Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Of Art & Texture Stamp Set

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project I used an Online Exclusives Stamp Set called Of Art & Texture.

It is based on a project I made many years ago, just using new products.

My main colours are Balmy Blue, Night of Navy and Basic White.

The background uses one of the images from the Of Art & Texture stamped multiple times. This is a Stamp Set from the Online Exclusives Range.

Tiny flowers from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set are then stamped across the background. They are then coloured using Tahitian Tide and Azure Afternoon Stampin’ Blends. Wink of Stella gives a touch of sparkle to the centre of each flower.

A sentiment from the Beautiful Balloons Stamp Set is stamped and layered using Circle Punches, also from the Online Exclusives.

This sits on a length of coordinating Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon.

Finally, a few Rhinestones complete the project.

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OF ART & TEXTURE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETHEARTFELT HEXAGON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BEAUTIFUL BALLOONS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHBALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKTAHITIAN TIDE STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKAZURE AFTERNOON STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKNIGHT OF NAVY 3/8" (1 CM) BORDERED RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – New Year, New Stamp Set

Last week was my first Card & Cuppa class of the year, so I decided to use a new stamp set.

This is the Softly Said Stamp Set and it is an Online Exclusive product, available at my Online Store. The design is inspired by the project shown on the product page there.

For my version of the design, I chose to use Moody Mauve, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink and Basic White as my colour combination.

Along with the Softly Said Stamp Set, I also used the Cheerful Daisies Bundle (Stamp Set and Dies) from the Annual Catalogue.

The daisy outlines were stamped tone-on tone for the background. Another daisy was stamped separately in Petal Pink and cut out with the dies.

Using Blending Brushes and Flirty Flamingo ink, a piece of cardstock was coloured and the leafy shape was then cut out from this, again with the dies.

A sentiment from the Softly Said Stamp Set is then stamped with the ends cut using the Banners Pick a Punch.

Everything was then layered, with the sentiment raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some Iridescent Rhinestones gave a touch of sparkle.

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SOFTLY SAID CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)CHEERFUL DAISIES BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BANNERS PICK A PUNCHMOODY MAUVE A4 CARDSTOCKMOODY MAUVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFLIRTY FLAMINGO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPETAL PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Heartfelt Hexagons Bundle

At last week’s Card & Cuppa, I designed a project using the early release Heartfelt Hexagons Bundle.

This discounted bundle contains the Heartfelt Hexagons Stamp Set and coordinating Heartfelt Hexagons Punch.

Those of you who have been around a while will recognise it as a similar design to this previous project.

Using a colour combination of Parakeet Party, Garden Green and Granny Apple Green, 3 hexagons were punched in each colour.

Splats were added to some of the hexagons using the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set to create a touch of extra interest.

Next, the dotted hexagon outline image from the stamp set was stamped in Parakeet Party. I’m not sure that it shows us properly in the pictures, but it is there!

Then, the sentiment was stamped inside and punched out.

Each of the hexagons was then arranged with a small gap on the piece of Basic White. I think this was the hardest part as you only need 8 of the 9 punched pieces, and deciding which piece goes where can be a struggle.

All of the green pieces were then stuck down, with the overhanging pieces cut away.

A length of coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon was then added across the centre of where the sentiment would sit.

Finally, the sentiment was raised up over the ribbon using Dimensionals.

I’m a big fan of these types of projects that use the same shape multiple times as they come together really quickly and easily.  I have a plan to make some red and green ones for Christmas cards.

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HEARTFELT HEXAGON BUNDLE (ENGLISH)QUIET MEADOW CLING STAMP SETPARAKEET PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRANNY APPLE GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY 1/8" (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBONMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Autumn Ombre

At last week’s Card & Cuppa class, the attendees made this pretty autumn ombre Birthday card.

It’s a CASE of a project I’ve made previously, but I chose autumnal colours and also used different stamp sets.

The colours were Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie, with Old Olive for the stamping and card layer.

Using some offcuts of cardstock, the section to ombre was masked off. It was then coloured using Stampin’ Pads and Blending Brushes. As the name suggests, these helped to mix the colours together beautifully.

