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:


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):

 

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

 

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.

Field of Poppies Card:

 

Bear Pocket Card:

 

Riding Along Card:

 

Critters Trio Card:

 

Other: