Cards - All Occasions

Cute Koala's

Happy May!  Have you been finding more time for crafting these last six weeks?  I spent some time in my craft room this weekend making birthday and mother's day cards using the Bonanza Buddies stamp set.  Sadly, it is on the retired list, so after June 2nd it will no longer be available.  Yikes, get it while you can!

Birthday Cards

To create the Koala, it involves 2 step stamping--one for the body and 1 for the face.  For precise placement, I set-up the images on the stamparatus, one plate for the body, and one plate for the face and balloon strings.  I stamped the hat separately.  The Birthday Bonanza DSP really dressed up the card and kept the layout simple.  Happy birthday!

20200511 Koala Birthday Card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Bonanza Buddies
  • Daffodil Delight 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 x 2 5/8” for peacock, cut out with die
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 1/4 x 2 7/8”
  • Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral cardstock for balloons and hat
  • Birthday Bonanza DSP 2 1/4 x 5 1/4"
  • Ink: Smoky Slate, Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Stamparatus

 

Mother's Day Card

I used the same Stamparatus set-up for the Koala and a similar layout as the birthday card. Then I cut out the flowers from the Best Dressed DSP so that the little koala is holding a special bouquet for mom.   You can change the sentiment to make it fit any special occasion.

20200511 Koala Mother's Day Card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Bonanza Buddies, Itty Bitty Greetings
  • Petal Pink 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 x 2 5/8”
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 1/4 x 2 7/8”
  • Best Dressed DSP 1 3/4 x 5 1/4", plus extra for flower cut-outs
  • Ink: Smoky Slate, Tuxedo Black
  • 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.

Birthday card:

 

Mother's day card:

 


February 2020 "Peacock Parade" Class

We used an assortment of new stamp sets from the Mini Catalog plus the featured peacock from the Annual Catalog.  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for visiting!

20200229 Feb Class Cards

 

Card 1: Peacock

The Royal Peacock stamp set and coordinating dies, rhinestones and embossed foil are from the Annual Catalog.  We used the Stamparatus to layer on the colors for the peacock using Blueberry Bushel and Old Olive.  And dressed up the peacock with Wink of Stella Clear and matching rhinestones.  Lots of sparkle!

20200229 Peacock card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Royal Peacock
  • Seaside Spray cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 3/4 x 5 1/2” for peacock, cut out with die
  • Noble Peacock specialty designer paper 5 1/2 x 2”
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones (Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock rhinestones)
  • Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Detailed Peacock Dies
  • Stamparatus

 

Card 2: Chinchilla with Flower

The main image in this card is from the Witty-Cisms stamp set and the flower is from the Special Someone stamp set.  This little chinchilla is so cute and bound to bring a smile to the recipient of this card.

20200229 Chinchilla card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Witty-Cisms, Special Someone
  • Highland Heather cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Basic Gray cardstock 4 1/4 x 2 1/4 "
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 1/4 x 3”
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 x 2 3/4”
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones (Gorgeous Grape rhinestone)
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Highland Heather
  • Stampin’ Blends: Smoky Slate (light and dark), Calypso Coral (light)
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder

 

Card 3: Strawberry/Taco/Cactus

These three images are also from the Witty-Cisms stamp set.  Chances are that you can find a sentiment for the occasion you are celebrating--there are more images in the set too.  The gingham pattern is from the Buffalo Check, this is one of my favorites, up there with polka dots!

20200229 Berry card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Witty-Cisms, Buffalo Check
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock 2 3/4 x 4 1/4"
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 1/2 x 2 1/2"
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 1/4" circle
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones (Melon Mambo rhinestones)
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Flirty Flamingo (light and dark), Granny Apply Green (light and dark); Mango Melody (dark)
  • 2 1/4” Circle Punch
  • Wink of Stella Clear

 

Card 4: Lipstick and Perfume

The products used in this card are from the Best Dressed Suite—the colors, florals and images are so pretty.  The inspiration for this card came from a friend and fellow demonstrator, Zeny.  She made a swap with the perfume bottle where the flowers were coming out of the bottle like a scent.  Thanks, Zeny, for the great idea!

20200229 Lipstick cardHere is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Dressed to Impress
  • Petal Pink cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
  • Whisper White cardstock for lipstick and perfume images, cut out with dies
  • Highland Heather cardstock for flower
  • Best Dressed 6x6” designer series paper
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones (Gorgeous Grape rhinestone)
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Petal Pink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Petal Pink (light), Lovely Lipstick (dark)
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • All Dressed Up dies

 

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.

Peacock Card:

 

Chinchilla Card:

 

Strawberry/Taco/Cactus Cards:

 

Lipstick and Perfume Card:

 

Other:


February 2020 "Peacock Parade" Class Sneak Peek!

As you probably guessed, this month's projects will include a peacock.  Plus a few witty-cisms and something just for the girls (moms, sisters, girlfriends, you get the idea) from the new mini catalog.  Here is a sneak peak of the projects:

20200229 Feb 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 $25 includes all supplies to make the projects including envelopes.  (Please note that starting in 2020, I have increased my class fee to $25.)  There are still spaces available in the following classes:

  • Saturday, February 29th at 9 am and 1 pm
  • Sunday, March 1st at 1 pm

Please contact me to reserve your spot (jodihashimoto@gmail.com or 808.384.5122). Hope to see you soon!


