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How to Make a Hand Made Card to Cheer Up a Friend {Nuts About You – Stampin' Up!}

Today's card is all about making a hand made card to cheer up a friend using the Nuts About You Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!  Normally I make my cards for specific people, but not today.  I like having cards on hand as well and I have been dying to use this new stamp set from Stampin' Up! ever since it arrived last week.  It's ridiculously fun to use!

The Nuts About You stamp set is a hostess set – but if you are at all like me, you will agree that it was worth the big order to get.  (You can earn free hostess stamp set by either gathering up orders from your fellow stampers and putting it all in on one order – or you can place an order of $150 and get it that way.)  When you order this stamp set from me – I will send you a free tutorial with the exact step by step instructions on how to make this as a special thank you – AND THIS CARD TOO!

And if you have at all been on the fence about getting the Big Shot – grab it this month with these deals, add some dies to it and snatch up this stamp set!  All the supplies used to create this are listed at the bottom of this post.

We begin with our stamping for this card – and you will also want to do some masking for the tree part.  Let me show you what I mean.  We want the possum tail to really look like it is looped around the branch, right?  So we want to make a mask.

My favorite product for making a mask is either a Post it Note or Post it Tape.  And you want to stamp the base area you are working with both on your card stock and then on your Post it Note or Tape.  Then you cut around your image.

Here you can see that the tree is already stamped on my card stock, and then the mask is laid over the section that I want “masked”:

How to Make a Hand Made Card to Cheer Up a Friend {Nuts About You - Stampin' Up!}

Now when I go in to stamp my possum, only the right hand side of his tail will be over the front part of the branch.  And the left side of the possum tail gets stamped on our mask.  When we do that, it looks like this.

How to Make a Hand Made Card to Cheer Up a Friend {Nuts About You - Stampin' Up!}

Then it is time to stamp our words.  The “Hang in There” is stamped over and over again onto a strip of Whisper White card stock that is just a bit bigger than 1/2″ tall.  Then the Banner Punch is used to punch out both ends of it.

To get the backing for the words, I punched two pieces of Early Espresso card stock using the same banner punch.  The Early Espresso pieces go behind the Wild Wasabi (the green) layer.  It just looks like it goes all the way across the back!

How to Make a Hand Made Card to Cheer Up a Friend {Nuts About You - Stampin' Up!}

Dry emboss your Whisper White background to add some more fun texture to this card.  Then add it to your Early Espresso card base.

Now we do the inside – which was almost as much fun as that precious possum!

I stamped the squirrel first and then added grass on either side of our cute squirrel.

How to Make a Hand Made Card to Cheer Up a Friend {Nuts About You - Stampin' Up!}

The finishing touch for this card is the bow.  It is tied using the Early Espresso Cotton Ribbon and the 10 Second Bow Maker.

10 Second Bow Maker

And when that is added with a mini glue dot, we have our finished card:

How to Make a Hand Made Card to Cheer Up a Friend {Nuts About You - Stampin' Up!}How fun is this?!?!?

If you were having a rough time and this arrived in your mailbox, wouldn't it bring even just a hint of a smile to your face?  If the answer is yes, then I encourage you to make this card for a friend that needs it.  Who in your world needs a smile on their face right now?

Below are all the supplies you need to recreate this card.  Remember, when you order place an order with me that qualifies you to earn this stamp set for free, I will send you this card in the mail along with a tutorial (with supplies/dimensions PLUS a VIDEO walking you through everything – from masking to bow tying!) so that you can recreate it very easily!

Simply click on the items below and add them to your shopping bag:

Thank you so much for joining me today for this fun project!  At the beginning, I said I did not make this card for a specific someone, but maybe I did – maybe it was meant to be for YOU!

I hope you enjoyed this hand made card idea designed to cheer up a friend using the Nuts About You Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!