Cards - Birthday

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:


Pop & Fizz - February 2024 Class

Here are the cards from my Pop & Fizz class.  The stamp sets and products are from On-line Exclusives (Simply Sparkling and Fluffiest Friends) and Sale-A-Bration (Heartfelt Hellos, Trusty Toolbox DSP, Sunny Days DSP).  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

Card 1: Fruit Soda

The Simply Sparkling stamp set available through on-line exclusives includes all of the stamps that were used on these cards.  I used the strawberry and cherries, but there are more fruits in the set too.  The bubbles were made from the coordinating dies and you will see more of the cool shapes in one of the cards for March’s class.

20240217 cherry soda card

20240217 strawberry soda card

Tips:

  • Make the most of your cardstock by using the Smoky Slate card stock backing piece to die cut the bubbles from before you attach the stamped Basic White cardstock.
  • Use the small blending brush on the Petal Pink Classic ink pad to add color to the soda can. Apply to cardstock in circular motions.
  • Use the Light Lost Lagoon Stampin’ Blends on the leaves and Light Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends on the fruit so that it has a soft look.

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Simply Sparkling*
  • Dies: Simply Sparkling*
  • Sunny Days DSP 3 x 4” (SAB item)
  • Poppy Parade cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Smoky Slate cardstock 2 5/8 x 3 7/8”
  • Basic White cardstock 2 ½ x 3 ¾”
  • Adhesive Backed Hearts & Flowers (white flower)
  • Classic Ink Pads: Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Petal Pink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Poppy Parade, Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate
  • Small Blending Brush

* Available as a bundle for 10% savings

 

Card 2: Toolbox

Here is a card for the guys.  This sample is for father’s day, but it can easily be made for a birthday, retirement, thank you, or other occasion by just swapping out the sentiment.  The tools were cutout from paper included in the Trusty Toolbox DSP.  This is a panel card, with the left being 3 ¼” wide and the right 2 ¼” wide.  Photos of the front and opened card are shown below.

20240217 tool kit card

20240217 tool kit card open

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Heartfelt Hellos (SAB item)
  • Basic Black cardstock 4 ¼ x 11” scored at 3 ¼” and 8 ¾” for card base, 1 x 2 ¾” for backing for sentiment
  • Basic White cardstock 4 x 5 ¼” for inside, 7/8 x 2 5/8 for sentiment
  • Trusty Toolbox DSP 3 x 4” and 2 x 4” for front panels, tools cut-out from DSP
  • Adhesive Backed Hearts & Flowers (daffodil delight heart)
  • Classic Ink Pad: Copper Clay

 

Card 3: Gardening Cat

This is a rocker card.  You may have seen them being made with various circle dies--this one uses Deckled Circles.  They are fun to stand up on your table or desk and tap on the end to rock.  Because the cat is mounted slightly to the right, the card at rest leans slightly to the right.  You can adjust to the center by using a smaller sentiment.

20240217 cat rocker HMD card

20240217 cat rocker HB card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Fluffiest Friends*, Heartfelt Hellos (sentiment; SAB item), Biggest Wish (sentiment)
  • Fluffiest Friends Dies*
  • Deckled Circles Dies – 5 3/8” size for card base and 2 ½” size for cat backing
  • Parakeet Party cardstock to die cut 5 3/8” deckled circle for card base
  • Basic White cardstock piece for die cut cat
  • Basic Black cardstock to die cut 2 ½” circle
  • Adhesive Backed Hearts & Flowers (pool party heart)
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black, Parakeet Party classic ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Parakeet Party

* Available as a bundle for 10% savings

 

Card 4: Honey Bear

Here is the cute bear from the Fluffiest Friends bundle. The arched opening and all of the other shapes (branch, leaves, grass, and hive) were cut using dies in the bundle. 

20240217 bear card

Tips:

  • Stamp the bear on Pecan Pie paper and just accentuate using blends.
  • Stamp the honey pot section of the bear image on Basic White cardstock. Then cut out the image with snips.  With a craft knife, cut around the front arm of the bear to create a flap to tuck the honey pot underneath and attach with a dimensional. 
  • Color the bee hive opening with the dark Daffodil Delight blend so that it is more visible.
  • Attach the bee hive to the pool party card front using a dimensional at the top of the hive.
  • Attached the bear to the pool party card front using mini dimensionals along the bottom left corner of the arched opening.

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Fluffiest Friends*, Bee my Valentine (for sentiment)
  • Fluffiest Friends Dies*
  • Pool Party cardstock 5 ½ x 8 ½”
  • Basic White cardstock 4 x 5 ¼” for inside of card
  • Pecan Pie cardstock for bear
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock for leaves and grass
  • Early Espresso cardstock for branch
  • Daffodil delight cardstock for bee hive
  • Adhesive Backed Hearts & Flowers (pool party flower)
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Pecan Pie, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Real Red

* Available as a bundle for 10% savings

 

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.

