Kind & Cozy 1 – Stampin’ Up! Tutorial #621

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I have a little window scene for you today.   I started out by using the super cute Kind & Cozy set, but ended up combining two other sets with it to build this scene.

I was asked the other day how I start a project.  I start my projects by picking a stamp set and then my main image stamp.  I then build a scene around it.   My main image stamp is the coffee cup here.

Another question I’m asked a lot is “do  I  practice my projects before doing a tutorial”?    No, what you see on my tutorials is a step by step break down of my first time making the project.  That’s why you may wonder sometimes, as you are looking at a tutorial, why I did things in the order that I did them.  You are seeing my thought process and sometimes I don’t think to add something when I first start the project, but come up with the idea as I’m building the project.  It’s a crazy kind of mind you are dealing with here, lol.   I just go for it!

Anyhow, I hope you like this project and give it a try.  The step by step tutorial is below.


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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

Project Supplies:

Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Kind & Cozy (item #129126), Gorgeous Grunge (item #130517), Thoughts & Prayers (item #113252) and Gingham Wheel (item #130110)

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Soft Sky and Early Espresso

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Basic Black, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Stazon Jet Black

Accessories: Stampin’ Up!  Sponges, Stampin’ Write Markers (Sahara Sand, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie), 1″ Circle Punch, post it note, Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon and Brayer


Started with a 3″ x 2.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock and brayered Crushed Curry ink at the top of the card stock.

Punched a partcal circle using a post it note and 1″ circle punch.

Masked the sun.

Brayered Pumpkin Pie ink and then Cajun Craze ink.


Removed the Sun mask.  Sponged Old Olive ink at the bottom of the card stock.

Stamped the Thoughts and Prayers Tree using Stazon Jet Black ink.

Sponged Basic Black ink at the bottom of the card stock and then added a 3.25″ x 2.75″ Whisper White panel.

Cut a 5 1/8″ square piece of Soft Sky card stock.  Rolled the Gingham Wheel across the bottom using Island Indigo ink.

Stamped the Kind & Cozy coffee cup using Early Espresso ink.


Sponge Island Indigo ink around the edges.


Colored the leaves and flower with Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie marker.  Went over the steam lines using the Sahara Sand marker.


Added texture to the wall using the stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set and Soft Sky ink.

Adhered the window and added a line of Sahara Sand marker below the window and to the right side of the window.  This gives it some depth.

Added Early Espresso Ribbon, Soft Sky panel and Early Espresso panel.  I also added a Whisper White card base.

Here is the finished project measuring 5.5″ square.

May your day be super special.

Until my next post. . . . . .

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4 responses to “Kind & Cozy 1 – Stampin’ Up! Tutorial #621

  1. The tutorial seems to have missed a step. after you stamped the tree on the brayered background what color did you apply to make the darker shadings on the old olive grass? How did you apply it? with a sponge?

  2. Michelle Zindorf

    Oops! I guess you all know I’m not perfect now, lol. I’m sure you already knew that.
    I sponged Basic Black across the bottom of the card stock after I stamped the tree.
    Thanks for catching that!

  3. sandie carter

    Another great tutorial. Thanks heaps for sharing how you made another of your wonderful cards.

  4. I love this, for many reasons. But I see this as a great way to use an image that may have a mistake on one edge… cut it off and use it as a ‘window’ image. Too cute!