: Floral with Pocket

This card features the Needle & Thread suite—stamp set, designer paper and framelits, plus the bitty blooms punch pack.  This card also has a pocket on the inside front that is made by folding over the card front at 2”.  It is easier to do if you score at 2” so that you have a nice crisp fold.  You can also create a notch for the pocket by punching a ½ circle on the edge of the pocket using the 1 ¼" circle punch.  I recommend using tear and tape to attach pocket so that it is more secure.

20190427 Floral Pocket card

Here is the recipe:

      • Stamp Sets: Needle & Thread (retiring), Picture Perfect Birthday (retiring)
      • Crumb Cake cardstock 4 1/4 x 11", scored at 2” and 5 1/2"
      • Poppy Parade cardstock 3 1/4 x 4” and scraps for flower
      • Night of Navy cardstock 2 3/4 x 2”
      • Whisper White cardstock 2 1/2 x 1 3/4”
      • Blushing Bride cardstock 2 1/2 x 4” and scraps for flower
      • Balmy blue scraps for flower
      • Needlepoint Nook DSP 3 x 3 3/4” (retiring)
      • Needlepoint Elements framelits dies (retiring)
      • Big Shot
      • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Pear Pizazz Classic Ink
      • Bitty Blooms Punch Pack (retiring)
      • 1 ¼" Circle Punch (retiring)
      • Basic jewels rhinestones
      • Wink of Stella clear
      • Tear and Tape

 

Card 4: Needlepoint Birthday

Here is another card using the Needle & Thread Suite.  This time we used the Frosted Flower embellishments with it.  We colored the clear flowers with Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends so you can create flowers in any color of your choice.

20190427 Needlepoint flowers card

Here is the recipe:

      • Stamp Set: Needle & Thread (retiring)
      • Balmy Blue cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2"
      • Berry Burst cardstock 5 1/4 x 2” (retiring)
      • Basic Black cardstock 1 1/2 x 3 1/2”
      • Whisper White cardstock for stitched rectangle measuring 1 1/4 x 3 1/4”
      • Needlepoint Nook DSP 5 1/4 x 2” (retiring)
      • Frosted Flower embellishments
      • Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends
      • Rectangle Stitched framelits dies
      • Big Shot
      • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Balmy Blue Classic Ink, Highland Heather Classic Ink
      • Wink of Stella clear

 

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.

Topiary Birthday Card:

 

Rabbit Flip Card:

 

Floral Pocket Card:

 

Needlepoint Birthday Card:

 

Other:


March Class Cards "Sweetest Thing"

This month’s class was named after the Sweetest Thing bundle, which includes a stamp set of candy and candy jars with coordinating framelits.   Plus we used the How Sweet It Is Designer Series paper and some happy frogs from Sale-A-Bration.  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for hopping by!

20190316 March class cards

 

Card 1: Juggling Frog on a Unicycle

This cute little frog is multi-talented—juggling and riding a unicycle.  Perfect to celebrate a special event.   The colorful diagonal striped paper is from the How Sweet It Is DSP.  The frog is from the So Hoppy Together stamp set and cut out using the coordinating special edition framelits Hop Around.  The enamel dots that the frog is juggling is the largest circle size in the Glitter Enamel Dots pack.

20190316 Juggling frog on unicycle card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: So Hoppy Together
  • Whisper White cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2"
  • Basic Black cardstock 3 1/4 x 4 1/4"
  • How Sweet It Is DSP 3 x 4”
  • Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Hop Around Framelits
  • Big Shot and Magnetic Platform
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
  • Wink of Stella clear

 

Card 2: Frog with Flowers

This little frog is also from the So Hoppy Together stamp set.  He is carrying flowers from the Hello Cupcake stamp set, which is also a Sale-A-Bration item.  The flower stems were drawn with a journaling pen.  The flowers were colored with Wink of Stella to make them stand out.

20190316 Frog with flowers card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: So Hoppy Together, Hello Cupcake, Well Said
  • Soft Sea Foam cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2"
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 1/2 x 2 1/2"
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 1/4" circle
  • Lovely Lipstick Foil 4 x 2 1/2"
  • Dot to Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Big Shot
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Lovely Lipstick Classic Ink
  • Journaling Pens
  • Old Olive Stampin’ Blends
  • 2 1/4" Circle Punch
  • Wink of Stella clear

 

Card 3: Sweet Treat Jars

This is a z-fold card that was inspired by Kim Williams, a wonderful Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in PA.  We were lucky enough to have her visit Hawaii and share this card with us at our February Inspiration Night with Cindy Baughman (my awesome upline!) who is a close friend of hers.  You can check out Kim’s blog post dated 3/9/19 about the Z-card here.  Kim made hers oriented landscape, I just flipped mine and made it oriented portrait.  It looks complicated but once you make it you’ll find that you’ll want to make more!  Cindy was also an inspiration for this card because she made a swap with this DSP and jar cutouts--hers was oriented the same way as Kim’s.

