Come Create Fall Cards with Me

I have quite a few events planned for October and one of those is my Coffee & Cards workshop. This class is designed to teach you some new techniques including how to create multi-colored leaves using the Textured Leaf stamp set.  I will be offering this class locally and virtually for anyone who wishes to learn how to create these cards. 

You will have multiple kit options available to you this month. If you are taking the local Coffee & Cards class, everything is provided for you including a yummy drink.  If you are taking the online class, you will need to chose which kit you want to pick-up or have mailed to you. You will need to own the Textured Leaf stamp set which is shipped to you free when you order it with your kit. 


Card Kit Options

Online class includes  guide to show you how to create more cards
Leaf die cuts are included in the pre-cut kit but they are not stamped

  • Pre-Cut Kit – $15 ($20 mailed in the US)
  • Pre-Cut Kit with stamped words – $20 ($25 mailed in the US)
  • Add the Stamp Set for $20 more (shipped free)
  • Add the Stamp & Thin Cuts for $40 more (shipped free)

The online class will take place in a private Facebook group.  In the group I will post a cutting guide and supply list. This is perfect for those who live outside the US and cannot order a kit. It also allows those who ordered a kit to order supplies and create more cards in the future. 

What is included in my Kit?

  • Bloom with Grace Paper & Cardstock
  • White Daisy Leaf  Die Cuts
  • Rectangle Shaker Foam Frame & Acetate
  • Card Bases & Envelopes
  • Wooden Buttons
  • Gold Embellishing Thread
  • Gold Shaker Sequins
  • Stamped Sentiments (optional)

You will also need a few additional supplies to make your card like adhesive, foam tape, and inks. A complete list will be made available to you.  To register for the local or online class, click on the link below.


I hope that you are able to join me for my next Coffee & Card class.  I can’t wait to share all of these fun paper crafting techniques with you. 

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Stamping Techniques on a Classic Smiles Card

Before August comes to an end, I decided to pull out the stamp of the month one more time to create something simple and classic.  I have seen these Floral Celebration images used in every bright colors possible, so I decided to go an alternate route and make my flower a muted shade of grey. 

I know that this may seem like an odd choice, but I like to go the opposite direction of the tide.  I wanted my sentiment to stand out in a classic red and decided that a grey was a fitting color choice to pair with the Candy Apple

The sentiment was stamped onto a grey splattered white tag that I cut using the Tags & Tabs thin cuts dies. After stamping the image, I added some baseball stitching to match the candy apple color of the sentiment. 

The tag was layered onto some embossed cardstock with a brick pattern using foam tape and a decorative knot of grey ribbon was adhered to the top.

To create the dual toned flower, I used the rock & roll stamping technique with Pewter and Charcoal inks.  I stamped the leaves in Charcoal then cut out all of the images to layer onto the tag atop some loops of Silver Embellishing Thread

After adhering the flower to the card with thin & thick foam tape, I added a small red accent in the center.  This helped to form the visual triangle of red I needed on this project. 

If you have never tried the rock & roll stamping technique, you can learn about it in my Stamping 101 video. In this video I show you six basic stamping techniques you can try on your next project. 

This video was originally created for my VIP Group in May for National Stamping Day, but I felt like it was time to make it public to share with those of you who are learning how to use acrylic stamps. 

I honestly love how this card turned out with its classic black and red tones and I can’t wait to send it out to one of my customers to thank them for placing an online order. 

This Floral Celebrations stamp set will be retiring on August 31st.  It is our current stamp of the month which means that it is only available during the month it is featured and can be purchased for $5.00 with any $50 purchase from my website. 

I hope that you were inspired by today’s project and that you plan on creating a few more of your own using the Floral Celebrations stamp set. 

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Back to the Basics of Stamping

Recently, I asked my VIP Group a question regarding things they always wanted to learn and I was surprised how many of their responses involved some basic stamping techniques.  So today, I have decided to upload one of my class videos “Stamping 101” and show you a few basic stamping techniques. 

This video was originally created for my VIP Group, but I have decided to share it with all of you to help you learn a few new tricks and remind you a few you may have forgotten. In the video I show you six basic stamping techniques. 

  1. Solid Stamping
  2. Second Generation Stamping
  3. Random Stamping
  4. Rock & Roll Stamping
  5. Masking of Stamps
  6. Ombre Stamping

The video itself will walk you through you all six of these stamping techniques.  If you continue reading, I will go into a little more detail and show examples of the Second Generation, Ombre, and Rock & Roll techniques.


Second Generation Stamping

Generational stamping is a simple stamping technique where you don’t re-ink your stamp before stamping the image or sentiment again which leaves you with a slightly faded image that is otherwise identical to the first one.

On the floral card, I stamped some of the splatters using the second generation technique. This allowed them to be slightly softer in color than the others. The card on the right was created by CTMH and shows you an example of three generations of stamping. 


Ombre Stamping

With this technique you gradually blend one color, or color hue, into another.  First, ink the top two thirds of the stamp using the lighter color of the two being blended. Starting at the bottom, add the second, darker, color. As you get to where the two colors will overlap, use less pressure with the ink pad to apply less ink and achieve that blended look you’re going for.

The hibiscus card sentiment was stamped using a combination of Candy Apple and Raspberry ink to create a subtle ombre effect. On the CTMH card on the right, the ombre effect is more predominant with two colors.  


Rock & Roll Stamping

As much as I enjoy listening to music while I create, this technique is more about the way you rock and roll your stamps.  First, will thoroughly ink your stamp in the color of your choice then gently roll the edges of your stamp in your secondary color. 

On each of these projects, I used the rock and roll technique. The flower shows a very slight variation of color with Ruby & Candy Apple while the leaf on the right is a very vibrant color change. I used Nectarine and Paprika to create that effect. 


I hope that today’s tutorial inspired you to try something new and inspired you to revisit a few stamping techniques you may have forgotten about.   

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