Fruit Soda Card:

 

Toolbox Card:

 

Gardening Cat Rocker Card:

 

Honey Bear Card:

 

Other:


Pop & Fizz - February 2024 Class Sneak Peek!

Hi friends!  Sale-A-Bration (SAB) ends on February 29th so we are making the most of SAB products plus products from online exclusives this month.  Hope you can join me for my class featuring soda pop, tools and a few fuzzy friends.  Here is a sneak peek of the class cards:

20240217 class 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, February 17th
    • Session 1:  9 am to noon
    • Session 2: 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Sunday, February 18th
    • 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):


Warm & Fuzzy - January 2024 Class

Happy new year!  Here are the cards from my Warm & Fuzzy class.  The stamp sets and products are from On-line Exclusives (Fluffiest Friends), the new mini catalog (Bee My Suite), and Sale-A-Bration (Watercolor Melon, Most Adored DSP, Sunny Days DSP).  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

Card 1: Bee Love

The Bee Mine suite in the mini catalog includes the cute stamps, punch, designer series paper and adhesive heart used on this card.  And it’s not just for Valentine’s, with another sentiment you can use it for any occasion.

20240120 Bee card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Bee My Valentine*
  • Bee Mine DSP 3 x 5 ¼”
  • Petal Pink 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Real Red cardstock 2 ½ x 4 ¼”
  • Basic White cardstock 2 ¼ x 4”
  • Daffodil Delight cardstock for bee body
  • Pool Party cardstock for bee wings
  • Adhesive Backed Hearts & Flowers (petal pink heart)
  • Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red Classic Ink, Lemon Lime Twist Classic Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Petal Pink
  • Bee Builder Punch*

*Available as a bundle for 10% savings

 

Card 2: Bunny Birthday

Bunnies are one of my favorite critters.  This one is from the Fluffiest Friends stamp set and dies available exclusively on-line.  It’s a pocket card that is held together by tucking the top flap under the Decorative Circle.  A view of the open card is shown in the photo below.

20240120 Bunny card

20240120 Bunny card-open

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Fluffiest Friends*, Circle Sayings (for sentiment)
  • Fluffiest Friends Dies*
  • Basic White cardstock 4 ¼ x 11”, scored at 4 ¼” and 9 ¾”; piece for die cut bunny
  • Flirty Flamingo cardstock for 2” circle punch
  • Real Red cardstock for decorative circle punch
  • Most Adored DSP 4 x 4”
  • Adhesive Backed Hearts & Flowers (petal pink flower)
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Smoky Slate, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, Bronze
  • Decorative Circle Punch
  • 2” Circle Punch

* Available as a bundle for 10% savings

 

Card 3: Beaver Thanks

Another cute critter from the Fluffiest Friends bundle. This is a panel card with an accordion fold.  The photos below show the card closed and open.

20240120 Beaver card

20240120 Beaver card-open

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Fluffiest Friends*, Just My Type (for sentiment)
  • Fluffiest Friends Dies*
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 5 ½ x 11”, scored at 1 ½ and 4 ¼”; piece for die cut beaver
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 ¾ x 2 7/8”
  • Basic White cardstock 2 ½ x 2 5/8”
  • Real Red cardstock 2 5/8 x 5 ½”
  • Most Adored DSP 1 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Adhesive Backed Hearts & Flowers (sweet sorbet flower)
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Pecan Pie
  • Stampin’ Write Marker: Early Espresso

* Available as a bundle for 10% savings

 

Card 4: Watermelon Slices

This card was made using the Watercolor Melon stamp set, available free during Sale-A-Bration.  The half slice was punched using the Modern Oval punch. The small pie-shaped slice was made by cutting the half slice into 3 pieces.  And I couldn’t resist adding a smile to it using one of the faces from the Taco Fiesta stamp set.

20240120 Watermelon card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Watercolor Melon, Share a Milkshake (for sentiment), Taco Fiesta (for face)
  • Sunny Skies DSP 1 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Shaded Spruce 5 ½ x 8 ½”
  • Basic Black 2 5/8 x 3 5/8”
  • Basic White cardstock 2 ½ x 3 ½”; pieces for half slice and pie slice watermelon pieces
  • Adhesive Backed Hearts & Flowers (sweet sorbet heart)
  • Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Shaded Spruce Classic Ink, Real Red Classic Ink
  • Modern Oval Punch

* Available as a bundle for 10% off.

 

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.

Bee Love Card:

 

Bunny Birthday Card:

 

Beaver Thanks Card:

 

Watermelon Slices Card:

 

Other:


Summer Pals - June Class

Here are the cards from my Summer Pals class.  Most of the cards feature designer series paper—we are having a special this month for 15% off selected DSP.  All of the cards use one of my favorite new embellishments—2022-2024 In Color Pearls (self adhesive). The colors are iridescent and take on hues of the colors it is used with so they complement many combinations. Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

Card 1: Best Pals

This card features the By My Side stamp set, new Bright & Beautiful DSP, and several of the new colors (Lemon Lime Twist, Blueberry Bushel, and Berry Burst).  Choose your favorite pal and color using blends in coordinating colors.

20230624 Girl with Butterfly card

20230624 Best Pals cards

Tips:

  1. Stamp the images before die cutting the circle so that you can control placement because this is not a photopolymer set.
  2. Use a mini glue dot to adhere the flower. An added bonus is that the adhesive will also show through the center of the flower and allow extra stickiness for your pearl.

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: By My Side, Circle Sayings (sentiment)
  • Dies: Zany Zoo (for small flower); Stylish Shapes (for 2 ½” circle)
  • Bright & Beautiful DSP 2 x 5 1/4”
  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Blueberry Bushel cardstock 2 ¾ x 2 ¾”
  • Basic White cardstock for 2 ½” die cut circle, piece to stamp and cut out dog
  • Berry Burst for small die cut flower
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Petal Pink, Bronze, Bubble Bath, Azure Afternoon, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake
  • 2022-2024 In Color Pearls

 

Card 2: Little Bird

I just love this cute little bird with glasses.  There are other birds in the set with other glasses, even spectacles!  This is a panel card where the panels overlap in the front by 1”.  The layered circles are attached to the left flap and the right flap is tucked under the layered circles to hold the card closed (see top view). 

20230624 Little bird card

20230624 Little bird card-overlap

20230624 Little bird card open

Tips:

  1. For card base, fold panels on score marks. In my card, I have the 2 ¾” panel on the left and the 3 ¼” panel on the right. 
  2. Attach the Berry Burst piece to the left panel and the DSP to the right panel.
  3. Fold the card so that the right panel overlaps the left panel.
  4. Place dimensionals on left half of the layered circles with your stamped image. Then attach it to the left panel while the card is folded closed.  Make sure that your dimensionals only attach to the left panel.
  5. You can open your card, then close it by tucking it under the circle.
  6. Use a mini glue dot to adhere the flower. An added bonus is that the adhesive will also show through the center of the flower and allow extra stickiness for your pearl.

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Bird's Eye View, Just My Type (for sentiment)
  • Dies: Zany Zoo (for small flower); Stylish Shapes (for 2 ½” circle)
  • Bright & Beautiful DSP 3 x 4”
  • Fresh Freesia cardstock 4 ¼ x 11”, scored at 2 ¾” and 7 ¾”
  • Berry Burst cardstock 4 x 2 ½” and for small die cut flower
  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock for 2 ½” die cut circle
  • Basic White 2 3/8” punched circle
  • 2 3/8” Circle Punch
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Fresh Freesia, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stampin’ Write Marker: Early Espresso
  • 2022-2024 In Color Pearls

 

Card 3: Playing in the Rain

This card features the rabbit from the Playing in the Rain stamp set.  I also have one with the turtle from the same set.  They were cut out using the coordinating dies and feature the Glorious Gingham DSP.

20230624 Playing in the rain cards

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Playing In the Rain, Zany Zoo (sentiment), Share a Milkshake (sentiment)
  • Dies: Playing in the Rain, Zany Zoo (for small flower), Stylish Shapes
  • Glorious Gingham DSP 4 x 5 ¼”
  • Basic White cardstock  8 ½ x 5 ½”; 2 ¾” die cut square; animals
  • Basic Black cardstock 3 x 3”
  • Berry Burst for small die cut flower
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Berry Burst, Granny Apple Green, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party
  • 2022-2024 In Color Pearls

 

Card 4: My Type

This retro typewriter brings back memories of typing class with all of its unique sounds—like the clackety clack of the keys and the ding of the bell when you get to the end of the row.  I like the typewriter font and nostalgic feeling of this set.  This is a panel card, scored at 2 1/8” from each side.  The image is attached to the left panel using dimensionals.  An eraser top stamped in Lost Lagoon ink was used to create the polka dots on the left panel.

20230624 my type card

20230624 my type card-open

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Just My Type
  • Die: Zany Zoo (for small flower)
  • Lost Lagoon cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”, scored at 2 1/8”, 6 3/8”
  • Basic Black cardstock 3 ½ x 3 ½”
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 3 3/8 x 3 3/8”
  • Berry Burst cardstock for small die cut flower
  • Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Lost Lagoon Classic Pad; Berry Burst Classic Pad
  • 2022-2024 In Color Pearls

 

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.

Best Pals Card:

 

Little Bird Card:

 

Playing in the Rain Card:

 

My Type Card:

 

Other:


Summer Pals - June Class Sneak Peek!

Hi friends!  Hope you can join me this month for to create these cute critter pals and an old school typewriter cards.  Here is a sneak peek of the class cards:

20230624 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 24th
    • Session 1:  9 am to noon
    • Session 2: 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Sunday, June 25th
    • 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):