20190316 Candy jars card

20190316 Candy jars card-topview

I included some instructions here, but you can also follow Kim’s through the link above.

  1. Cut the cardstock base at 8 ½ by 5 ½” (Highland Heather).
  2. Along the 8 1/2” base, score the card at 2 1/8” and 4 1/4”.
  3. Fold the card in half, then fold the card front back at the 2 1/8” scoreline.
  4. Attach the DSP and cardstock to the card base as shown in the photo. You now have the card base completed.
  5. For the strip at the bottom, cut the cardstock at 1 ½ x 8 ½” (Highland Heather)
  6. Along the 8 1/2” base, score the card at 4 1/4” and 6 5/8” (or 2 1/8”).
  7. Stamp the long sentiment on the section that is 4 1/4” wide. Stamp the short sentiment on the section that is 2 1/8” wide.
  8. Fold the strip in half then fold it back on the 6 5/8” scoreline.
  9. Attach the strip portion with the 4 ¼” half to the 2 1/8” card base panel on left.
  10. Attach the other end of the strip that has the 2 1/8” scored piece to the bottom right half of the inside of the card base that is showing.
  11. Using the Jar of Sweets framelits, cut out 3 jars from the How Sweet it is DSP.
  12. Attach the jars using dimensionals. Note: For the large jar in the middle, only place dimensionals on the left side of the jar.
  13. Add Glitter enamel dots and embellish the jars and candy with wink of Stella. All done!

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Sweetest Thing
  • Highland Heather cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4 and 2 1/8
  • Highland Heather cardstock 8 1/2 x 1 1/2", scored at 4 1/4 and 2 1/8
  • Whisper White Cardstock 5 1/4 x 4”
  • How Sweet It Is DSP 2 x 4” and for the 3 candy jars
  • Jar of Sweets framelits
  • Big Shot
  • Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Wink of Stella clear

 

Card 4: Gumballs

The gumball machine was cut out from the How Sweet It Is DSP by hand.  Unlike the jars in the previous card, there was no coordinating framelit.  The gumballs outside of the machine were punched from the same DSP using a standard handheld hole punch.  After assembling the card, the gumball machine and gumballs were embellished with Wink of Stella and Glitter Enamel Dots were also used.  TIP: For the 1 ½” circle in Lovely Lipstick under the sentiment, punch it from the Lovely Lipstick cardstock used for the background before adhering the striped DSP to it.  The punched hole is hidden on your final card and you will have made efficient use of your cardstock!

20190316 Gumball card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Sweetest Thing
  • Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" and 1 3/8” circle scallop
  • Lovely Lipstick cardstock 3 1/4 x 4 1/4", punch 1 ½” circle from the middle of this piece
  • How Sweet It Is DSP 3 x 4” and for the gumball machine and gumballs
  • Glitter Enamel Dots
  • 1 ½” circle punch
  • 1 3/8” scallop circle punch
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Wink of Stella clear

 

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.

Juggling Frog on a Unicycle Card:

 

Frog and Flowers Card:

 

Sweets Treats Card:

 

Gumballs Card:

 

Other:


March Card Class "Sweetest Thing" Sneak Peek!

Hope you can join me for class this month where we'll be using new products from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration!  There will be cards to satisfy your sweet tooth and a few little frogs to make you smile.   Here is a sneak peek of the cards that we will be making in March's class.  

20190316 March class cards-sneak peek

 

Here are some 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, March 16th at 9 am and 1 pm and on Sunday, March 24th at 1 pm.  (Please note that the Saturday and Sunday classes are on different weekends.)  Please contact me to reserve your spot (jodihashimoto@gmail.com or 808.384.5122). 

Hope to see you soon!
 

February Card Class "Cute Crew"

This month’s class was named after the Cute Crew Punch Box from the Occasions Catalog.  This set comes in a pretty tin which contains the Cute Crew stamp set, scallop tag punch, 2 x 2 ¼” clear block, 4 watercolor pencils and a Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Spot.  In class, we used four of the six stamp set images plus the scallop punch to make a set of cute cards.  Whisper white notecards, gingham gala adhesive-backed sequins and brights designer series paper were also used in all of the projects.  Card layouts were inspired by Cindy Baughman (my awesome upline!), who designed a set of notecards for one of our Inspiration Nights.  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.

20190222 Feb class cards

 

Card 1: Fox Happy Birthday

This cute little fox with a butterfly on his nose will make any birthday guy/gal smile.  The featured colors are Mango Melody and Bermuda Bay.  The punched shape was made by use the Everyday Label punch—the image was stamped and then punched so that it was closer to the left side then the shape was punched again on the right side to center the image.  The fox was colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The sequins were attached and Wink of Stella clear was added to make the fox and butterfly sparkle.

20190222 Fox birthday card

Here is the recipe:

  • Cute Crew Punch Box
  • Whisper White Notecard with envelope
  • Basic Black cardstock 3 1/4 x 4 3/4" and 2 x 1 3/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock for Everyday Label shape
  • Designer series paper Mango Melody 1 3/4 x 4 1/2"
  • Designer series paper Bermuda Bay 1 1/4 x 4 1/2"
  • Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins – Daffodil Delight
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Mango Melody, Real Red, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay
  • Everyday Label Punch
  • Wink of Stella clear

 

Card 2: Bear For You

This little bear is on a pocket card.  On the left, the card was cut 2” from the left edge to create 2 front flaps.  The smaller flap was closed by adding tear and tape to the outside edges to form a pocket that can be used as a gift card holder.  The bear was attached to the left card flap.  The bear was colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The metallic circle was punched from the Grapefruit Grove Foil, which is a Sale-A-Bration item.

20190222 Bear for you card

Here is the recipe:

  • Cute Crew Punch Box
  • Whisper White Notecard with envelope
  • Basic Black cardstock 3 1/4 x 2 3/4", 3 1/4 x 1 3/4" and 2 1/4" circle
  • Whisper White cardstock for 1 3/4" circle
  • Grapefruit Grove foil for 2” circle
  • Designer series paper Flirty Flamingo 3 x 2 1/2"
  • Designer series paper Granny Apple Green 3 x 1 1/2"
  • Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins – Grapefruit Grove
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Bronze, Ivory, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green
  • Circle Punches: 1 3/4", 2”, 2 1/4"
  • Wink of Stella clear

 

Card 3: Owl Thinking of You

This little owl was punched using the scallop tag punch that came with the Cute Crew Punch Box.  It was layered onto a 1 3/4" Gorgeous Grape Circle and 2” Basic Black Circle.  The background balmy blue and old olive cardstock pieces were embossed. 

20190222 Owl thinking of you card

Here is the recipe:

  • Cute Crew Punch Box
  • Whisper White Notecard with envelope
  • Gorgeous Grape cardstock 1 3/4" circle
  • Basic Black cardstock 2" circle
  • Whisper White cardstock for scallop label punch
  • Balmy Blue cardstock 2 1/8 x 3 1/4"
  • Old Olive cardstock 2 1/8 x 1 1/4"
  • Designer series paper Gorgeous Grape 1 x 4 3/4"
  • Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins – Highland Heather
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Bronze, Pumpkin Pie
  • Scallop Tag Punch
  • Circle Punches: 1 3/4", 2”
  • Wink of Stella clear
  • Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder
  • Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder
  • Big Shot

 

Card 4: Lion Thank You

The lion was stamped onto a pre-cut 1 1/2 x 1 1/2".  Because it is a photopolymer stamp, it is easy to place the image in the center or wherever desired.  It was attached to the basic black square and adhered to the embossed background using dimensionals.

20190222 Lion thanks card

Here is the recipe:

  • Cute Crew Punch Box
  • Whisper White Notecard with envelope
  • Basic Black cardstock 1 5/8 x 1 5/8"
  • Whisper White cardstock 1 1/2 x 1 1/2"
  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 3 1/4 x 4 3/4"
  • Designer series paper Daffodil Delight 3 1/4 x 1 1/2"
  • Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins – Lemon Lime Twist
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight
  • Stampin’ Write Marker: Lemon Lime Twist
  • Wink of Stella clear
  • Subtle 3D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder
  • Big Shot

 

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.

Fox Happy Birthday Card:

 

Bear for You Card:

 

Owl Thinking of You Card:

 

Lion Thank You Card:

 

Other: