How to Make a Greeting Card:  Using a Dozen Thoughts

Need to know how to make a greeting card?  This one is pretty simple, it just looks a bit harder than it is.  So what makes it look more complicated?  Layers!

Let me break it down for you on how this card came to be:

First, I started with my sentiment.  I love the ‘just because' from Stampin' Up!'s A Dozen Thoughts.  I am a font junkie, and this one feeds my addiction.

Next, color palette.  I knew that I wanted to use the Gingham Garden patterned paper, that made my color palette pretty easy.  When you use patterned paper from a company that is all about color coordination, like Stampin' Up!, 90% of your work is done for you.  The patterned paper was created with their colors, & in the catalog it tells you what the actual colors are – easy, peasy, lemon-squeezy! (that is the main reason I started buying from Stampin' Up! over 14 years ago).

After that, do I want any accent pieces – flowers, butterflies, etc?  Take a look at the yellow patterned paper.  Do you see those flowers?  We have a punch that matches that (thank you for accessory coordination!).

I could have left off the yellow scallop if I want to keep this more simple, but I really like it there.  Not for any particular reason, there is no design theory to the scallop, I just liked it.

Finish it off with circles punched with coordinating card stock and finish it with giant bling – instant greeting card!

how to make a greeting card using a dozen thoughts from stampin up

Supplies Used to Create this Greeting Card:

Stampin' Up! Stamps:  A Dozen Thoughts  (wm: 131056 cm: 131059)

Stampin' Up! Ink:  Melon Mambo

Stampin' Up! Card Stock:  Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight

Stampin' Up! Patterned Paper:  Gingham Garden

Stampin' Up! Accessories:  Fancy Flower Punch, Large Rhinestone Jewels, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Tasteful Trim Die, 1/2″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch

I hope that you enjoyed reading the journey on how this greeting card came to be.  If you want to recreate this card, use the links above, they will take you directly to my online store.  Now that you know to make this greeting card that uses A Dozen Thoughts – give it a try!


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