Pattern Matching Technique


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Today’s project is another birthday card, but it could be for almost any occasion simply by changing the sentiment.

I’m not sure why I’m so crazy about this technique, but I love matching up the same pattern in different colors. I did it on yesterday’s card, which you can see here. Today I used two colors of the same pattern from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper stack, one is Blushing Bride and the other is Crumb Cake. I lined up the patterns of the two pieces and cut them together. This way the patterns still line up, and you can make two cards, one with the Crumb Cake on top, and the other with the Blushing Bride on top.

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I stamped the sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set in Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake inks onto Whisper White card stock and cut it with the Extra Large Oval Punch. {Since this is a photopolymer stamp set and you can see right through the stamp, it’s easy to ink up just part of the stamp in one color, then the other, without having to mask it.) I then stamped a couple of small images from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set around the edges. I added an enamel glitter dot from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit to the center of the flower.

All the layers are glued together in this order: Crumb Cake card base, Blushing Bride card stock, Whisper White CS, and the two pieces of DSP. I adhered the oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Notice how I made sure the part of the oval over the Crumb Cake DSP is stamped in Blushing Bride, and the part of the oval over the Blushing Bride DSP is stamped in Crumb Cake. Yes, that’s on purpose!


Here’s what I used:


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CASEd Birthday Card #3


Today I’m sharing the third in a series of birthday cards designed by Monika Davis that I copied for my team meeting Make & Takes. Click to see the first and second in the series.

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Candy Ford – – card design by Monika Davis – images © Stampin’ Up!


The card base is Melon Mambo card stock.

The sentiment from the Party With Cake stamp set is stamped in Basic Black directly onto the Whisper White card front, then colored in with Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Markers. Do you see my mistake? I started to color the T in To with Melon Mambo, then realized it should be Crushed Curry. Hey, what can I say? It’s handmade. I actually kind of like it. I might even go back and color the tops of all the Crushed Curry letters in Melon Mambo to match it.

The three banners are 1″ strips cut from the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack, then notched with the Banner Triple Punch. We glued them to the Whisper White layer.

We threaded Melon Mambo/Basic Black Baker’s Twine through a Basic Black button – the largest size button in the Neutrals Designer Buttons – then attached it with Glue Dots.

Another brilliant and easy design. Thanks, Monika!

Here’s what we used:


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This is is the first time I’ve tried to post from my phone, so we’ll see how it turns out.

Happy Halloween!

Today’s card uses the Joseph’s Coat technique for the owl and hat. I sponged a piece of Whisper White card stock with Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Real Red, and Old Olive. I heat embossed the images in clear. Then I inked them up in Basic Black, rubbed off the excess, and cut them out. Since these are mostly solid images, I just used a Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the non-embossed bits.

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Convention Swaps #3


Here are a few more of the great cards I received at Convention last week. Enjoy!

swap from Pam Morris



swap from Robin Warren



swap from Sandy McManus



swap from Sherri Peters


swap from Natalie Bush

Natalie did something a little different with her card. Most people add a white piece of card stock to write on inside a dark card base. But here she added a piece of Daffodil delight to the inside of a Whisper White card. It’s a nice twist, don’t you think?

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