Kim's Card Class

Easter Card sneak peek

Hello Stamping Friends! Are you ready for Easter yet? Its right around the corner and will be here before we know it.

So, today I'm sharing a little sneak peek of one of the cards that we will be making at my next Card Class.

I used the "Special Reason" stamp set and also the "Suite Sentiments" stamp set for the Easter greeting.


I think these colors are perfect for Easter. I used sweet sugarplum, wisteria wonder and pear pizazz.

I simply stamped the images from large to small then added the greeting in basic gray archival ink.

For the middle of the flowers, I punched 1/2 and 3/4 inch circles from the blushing bride glimmer paper.


Super simple and pretty as can be. Hope the ladies enjoy making this soft subtle, flowery Easter Card next week.

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Stamping Technique- Spotlight Background Masking Technique

Last night at class we did an easy and fun masking technique called Spotlight Background technique. At least thats what I call it.

Its super easy, but really pretty and very cool.

Here's the card that we made using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating framelits bundle.


The colors are mint macaron, pool party and basic gray archival inks, with mint macaron, basic gray and silver foil cardstocks and paper. I also used the Timeless Textures stamp set to stamp the spotlighted background.


I love how the large dragonfly shines with the silver foil sheets. I only used one dimensional to attach this dragonfly, so that the wings were free floating.

I also made another card using this technique in a different color. I have a video posted below, with step by step instructions for this card and technique.


Same technique and stamp sets, different colors:


Learn the Spotlight Background Technique here:

 The supplies used are listed in the video below.

I hope you give it a try and if you like it, I'd love for you to leave a comment below.

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More Swan Lake using Watercoloring techniques

I have a couple more Swan Lake cards to show you today. I loved watercoloring this darling stamp set, which is from the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog.

I shared a Swan Lake card the other day, using the watercolor pencils and blender pens, which I did use on one of the cards that I'll show you here.

This card uses the new watercolor pencils from Stampin Up!


We will do a very similar card at Kim's Card Class this coming week. I can't wait for all of you to use the new stamp set and the awesome watercolor pencils.

I used our tear tape to attach the pool party satin ribbon and silver sequin trim. The dragonflies were stamped in soft sky onto soft sky cardstock and I drew the trails with the Stampin Up journaling pen.


It looks great from any angle :)


This card was colored with the aqua painters dipped in ink refills. The splatter was made by splattering the aqua painter over the watercolor paper.


I added a rhinestone to the middle of the cute Classy Designer button to give it a little sparkle.


This makes such a darling thank you card for a wedding, or really any occasion.


Here's a recap of all the Swan Lake cards including the one that I posted last week.

Such a great stamp set. I love creating with the darling images in this sweet stamp set.


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Simple Z Fold Birthday Card

Todays card is a very simple Z fold card that we did at Card Class last week. It was made with one of my favorite's from the Occasions Catalog 2017- "Cool Treats" stamp set and coordinating "Frozen Treats" framelits dies.

The "Tasty Treats" designer paper with those tiny little popcicles looks so cute with this "cool" ice cream card.


To make the simple "Z" fold: Start with a 11" x 4 1/4" piece of pool party cardstock, simply fold it in half as you would to make a regular card. Next, fold the front flap of the card, up towards the top fold of the card. Thats it. You will then attach the whisper white 4" x 5 1/4" piece on the inside of the card.


When attaching the ice cream images to the front flap, make sure to only apply adhesive to the top of the square.


Here's a close up of the cute cones and popcicles that were die cut with the "Frozen Treats" framelits. I love that this is a two two-step set. It gives the cones more depth and a realistic look. I used pool party, peek a boo peach and flirty flamingo inks, but I "stamped off" the ink onto my grid paper and then stamped the cone and the popcicles. I then added the detail in full strength of those same inks.


A shiny enamel circle for the dot on the chocolate chip colored  birthday greeting and its ready to give!


I hope you enjoyed todays quick tutorial. You'll be able to whip up a simple "z" fold in no time.

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Card Class - Cuties and Cards

Its always a pleasure to stamp with the card class crew. Its a great time to not only stamp with all the new Occasions products but to see all the new sample cards and to catch up from our Christmas break.

Here's Deb, Sharon and Judy. Such a fun bunch of happy stampers!


The ladies seemed to really love this "Beautiful You" card. They loved the colors of soft sky and blushing bride together. The new "Falling Petals" emboss folder received a lot of compliments as well.


This is Sue and Liz making a cute Valentine. It's Sale A Bration and Stampin Up has a great sign up special, so of course Sue had to take advantage of getting an extra 2 free stamp sets of her choice for signing up tonight. I think that's why she's smiling from ear to ear in this photo.


Here's the sweet Valentine they are working on. This was made with the "Love Sparkles" stamp set in the New Occasions Catalog 2017.


Marcia and Patty are concentrating on finishing the cute hot air balloon card, made with the "Lift Me Up" stamp set.


We used soft sky, rich razzleberry and dapper denim inks and cardstock for this uplifting card.


Marjie and Janice cranking up some fun at the big shot station. This was Janice's first time stamping and she loved every minute of it!


Be sure to come back soon to see the bonus project that we did that night.

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Valentines Already?

During December, Kim's Card Class, switches it up a bit. We've been making Christmas cards and projects for so long- since September, so I take a little break and add a Valentines card to the mix.

Its always a welcome change to all the Christmas trees and jingle bells and santas that we've been creating over the past 3 months.

The card that we made is the standard Valentines day colors. I love, love, love the reds, black, white and grays together on this card. The only thing its missing is pink!


Crisp clean lines and fun embossed hearts make me happy. Real red glimmer paper, basic black, whisper white and basic gray always look great together and can be either masculine or feminine, which is a big plus!

A little sparkle with the red glimmer paper and a Sweet A Sassy framelits die cut heart, make my heart smile. The stamp set is Watercolor Words, stamped in basic gray archival ink. I've added some black metalic thread behind the heart and of course the Happy Hearts emboss folder adds that wow factor on this special valentine card.


I know its Christmas time, but Valentines Day will be here before we know it!

Until then...

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