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First Make and Take Class

Have you ever had those days when you have good intentions but can’t seem to have things go the way you planned?  Well, that’s how this blog is seeming to go! lol

It has taken me 7 months to prepare, plan and execute this blog and when I’m finally live I post backwards!  My first post was of cards from my second Make and Take Class.  This post is of the cards from my first Make and Take Class.  I guess it’s a learning process and I’d better learn pretty quick:)


Trio of cards
Trio of cards

I wanted my first class as a Stampin’ Up! independent demonstrator to be colorful and I think I pulled that one off!  Don’t you just love the new heart thinlet die?  It’s so lacy and pretty.

The heart card was made with crushed curry and whisper white cardstock with razzleberry lemonade designer series paper (DSP).  Super easy.

The birthday cake card was made with the Build a Birthday stamp set.  This set is a polymer stamp-it’s clear instead of foam.  Love, love, love the polymer stamps.  These stamps are great for accurate placement of the image on the paper.  Mint macaron, crushed curry, melon mambo and tip top taupe ink were used to build the cake.  This stamp set can be used as candles as well when you turn the stamp vertical.  It’s all about birthday DSP was used as well.

The next card was probably the easiest.  I wanted to show how you can use up all your DSP paper scraps.  DSP scraps were cut up in different widths and lengths, snipped at the end and taped next to each other on very vanilla cardstock.  I added some cute little butterflies I made with a retired thinlet folder and prettied them up with pearl dots.

Hope you enjoyed these cards and maybe inspired you to pull out your scraps!  Until next time:)

Card Class with Floral Phrases and Wondrous Wreaths

Last Saturday was my second “make and take” class as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!   We had a lot of fun making three different cards one of which was the new Floral Phrases stamp set and coordinating thinlet die.  Another one was made using the Wondrous Wreaths stamp set and it’s coordinating thinlet die.


Floral Phrases
Floral Phrases card
Wondrous Wreaths card
Wondrous Wreath card



On the left, we started by using Old Olive ink to stamp the Wondrous Wreath on Whisper white cardstock, which is a two-step stamp.  We inked up the 1st stamp and stamped off (stamped once on a scrap piece) and then stamped on the Whisper White.  We then took the 2nd stamp and stamped it full strength.  Then we used the Bigshot machine to cut it out with the coordinating thinlet die.  I brought out a couple of old punches to punch out the flowers and used Crushed Curry,  Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum cardstock. We then tied twine into a bow and glue dotted it at the base of the wreath.  We stamped the happy birthday sentiment under the wreath from the Circle of Spring stamp set.  Crushed Curry cardstock served as the base for the card.  We placed whisper white cardstock inside the card and left it blank for a personal note.


On the right, we started by using the new Floral Phrases stamp set and coordinating thinlet die from the new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  This is such a beautiful set!  Whisper White and Night of Navy cardstock was used and the sentiment is from this stamp set as well.  Whisper White went on the inside after we stamped it with the border stamp from this set.  You can’t really see from the picture but we put small pearl on the tip of the roses to finish it off.

There is nothing like sitting with friends and creating something pretty!  I’ll be posting more cards later in the week so stay tuned!

ps-I had a third card, but I have to do some “fixin” to it because my finger put an ink smudge on it.  Now who hasn’t had that happen to them?  Let me fix it up and then I’ll post it.  Until then, happy stampin’!