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

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

Countdown to Christmas 2023 – Week 4

The project for week 4 of my Countdown to Christmas 2023 series is this fun holly card.

It is a CASE of a project I’ve made previously. Check out my video all about the concept of CASE-ing.

This card uses Crumb Cake with Real Red, Garden Green, Early Espresso and Basic White.

All of the images are from the Christmas Classics Stamp Set from the September-December Mini Catalogue. I’m really enjoying this set as there are lots of different sentiments and a few images too, so it’s quite versatile.

To begin, the holly leaves are stamped in Early Espresso, then the berries are stamped in Real Red.

Next, using Watercolor Pencils, the leaves are coloured. If you wanted to, you could stamp a full sheet of cardstock, colour, then cut the sheet into 4. Great if you want to create a few in a production line style.

A touch of sparkle is added to the berries with some Wink of Stella.

For the sentiment, this is stamped in Garden Green and punched out using the 2″ Circle Punch. This punch is available from the Online Exclusives range.

To mirror the berries, a larger 2 3/8″ circle is punched out to layer the sentiment.

Using the Real Red and Garden Green Ribbon Combo Pack, two strips of the Garden Green Ribbon are added, with a length of the Real Red across the middle.

Finally, the sentiment is stuck to the project using Dimensionals.

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CHRISTMAS CLASSICS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2-3/8" (6 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGARDEN GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 1WATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2REAL RED & GARDEN GREEN 3/8" (1 CM) RIBBON COMBO PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Wedding Anniversary Wishes

As there wasn’t a Card & Cuppa last week, today I’m sharing a card I made for friends for their 1st Wedding Anniversary.

The card is a nod to their wedding stationery that I helped them design and make. Fresh Freesia and Gray Granite are the colours used in their stationery too.

For this design, I used the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set to create a background.

The strip of cardstock across the middle represents the belly band that went around their stationery bundle.

Layering circles cut from the Online Exclusives Circle Punches sit above this with hearts cut from the Country Bouquet Punch on top.

I used a Blending Brush to add some shading to the large heart, and the smaller heart is coated in Wink of Stella. There was Wink of Stella on their wedding stationery.

Finally, some Rhinestones add a touch more bling.

Here is the card I made for their engagement, and the card I made for their wedding.

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COUNTRY BOUQUET PUNCHQUIET MEADOW CLING STAMP SET1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRAY GRANITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' 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