3 Cards from 1 Stamp

Card making really is THIS simple! Go from basic to pro in minutes with a witty card. I’ve got card design ideas for beginner card makers to the casual creator and on to the avid, fancy card makers. The inspiration for this card came fro. Lisa over at lisasstampstudio. You can see her cards here.

Today’s video is from my FIRST Coffee & Cards class, and it showcases three DIY cards, all using a single image. I consider myself an avid stamper, but there are plenty of times that I’m pressed for time and I need to simplify my handmade cards. But that doesn’t mean we have to skimp on pretty!

I’ve included pictures, cutting dimensions and supplies below. Be sure to scroll down to see them.

Beginner to Avid Card Making Video

The Witty-Cisms stamp set is a 9-piece set featured in the Mini Catalog on page 37 and includes greetings for any occasion – even graduation!

Beginner to Avid Card Making Details

If you’re already a stamper you no doubt are building (or have built) a collection of fun designer papers and embellishments. Oh, and let’s not forget about coloring mediums! From watercolor pencils to alcohol-based Stampin’ Blends markers, the choices are many. Today’s cards are a great representation of how you can use a single, stamp image and take it from quick and easy to stepped up and over the top.

Beginner Stampers – Quick and Easy

Are you brand new to stamping? The note cards and envelopes on page 168 of the annual catalog include 20 pre-cut and pre-scored cards and envelopes. Measuring 3 1/2″ x 5″ these cards are mailable size and require no special postage.

Casual Stampers – Add a Layer

If you’ve been stamping, even for a few months, you’ve probably added designer paper and colored cardstock to your inventory of supplies. Put them to use by adding a layer to your handmade cards. Today’s video walks you through the entire process of making this card.

Stampin’ Blends alcohol-based markers are effortless and leave flawless results. Watch how easy it easy to create shading and professional results with the tips I share in the video.

Cutting Dimensions

  1. Thick Whisper White cardstock base is cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  2. Thick Whisper White cardstock for the image is cut 2 1/2″ x 3″
  3. Regals Designer Paper (Old Olive) is cut 3 3/4″ x 5″
  4. Pineapple Punch cardstock strip is cut 1/4″ x 5″
  5. Pineapple Punch cardstock layer is cut 2 5/8″ x 3 1/8″

Avid Stampers – Make it Fancy

Adding multiple layers creates dramatic results and can be easily achieved using squares or rectangles. Instead of stamping the image in the squares, I opted to color and cut them out and adhered them for added dimension.

Today’s video also teaches you how to use the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to select specific words from a greeting. It’s a useful tip that will have you borrowing greetings from one stamp set to use with another!

Cutting Dimensions

  1. Thick Whisper White cardstock base is cut 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  2. Whisper White cardstock layer is cut 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  3. Whisper White cardstock squares are die cut to measure 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″, cut 4
  4. Whisper White cardstock is used for the cactus images

Happy Stamping!

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