Latte Fun - May Class Sneak Peek!

Hi friends!  Hope you can join me for a latte this month featuring hot drinks, including a latte of course, and a cute critter.  Featuring products from on-line exclusives and the new annual catalog.  Take a break and enjoy the cafe vibe.  Here is a sneak peek of the class cards:

20240525 sneak peek

In this class, you will be making 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs).  All of the supplies you will need to make the cards will be  provided in your kit or available in class.  The class fee is $25. 

Here are the time slots available, up to 12 people each.  If you are not able to finish your cards during the scheduled time, you can prep what you need in class so that you can complete the cards at home. 

  • Saturday, May 25th
    • Session 1:  9 am to noon
    • Session 2: 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Sunday, May 25th
    • Session 3: 9 am to noon
    • Session 4: 1 pm to 4 pm

Please contact me to reserve your spot ([email protected] or 808.384.5122).  Looking forward to seeing you in class!

Thank you.

Featured items used for class (not an all-inclusive list):


Sweet as Sugar - March 2024 Class

Here are the cards from my Sweet as Sugar class. The stamp sets and products are from the Mini Catalog and On-line Exclusives and will satisfy your crafty sweet tooth!  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

Card 1: Soft Serve Swirl Cone

This ice cream cone is good enough to eat!  I used colors for my favorite ice cream swirl combination of chocolate (early espresso cardstock) and vanilla (basic white cardstock).  All of the shapes were cut using the Ice Cream Swirl dies.  The cone has an additional die that embosses the pattern. The sprinkles are Rainbow Adhesive-backed dots that match the DSP and cardstock colors.  There is also coordinating bakers twine.  This card is a backfold card—the ice cream cone is attached to the right panel so that the front of the card tucks under it.  The card base is 7 ¼ x 5 ½” and is scored at 3” and 6”, leaving a 1 ¼ “ section that serves as the backfold so that the card can easily be opened and closed, see photo.

20240323 ice cream swirl card

20240323 ice cream swirl card-open

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Ice Cream Swirl*
  • Dies: Ice Cream Swirl”
  • Lighter Than Air DSP 2 ¾ x 5 ¼” and 1 x 5 ¼”
  • Lemon Lolly cardstock 7 ¼ x 5 ½”, scored at 3” and 6”; for class there was a card base in each of these colors: Lemon Lolly, Balmy Blue, and Flirty Flamingo
  • Early Espresso cardstock to die cut solid ice cream
  • Basic White cardstock to die cut swirl ice cream
  • Pecan Pie to die cut cone
  • Baker's twine three color pack 15”
  • Rainbow adhesive-backed dots
  • Ink Pad: Early Espresso Classic Ink

* Available as a bundle for 10% savings

 

Card 2: Donuts

Here is a card that will tempt you to go to the bakery.  These donuts (from the Carnival Treats set) could be glazed in all colors of the rainbow. The smiling face is from the Bee My Valentine set.  The conversation bubble was made using the bee from the Bee Builder Punch.  The Carnival Treats set has other goodies like a candied apple, which is the 2nd card shown here.  You could also mix and match-- there are more images in the set like cotton candy, popcorn, a hot dog and milkshake.

Tips:

  • Stamp the donut in a lighter ink so that you can color the dough portion of the donut in another color, like crumb cake. For this card, I used Bubble Bath.
  • Another alternative is to stamp the donut in 1 color for the glaze, then 1 color for the donut. Then cut out the glaze and attach it over the one in the donut color. 

20240323 donuts card

20240323 candy apples card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Carnival Treats (host set), Bee My Valentine (face), Ice Cream Swirl (sentiment), Just My Type (sentiment)
  • Lighter Than Air DSP 2 x 5 ½”
  • Bubble Bath cardstock 5 ½ x 8 ½”; for class there was a card base in each of these colors: Bubble Bath, Fresh Freesia, and Pool Party
  • Basic Black cardstock 4 ¼ x 2 5/8”
  • Basic White cardstock 4 1/8 x 2 ½”
  • Crumb Cake cardstock for conversation bubble (punched using Bee Builder punch)
  • Bee Builder Punch
  • Rainbow adhesive-backed dots
  • Ink Pads: Bubble Bath Classic Ink, Pecan Pie Classic Ink, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake, Fresh Freesia, Flirty Flamingo

 

Card 3: Fruit Basket

These cards use fruits from the Ice Cream Swirl stamp set (strawberries and cherries) and Simply Sparking stamp set (lemons).  And the coordinating dies for each of the stamp sets were used to cut out one of the fruits in the basket and the fruit outside the basket.  The basket is die cut from the Glorious Gingham DSP, which is also used as a background strip and gives the card a farm/picnic feel. These fruits would also look cute with a face on them—something to try later!  For some sparkle, after coloring the fruit with blends, I used Wink of Stella.

Tips:

  • For the larger fruits (strawberries and lemons) in the basket, the overlaps are covered by the fruit placed in the front.
  • For the basket of cherries, I used a mask. I cut a mask from a post it using the cherry die.  Then I stamped the lower cherry, placed the mask on the stamped cherry and stamped the next cherry—no overlapping outlines!    

20240323 basket of strawberries card

20240323 basket of lemons card

20240323 basket of cherries card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Simply Sparkling* (on-line exclusive), Ice Cream Swirl*, Perennial Postage (sentiment), Something Fancy (sentiment)
  • Dies: Simply Sparkling* (on-line exclusive), Ice Cream Swirl”
  • Glorious Gingham DSP 2 x 5 ½”, 2 x 2” to die cut basket
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 ½ x 3 ¼”
  • Basic White cardstock 2 ¼ x 3”, piece for die-cut fruit
  • Linen thread 6”
  • Ink Pad: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Lemon Lolly
  • Wink of Stella

* Available as a bundle for 10% savings

 

Card 4: Good Wishes

Here is a simple card with an overlay in the middle punched with the Modern Oval Punch.  You can also interchange the sentiments and images using the punch.  Create a different feel based on the DSP.  These cards use the Delightfully Eclectic DSP. 

20240323 birthday oval card

20240323 good day oranges card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Filled With Happiness
  • Basic White cardstock 5 ½ x 8 ½”; 2 ¾ x 3 ¼”, piece for modern oval punch shape
  • Old Olive cardstock 1 x 4 ¼”
  • Delightfully Eclectic DSP 3 x 4” and 2 x 4”
  • Rainbow adhesive-backed dots
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink

 

Supplies

Below are the supplies used for all the projects.  If you'd like to order any of the products, click on the pictured item to jump immediately to my website and shop or from the top menu, click on SHOP NOW.

Soft Serve Swirl Cone Card:

 
 
Donuts Card:

 

Fruit Basket Card:

 

Good Wishes Card:

 

Other:


Sweet as Sugar - March 2024 class sneak peek!

Hi friends!  Hope you can join me for a sweet class this month featuring donuts, ice cream, and berries from the mini catalog and on-line exclusives.  It's all about paper sugar--the kind that is good for your health.  Here is a sneak peek of the class cards:

20240323 sneak peek cards

In this class, you will be making 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs).  All of the supplies you will need to make the cards will be  provided in your kit or available in class.  The class fee is $25. 

Here are the time slots available, up to 12 people each.  If you are not able to finish your cards during the scheduled time, you can prep what you need in class so that you can complete the cards at home. 

  • Saturday, March 23rd
    • Session 1:  9 am to noon
    • Session 2: 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Sunday, March 24th
    • Session 3: 9 am to noon
    • Session 4: 1 pm to 4 pm

Please contact me to reserve your spot ([email protected] or 808.384.5122).  Looking forward to seeing you in class!

Thank you.

Featured items used for class (not an all-inclusive list):

 


Pop & Fizz - February 2024 Class

Here are the cards from my Pop & Fizz class.  The stamp sets and products are from On-line Exclusives (Simply Sparkling and Fluffiest Friends) and Sale-A-Bration (Heartfelt Hellos, Trusty Toolbox DSP, Sunny Days DSP).  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

Card 1: Fruit Soda

The Simply Sparkling stamp set available through on-line exclusives includes all of the stamps that were used on these cards.  I used the strawberry and cherries, but there are more fruits in the set too.  The bubbles were made from the coordinating dies and you will see more of the cool shapes in one of the cards for March’s class.

20240217 cherry soda card

20240217 strawberry soda card

Tips:

  • Make the most of your cardstock by using the Smoky Slate card stock backing piece to die cut the bubbles from before you attach the stamped Basic White cardstock.
  • Use the small blending brush on the Petal Pink Classic ink pad to add color to the soda can. Apply to cardstock in circular motions.
  • Use the Light Lost Lagoon Stampin’ Blends on the leaves and Light Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends on the fruit so that it has a soft look.

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Simply Sparkling*
  • Dies: Simply Sparkling*
  • Sunny Days DSP 3 x 4” (SAB item)
  • Poppy Parade cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Smoky Slate cardstock 2 5/8 x 3 7/8”
  • Basic White cardstock 2 ½ x 3 ¾”
  • Adhesive Backed Hearts & Flowers (white flower)
  • Classic Ink Pads: Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Petal Pink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Poppy Parade, Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate
  • Small Blending Brush

* Available as a bundle for 10% savings

 

Card 2: Toolbox

Here is a card for the guys.  This sample is for father’s day, but it can easily be made for a birthday, retirement, thank you, or other occasion by just swapping out the sentiment.  The tools were cutout from paper included in the Trusty Toolbox DSP.  This is a panel card, with the left being 3 ¼” wide and the right 2 ¼” wide.  Photos of the front and opened card are shown below.

20240217 tool kit card

20240217 tool kit card open

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Heartfelt Hellos (SAB item)
  • Basic Black cardstock 4 ¼ x 11” scored at 3 ¼” and 8 ¾” for card base, 1 x 2 ¾” for backing for sentiment
  • Basic White cardstock 4 x 5 ¼” for inside, 7/8 x 2 5/8 for sentiment
  • Trusty Toolbox DSP 3 x 4” and 2 x 4” for front panels, tools cut-out from DSP
  • Adhesive Backed Hearts & Flowers (daffodil delight heart)
  • Classic Ink Pad: Copper Clay

 

Card 3: Gardening Cat

This is a rocker card.  You may have seen them being made with various circle dies--this one uses Deckled Circles.  They are fun to stand up on your table or desk and tap on the end to rock.  Because the cat is mounted slightly to the right, the card at rest leans slightly to the right.  You can adjust to the center by using a smaller sentiment.

20240217 cat rocker HMD card

20240217 cat rocker HB card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Fluffiest Friends*, Heartfelt Hellos (sentiment; SAB item), Biggest Wish (sentiment)
  • Fluffiest Friends Dies*
  • Deckled Circles Dies – 5 3/8” size for card base and 2 ½” size for cat backing
  • Parakeet Party cardstock to die cut 5 3/8” deckled circle for card base
  • Basic White cardstock piece for die cut cat
  • Basic Black cardstock to die cut 2 ½” circle
  • Adhesive Backed Hearts & Flowers (pool party heart)
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black, Parakeet Party classic ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Parakeet Party

* Available as a bundle for 10% savings

 

Card 4: Honey Bear

Here is the cute bear from the Fluffiest Friends bundle. The arched opening and all of the other shapes (branch, leaves, grass, and hive) were cut using dies in the bundle. 

20240217 bear card

Tips:

  • Stamp the bear on Pecan Pie paper and just accentuate using blends.
  • Stamp the honey pot section of the bear image on Basic White cardstock. Then cut out the image with snips.  With a craft knife, cut around the front arm of the bear to create a flap to tuck the honey pot underneath and attach with a dimensional. 
  • Color the bee hive opening with the dark Daffodil Delight blend so that it is more visible.
  • Attach the bee hive to the pool party card front using a dimensional at the top of the hive.
  • Attached the bear to the pool party card front using mini dimensionals along the bottom left corner of the arched opening.

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Fluffiest Friends*, Bee my Valentine (for sentiment)
  • Fluffiest Friends Dies*
  • Pool Party cardstock 5 ½ x 8 ½”
  • Basic White cardstock 4 x 5 ¼” for inside of card
  • Pecan Pie cardstock for bear
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock for leaves and grass
  • Early Espresso cardstock for branch
  • Daffodil delight cardstock for bee hive
  • Adhesive Backed Hearts & Flowers (pool party flower)
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Pecan Pie, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Real Red

* Available as a bundle for 10% savings

 

Supplies

Below are the supplies used for all the projects.  If you'd like to order any of the products, click on the pictured item to jump immediately to my website and shop or from the top menu, click on SHOP NOW.

Fruit Soda Card:

 

Toolbox Card:

 

Gardening Cat Rocker Card:

 

Honey Bear Card:

 

Other:


Pop & Fizz - February 2024 Class Sneak Peek!

Hi friends!  Sale-A-Bration (SAB) ends on February 29th so we are making the most of SAB products plus products from online exclusives this month.  Hope you can join me for my class featuring soda pop, tools and a few fuzzy friends.  Here is a sneak peek of the class cards:

20240217 class sneak peek


In this class, you will be making 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs).  All of the supplies you will need to make the cards will be  provided in your kit or available in class.  The class fee is $25. 

Here are the time slots available, up to 12 people each.  If you are not able to finish your cards during the scheduled time, you can prep what you need in class so that you can complete the cards at home. 

  • Saturday, February 17th
    • Session 1:  9 am to noon
    • Session 2: 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Sunday, February 18th
    • Session 3: 9 am to noon
    • Session 4: 1 pm to 4 pm

Please contact me to reserve your spot ([email protected] or 808.384.5122).  Looking forward to seeing you in class!

Thank you.

Featured items used for class (not an all-inclusive list):