Getting Started

I often have someone in my class who is new to stamping, and they marvel at all the gadgets we use- paper trimmers, dies and diecutting machines, embossing folders, heat tool, etc.  I keep telling them that all you really need to make a nice card is paper, ink, and stamps, but then we go ahead and use all the gadgets…   This time I decided that one of the cards for class would use minimum tools (I did use a paper trimmer!). The card uses cardstock, designer paper, a few sequins, Memento black ink, and a stamp from the new Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog, Capture the Good.  Here is the card:


Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock lengthwise, to 4.25 x 11 inches.  Score this piece at 3.5 inches and 9 inches, fold, and burnish the folds.  Slide a piece of scrap paper under the 3.5 inch flap, keeping the card folded, and protect the surface underneath the card as well. Use the various sentiments from the stamp set to randomly stamp on the 3.5 inch flap only, letting some words hang off the edges, but also taking care that some will be readable after placing the front panel on the card.  On the 2 inch flap, adhere a 1.75 x 4 inch panel of designer series paper.  This one is from the 2019-2021 In Color Assortment in the Terracotta Tile colorway.  Stamp the camera image in Memento black on Whisper White cardstock and trim to 2.5 x 3.5 inches, and cut a panel from Terracotta Tile cardstock measuring 2.75 x 3.75 inches.  Adhere these two panels together, center in on the card, and use dimensionals to adhere only to the left sided flap.  Add a couple of sequins if desired, and a sentiment inside (this is one of the versatile sets I talked about last time!). Voila! A simple stamped card, but with a little pizzazz from the “fancy” fold.

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Happy stamping!


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