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June 2016

Need a Quick Card?

Need a quick thank you or did you forget someone's birthday? This card is not only a simple fast card, but also uses a minimal amount of DSP and cardstock! Image
Vertical Greetings is so versatile and fun to use, you will find yourself using it over and over! For this card I cut a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock at 4 1/4 inches by 5 1/2 inches. Then I cut a piece of Pop of Pink heart paper and cut it 4 by 4 inches so I could get nine cards out of the piece. Then I cut a piece of pink striped paper from Pop of Pink and cut it 4 inches by 1 1/4. I cut two pieces of Whisper White at 2 inches and punched the tops with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. On one I stamped the topiary in Basic Black ink and then stamped the top again in Melon Mambo so I could cut it out and popped it over it with a dimensional. Then I trimmed the tags to fit the length of the card. Inside I stamped, "Happy Birthday," with the words from Vertical Greetings. Image
I added a half inch of polka dot DSP from the paper pack and a pink ribbon to the top. I scored the top tag under the polka dot paper so it would open! The little pink hearts were punched from the Confetti Heart Punch. All products are of course from Stampin Up!

Another Paper Saver!

This week's card uses a four by four piece of Pop of Pink Designer's Series paper. Image
If you design cards that use four by four pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP), you will get NINE cards out of each sheet instead of only six! On this card I cut off a 1 1/4 inch piece of Melon Mambo cardstock from one side leaving a 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 section and added my four by four piece of DSP. The Vertical Greetings stamp set is one of my new favorites! I stamped it on a 1 5/8 by 3 3/8 piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Underneath the Basic Black Cardstock is an 1/8th an inch larger on each side! I stamped the topiary in black and then fussy cut a Melon Mambo heart to pop over it. I punched hearts using the Confetti Hearts Border and glued one to the flower pot. Want to save even more cardstock, but create an even MORE WOW CARD? Watch for my post next week! I will show you how to use just a flat 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch piece of cardstock to create a card that opens but again only uses a 4 by 4 or smaller piece of DSP! All of these supplies may be ordered directly from me at Use the hostess code 977Z97UN to order in June! If you put your contact information in when you order, I'll be able to send you a cool thank you card using one of these engineered techniques!

Acetate and Me!

I love Window Sheets (acetate)! Whenever I can use it in a card, it makes me happy. This is a simple version of a card I will be featuring at my Coffee and a Card on June 17th. BUT my Coffee ladies will be learning how to take this card to the next level! Don't you just love Swirly Bird? all you have to do is cut out one of those swirly images and a few leaves and you have the cutest cards! Image

Engineer Your Card Even More

Take the card I posted first today and fold the top in half. Take your piece 4 by 4 piece of DSP and attach it to a slightly larger piece of cardstock. Add a popped up sentiment to the inside. TA DA!!!! An easel card for your recipient to put on display. Image