Hello Stampin' Friends!

I wanted to share with you the fun I had last night!  All good clean fun, don't worry! 

As you know, if you've been following my posts, I did several craft fairs over the winter holidays.  At one of the fairs, I donated a door prize, which included some hand-made items, and a free card class.  Well, the winner of the door prize contacted me, and after settling on the date & time, I go ready preparing for the class.

Last night was the class, and I'd like to say what a great time I had with the hostess, Pam P. and  her friends!  What a great group of ladies!  They all declared themselves as 'novices' at stamping and crafting, but let me tell you – these ladies rocked their card making!! 

Part of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is helping people unleash their inner creative powers – and it is so fun and inspiring to watch it happen! 

For a private class, I provide all the necessary materials, adhesives, embellishments, etc, as well as sample cards and instructions (written an my verbal guideance) for each member to recreate what's in front of them.  However, I always encourage the participants to change up whatever elements of the project that they want – the ink colour, the layout, the focal stamp; and it was great to see that happen last night 🙂

So I thought I'd share with you my sample cards and instructions that I provided.


‘Thanks So Much’ Card
Cardstock: Whisper White(item #100730 $9.25/40 sheets of 8 ½”x11”)  8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼” and folded
DSP: Sycamore Street (SAB item #127540) – 3 strips: 1 @ 3 ½”x1”, 1 @ 2”x1”, 1 @ 2 ½” x ¾”
Stamp Set: Oh, Hello (item #130733 $22.95cm or #130730 $31.95 wm-set of 7 stamps)
Inks: Island Indigo (item #126986 $7.25), Summer Starfruit (item #126991 $7.25)
Adhesive: Glue Stick (item #104045 $5.25/2 sticks)
Other: Paper Snips (item #103579 $14.95)
1)      Stamp large chevron oval shape in Summer Starfruit on the right hand side of the card front, just below centre
2)      Stamp sentiment ‘Thanks So Much’ in Island Indigo in upper left corner of card front
3)      Snip ‘banner’ points on one end only of each strip of DSP.
4)      Apply adhesive (glue stick) to back of DSP banners, and layer according to personal taste across the bottom portion of the Summer Starfruit oval chevron stamp.
5)      Leave inside blank, or stamp sentiment of your choice



‘Happiness’ Card
Cardstock: Crumb cake (item #120953 $8.50/24 sheets 8 ½”x11”) 8 ½”x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, folded
                     Calypso Coral (item #122925 $8.50/24 sheets 8 ½”x11”) size 5 ¼”x 4”
                    Very Vanilla (item #101650 $9.25/40 sheets 8 ½”x 11”) size 3 ½” x 4 ¾”, plus 2 ¾” x ¾”
Inks: Crumb cake (item #125975 $7.25), Tangerine Tango (item#126946 $7.25) or Calypso Coral (#126983 $7.25) Island Indigo (#126986 $7.25)
Stamp Sets: En Francais (#109521 $21.95 wm), Swallowtail (#129213 $21.95 wm or 129215 $16.95 cm)
                     Loving Thoughts (#125845 $28.95/cm or #125843 $36.95 wm – 11 stamps)
Adhesives: Glue Stick (#104045 $5.25/2), Dimensionals (#104430 $5.25/300 dots)
Other: Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247 $6.50/150 total 3 sizes), Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (#127751 $9.95), Paper Snips (#103579 $14.95)
1)      Emboss the Calypso Coral card stock with the Fancy Fan embossing folder
2)      Adhere embossed Calypso Coral card stock to front of Crumb Cake card base
3)      Ink En Francais stamp with Crumb Cake ink; stamp on Very Vanilla card stock
4)      Ink Swallowtail stamp with Island Indigo ink; stamp at an angle on top of the En Francais stamped Crumb Cake card stock
5)      Adhere Swallowtail panel on top of Calypso Coral panel, using one dimensional in each corner
6)      Ink ‘Happiness’ stamp with Tangerine Tango/Calypso Coral ink, and stamp on 2 ¾” x ¾” Very Vanilla cardstock
7)      Using Paper Snips, cut ‘banner tails’ on each end of the sentiment strip
8)      Adhere sentiment to Swallowtail panel using dimensional
9)      Adhere 2 Pearls to left side of sentiment
10)   Leave inside blank, or stamp sentiment of your choice.



‘Bloomin’ Marvelous’ Card
Card stock: Very Vanilla Very Vanilla (#101650 $9.25/40 sheets 8 ½”x 11”) size 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼” and folded; plus 3”x3” scrap; Summer Starfruit (#126839 $8.50/24 sheets 8 ½”x11”) 4”x 4”
DSP: Print Poetry DSP Paper Stack (#129312 $8.50/48 sheets total; 4ea of 12 double sided designs; ea sheet 4 ½”x6 ½”) sized 2 ¼” x 5 ¼”, 2 different prints; scraps for leaves
Inks: Midnight Muse (#126860 $7.25)
Stamp Set: Bloomin’ Marvelous (SAB item #129651 wm/129654 cm; set of 8 stamps)
Punches: Curly Label (#119851 $22.95); Decorative Label (#120907 $22.95); Blossom (#125603 $22.95); 1 ¾” Scallop Circle (#119854 $22.95); Flower punch (retired-substitute Boho Blossoms #119858 $22.95); Bird Builder (for leaves-#117191 $22.95)
Adhesives: Glue Stick (#104045 $5.25/2), Dimensionals (#104430 $5.25/300 dots)
Other: Creped Filter Paper (#129393 $3.95/12 sheets); 3/16” Brights Brads (#119740 $8.95/100 brads)
1)      Using glue stick, adhere the bottom piece of DSP to bottom ½ of card front.
2)      Using glue stick, adhere top piece of DSP, slightly overlapping the bottom piece.
3)      Punch Decorative Label from Summer Starfruit card stock, and adhere it with dimensional to the right-hand side of the card, at centre level (see picture above for placement)
4)      Stamp sentiment ‘Bloomin’ Marvelous’ in Midnight Muse ink on 4” x 4” piece of Very Vanilla card stock, the punch it out using the Curly Label punch
5)      Adhere the sentiment in the centre of the Summer Starfruit label using dimensional.
6)      To assemble flower, take each piece of punched Creped Filter paper and crumple it up by hand. Once all layers are crumpled, take the Brights Brad and insert it through the centre of each flower, starting with the smallest to largest. Open prongs of Brad to secure flower.
7)      Using dimensional on underside of flower, adhere it to the card front, to the left of the sentiment label.
8)      Punch 2 leaf shapes using Bird Builder punch; adhere using glue stick to underside of flower (see picture for placement).
9)      Now you can ‘fluff’ your flower until the shape suits you.
10)   Leave inside of card blank, or stamp sentiment of your choice.



I would love to see your take on my cards! 

 In fact, I have 3 extra kits of each design, so if you are 1 of the first 6 people to comment on this post, I will mail one to you, so you can make your own card, and email in your creation, which I will then share here, on my blog! (that means that 6 people will receive 1 kit each.  due to Stampin' Up! regulations, I am not allowed to include pre-stamped images, so you will have to provide your own stamp(s) and ink – more opportunity for your creativity!)

Once you've left your comment, I will send you an email to ask for your mailing address – so keep an eye out for an email from debsmart@shaw.ca

If you'd like to purchase your own supplies for making these cards, you may either contact me directly (604.298.0472 or debsmart@shaw.ca) and I will place your order for you, or you can click on the "Order Now" button on the right side of the screen, to be taken directly to my online store.

Make sure you visit here again tomorrow – I'm going to be sharing the cool prizes I gave away at last night's class!  More instructions, too!

Until then – Happy Stampin'!

Written by 

I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

5 thoughts on “Private Card Class = Fun!!

  1. hi Deb! What a fun night you had! I hope you continue to stamp with your new friends. The cards are so beautiful! Isn’t it amazing how easy it is to make such lovely cards?! Just wanted to compliment you on your creations, no need to enter me on the kit contest! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Laura for your lovely, kind comment! I know you said no need to enter you for the kit, but I’m sending you an email! 🙂
      Thanks for visiting – it means a lot to me.

    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, Heidi! I had so much fun making this card; I was worried about the new Creped Filter Paper as I’d never used it before – but I love it!! It’s so easy to use, and forgiving! I hope you’ll try it out yourself.
      I’m so glad you’ll be following my blog – I’ll be sending you an email so that I can send you a card kit for commenting 🙂

I love to read what you have to say! Thanks for commenting ;)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.