Festive Holidays - October Class

Let’s get ready for the holidays!  Here are the cards from Festive Holidays class.  All of these cute animals are from the Festive & Fun and Beary Cute stamp sets. Plus we used the Iridescent Adhesive Backed Discs and Merry Bold & Bright or Beary Christmas designer series paper on each card.  You can check out in the holiday mini catalog. Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Card 1: Giraffe Christmas

How handy to have a giraffe helping to decorate your tree.  More decorations were added to the tree using the Iridescent Adhesive Backed Discs. The card front is scored 1 ½” from the edge and folded back to create a pocket to tuck in a gift card or other special treat. Secure the sides of the pocket with Tear n tape or liquid glue.  For additional shimmer, I colored the star, ornaments and hat with Wink of Stella.

20231028 giraffe card

20231028 giraffe card open

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Festive & Fun
  • Merry Bold & Bright DSP 1 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”, scored at 1 ½” and 4 ¼” on the 8 ½” edge
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 ¾ x 4 ½”
  • Basic White cardstock 2 ½ x 4 ¼”
  • Iridescent Adhesive Backed Discs
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Bronze
  • Wink of Stella

 

Card 2: Rhino & Gifts

This cute rhino is delivering gifts along with his feathered friends.  Instead of coloring the entire image, I chose to feature one color to make the image pop, which was Real Red.  It also highlights the feeling of snow along with the background being embossed with the Snowflake Sky 3D embossing folder.  For additional shimmer, I colored over the red with Wink of Stella.

20231028 rhino card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Festive & Fun
  • Basic White cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½ (card base), 4 x 5 ¼” (embossed background), 2 ½ x 3 ¼” (to stamp image)
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 ¾ x 3 ½”
  • Iridescent Adhesive Backed Discs
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Real Red
  • Snowflake Sky 3D Embossing Folder
  • Wink of Stella

 

Card 3: Moose & Beaver Card

Check out the moose and beaver gift exchange!  The images were stamped on crumb cake to give it more of a rustic and forest feel.

20231028 moose card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Festive & Fun
  • Merry Bold & Bright DSP 3 x 4”
  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Basic Black cardstock 3 ¾ x 2 ¾”
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 3 ½ x 2 ½”
  • Iridescent Adhesive Backed Discs
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Pecan Pie, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Lemon Lime Twist, Ivory
  • White Chalk Marker (retired)
  • Wink of Stella

 

Card 4: Polar Bears Surprise

This pair of polar bears are on top of a fold up flap that you can attach a gift card to.  Just pull the white bakers twine and snowflake tab on the bottom to reveal the surprise.  Thanks to Dawn Griffith for teaching me how to do this.  You can check out her video here (it’s card #2) to see how she made her card.  Instead of using a die to create the tab slit, I used a 1/8" circle punch to mark each end and then cut a slit between the holes using my paper trimmer.  See photo.

20231028 polar bear card

20231028 polar bear card open flap

20231028 polar bear card side view

20231028 polar bear card templates

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Beary Cute*
  • Beary Christmas DSP 4 ¾ x 3 ½”
  • Basic White cardstock:
    • 8 ½ x 5 ½” for card base
    • 2 x 6” scored at 2” and 2 ½” on 6” end for the tab pull; punch the end that is not scored using the Sparkling Snowflakes Tag Topper
    • 3 ½ x 2 ½” for stamped piece with small polar bear and sentiment
    • Piece to stamp and punch large polar bear
  • Night of Navy cardstock 2 ¾ x 3 ¾” and 3 ¾ x 5”
  • Iridescent Adhesive Backed Discs
  • Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Night of Navy Classic Ink
  • White Bakers Twine @ 6”
  • Beary Cute Punch*
  • Sparkling Snowflakes Tag Topper punch

* Available as a bundle for 10% off.

 

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.

Giraffe Christmas Card:

 

Rhino & Gifts Card:

 

Moose & Beaver Card:

 

Polar Bears Surprise Card:

 

Other:


Festive Holidays - October Class Sneak Peek!

Hi friends!  Hope you can join me this month for our holiday card class featuring a safari of friends!  Here is a sneak peek of the class cards:

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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, October 28th
    • Session 1:  9 am to noon
    • Session 2: 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Sunday, October 29th
    • 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):


Summer Pals - June Class

Here are the cards from my Summer Pals class.  Most of the cards feature designer series paper—we are having a special this month for 15% off selected DSP.  All of the cards use one of my favorite new embellishments—2022-2024 In Color Pearls (self adhesive). The colors are iridescent and take on hues of the colors it is used with so they complement many combinations. Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

Card 1: Best Pals

This card features the By My Side stamp set, new Bright & Beautiful DSP, and several of the new colors (Lemon Lime Twist, Blueberry Bushel, and Berry Burst).  Choose your favorite pal and color using blends in coordinating colors.

20230624 Girl with Butterfly card

20230624 Best Pals cards

Tips:

  1. Stamp the images before die cutting the circle so that you can control placement because this is not a photopolymer set.
  2. Use a mini glue dot to adhere the flower. An added bonus is that the adhesive will also show through the center of the flower and allow extra stickiness for your pearl.

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: By My Side, Circle Sayings (sentiment)
  • Dies: Zany Zoo (for small flower); Stylish Shapes (for 2 ½” circle)
  • Bright & Beautiful DSP 2 x 5 1/4”
  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Blueberry Bushel cardstock 2 ¾ x 2 ¾”
  • Basic White cardstock for 2 ½” die cut circle, piece to stamp and cut out dog
  • Berry Burst for small die cut flower
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Petal Pink, Bronze, Bubble Bath, Azure Afternoon, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake
  • 2022-2024 In Color Pearls

 

Card 2: Little Bird

I just love this cute little bird with glasses.  There are other birds in the set with other glasses, even spectacles!  This is a panel card where the panels overlap in the front by 1”.  The layered circles are attached to the left flap and the right flap is tucked under the layered circles to hold the card closed (see top view). 

20230624 Little bird card

20230624 Little bird card-overlap

20230624 Little bird card open

Tips:

  1. For card base, fold panels on score marks. In my card, I have the 2 ¾” panel on the left and the 3 ¼” panel on the right. 
  2. Attach the Berry Burst piece to the left panel and the DSP to the right panel.
  3. Fold the card so that the right panel overlaps the left panel.
  4. Place dimensionals on left half of the layered circles with your stamped image. Then attach it to the left panel while the card is folded closed.  Make sure that your dimensionals only attach to the left panel.
  5. You can open your card, then close it by tucking it under the circle.
  6. Use a mini glue dot to adhere the flower. An added bonus is that the adhesive will also show through the center of the flower and allow extra stickiness for your pearl.

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Bird's Eye View, Just My Type (for sentiment)
  • Dies: Zany Zoo (for small flower); Stylish Shapes (for 2 ½” circle)
  • Bright & Beautiful DSP 3 x 4”
  • Fresh Freesia cardstock 4 ¼ x 11”, scored at 2 ¾” and 7 ¾”
  • Berry Burst cardstock 4 x 2 ½” and for small die cut flower
  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock for 2 ½” die cut circle
  • Basic White 2 3/8” punched circle
  • 2 3/8” Circle Punch
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Fresh Freesia, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stampin’ Write Marker: Early Espresso
  • 2022-2024 In Color Pearls

 

Card 3: Playing in the Rain

This card features the rabbit from the Playing in the Rain stamp set.  I also have one with the turtle from the same set.  They were cut out using the coordinating dies and feature the Glorious Gingham DSP.

20230624 Playing in the rain cards

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Playing In the Rain, Zany Zoo (sentiment), Share a Milkshake (sentiment)
  • Dies: Playing in the Rain, Zany Zoo (for small flower), Stylish Shapes
  • Glorious Gingham DSP 4 x 5 ¼”
  • Basic White cardstock  8 ½ x 5 ½”; 2 ¾” die cut square; animals
  • Basic Black cardstock 3 x 3”
  • Berry Burst for small die cut flower
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Berry Burst, Granny Apple Green, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party
  • 2022-2024 In Color Pearls

 

Card 4: My Type

This retro typewriter brings back memories of typing class with all of its unique sounds—like the clackety clack of the keys and the ding of the bell when you get to the end of the row.  I like the typewriter font and nostalgic feeling of this set.  This is a panel card, scored at 2 1/8” from each side.  The image is attached to the left panel using dimensionals.  An eraser top stamped in Lost Lagoon ink was used to create the polka dots on the left panel.

20230624 my type card

20230624 my type card-open

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Just My Type
  • Die: Zany Zoo (for small flower)
  • Lost Lagoon cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”, scored at 2 1/8”, 6 3/8”
  • Basic Black cardstock 3 ½ x 3 ½”
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 3 3/8 x 3 3/8”
  • Berry Burst cardstock for small die cut flower
  • Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Lost Lagoon Classic Pad; Berry Burst Classic Pad
  • 2022-2024 In Color Pearls

 

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.

Best Pals Card:

 

Little Bird Card:

 

Playing in the Rain Card:

 

My Type Card:

 

Other:


Summer Pals - June Class Sneak Peek!

Hi friends!  Hope you can join me this month for to create these cute critter pals and an old school typewriter cards.  Here is a sneak peek of the class cards:

20230624 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, June 24th
    • Session 1:  9 am to noon
    • Session 2: 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Sunday, June 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):


Animal Crackers - May 2023 Class

It’s time for a visit to the zoo!  Here are the cards from my Animal Crackers class.  All of the cards feature the new Zoo Crew Suite—pages 46-47 in the new Annual Catalog.  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

Card 1: Knitting Llama

Who wouldn’t love a scarf or sweater made by this cute llama!  The stamps and dies used are from the Zany Zoo bundle and the coordinating DSP is called Zoo crew.  It also features new colors—Lemon Lolly and Lemon Lime Twist.

20230527 Llama card

Tips:

  1. Die cut the little table from the middle of the crumb cake cardstock square used for the backing. It will be covered by the 3 x 3” DSP when you assemble the card .
  2. The llama can be stamped and colored with blends or cut out from the Zoo Crew DSP. I added color the llama from the DSP—Crumb Cake for the face and hooves and Petal Pink for the inner ears.

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Zany Zoo*
  • Dies: Zany Zoo*
  • Zoo Crew DSP 3 x 3”
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 3 ¼ x 3 ¼”
  • Petal Pink cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”; die cut tulip
  • Lemon Lolly cardstock 4 ¼ x 2 ¾”
  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock for die cut vase
  • Basic White cardstock for banner and llama
  • Splatters 3D embossing folder
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Petal Pink, Lemon Lolly or Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake

* Available as a bundle for 10% off

 

Card 2: Circle Frame

This simple card is made by cutting out the stitched circle from the top layer to create a window to frame one of the cute zoo animals.  The ones shown in these cards are from the Zoo Crew DSP that were manually cut using snips.  For class, your kit will have three of the four animals shown in the photos.  The flowers were cut using the Zany Zoo dies and the centers are iridescent pearls basic jewels.

20230527 Ram Circle card

20230527 Ram Circle card open

20230527 Circle cards

Tips:

  1. Use the 2 ½+ size circle to die cut the circle from the pool party card front. Feed it through the Die Cutting & Embossing machine with the card open.  The circle cut out will be used for the next card (Cycling Alligator).
  2. You could select different animals from other pages of the DSP and cut them out with snips or the coordinating die, if available. Or stamp, die cut, and color the image of your choice from the Zany Zoo stamp set.

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Zany Zoo*, Circle Sayings (for sentiment)
  • Dies: Zany Zoo*, Stylish Shapes
  • Zoo Crew DSP (for animals)
  • Pool Party cardstock 5 ½ x 8 ½”; for die cut stitched circle (size 2 ½+”)
  • Basic White cardstock 4 x 5 ¼”
  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock for die cut flowers
  • Iridescent Pearls basic jewels
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black

* Available as a bundle for 10% off

 

Card 3: Cycling Alligator

This happy alligator is on his way with celebratory flowers!  Use the die cut circle from the previous card for the background, attach with dimensionals. You could die cut the alligator from the DSP.  I added color to the basket by coloring it in crumb cake.  Or use snips to cut out one of the other animals like the bunny on the scooter, roller skating ostrich, fox riding the moped…all are cute!

20230527 Alligator card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Zany Zoo*
  • Dies: Zany Zoo*, Stylish Shapes
  • Zoo Crew DSP 4 x 3”
  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 4 x 2 1/8”
  • Pool Party cardstock for die cut stitched circle (size 2 ½+”)
  • Petal Pink cardstock for die cut flowers
  • Basic White cardstock for die cut cycling alligator
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Petal Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake

* Available as a bundle for 10% off

 

Card 4: Accordion Flip

I saw different variations of this accordion flip card.  For this version, I decided to use different sized flip pages.  The DSP is 5 ¼ x 12”, scored at 2”, 5” and 8”.  The 2” flap is folded first so that the animal images are inside, the rest are accordion folded, attach the 3” sections together.  See the top view of the folds below. 

20230527 Accordion card top view

The 4” section of the DSP is attached to the Basic Black cardstock backing.  For each page of the card, see the sequential photos below.  Four versions are shown because the class kit includes 3 of the 4 options.  The animal for each version coordinates with the DSP used—stamp, die cut and color.

20230527 Accordion cards 1

20230527 Accordion cards 2

20230527 Accordion cards 3

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Zany Zoo*, Biggest Wish
  • Dies: Zany Zoo*
  • 2 3/8" circle punch
  • Zoo Crew DSP 5 ¼ x 12”, scored at 2”, 5”, 8”
  • Basic Black cardstock 4 ¼ x 5 ½”; 2 5/8 x 2 5/8”
  • Pool Party cardstock 3 x3”; for die cut flowers
  • Basic White cardstock for 2 3/8” circle punch (2x); for die cut animal
  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock for die cut balloons and trees
  • Petal Pink cardstock for die cut flowers and balloons
  • Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pool Party Classic Pad; Lemon Lime Twist Classic Pad
  • Stampin’ Blends: Petal Pink, Lemon Lolly or Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake

* Available as a bundle for 10% off

 

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.

Knitting Llama Card:

 

Circle Frame Card:

 

Cycling Alligator Card:

 

Accordion Flip Card:

 

Other: