Now that Christmas is 362 days away I feel confident in turning my attention to other important occasions. So it’s time to start rebuilding my stash of birthday cards. Today’s project is quite simple to make with a couple of punches and a bit of fussy cutting. But it all began with the simple coffee pot image from the Campology Stamp Set.
The Campology Stamp Set is from the Stampin’ Up! 2020/21 Annual Catalogue and is great for masculine or gender-neutral projects. Although it’s a bit obvious I couldn’t help choosing Early Espresso for my ink colour and began to stamp.
First on a scrap of Very Vanilla Card I stamped the coffee pot and mug image. Then without reinking the stamp I stamped it again in the bottom left corner on the front of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope.
TIP – This process of stamping a second time without reinking the stamp gives a lighter version of the same ink colour. You may see it referred to as ‘stamping off’ or ‘second generation stamping’.
Next after reinking the stamp I stamped the image in the bottom left corner of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla Card. Finally after reinking the image one last time I stamped a second image on the scrap Very Vanilla Card.
The Campology Stamp Set doesn’t have a birthday sentiment so for that I turned to the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set. Still using Early Espresso ink I stamped it onto a 1/2″ strip of Very Vanilla Card. Then I shaped one end using the Banners Pick-A-Punch.
With the stamping complete I took the two coffee pot images stamped onto scrap card and began to cut them out with Paper Snips. One of the images I cut out complete with a little border around it. From the second image I cut just the cup (without the handle) close to the edge of the image. Then with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional I fixed the cup onto the full image and set it aside.
For the card base I chose Early Espresso Card, cutting and scoring it using my Paper Trimmer. Then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next I shaped the stamped Very Vanilla layer using the corner rounder option on the Detailed Trio Punch. Then with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the layer inside the card base.
Now all I had to do was complete the front of the card.
In the World of Good 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack I found a vintage-looking sheet with writing on it. The background was Crumb Cake but I thought I could add extra interest by adding ink around the edges. For this I chose Cinnamon Cider ink, and using one of the new Blending Brushes gradually built up the ink around the piece.
With that done I shaped the corners of the DSP with the Detailed Trio Punch. Then I cut and shaped a layer of Very Vanilla Card before mounting the DSP onto it with liquid glue. Next I glued the assembled layers onto the front of the card base and added the sentiment on top.
To add a bit of shine I cut some of the retiring copper ribbon from the Basket Weave and Metallic Ribbon Combo. Instead of tying it in a bow I loosely folded it into three and attached it to the sentiment with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Finally I fixed the layered coffee pot and mug image over the top of the ribbon with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and my card was complete.
For more projects using the Campology Stamp Set see these earlier blog posts:
- Campology – Not just for campers
- Another Campology project
- Banners for today’s sneak peek
- Campology for Christmas cards
UPDATED 2021 – Sadly the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack has now retired and is no longer available.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Tulip Builder Punch (not used today). Using the special bundle item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore this option.