Once the masking was removed, the leaf from the Gorgeously Made Stamp Set was stamped on top.

An oval was cut out of the offcuts used for masking. It was coloured at the same time as the centre section. Then, a sentiment from the Medley Mix Stamp Set was added.

Next, three strands of Linen Thread were strung across the project. The sentiment then sits on top on Mini Dimensionals.

Finally, some Rustic Metallic Dots add a subtle touch of sparkle.

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GORGEOUSLY MADE CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)MEDLEY MIX PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)DOUBLE OVAL PUNCHOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCAJUN CRAZE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUSHED CURRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESLINEN THREADRUSTIC METALLIC ADHESIVE-BACKED DOTSSTAMPIN' SEALMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Cheerful Daisies

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project used the Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set.

A colour combination of Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight and Very Vanilla created the pretty design.

It also uses just the one Stampin’ Pad. To begin, the sentiment was stamped into the top corner.

Using Grid Paper, we masked the top section off to allow us to use the stamp set to create the daisy covered bottom.

Each daisy was coloured using the Watercolor Pencils. I used a combination of Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Early Espresso for mine. They almost have a more sunflower look about them.

As the stamping is in Early Espresso, I didn’t use a blender pen to hide my pencil marks as the brown would have bled into the yellow and made a darker, dirty colour.

The smaller daisy was also stamped separately and coloured. It was then punched out with the Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives and layered.

Next, a length of the Gold Trim, also from the Online Exclusives was stuck across the project along the dividing line.

Finally, the focal daisy was raised up on Dimensionals.

This is a really quick and simple project and can be replicated using other stamp sets, sentiments, embellishments and more.

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CHEERFUL DAISIES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 1WATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2GOLD & SILVER 1/8" (3.2 MM) TRIM COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Birthday Card with Gorgeously Made Stamp Set

There wasn’t a Card & Cuppa class last week due to my annual break, so I’m sharing this Birthday Card I made for a friend.

My friend likes Crumb Cake and also purple, so I of course chose Crumb Cake, along with Moody Mauve. These were combined with Very Vanilla.

The Gorgeously Made Stamp Set provided the images. I then used a Blending Brush and Crumb Cake ink to add a more vintage look around the edges.

A length of coordinating In Color Textured Ribbon in Moody Mauve and Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack sit across the centre.

Happy Birthday is from the Circle Sayings Stamp Set and this is punched out and layered. Both circles are cut using the Circle Punches from the Online Exclusives.

As my friend also loves sparkle, I added some Wink of Stella to the berry parts of each stem. I’m not sure that you can see it properly in the pictures.

Finally, some extra bling was added using some Iridescent Pearls.

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GORGEOUSLY MADE CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)CIRCLE SAYINGS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMOODY MAUVE A4 CARDSTOCKMOODY MAUVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESMOODY MAUVE 3/8" (1 CM) TEXTURED RIBBONBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHIRIDESCENT PEARL BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Bright & Beautiful Suite Collection

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project used items from the Bright & Beautiful Suite Collection.

This discounted Suite Collection contains the Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set and Dies Bundle, plus the Bright & Beautiful 6×6 DSP Stack. These items are used in my design. There is also some Specialty DSP in the Suite too that I haven’t used here.

The colours in the DSP stack helped me to choose my colours for the layer and stamping. I chose Blueberry Bushel and Lemon Lime Twist, along with Basic White.

This project is one of my angles designs and they are great for men, teenagers and anyone who is normally difficult to make for. They are also really quick and simple to make too.

To begin, a background is stamped in Lemon Lime Twist using one of the images from the Beautiful Balloons Stamp Set.

Three strips of DSP are then cut at the same width, but two different lengths. They are stuck to the stamped background at various angles.

Offcuts from the DSP strips are used to cut out the stars and balloon shapes.

A sentiment, also from the Stamp Set is stamped and cut out using the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives.

Another item from the Online Exclusives is the length of ribbon from the Gold & Silver Trim Combo Pack, which is made into a swoosh.

The sentiment sits on top with Dimensionals with the die cut shapes positioned and stuck down.

Finally, some coordinating Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins in silver are added. These sequins have more of a matte finish, so provide less of a ‘blingy’ effect.

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BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHBLUEBERRY BUSHEL A4 CARDSTOCKBLUEBERRY BUSHEL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADLEMON LIME TWIST CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKGOLD & SILVER 1/8" (3.2 MM) TRIM COMBO PACKNEUTRALS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Abstract in In Color

For last week’s Card & Cuppa I designed an abstract project using the new 2023-2025 In Colors.

A combination of stamps from the Oceanfront Stamp Set, Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and the Inked & Tiled Stamp Set provided the background stamping in the various new colours. The whole project is sits on a Thick Very Vanilla base card.

Next, a length of In Color Textured Ribbon was added, followed by a length of the coordinating Jute Trim. This was split and tied in a knot before being placed on top of the ribbon. Splitting the Jute Trim creates the wavy effect.

Shapes cut from the Stylish Shapes Dies and the Tailor Made Tags Dies were arranged on top of the background, with the large square left until last.

The sentiment is from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set and cut in two before being stuck to the Copper Clay Square. This whole piece is given more depth using Dimensionals.

In Color Dots, also in the same Moody Mauve as the layer, ribbon and twine add the finishing touch.

This is a great design for anyone and particularly handy for those teen or masculine projects. It can be changed to use any colours and shapes too.

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa for Children – Beautiful Balloons Bundle

Last week was my final Card & Cuppa for Children Class of the summer. We didn’t have a regular Card & Cuppa due to the Bank Holiday.

I chose to use the new Beautiful Balloons Bundle with a Stamp Set and Dies.

For this project, I wanted to make a card suitable for anyone so chose the bright and cheery Parakeet Party, Lemon Lolly and Lost Lagoon for my colour combination.

To begin, the banners were stamped across the top in a combination of first and second generation stamping in Lost Lagoon.

Next, the balloons were stamped, again in a combination of first and second generation. Then the strings were added.

For the main balloon, this was stamped onto a separate sheet, with the sentiment added before being cut out using the dies.

A looped string made from coordinating In Color Baker’s Twine was then stuck to the back of the balloon. To keep the loop in place, it is also stuck to the background piece.

Finally, some sequins from the Neutral Adhesive-Backed Sequins pack were added for a touch of Birthday sparkle.

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BEAUTIFUL BALLOONS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)PARAKEET PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADLEMON LOLLY A4 CARDSTOCKLEMON LOLLY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADLOST LAGOON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKNEUTRALS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Petal Park in Pinks

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was also the project I used for the Card & Cuppa for Children session too.

The pink colours were Melon Mambo, Berry Burst and Bubble Bath, with Granny Apple Green.

For the background piece, it is stamped tone on tone using the Petal Park Stamp Set. It is then cut into strips to create a trump l’oeil effect.

At the children’s session, they cut their piece into 3 using the Paper Trimmer. I gave the adults the choice of cutting theirs into more strips and having 5 as the background.

All of the flowers and leaves are stamped in Berry Burst and Granny Apple Green. They are then punched out using the coordinating Petal Park Builder Punch. The outline images are given a touch of colour using a Blender Pen and Wink of Stella centres.

Using what I refer to as a ‘helper piece’ – I chose an oval cut using the Double Oval Punch, each of the flowers are then stuck to this piece. The leaves are then stuck behind. This ‘helper piece’ allows the flowers and leaves to work as one. You can also use a scrap of cardstock for this.

A sentiment, from the Circle Sayings Stamp Set is stamped and added to the project. The bunch of flowers is then stuck on top of the sentiment.

Finally, some Iridescent Rhinestones add some extra sparkle.

The design of this project is one that can easily be recreated using different colours and stamp sets for a variety of occasions.

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PETAL PARK PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPETAL PARK BUILDER PUNCHCIRCLE SAYINGS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)DOUBLE OVAL PUNCHMELON MAMBO CARDSTOCK A4MELON MAMBO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBUBBLE BATH A4 CARDSTOCKBERRY BURST CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRANNY APPLE GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDER PENSPAPER TRIMMERWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE