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Birthday Wishes

That’s right another post from me and hopefully more of them to keep coming each day or at least every couple of days.

I’ve been setting a challenge for myself to use at least 1 new item in every card. That could be a stamp set, ribbon, embellishment, tool (punch, Crop-A-Dile, etc), new In Colour cardstock and/or inkpad or double-sided designer series papers. I don’t want to get to the end of the new IB&C and realise I have so many things that I never got around to using but had purchased with all good intentions of doing so, like last IB&C. I don’t know how many stamp sets were not inked at all or only inked a few times.

In today’s card I’ve used a few new items. The stamp set (Garden Whimsy), the double-sided paper (from the Palette O’ Prints May Promotion), the scallop circle punch and the Crop-A-Dile (to make the faux brads). That’s 4 new items in one card. Pretty good, don’t you think?

Now to show you the card.

Garden Whimsy 2

The colour selection is from the Stampin’ Up Color Coach. Chocolate Chip, So Saffron (the double-sided designer series paper from the May Palette O’Prints Promotion), Almost Amethyst and Rose Red. I’ve also used Garden Green on the flower.


Stamp Sets: Garden Whimsy, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Almost Amethyst, Rose Red, Very Vanilla, So Saffron DSP.
Ink: Rose Red, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

April Class Projects

For April’s class I wanted to show some different ways to use our Stampin’ Pastels.

We made 3 different cards, one using blender pens to colour, another was Chalk Poppin and the last one was doing the Chalkboard Technique. I only have 2 of the cards photographed so I’ll share those with you.

This card is done using Triple Chalk Poppin’Petal Prints - Chalk Poppin

Stamp Sets: En Francais, Petal Prints
Card: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Mellow Moss, Whisper White.
Ink: Perfect Plum & Mellow Moss Stampin’ Spots
Accessories: Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, cutter kit, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Pastels, sponge daubers, Crafters Tool Kit.


This next card is done using the Chalkboard technique. The colours and initial idea came from this card on Beate’s blog. I just love these colours together.

Bodacious Chalkboard

Stamp sets: Bodacious Bouquet, Paisley, Weathered, Background Sampler.
Card: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery.
Inks: Versamark, Old Olive, Whisper White.
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie & Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Cutter Kit, Crafters Tool Kit, 1/4″ circle punch, Stampin’ Pastels, sponge daubers, Vintage brads, Bold Bright buttons., Stampin’ Dimensionals.

March Class Projects

I’ve started holding Beginner Stamping Classes at my home on a Thursday night once a month. The March class we focused around the Heat Gun and I showed how to decorate a candle with stamping, embossing and also using Heat & Stick Powder with Dazzling Diamonds.

This is 2 of the items we made.

Heat Gun_Embossing Class

Most of us started out stamping using embossing powder but I don’t often use it these days. It’s something I have to remind myself to use and it shouldn’t be that way. I really liked this card.

Candle supplies:

Stamp set: Simply Said
Ink: Stazon
Markers: Only Orange, Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac
Accessories: White Tissue Paper, Waxed Lunch Wrap, Stamp-a-ma-jig, paper snips.

Card supplies:

Stamp set: Sassy Stems, Much Appreciated, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Card: Cameo Coral, Taken With Teal, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Confetti White.
Ink: Cameo Coral, Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal.
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Dimensionals.