Cards - Other Occassions

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 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:


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:


Hey Chick - April 2021 Class

Here are the cards from my Hey Chick stamp and go class.  They feature new products from the mini catalog and last chance products that will be retiring in May 3rd.  One of the retiring items is the Confetti Flowers Border punch, a favorite of mine, so I used it as much as possible in this class.  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

20210417 Class cards

 

Card 1: Birthday Chicken with Balloon

This chicken is being lifted up from behind because of the balloon tied to her tailfeathers.  So funny!  It will bring a smile to the person that receives this card too!  The Stampin’ Blends colors used for the chicken are listed below.  I used Ivory for body, wings and feathers, and then outlined them with Crumb Cake Dark.  The Crumb Cake Light could be substituted instead.  I used Calypso Coral for the feathers, crown and balloon because it matched the DSP.  Then added a punched flower using the Confetti Flowers Border punch and the large sized Champagne rhinestone.

20210417 Chicken with balloon card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Hey Birthday Chick
  • Crumb cake cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 ¼ x 4 ¾”
  • Basic White cardstock 2 x 4 ½”
  • Calypso Coral cardstock for flowers
  • Playing with Patterns DSP 2 x 5 ½” (retiring)
  • Champagne Basic Rhinestones (large)
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake (or Ivory instead of light), Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
  • Confetti Flowers Border punch (retiring)

 

Card 2: Party Chickens with Cupcake

The chickens on this card are from the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set too.  They were stamped on Basic White cardstock then cut out using the coordinating Birthday Chick dies. Then I attached them to the Coastal Cabana stitched circle that was die cut.  I used a dimensional to attach the little chick with the party hat to pop it out.  Made the little flowers using the Confetti Flowers Border punch.  It feels like a party!

20210417 Chickens with cupcake card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Hey Birthday Chick, From All of Us
  • Highland Heather cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Gorgeous Grape for flowers
  • Coastal Cabana for 3” stitched circle die cut
  • Basic White cardstock for chicken with cupcake and chick
  • Playing with Patterns DSP 2 x 5 ½” (retiring)
  • 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (retiring)
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Crumb Cake (or Ivory instead of light), Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather (light), Bermuda Bay (light)
  • Birthday Chick dies
  • Stitched Shapes dies (retiring)
  • Confetti Flowers Border punch (retiring)
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

 

Card 3: Cool Fruits

This stamp set, Cute Fruits, is retiring on May 3rd, so wanted to do another class card using this favorite set.  I used the layering ovals die sized at 3 ½ x 2 5/8” to make the oval.  I stamped the pineapple directly on the oval.  Then the pineapple top and watermelon were stamped separately on basic white cardstock then cut out using snips.  Both were attached using dimensionals.  Again used the little flowers that were punched with the Confetti Flowers Border punch.  The sentiment is from the Harvest Hellos stamp set, which is also retiring.

20210417 Fruits card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Cool Fruits (retiring), Harvest Hellos (retiring), Field of Flowers (retiring)
  • Just Jade cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½” and for flowers
  • Magenta Madness cardstock 2 1/8 x 5 ½”
  • Basic White for Oval die cut, watermelon cut-out and pineapple top cut-out
  • Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Magenta Madness
  • Confetti Flowers Border punch (retiring)
  • Layering Ovals Dies (retiring) 
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

 

Card 4: Happy Pears

These pears are from the stamp set See the Good (retiring).  Using Daffodil Delight, I stamped the left pear, then right pear, then the middle pear last.  I also stamped a pear on basic white cardstock and cut it out and attached it over the middle pear using dimensionals.  I colored the stems using the dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend.  The faces were made using one of the faces from the Cute Fruit stamp set.  The cheeks were made using the eraser top of a wooden pencil stamped in Flirty Flamingo ink.  I just love these cute little pears and the cheerful color combination of Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and Flirty Flamingo.

20210417 Pears smile card
20210417 Pears smile card
Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: See the Good (retiring), Cute Fruit (retiring), Hey Birthday Chick, Borders to Backgrounds
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Flirty Flamingo cardstock 2 1/8 x 5 ½”
  • Basic Black cardstock 4 ¼ x 2 ¾”
  • Basic White cardstock 4 x 2 ½”, pear cut-out
  • Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight
  • Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends

 

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 Chicken with Balloon:

 

Party Chickens with Cupcake Card:

 

Cool Fruit Card:

 

Happy Pears Card:

 

Other:


Hey Chick - April 2021 Class Sneak Peek!

Hi friends!  For April's class, we will be saying hello to new chickens and bidding farewell to other stamp sets and tools that will be retiring on May 3rd.  (Check out my blog post from 3/29 for more details on these retiring items.)  All of the cards will make you smile.   Here is a sneak peek of the class cards:

20210417 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 markers/coloring tools in addition to adhesive to complete the cards at home.  On my cards, I used Stampin' Blends to color the images.  Here are the colors used this month: Crumb Cake (or Ivory for light shade), Calypso Coral, Mango Melody (or Daffodil Delight), Highland Heather (or any purple), Bermuda Bay (or any teal)

The class fee is $25.  You can also choose add-ons at a special price.  If you would like any of the option(s), let me know and I will order them for you:

        A - $40 Hey Birthday Chick Bundle 158631 includes Hey Birthday Check stamp set and Birthday Chick Dies  ($50 value with shipping and GET)
        B – $41 Hey Chick Bundle 158627 ($51 value with shipping and GET)
        FREE with A & B: Classic Stampin’ pad in color of your choice ($9 value with shipping and GET)

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, April 17th – 9 am (full), 10 am (full), 11 am, noon, 1 pm, 2 pm
  • Sunday, April 18th  – 9 am (full), 10 am, 11 am (full), noon, 1 pm (full), 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):