Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Introducing Peach Pie

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project used both a new Bundle from the Annual Catalogue and a new In Color too.

For this sentiment free design I was introducing Peach Pie, one of the new In Color Collection for 2024-2026. See the bottom of this post for more details on Peach Pie.

This new orange is teamed with Pecan Pie and Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla for a softer look.

The project also uses the new Flowers of Beauty Bundle (Stamp Set & Dies).

A background is stamped in 2nd and 3rd generation stamping (see my Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques Video here for more details on generational stamping).

Next, the central leaves and flower are stamped and cut out using the coordinating dies. As the flower is two-step stampin’ we used Peach Pie for both parts, stamping off the infill piece to make it lighter. The large leaf is then cut out too.

Using a Blender Pen, the two smaller leaves are given a little bit of colour.

One of the Online Exclusives Circle Punches creates the central piece that all of the cut outs are then attached to.

Coordinating In Color Bordered Ribbon is then added across the centre of the project before the circle with it’s attachments are stuck on with Dimensionals.

Finally, some In Color Shimmer Gems, again in coordinating Peach Pie, add a little touch of sparkle.

As this design is sentiment free, it makes it great for any occasion. You can either leave it as it is, or add a sentiment nearer the time.

If you are a fan of Peach Pie, here is comparison of it to other current Stampin’ Up! colours.

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Inspired by the New Annual Catalogue

At last week’s Card & Cuppa Class, I took inspiration from a project in the new Annual Catalogue.

A base colour combination of Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Basic White is the perfect canvas for the splash of colour from the leaves.

Using the Layering Leaves Stamp Set, the background was stamped with the ‘splats’ image in Crumb Cake.

Then, leaves were stamped in Crumb Cake and punched out with the coordinating Bough Punch. They were then coloured in using the Watercolor Pencils.

Next, the second shape on the punch was cut out in Basic White cardstock.

All of the leaves were then layered together on the background.

Early Espresso is used to stamp the sentiment and is cut out using the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives range.

A length of Essentials Baker’s Twine in coordinating Crumb Cake is then looped to the back of the sentiment.

Finally, the sentiment is raised up over the leaves with Dimensionals.

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LAYERING LEAVES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BOUGH PUNCH1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 1WATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Pets & More Stamp Set

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project used the new Pets & More Stamp Set from the Online Exclusives range.

A lot of my attendees are animal fans, particularly dogs, and they also enjoy colouring, so this project ticked both of those boxes.

My colour combination was Pecan Pie, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight, along with Basic White.

As the Pets & More Stamp Set is image only, a sentiment from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set was the first thing to stamp.

We then masked off the top section to allow for the bowls, paw prints and tennis balls to be stamped. This creates a ‘fake DSP’ look at the bottom of the layer.

As this stamp set is from the ‘Reversibles’ range, it gives you twice the number of stamps, with the ‘normal’ outline and a full solid image using the reverse.

The dog was stamped onto a separate piece and punched out using the 2″ Circle Punch, another item from the Online Exclusives range.

Watercolor Pencils were the used to colour the dog, with a Blender Pen to help finesse the colouring.

The dog was then layered onto 2 3/8″ Circle.

To cover the masking line, a length of Gold Trim from the Gold & Silver Trim Combo Pack is added. This is also an Online Exclusives item.

Dimensionals are then used to raise the dog up over the Trim.

Finally, the tag is given a touch of coordinating bling from the  Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins.

This is a great card for the animal lover in your life.

Don’t forget that you only have until the end of April to take advantage of the offers on the Last Chance Products list. Retiring items from the Annual Catalogue and January-April Mini Catalogue are only available while stocks last, so don’t miss out!

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PETS & MORE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETHEARTFELT HEXAGON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2-3/8" (6 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHPECAN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPECAN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCAJUN CRAZE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 1WATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BLENDER PENSGOLD & SILVER 1/8" (3.2 MM) TRIM COMBO PACKNEUTRALS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – In The Moment

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project uses a stamp set I’ve had for while, yet never inked up – In The Moment.

I wanted to create a project with some opportunites to do some colouring using Watercolor Pencils. As the attendees have recently been asking for some different more generic sentiments, this stamp set has just that.

With this class using colouring and everyone being different, I chose neutral Basic White and Gray Granite as accent colours.

It was also the perfect stamp set for me to create a card for a friend who has just completed her final exam (results pending). After studying for many years and taking an exam a quarter, I think it is time for her to finally relax!

First, the image for colouring is stamped in Basic Gray. and punched out using the largest Circle Punch 2 3/8″. It is then coloured using Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.

Next, it was the turn of the sentiment, also stamped in Basic Gray. Depending on the sentiment used, it was either punched out using the 2″, or the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives range.

Whichever punch hadn’t yet been used was used to cut out a Gray Granite shape for the background.

This circle was stuck onto the Basic White background. It was then run through the Stamp & Emboss Machine with a Basics 3D Embossing Folder to create the textured background. These Embossing Folders can be also be found in the Online Exclusives range.

Lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack were then added.

Finally, the remaining circles were added. With the image stuck with adhesive and the sentiment raised up on Dimensionals.

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IN THE MOMENT CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BASICS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERS1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2-3/8" (6 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRAY GRANITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 1WATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BLENDER PENSBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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 – Thinking of You in Green and Blue

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was this Thinking of You card.

I regularly ask my attendees what sort of cards they would like to create, and was asked for Thinking of You, so here it is.

For this project, I chose a combination of green and blue with Soft Sea Foam, Lost Lagoon and Balmy Blue, along with Very Vanilla.

The delicate background is created in Soft Sea Foam using one of the Foursquare Decorative Masks and a Blending Brush.

Next, leaves from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set are stamped in Lost Lagoon and punched out using the coordinating Bough Punch.

The flower from the Two-Tone Flora Stamp Set is then created using Balmy Blue, with first and second generation stamping to create the layers. It is cut out using a Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives range. A gentle touch of sparkle is added to the centre of the flower with Wink of Stella.

Thinking of You is from the Go To Greetings Stamp Set.

Each piece is then layered together onto the background, with the flower raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some Pearls are coloured using Stamping Blends and added to the project.

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Christmas Stripes

Our final Card & Cuppa project of the year was this pretty Christmas card I’m sharing a day early with you!

It is one of my favourite stripe designs made with my favourite stamp set, DSP and Ribbon of the season.

Sadly these items are on the Last Chance Products list, so we won’t see them again when our Spring Catalogue releases in early January.

The bottom of the card is made with stripes of the Joy of Christmas DSP laid side by side.

A length of the gorgeous Iridescent Ribbon sits across the top of the pieces. This ribbon has a lovely shimmer to it and appears to change colour in different lights.

Two circles are then punched using the Online Exclusives Circle Punches, one from Basic White and one from Shaded Spruce cardstock.

The holly image from the Christmas Classics Stamp Set is then stamped in coordinating Shaded Spruce and coloured using a Stampin’ Blend.

It is given a touch of extra festive sparkle using Wink of Stella before the layered circles are stuck across the ribbon.

Finally, some Festive Pearls are added to create holly berries.

This design is great if you have offcuts of DSP or just need to de-stash. It also works with cardstock too.

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CHRISTMAS CLASSICS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)JOY OF CHRISTMAS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHSHADED SPRUCE A4 CARDSTOCKSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SHADED SPRUCE COMBO PACKWHITE 1/2" (1.3 CM) IRIDESCENT RIBBONFESTIVE PEARLSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Countdown to Christmas 2023 – Week 11

Can you believe it’s the penultimate week of this year’s Countdown to Christmas series already.

This project is one you can make fairly quickly so great for anyone who may have forgotten to send a card to.

It uses Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet and Crushed Curry, along with Basic White.

Holly leaves from the Christmas Classics Stamp Set are stamped at the top of the piece and coloured using a matching Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blend. Berries are then added. Everything is given some festive sparkle using Wink of Stella.

I think you can tell that the Christmas Classics Stamp Set has been my favourite stamp set of the season so far. I’m sad it’s on the Last Chance list, get yours while you still can.

For the stars, I’ve used the stamp set from the Christmas Everywhere Kit. This is such a versatile little stamp set.

The sentiment is then stamped and punched out using the 2″ Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives. It’s layered onto a larger circle cut from the 2 3/8″ Circle Punch.

Next, a length of In Color Baker’s Twine in Sweet Sorbet is added to create the hanging bauble effect.

The bauble is then raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally a bunny ears bow sits at the top of the bauble.

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CHRISTMAS CLASSICS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)CHRISTMAS EVERYWHERE KIT (ENGLISH)2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2-3/8" (6 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHSWEET SORBET A4 CARDSTOCKSWEET SORBET CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUSHED CURRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SHADED SPRUCE COMBO PACK2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2023 – Week 8

Week 8 of my Countdown to Christmas 2023 series is this non-stamping project.

If you have lots of pretty papers sitting around, it’s a great stash buster.

The DSP I’ve used is the Joy of Christmas pack, on the current Last Chance Products list and retiring very soon.

Don’t forget that Last Chance products are only available while stocks last, so grab them while you can!

I used the sheets to create a split background and covered the join with a piece of the Gold Trim from the Online Exclusives range.

I’ve then used the sheets to create the Christmas tree. This is made from 3 triangles, cut from the DSP. They are folded in half and then glued together to create the pop-up effect. As there are only three triangles, the tree lays flat for posting.

Each triangle is given a coating of Wink of Stella for some festive shimmer.

These then sit on a snowball shape cut from the Decorative Circle Punch, backed with a Real Red shape cut from the 2 3/8 Circle Punch.

The project sits on a Basic White layer, onto a Real Red base card. The colours are taken from the colours in the DSP.

Finally, a Brushed Metallic Gold embellishment sits at the top of the tree.

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JOY OF CHRISTMAS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDECORATIVE CIRCLE PUNCH2-3/8" (6 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKGOLD & SILVER 1/8" (3.2 MM) TRIM COMBO PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHBRUSHED METALLIC ADHESIVE BACKED DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Countdown to Christmas 2023 – Week 6

How is it already week 6 of my Countdown to Christmas 2023 series?

For this project, I used the new Christmas Everywhere Kit. The kit includes all the items you need to create 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs). It also includes a stamp set and mini ink pad in Pretty Peacock too.

As you can see, rather than using the cards in the kit, I have used the stamp set to create my own design.

This is a monochrome Christmas Card in Night of Navy and Basic White.

First, the star background is stamped. Next, a circle is cut using the Online Exclusives 2″ Circle Punch. Two trees are then stamped onto the circle, with another stamped onto a separate piece.

The trees are coloured using a light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend marker with the separate one cut out and stuck in front.

This is then mounted onto a Night of Navy Circle, again cut out using a Circle Punch. The trees are then stuck to background.

What is great about this stamp set is the combination of words to allow you to create your own sentiment.

For my sentiment, I was able to pop it all onto my clear block and stamp the whole greeting at once.

I’ve raised this over the top of the trees using Dimensionals.

Finally, a few Rhinestones are dotted around for some festive sparkle.

I intend to make up the kit and use the cards as instructed, but as soon as I saw the stamp set, I knew that it would be great for my own designs too.

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CHRISTMAS EVERYWHERE KIT (ENGLISH)2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2-3/8" (6 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS NIGHT OF NAVY COMBO PACKRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS