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.

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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 – Of Art & Texture Online Exclusive

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

I’d been asked for a card suitable for a man, so chose the Of Art & Texture Stamp Set and the All That Dies to create this design.

I also chose a colour combination of the In Colors of Boho Blue and Pebbled Path, along with Misty Moonlight and Very Vanilla.

First, second generation stamping created the background.

Next, the various shapes were cut out and stamped.

The sentiment is from the Softly Said Stamp Set, another product from the Online Exclusives range.

A length of coordinating Boho Blue ribbon is added to the background piece.

Then, the various shapes are stuck to the project, with the banner edges stuck to the sentiment.

The sentiment piece is raised up on Dimensionals to add some extra depth.

Finally, coordinating In Color Dots in Pebbled Path are dotted across the project.

This design is great to recreate in different colours and for any occasion. It also works up very quickly and easily too. Why not make a few and have some in your card stash, ready to send when needed.

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OF ART & TEXTURE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETSOFTLY SAID CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)ALL THAT DIESBOHO BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKBOHO BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEBBLED PATH A4 CARDSTOCKPEBBLED PATH CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBOHO BLUE 3/8" (1 CM) TEXTURED RIBBON2023–2025 IN COLOR™ DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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 – More Ladybug Builder Punch

Following on from the previous week’s Card & Cuppa project, last week’s design again used the Ladybug Builder Punch.

I wanted to show how to use the punch in different ways, so created this cute butterfly card. During lockdown, we made this flower project using the punch too.

The main colours are Coastal Cabana and Fresh Freesia, with Basic White, for a happy springtime feel. Both Basic Gray and Smoky Slate are the accent colours.

To begin, a circle was punched out of the Basic White layer using the 2″ Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives range.

Next, the flowers and leaves from the Inked & Tiled Stamp Set are added to the background. These are second generation stamping and a scrap of Grid Paper was used to mask off areas we didn’t want to stamp on.

A sentiment from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set is then stamped and punched out using the Double Oval Punch. It is given a touch of colour around the edge using a Blending Brush before being stuck to the project.

For the butterfly, a body was cut in Basic Gray and two wings in Basic White, all using the Ladybug Builder Punch.

The wings were coloured using Blending Brushes and ink, with third generation stamping in Smoky Slate using a stamp from the Timeless Arrangements Stamp Set. This created a delicate pattern on the wings.

Before attaching the wings to the body, the body was trimmed at the sides to avoid it overhanging the wings. Glue Dots were used to attach the wings to the body.

A couple of Dimensionals were used to attach the butterfly in the hole. Eyes from the Classic Matte Dots are then added.

Finally, a few Rhinestones are added for a touch of sparkle.

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LADYBUG BUILDER PUNCHHEARTFELT HEXAGON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)TIMELESS ARRANGEMENTS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHCOASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKCOASTAL CABANA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESSMALL BLENDING BRUSHESCLASSIC MATTE DOTSRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSGLUE DOTS

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 – Slight Grunge in Sepia Tones

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was this slightly grunge-type project in sepia tones.

Having been asked recently for some more ‘generic’ designs, this one fits that brief.

My colour combination was Pecan Pie, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.

Using the splat image from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and the leaf from the Inked & Tiles Stamp Set, the background piece is stamped.

Using a Blending Brush, the edges are given a touch of extra colour for a slight grunge effect.

The banner pieces are cut using the Nested Essentials Dies, but by drawing around the edge shape, rather than cutting them out. Another leaf is stamped onto the Very Vanilla shape and given a touch of grunge before the pieces are layered together.

Go To Greetings is the Stamp Set that provides the sentiment. This is cut out and stuck to the banner.

A length of coordinating Pecan Pie ribbon is stuck to the back of the banner before the whole piece is stuck to the project using Dimensionals.

Finally, some Classic Matte Dots in Very Vanilla are added.

