cards, Stampin' Up!, Techniques


Here is one of the cards we made at our stamping weekend. ¬†I like the way this turned out. Andrea first made it and had CASED it from Pinterest. (Sorry I don’t know who the original creator was). Of course, we all really liked it and had to copy. ūüôā


The base card is Pink Pirouette and the frame is Tip Top Taupe. ¬†To make the frame I used the ‘Lots of Labels’ Framelits using 2 framelits together. ¬†I used the smaller framelit that I used for the frame to cut a window in the front of the card. ¬†I stamped the flowers and leaves in Tip Top Taupe in scrap white card. The great thing is the flower matches the Pansy Punch – no cutting!!! You do have to cut the leaves out but that is OK. I went around the outlines on the flowers and leaves with the Markers (Pink Pirouette and Mint Macaron) and I coloured the centres in. I added some pearls for some glam. ¬†The small flowers were inked in Pink Pirouette and then stamped off before stamping on the base card in the bottom left corner.

Now open wide …..


The smaller flowers were stamped on a piece of Whisper White in Tip Top Taupe and coloured with the markers again. ¬†The greeting was stamped in Soft Suede. ¬†You can’t quite see but I added tiny pearls to all the centres.

Now open it out….


I inked up the small flowers again in Pink Pirouette and stamped them off on scrap paper. Then I stamped them on the next flap along the edge on the right side. I repeated this a few times of inking, stamping off  and stamping on the card.

Do you want to know the dimensions??? ¬†It is basically a standard base card and score the card in 1/3rd’s. ¬†If that makes sense?? ¬†I did make this card a little taller though (15.4cm x 21cm). ¬†It is easy to make your own and just a little different to the standard card.

Thanks for visiting me today. ¬†Have a super wonderful day today ūüôā




When I first got my Tag Topper Punch I thought it would look cool to make a fold out card with it. ¬†I had seen a couple around my blog travels but wasn’t sure how to go about it. ¬†Well I made one AND I have put together a tutorial just for you so you can make one yourself.


Here is some close-ups.



Now on to the Tutorial.


1. Cut your base card to 14.8cm x 21cm. (I used Baked Brown Sugar). On the 21cm side score the card at 7cm and 14cm.

2. Slide the edge of your card (long side) in to your Tag Topper Punch. It takes a little wiggling but you can get the card in and line it up in the first scored section in to the punch.  You can roughly line the card up between the rectangle shape on the top of the punch where the image of the punch is on.  See the photo.


Punch the card.  Then move it along to the next scored section.  Line it up and then punch again. Repeat for the last section again.


Trim off the excess tabs to level them off.


NOTE: The card does get a little bent when you punch it out but just press over it and when you add the card to the front you don’t notice it.

3. Cut your card mat pieces and whisper white and DSP (designer series paper).

Card mats (I used Crisp Canteloupe)  measures 6.6cm x 12.2cm  (3 in total).

Whisper White (x2) and DSP piece(x1) 6.2cm x 11.8cm.  The DSP is from Venetian Romance.


I stamped one of the Whisper White pieces with the flower from ‘Happy Watercolor’ in Baked Brown Sugar and coloured it with the Aquapainter and inkpad.

To finish the card off I sponged the white card pieces and the DSP with Crisp Canteloupe ink and adhered them to the card. I added some Gold Washi Tape and also  some gold sequins over the card (still not sure about these???). Then I tied some Crisp Canteloupe Ruffled ribbon through the holes and tied them off with Linen Thread.

Here it is again – the finished off card.


Do you like it????? Why not go and make one for yourself.

Thanks for taking the time to visit me in your day.  I do appreciate it as I know your time is precious.  I hope you are inspired.

See you next time.

Jenny x