Sweet Taffy Meets Just Sayin' To Make a Handmade Card (Stampin' Up!)

Welcome to today's project idea where Sweet Taffy Meets Just Sayin' to Make a Handmade Card – both are retiring items from Stampin' Up!

And the Sweet Taffy paper is a favorite of mine, especially right now!  Why?  Because it is on sale through tonight and it is one that I used to create a fun online class.   It's a one sheet wonder type of class, and we will get to that in a minute…

This past Friday I got to spend part of my day shopping with a sweet friend of mine that is a professional stylist.  Sweet, huh?  It only took me about 3 years to build up the courage to ask her.  Not because she wouldn't say yes, but because she WOULD say yes!  It was such an awesome experience.  She had me trying on clothes I never in a million years would have picked out.  (Including a hot little dress that my hubby is so excited to see me wear he even asked me out on a date for this week – is that TMI?)

Anyway, I needed to make her a thank you card for such an awesome experience.  I pulled in some of the design ideas she was saying as far as mixing shapes and patterns and color blocking and all this technical stuff, but it was a way to really personalize the card for her.  It is simple, and a card you can make in minutes.

Where to start…

Pick your sentiment first.  The size of your sentiment will lead you to what size circles you will need.

I chose Just Sayin' stamp set.  It is retiring, but it is available right now.  And then I used the Word Bubbles Framelits to die cut them out.  And did you know that those Framelits are still available and FOR 50% OFF right now?  Yep, you can grab these bad boys for $12.48.  I was shocked when I saw that this morning.  You will for sure get your $12.48 worth from these awesome Framelits.

Then it was a matter of grabbing punches.  I opted for the 2″ and 2-1/2″ Circle punches.  I could have used Circle Framelits, but this was easier, and it is Monday, and it is a Monday morning – I went with easy!

Then it was the patterned paper.  I knew I was going to use this geometrical hexagon pattern, but that paper led me to the colors I was going to use with my punches, ink and ribbon.

So a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of paper was used, and a strip of Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon – that is also retiring – got wrapped around the paper, then it was put onto the card front.

By only putting adhesive on the backside of the patterned paper for my ribbon, then I got to play around and see if I wanted the circles in front of or behind the ribbon.  I went with both circles tucked behind the ribbon.  But I popped up my sentiment using dimensionals.

A little bow tied with the same 1/8″ Real Red Taffeta ribbon was used.

Sweet Taffy Meets Just Sayin' To Make a Handmade Card (Stampin' Up!)


If you struggle at all with tying bows, be sure to grab the 10 Second Bow Maker.  In under 10 Seconds, you can have a perfectly tied bow!

Here is the entire Sweet Taffy Meets Just Sayin' To Make a Handmade Card:


Sweet Taffy Meets Just Sayin' To Make a Handmade Card (Stampin' Up!)

For our supply list, I am starting with what is retiring.  Remember, most of those are already while supplies last.  And today is the last day to get the Sweet Taffy paper on sale!  (Learn more about that class I was talking about below.)
Product List – the top row of items are all retiring.  Sale prices are reflected when you click on them.
Product List

Big Shot


Glue Dots


Remember to download your Reward Tracker so you can be earning free stamps from me with your orders!

As promised, here is the info on the Sweet Taffy Class:

This fun online class is all about taking one piece of 12 x 12 patterned paper (I used the Sweet Taffy paper, but you don't have to!), cutting it down a certain ways, adding in some card stock and making 9 different cards with very few supplies.

Here are the projects you will learn how to make:


one sheet wonder, sweet Taffy

This class is also in Stamping Family – if you are a member of Stamping Family, DON'T BUY THIS!  You already have access to it as a member perk.  One of the members in there took the patterns and made Christmas cards with it.  She said it was so easy, as all the measurements were there for her and she didn't have to think, simply create!

Click here to learn more about this fun online class!

Thanks so much for joining me for today's Sweet Taffy Meets Just Sayin' to Make a Handmade Card (both items are from Stampin' Up!).  Be sure grab your retiring products while you still can!  Check back tomorrow for more stamping goodness!



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