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 – Pretty Petal Park in Pinks

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project combined the Petal Park Stamp Set and coordinating punch with pinks.

My colour combination was Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo, with Shaded Spruce and Basic White.

For the background, the marbled image from Artistically Inked Stamp Set is stamped in second generation to create a subtle pattern.

Next, the flowers and leaves from the Petal Park Stamp Set are stamped in Flirty Flamingo and Shaded Spruce onto a separate piece of cardstock.

They are coloured using the Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen, with a touch of Wink of Stella in the centre.

These are then cut out using the Petal Park Builder Punch.

Let’s eat cake is from the Hearfelt Hexagon Stamp Set and cut out using the coordinating punch from the Bundle in the Mini Catalogue.

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All of the leaves and flowers are then stuck to the background.

A length of the Petal Pink Ribbon from the Ribbon Duo Pack creates a swoosh for the sentiment to sit above on Dimensionals.

Finally, some Iridescent Rhinestones provide some bling.

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PETAL PARK PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPETAL PARK BUILDER PUNCHHEARTFELT HEXAGON BUNDLE (ENGLISH)ARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETPETAL PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPETAL PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFLIRTY FLAMINGO A4 CARDSTOCKFLIRTY FLAMINGO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 1WATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BLENDER PENSRIBBON DUO COMBO PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' 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 – 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 – 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

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 – 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