January 2020 "Fairy Kisses" Class

Happy new year!  We’re starting off the year with cute little fairies, good wishes for the year of the rat, and other critter pals.  We are using new stamp sets from the Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration, plus the New Year Celebration (Japanese stamp set) that is only available until January 31st.  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  

20200118 Class Cards

 

Card 1: Fairy Birthday Wishes

All of the stamps used in these cards are from the New Wonders stamp set (it’s a hostess set in the annual catalog).  There are 3 different adorable little fairies, so you can see all of them in these samples.

20200118 Fairy cards all

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: New Wonders
  • Pool Party cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Gorgeous Grape cardstock 5 1/2 x 2 1/8”
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 3/4 x 2 1/2”
  • Basic Black cardstock 3 x 2 3/4”
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Gorgeous Grape
  • Stampin’ Blends: Granny Apple Green (light and dark), Pool Party (light), Highland Heather (light and dark), Flirty Flamingo (light and dark), Smoky Slate (light), Petal Pink (light), Bronze
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Stamping sponges
  • Heart Epoxy Droplets (smallest size, colored with Highland Heather Dark Stampin' Blend)
  • Scripty 3D embossing folder

 

Card 2: Squirrel with Flower

The images in this card are from the Special Someone stamp set (Mini Catalog) and the images are from the Sending You Thoughts stamp set (Sale-A-Bration).  The Special Someone stamp set features 2-step stamping—the squirrel and flower images were first stamped in black, then stamped in color to fill in the image.  So “coloring” them was a snap!

20200118 Squirrel card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Special Someone, Sending You Thoughts (Sale-A-Bration item)
  • Grapefruit Grove cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Call Me Clover cardstock 5 1/2 x 2"
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 x 2 1/2”
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 1/4 x 2 3/4”
  • Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels (smallest size used)
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Grapefruit Grove, Crumb Cake
  • Stampin’ Blends: Call Me Clover (dark)
  • Wink of Stella Clear

 

Card 3: Happy Year of the Rat

I just love this card—we used the stamp set New Year Celebration for Mt. Fuji and the sentiment says Akemashite Omedetoo Gozaimasu (happy new year). And luckily, we there was a rat in the Special Someone stamp set!  The coordinating Special Day Dies were used to cut out the rat (available from Feb 4th).  If you want the New Year Celebration stamp set, please order it ASAP--it’s only available in the US market until January 31st!

20200118 Year of the Rat card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Special Someone, New Year Celebration
  • Highland Heather cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Basic Black cardstock 3 x 4"
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 3/4 x 3 3/4", plus scraps for the rat
  • Gold Foil 2 x 4”
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Highland Heather, Pineapple Punch, Gray Granite
  • Stone 3D Embossing Folder (part of Power of Hope Bundle, Sale-A-Bration item)
  • Special Day Dies

 

Card 4: Raccoon Thank You

This cute little raccoon is from the Special Someone stamp set too.  So are the rest of the images used on this card.  Again, 2-step stamping was used to “color” the raccoon and balloon.

20200118 Raccoon card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Special Someone
  • Soft Sea Foam cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Poppy Parade cardstock 4 1/4 x 2 3/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock 3 3/4 x 2”
  • Basic Black cardstock 4 x 2 1/4”
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate
  • Stampin’ Blends: Granny Apple Green (light)
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder

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.

Fairy Card:

 

Squirrel Card:

 

Year of the Rat Card:

 

Raccoon Card:

 

Other:

 

Thank you for visiting!


January 2020 "Fairy Kisses" Class - Sneak Peek!

Happy new year!  Hope that you enjoyed your holidays!  I'm excited about all of the new products in the Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration choices!  It's one of our favorite times of the year.  I have some cute fairies and woodland creatures for you this month.  This includes a year of the rat new year's card.  Here is a sneak peak of the projects:

20200118  January 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 $25 includes all supplies to make the projects including envelopes.  Please note that starting in 2020, I have increased my class fee to $25.  There are still spaces available in all classes:

  • Saturday, January 18th at 9 am and 1 pm
  • Sunday, January 20th at 9 am and 1 pm

Please contact me to reserve your spot (jodihashimoto@gmail.com or 808.384.5122). 

And here is my class schedule for the next 5 months, please let me know if you'd like to reserve a spot in any of these classes too:

February 2020 – Peacock Parade

  • Session 1 – 2/29, Saturday 9 am to noon
  • Session 2 – 2/29, Saturday 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Session 3 – 3/1, Sunday 9 am to noon
  • Session 4 – 3/1, Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm

March 2020 – Into the Wild

  • Session 1 – 3/28, Saturday 9 am to noon
  • Session 2 – 3/28, Saturday 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Session 3 – 3/29, Sunday 9 am to noon
  • Session 4 – 3/29, Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm

April 2020 – Rain or Shine

  • Session 1 – 4/18, Saturday 9 am to noon
  • Session 2 – 4/18, Saturday 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Session 3 – 4/19, Sunday 9 am to noon
  • Session 4 – 4/19, Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm

May 2020 – Flower Power

  • Session 1 – 5/16, Saturday 9 am to noon
  • Session 2 – 5/16, Saturday 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Session 3 – 5/17, Sunday 9 am to noon
  • Session 4 – 5/17, Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm

June 2020 – Endless Summer

  • Session 1 – 6/27, Saturday 9 am to noon
  • Session 2 – 6/27, Saturday 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Session 3 – 6/28, Sunday 9 am to noon
  • Session 4 – 6/28, Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm
Hope to see you soon!