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Cut & Shuffle Technique Cards

Today I am featuring the Cut & Shuffle Technique. This method is great for creating some quick and easy cards. And I have FIVE different sets of cards to show you!

Today’s Video

First, you select the Designer Series Paper you want to use. Second, you cut the paper following the given measurements. Third, you shuffle the Designer Series Paper over your layer of cardstock and glue them down. Fourth, you adhere your cardstock layer to your cardstock. And finally, you add whatever decorative elements or sentiments you want.

Fancy Flora Cards

I was afraid that my Designer Series Paper choice would be too busy. But I love how these cards turned out.

More Cut & Shuffle Cards

These cards were made using the Day At The Farm Designer Series Paper and the On The Farm Bundle. I am obsessed with farm animals!

I was so excited to play with the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper and the Dainty Delight Bundle!

And my Favored Flower cards. I seriously disliked this paper until I played with it! Now I am a fan. 🙂

The Sun Print cards are where it all began for me.

I hope that you enjoyed learning this technique. It is a really fun one! As always, remember to be kind, send a car, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • 4 Card Bases: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • 4 Different Patterns of DSP
  • 4 Cardstock Layers: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • 4 Basic White Layers for inside if needed: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Scraps for tags and images

Cutting Instructions

  1. Begin with your Designer Series Papers. Stack them. Cut them all at one time to 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  2. With the 3 3/4″ side at the top of your trimmer, cut at the 2″ mark.
  3. Keep the 2″ strip on the trimmer and rotate it so the 5″ side is at the top. Cut at 2″. Remove these pieces from the trimmer. Make two stacks.
  4. Grab the 1 3/4″ strip stack and put it back on the trimmer, keeping them aligned. Place the 5″ side along at the top of the trimmer. Cut at the 1 1/2″ mark.
  5. Keep each size together.
  6. Distribute them on each 4″ x 5 1/4″ cardstock layer, varying the designs. Reference the video as needed.
  7. Secure the pieces on the layers with the adhesive of your choice.
  8. Assemble your cards. You can use dimensional or not. Add embellishments.

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Santa Express Memories & More Cards

The Santa Express Memories & More Cards are a great way to make several cards quickly! There are 54 cards assorted in the pack. You can easily get a lot of variety. The coordinating Cards & Envelopes have recently sold out.

Today’s Video

I began by sitting and sorting out the multiples of the card pack. Next, I grouped them together in various combinations that I liked. I added them to card bases and added some embellishments. This is where things get really fun! Use your own favorite stamps, inks, and dies to make cards that are uniquely your own.

A Gallery of Santa Express Memories & More Cards

As you can see, I ended up with several cards that each had their own look and personality. This project allowed me to quickly add more to the cards that I have ready to send out for Christmas and I even have supplies left over! In conclusion, I hope that you have been inspired to give one of our Memories & More Card Packs a try.

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

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Daffodil Daydream and Sunny Sentiments by Stampin’ Up

Today, I am featuring both the Daffodil Daydream and Sunny Sentiments stamp sets. Both sets are by Stampin’ Up. I was challenged to make a card using the colors Calypso Coral, Shaded Spruce, and Just Jade.

Color challenges can be hard! Most of the time there is no Designer Series Paper that will meet the requirements. This was the case for me this month. I decided to make my own paper! Enjoy watching the video to learn how I made my card.

Today’s Video

I love the scroll-type stamp from the Daffodil Dream stamp set. Additionally, the stamp allowed me to use any color I wanted to create a fun background! Together with the Sunny Sentiments stamp set, I was able to add my greeting easily. The bold, chunky fonts in the set were exactly what I needed to go with my dainty scrollwork.

Finally, I was able to add the adhesive-backed hexagons to compliment the modern design of my card. I love how funky and crisp my card turned out!

Two Daffodil Daydream and Sunny Sentiments Cards

This photo shows both my original card and the one that we made together on the video. My original photo shows the scroll stamping further apart. I can’t say I like one better than the other. Do you have a favorite?

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, Scored at 5 1/2″
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″, scrap for sentiment

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Cute Halloween by Stampin’ Up

The Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper is just that…CUTE! There are little bats dressed as vampires, goofy skeletons with purple birds, and adorable cats. My family enjoys Halloween and trick-or-treat but we just keep things on the lighter side of life.

Today’s Video

I decided that this year I would send a few more Halloween cards than I usually do. In particular, I was thinking about some older teens, college students, and young professionals. These people don’t expect anything from you. However, they would be excited to get a little “happy” in the mail.

A Gallery of Cute Halloween Cards

All of these cards emphasize three things. First, you can see how varying colors of card bases change the look of the card. Second, you can see how the slight 1/8″ border helps to pop the DSP off the card. And finally, cards do not need to be complicated to look great!I pulled these cards together in no time at all. Just set up an assembly line and keep things rolling.

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Highland Heather Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″, scrap for sentiment
  • Cute Halloween DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ for liner

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Sunny Sentiments

I love the Sunny Sentiments Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! It features large, bold sentiments that are useful and fun. The fonts are chunky and they stand out. The sentiments are words that you would actually say to someone.

Today’s Video

If you are a beginning stamper trying to build your supplies, this is a set you should purchase. It is easy to stamp and the greetings will cover most of the cards you will make.

Did you like today’s card layout? It is so easy and fun! I like that you can make it just like it is or build on that by adding layers and embellishments. Additionally, I do enjoy a black and white card on occasion. They are sleek.

More Sunny Sentiments Cards

Look what flipping over the same paper does! It’s an entirely different look and vibe. And all from a small piece of paper. Remember this layout when you need to make multiple cards at one time. This layout would be a lifesaver. It would be great to use when making your holiday cards.

Look at that stunning black sentiment! Your eyes can’t help but be drawn to it. The recipient of this card will not miss the message that you intend to relay.

Here is another great layout! It is also easy. You can change to look easily by adding a layer or changing the color of your card base. You could use any paper that you have in your stash.

I hope that you found today’s card layouts useful. My goal is to produce a wide variety of ideas for all levels of crafters. As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Pattern Party DSP: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″, then cut lengthwise at 1 5/8″, then turn and cut at 1 1/2″

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The Kits Collection

The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up offers so many options! All of our card kits have moved to an online-only ordering option. This benefits Stampin’ Up, the demonstrators, and the customers. By only showing available inventory on the website, customers will be able to easily make a selection and know that their option isn’t on backorder or be delayed to do inventory issues.

Today’s Video

And, this also means that we will be able to offer a wider variety of kits as when some kits go away, new ones will replace them! That is a win, win situation! Some kits will include stamps while others will provide a no-stamping option. But all kits will be all-inclusive. Additionally, these kits are designed for the beginner stamper in mind. I chose the Sentimental Rose Card Kit.

There are supplies to make nine cards. An acetate box with a belly band is also included so that you can make a gift for someone with your cards! How awesome is that?

The Kits Collection Offerings

Please keep in mind that these are some of the kits that are being offered at the time of this post. These are subject to change! (Remember we like that!)

As you can see, each kit is unique and different! The Kits Collection offers varying color palettes, project types, and sizes. You will surely find something that sparks your creativity! Just visit my online store here: http://www.thepolkadotlife.com/shop/

Right off the top of my head I can think of several people that would love these kits.

  • Nursing Home Residents
  • Long Term Hospital Patients
  • New Brides
  • College Students
  • Teenagers
  • A New Empty Nester
  • Expecting Mothers On Bed Rest
  • Crafters Of All Kinds

Drop your ideas in the comments of who might enjoy a card kit! I would love to hear them. As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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