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INKED & TILED CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)QUIET MEADOW CLING STAMP SETGO TO GREETINGS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)NESTED ESSENTIALS DIESPECAN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPECAN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESPECAN PIE 1/2" (1.3 CM) BORDERED RIBBONCLASSIC MATTE DOTSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEBLENDING BRUSHESNESTED ESSENTIALS DIES

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Happy Hedgehogs without the hedgehogs!

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project I used the Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set without the hedgehogs!

My accent colour was Sweet Sorbet and I paired it with Basic White. The stamping was all in Basic Gray.

For the tree, I used the shrub image from the Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set and stamped it twice to create extra height. The bottom was stamped first, with the top section of the image masked, followed by stamping the top piece.

Additional grass was then added to the bottom, along with a butterfly.

As you can see, there is not a hedgehog in sight! I used other images from the set to create the design.

All of the images were coloured using the Watercolor Pencil packs 1 and 2.

A sentiment from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set is cut out and layered using both shapes cut from the Double Oval Punch.

This sits on top of lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine using Dimensionals.

Finally, some small Iridiescent Pearls sit in the centre of each flower.

I like this design as it is a great any occasion card.

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HAPPY HEDGEHOGS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)HEARTFELT HEXAGON PUNCHDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHSWEET SORBET A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 1WATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 22022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKIRIDESCENT PEARL BASIC JEWELSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Masks & Masking

At a previous Card & Cuppa session I was asked about masks and masking, so last week’s class combined both techniques.

First it was using one of the Foursquare Decorative Masks and a Blending Brush to create the background in Fresh Freesia. The masks are like a stencil and you can apply colour in lots of different ways.

Next, using Masking Paper and the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set, we created a bunch of flowers.

The image was stamped onto Masking Paper twice and they were both cut out.

Then, the image is stamped onto cardstock once and then covered with one of the Masking Paper cut out shapes. Another image is then stamped next to the first, overlapping where needed. Once this has been stamped, the second mask is then used to cover the second image.

Finally, the third flower was stamped. When the masks are removed, you are left with a bunch of flowers. All of the flowers were stamped in Highland Heather to coordinate with the purple theme.

These were then coloured in using Watercolor Pencils, with the centre given a light coat of Wink of Stella. Fussy cutting was needed to cut the floral display out.

The Petal Park Stamp Set provides the leaves that were stamped in Shaded Spruce and cut out using the coordinating Petal Park Builder Punch. They were also coloured using Watercolor Pencils before being stuck to the flowers.

The whole piece was then raised up using Dimensionals.

Finally, some gold Festive Pearls are dotted around for a touch of bling.

As the design has quite a lot of detail, I’ve deliberately left it sentiment free. This makes it a great card for any occasion.

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QUIET MEADOW CLING STAMP SETPETAL PARK PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPETAL PARK BUILDER PUNCHFOURSQUARE DECORATIVE MASKSSTAMPIN&APOS: UP! MASKING PAPERFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADHIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 1WATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2FESTIVE PEARLSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' 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

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Nature’s Prints Coordination

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was this any occasion card. It used items that coordinate with the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set.

A colour combination of Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla gave the project a pastel feel.

The background was made using the Fern 3D Embossing Folder. This was then given some extra tone-on-tone definition using a Small Blending Brush and a Petal Pink Stampin’ Pad.

Next, the various images and the sentiment were stamped and cut out using the coordinating Natural Prints Dies.

Then, a ribbon swoosh using the new Calypso Coral Braided Linen Trim from the September-December Mini Catalogue was added.

The cut out shapes were then layered with the sentiment raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some Iridescent Pearls were added to the flatter sections of the embossed piece.

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NATURE'S PRINTS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)NATURAL PRINTS DIESFERN 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERPETAL PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPETAL PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSMALL BLENDING BRUSHESCALYPSO CORAL 3/16" (4.8 MM) BRAIDED LINEN TRIMWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHIRIDESCENT PEARL BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS