Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Ladybug Builder and Tropical Leaf Punches

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was this colourful card.

tt uses both the Ladybug Builder and Tropical Leaf Punches, along with the coordinating Tropical Leaf Stamp Set. The sentiment is from the Hearfelt Hexagon Stamp Set, layered with the Double Oval Punch shapes.

You will find the Tropical Leaf Stamp Set and Punch Bundle in the Online Exclusives range at my Online Store.

For the background, the leaf shape was punched out and used as a mask to create the leaves in Granny Apple Green with a Blending Brush. Veins were then added in the same colour using the coordinating Stamp Set.

A flare of Lemon Lolly adds a touch of extra colour around the leaves.

Memento Ink then provides the black for the sentiment which is stamped and punched out. It’s layered together before being raised up on Dimensionals above a length of Gingham Ribbon.

For the ladybird, this is created using the Ladybug Builder Punch. By colouring Melon Mambo sequins from the Sequins Trio pack using a Stampin’ Blends Marker, the seven spots are created. The ladybird is then attached using Dimensionals.

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LADYBUG BUILDER PUNCHTROPICAL LEAF BUNDLE (ENGLISH)HEARTFELT HEXAGON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)DOUBLE OVAL PUNCHREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKGRANNY APPLE GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADLEMON LOLLY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINS TRIOSTAMPIN' BLENDS BASIC BLACK COMBO PACKBLACK & WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) GINGHAM RIBBONMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Autumn Vibes

Last week’s Card & Cuppa session was my first one back after my break.

Before I went on holiday, I was asked for something autumnal when I returned. So this any occasion card fits the bill.

It uses a colour combination of Copper Clay, Mossy Meadow and Crushed Curry. These are perfect colours to represent the changing colours of the leaves.

To begin, leaves from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set and the Modern Garden Stamp Set are stamped across the Very Vanilla background.

Next, using Blending Brushes, a diagonal strip of Crushed Curry is added down the centre with Mossy Meadow on the outer edges.

 

Using a Blender Pen, the Copper Clay outline leaves are given a touch of colour. Doing this after adding the colour with the Blending Brushes allows the leaves to be different colours.

The sentiment, also from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set is cut out with the Modern Oval Punch. This is part of a bundle with the Modern Garden Stamp Set in the new Mini Catalogue.

A length of coordinating Textured In Color Ribbon is stuck across the centre, with the sentiment raised above it using Dimensionals.

Finally, some Adhesive-Backed Speckled Dots in Copper Clay, also from the new Mini Catalogue are dotted across the project.

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MODERN GARDEN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)LAYERING LEAVES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)COPPER CLAY A4 CARDSTOCKCOPPER CLAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMOSSY MEADOW A4 CARDSTOCKMOSSY MEADOW CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUSHED CURRY A4 CARDSTOCKCRUSHED CURRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESBLENDER PENSCOPPER CLAY 3/8" (1 CM) TEXTURED RIBBONADHESIVE-BACKED SPECKLED DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

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

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa for Children – More Little Monkeys

Yesterday I shared last week’s Card & Cuppa project made using the Little Monkey Bundle.

While I was making that project, I also made a similar project for my Card & Cuppa for Children classes using the same bundle.

Lots of leaves from the Little Monkey Stamp Set, stamped in Shaded Spruce and then coloured using Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen created the fun background.

Next, the monkeys were stamped in Early Espresso onto Pecan Pie cardstock. There were also monkey faces in Crumb Cake and bananas stamped onto Daffodil Delight.

All of these pieces were cut out using the Little Monkey Builder Punch.

Each monkey then had their face and a banana attached.

A sentiment from the Circle Sayings Stamp Set was stamped and then cut out using the 2″ Circle Punch – an Online Exclusive Item.

All of the pieces were then stuck to the project using Dimensionals.

I love how cute this project has turned out. Perfect for any little monkeys in your life!

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LITTLE MONKEY BUNDLE (ENGLISH)CIRCLE SAYINGS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHPECAN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKSHADED SPRUCE A4 CARDSTOCKSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 1WATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BLENDER PENSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Circle Sayings Bundle

At this time of year, I normally design a Card & Cuppa project inspired by Wimbledon. This year is no exception and also timely as the Championships start today.

It uses the Circle Sayings Stamp Set and Punch Bundle, a new Bundle in the Annual Catalogue.

My Wimbledon colour combination is Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight and Basic White, plus Smoky Slate for some stamping.

To begin with, an image is randomly stamped across the bottom of the project to create a background.

This is then covered with strips of cardstock in my chosen colours.

A circular outside sentiment from the set is stamped, with the iced cake then stamped in the centre in Smoky Slate. It is cut out using the Circle Punch from the Bundle. I like to think that the circle shape represents a tennis ball.

Staying with my colour scheme, the cake is coloured using both Assortment 1 and 2 of the Watercolor Pencils. Colouring lines were blended away using a Blender Pen.

‘Happy Birthday’ is stamped on a piece of Daffodil Delight and stuck to the back of the cake piece.

This is then stuck to the project using Dimensionals.

I like this design as it is quick and easy to replicate for lots of different occasions.

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CIRCLE SAYINGS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)GRANNY APPLE GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKGRANNY APPLE GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGORGEOUS GRAPE A4 CARDSTOCKGORGEOUS GRAPE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKSMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 1WATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BLENDER PENSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Quiet Meadow Stamp Set & Dies Meets New Colours

At last week’s Card & Cuppa, I chose a similar theme to the previous week in combining a previous Stamp Set with new colours.

This time I chose some of the new blues of Azure Afternoon – new colour, Blueberry Bushel – returning In Color and Balmy Blue, along with Basic White.

Using the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and coordinating Meadow Dies, I took inspiration from Page 66 of the new Annual Catalogue for my project.

The words and splats are both stamped in Balmy Blue for a background, with the words using second generation stamping.

After stamping the large floral image in Blueberry Bushel, a Blender Pen is used to move some of the colour around and to soften the white. Wink of Stella is then dotted in the centre of each of the flowers.

Azure Afternoon cardstock is used for the stem that is cut out using the Meadow Dies.

An inkpad in the same colour is used for the sentiment.

A ribbon swoosh in silver from the Gold & Silver Trim Combo Pack from the Online Exclusives range sits behind the sentiment that is raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some silver Festive Pearls are used to coordinate with the ribbon.

This project would be great in other colours too. Maybe shades of purple or brown.

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QUIET MEADOW CLING STAMP SETMEADOW DIESAZURE AFTERNOON A4 CARDSTOCKAZURE AFTERNOON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKBALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLUEBERRY BUSHEL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDER PENSGOLD & SILVER 1/8" (3.2 MM) TRIM COMBO PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHFESTIVE PEARLSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Hand-Penned Petals Two Ways

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was this pretty floral design.

The stamping is from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set & Dies, with background leaves in Pear Pizzazz.

Basic Gray has been used to stamp the floral image and cut out using the coordinating Penned Flowers dies. This is coloured using Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens.

Using Stamping’ Blends, the ribbon is coloured to coordinate the cardstock. This is then made into a swoosh.

A circle is then cut from the Stylish Shapes Dies in Daffodil Delight.

Pearls are also coloured with Stampin’ Blends and these are then added to finish the project.

I then made another card using the same items, just in a different orientation. They were used for Mothering Sunday cards.

These are shown below. Is the portrait or landscape version your favourite?

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HAND-PENNED PETALS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPENNED FLOWERS DIESSTYLISH SHAPES DIESDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILSWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BLENDER PENSWHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONSTAMPIN' BLENDS DAFFODIL DELIGHT COMBO PACKPEARL BASIC JEWELSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Uniquely Artistic Stamp Set

At last week’s Card & Cuppa project, I used the Uniquely Artistic Stamp Set.

I hadn’t used this Stamp Set at a class before, so revisited this previous project and changed the colours.

A lot of my class attendees are fans of pink and purple, so my colour combination reflects this. It’s Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride and Basic White.

The background leaves are stamped in Gorgeous Grape and a Blender Pen is then used to pull the ink from the image.

Next, three flowers are stamped in Melon Mambo onto a separate piece of cardstock and coloured uisng a Small Blending Brush and Blushing Bride Ink.

These are then fussy cut, leaving a border around the edge. The centres are then given a touch of sparkle using some Wink of Stella.

More sparkle then comes from a swoosh of Glittered Organdy Ribbon.

The flowers are glued together and then stuck to the project in one piece using Dimensionals.

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set is then added to the centre of the flowers.

Finally, some coordinating Opaque Adhesive-Backed Gems are scattered across the project.

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UNIQUELY ARTISTIC PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETGORGEOUS GRAPE A4 CARDSTOCKGORGEOUS GRAPE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMELON MAMBO CARDSTOCK A4MELON MAMBO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLUSHING BRIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSMALL BLENDING BRUSHESBLENDER PENSWHITE 3/8" (1 CM) GLITTERED ORGANDY RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHOPAQUE ADHESIVE-BACKED GEMSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – SAB Adorable Owls Stamp Set

For the first Card & Cuppa project of the year, it had to be something from the new SAB Brochure.

These Adorable Owls are, as their name suggests, simply adorable. This is a SAB Stamp Set, free with a qualifying order.

The background DSP is also a FREE SAB item. Make sure you check out the new January-April Mini Catalogue and SAB Brochure.

Using Early Espresso, the owl is stamped and then cut out with the Decorative Circle Punch. It is then coloured using Watercolor Pencils with a Blender Pen used to soften the lines.

Leaves are cut in Granny Apple Green using the Bough Punch and stuck to the DSP.

A ribbon swoosh made using the Twill Ribbon Combo Pack sits on top of th leaves.

There are several sentiments in the Stamp Set and this project combines some of them together.

These are then cut out and stuck to the owl piece. The owl is then raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some Iridescent Rhinestones are added to the project for a touch of sparkle.

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ADORABLE OWLS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)DANDY DESIGNS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDECORATIVE CIRCLE PUNCHEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRANNY APPLE GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKSAHARA SAND A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILSWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BLENDER PENSOLD OLIVE & SAHARA SAND TWILL RIBBON COMBO PACKIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set & Punch

Since being back at in person Card & Cuppa classes, I have designed projects using stamp sets beginning with A, B and C.

Last week, it was the turn of D wtih the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and matching Dragonflies Punch. This card is inspired by a project in the Annual Catalogue.

For mine, I have used Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam for the layer and base card, with Basic White.

The small dragonflies are stamped tone-on-tone onto the layer.

Next, the sentiment, from the Lovely & Lasting Stamp Set is stamped onto the Basic White cardstock.

Then, using Basic Gray, the flower image is added. On a separate piece, the large dragonfly is stamped, also in Basic Gray and then cut out using the Dragonflies Punch.

Using Watercolor Pencils, both packs 1 and 2, these images are coloured and a Blender Pen is used to smooth out any colouring lines.

The wings are then gently curled with a Paper Folder and the dragonfly is stuck to the project using Dimensionals. This makes it look like it is flying.

Finally, a few Pearls are coloured using a Stampin’ Blend marker to coordinate them with the rest of the project.

I really like how using the softer colours for the background and base card has allowed the other colours to pop.

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DRAGONFLY GARDEN CLING STAMP SETDRAGONFLIES PUNCHLOVELY & LASTING PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)MINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SEA FOAM CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILSWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BLENDER PENSPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' BLENDS MINT MACARON COMBO PACKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS