Discover How To Make This DIY Card:  Using Stampin' Up! & Stamps of Life

Who wants to learn how to make this card?  If you are raising your hand and saying, “Me, Me, Me!!!” then let's get to it.

This card started out with two things in my mind – Polka Dots and Bright Colors.  If you have followed me for long, you know that that is my Monday Morning Must.  That and lots of coffee.

Then I decided to go with the Love/Valentine's type of card.

With that decided, it was time to decide on which stamps to use.  This took me a bit.  I dug and dug, then dug some more before deciding.  I opted for the cute set from the Stamps of Life.

Then I grabbed my Hearts a Flutter stamp set and stamped a ton of hearts in all patterns. I decided to make the polka dots a huge feature on my card, so that patterned paper became my pennant. I went for simple when it came to the sentiment, this way it can be versatile.  It very easily could have been an all occasion card until I added the hearts to the front, and I guess it could stay all occasion with the hearts, just a matter of who the card is sent to.

After the sentiment was placed on the Crumb Cake layer, it just sat there, there was no pop to it, so a strip of Real Red and my Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch fixed that.  Adding a few scallops above and below a sentiment can make a big difference.

After I had all my pieces, or what I thought would be all of my pieces, it just didn't come together.  I had what I would call a hot mess.  Such a hot mess that I can't share the picture in fear it would scare children.  There were stamped hearts thrown about like a 7 year old getting dressed in the morning and there are clothes of all colors and patterns thrown across the room (or does this only happen in my home?)

All the hearts were removed.   None of the patterns were right, and they were too big.

Ever have the answer to something just stare you right in the face but it takes you a while to notice it is there?  There was a huge sheet of Silver Glimmer paper sitting on my counter.  If it could have raised it's hand and said, “Me, Me, Me!” it would have.  Instead, it just sat there, patiently waiting for my crafting light bulb to light up.

After what took me longer than I care to admit, but I will say that another cup of coffee came into the picture, my light bulb did illuminate.  “Why not just make the hearts out of Silver Glimmer Paper?”  Why not, indeed?!?!? In a flurry out came the Small Heart Punch and the Owl Builder Punch and there were pieces of silver flying everywhere.

Can you picture it?  Most of it went on the floor, and it is days like this that I feel sorry for my vacuum.

Discover How To Make This DIY Card: Using Stampin' Up! & Stamps of Life

Then for the inside of the card, it started with a rectangle of Whisper White card stock.  A quick turn of the Big Shot and some Real Red card stock and the Tasteful Trim die and there was a cute little border across the bottom.  And since they were still sitting out from the earlier fail with all the other hearts, I die cut a heart with that yummy Silver Glimmer Paper and the Hearts Framelits to add that bling to the inside of the card.

Ever finish a card and want to stand up, share it with the world and shout out TA-DA???

I do… so here we go…


Discover How To Make This DIY Card: Using Stampin' Up! & Stamps of Life

Here is the list of supplies used to create this card:

Stamps:  Sampler2Love (The Stamps of Life)

Ink:  Real Red

Card Stock & Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Polka Dot Parade, Silver Glimmer Paper

Accessories:  Big Shot, Sampler Dies (The Stamps of Life), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Hexagon Punch, Small Heart Punch, Hearts Framelits, Tasteful Trim Die, Owl Builder Punch

All supplies listed are from Stampin' Up unless indicated and can be ordered here.

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