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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TWO-TONE FLORA PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETLAYERING LEAVES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)GO TO GREETINGS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BOUGH PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SEA FOAM CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADLOST LAGOON A4 CARDSTOCKLOST LAGOON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKFOURSQUARE DECORATIVE MASKSSMALL BLENDING BRUSHESSTAMPIN' BLENDS SOFT SEA FOAM COMBO PACKIRIDESCENT PEARL BASIC JEWELSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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 12

Today is the final week of my Countdown to Christmas 2023 series.

This bright and cheery sentiment free card is a quick and easy project to make. The design can also be replicated using other stamps too.

For this project, I used Parakeet Party, Daffodil Delight and Basic White.

First, the trees from the Christmas Everywhere Kit were stamped onto the card. My top tip for this design is to stamp in the position you want the focal piece and then stamp the others around it.

An additional tree was stamped onto a separate piece and fussy cut, leaving a large enough piece at the top for the bling to stick to.

Each of the trees were coloured using the light Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blend Marker.

Stars were then stamped onto the background trees and dotted with Wink of Stella.

Next, lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine were added to the left-hand side and a knot tied across the three strands.

The focal tree then had a Daffodil Delight Glossy Dot added to the top before being raised up on Mini Dimensionals in the correct position.

Finally, Iridescent Rhinestones were also coloured with the Stampin’ Blend Marker to coordinate with the project colours. They are dotted across the card for a touch of bling.

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CHRISTMAS EVERYWHERE KIT (ENGLISH)PARAKEET PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACK2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Masterfully Made DSP

Last week’s Card & Cuppa used the beautiful Masterfully Made DSP to create this any occasion card.

This gorgeous DSP was the star of the show.

A coordinating Lost Lagoon base card and Basic White layer showed off the DSP really well.

Using the Double Oval Punch, the shape for the sentiment was cut out, then stamped with the ‘for you’ from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set. This was in Melon Mambo, another coordinating colour from the DSP pack.

There isn’t a Melon Mambo Baker’s Twine, so we created our own using the White from the Essentials Baker’s Twine and colouring it using a Melon Mambo Stampin’ Blend.

This then sits behind the sentiment in a swoosh, with the sentiment raised up on Dimensionals.

It was a really quick and easy project and is a great one if you have a stash of DSP.

You can also add embellishments, Wink of Stella and more as you would like, depending on the DSP and the occasion.

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MASTERFULLY MADE 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERHEARTFELT HEXAGON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)DOUBLE OVAL PUNCHLOST LAGOON A4 CARDSTOCKMELON MAMBO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKMELON MAMBO STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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 – Little Monkey Bundle

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project it was time to use the Little Monkey Bundle.

This is a new discounted Stamp Set & Punch Bundle from the Annual Catalogue.

Everything is stamped onto Basic White cardstock and coloured using Stampin’ Blends.

The background leaves and sentiment are in Shaded Spruce, with the monkeys and bananas stamped in Early Espresso.

Each monkey is coloured using the Light Lemon Lolly Stampin’ Blend as a first layer, followed by Dark and Light Pecan Pie Blends for the body to give some shading. Pretty Pink in both Dark and Light adds the colour to the face and ears.

The bananas are coloued using Daffodil Delight.

Once these were coloured, they were cut out using the Little Monkey Builder Punch.

For the colouring of the leaves, a combination of different Stampin’ Blends are used, Old Olive, Parakeet Party, Granny Apple Green and Lemon Lime Twist. Plus of course the Color Lifter came in handy too for those oops moments!

The sentiment is from the Circle Sayings Stamp Set and cut out using the 2″ Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives.

To finish, all of the pieces were attached using Dimensionals to create the fun scene.

How cute is this project.

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LITTLE MONKEY BUNDLE (ENGLISH)CIRCLE SAYINGS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKPECAN PIE STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKLEMON LOLLY STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS PETAL PINK COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS DAFFODIL DELIGHT COMBO PACKPARAKEET PARTY STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS GRANNY APPLE GREEN COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS OLD OLIVE COMBO PACKLEMON LIME TWIST STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS COLOR LIFTERSTAMPIN' SEALMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Hello Beautiful Stamp Set & Dies

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project I reached for the In Colors.

Once again, I have CASE’d myself by copying this previous project I haven’t made at class before.

The In Colors I have chosen are Tahitian Tide, Starry Sky and Parakeet Party. I think they create a fresh, bright and cheery look.

All of the stamping and die cutting is from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set and the coordinating Beautiful Shapes Dies.

Each of the flower bodies are stamped across the project in Tahitian Tide, followed by Parakeet Party leaves.

Flower centres are then added using Starry Sky.

The sentiment is then stamped in Starry Sky and cut out, along with a Tahitian Tide hexagon.

Lengths of the In Color Baker’s Twine, also in Starry Sky wrap across the project with the sentiment pieces sitting above them on Dimensionals.

Finally, some In Color Matte Decorative Dots are coloured the same shade using a Starry Sky Stampin’ Blend and added to the project.

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HELLO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BEAUTIFUL SHAPES DIESTAHITIAN TIDE A4 CARDSTOCKTAHITIAN TIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSTARRY SKY A4 CARDSTOCKSTARRY SKY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPARAKEET PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACK2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSSTARRY SKY STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & 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 – Two-Tone Flora Bundle

Last week’s Card & Cuppa design used another new Bundle from the January-April Mini Catalogue.

The Two Tone Flora Bundle is a Stamp Set and Dies Bundle with lots of different coordinating elements.

Once again, I saw a project in the catalogue that I just had to CASE.

For the background, I use the large die and a piece of thick cardstock to create a stencil.

Soft Sea Foam and a Small Blending Brush then allowed the pattern to be transferred.

The flowers are stamped in Pale Papaya and Pumpkin Pie, with some Wink of Stella added to the centres. Leaves are in Soft Succulent.

Using the dies, the flowers and leaves are cut out.

A sentiment from the Go To Greetings Stamp Set is stamped in Evening Evergreen for a darker shade.

All of the pieces are then layered together using a mix of glue and Dimensionals.

Some Blue Pastel Pearls are then coloured using a Stampin’ Blend in Soft Succulent, to coordinate with the rest of the project, before being added as a finishing touch.

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TWO-TONE FLORA BUNDLE (ENGLISH)GO TO GREETINGS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)SOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SEA FOAM CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUCCULENT A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKMINI STAMPIN' CUT & EMBOSS MACHINESMALL BLENDING BRUSHESPASTEL PEARLSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS