I’ll have you saying, “Wow! Card making is THAT easy?” Go from basic to pro in minutes with a witty thank you card. I’ve got card design ideas for beginner card makers to the casual creator and on to the avid, fancy card makers.

Today’s video showcases three DIY cards, all using a single image. I’m an avid stamper myself but there are plenty of times that I’m pressed for time and I need to simplify my handmade cards. But that doesn’t mean we have to skimp on pretty!

I’ve included pictures, cutting dimensions and supplies below. Be sure to scroll down to see them.

Wow! Card Making Video

If DIY thank you cards are on your list to create, look no further than the fun Witty-Cisms stamp set. This 9-piece set is featured in the Mini Catalog on page 37 and includes greeting for any occasion – even graduation!

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Wow! Card Making Details

If you’re already a stamper you no doubt are building (or have built) a collection of fun designer papers and embellishments. Oh, and let’s not forget about coloring mediums! From watercolor pencils to alcohol-based Stampin’ Blends markers, the choices are many. Today’s cards are a great representation of how you can use a single, stamp image and take it from quick and easy to stepped up and over the top.

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Beginner Stampers – Quick and Easy

Just starting? The note cards and envelopes on page 168 of the annual catalog include 20 pre-cut and pre-scored cards and envelopes. Measuring 3 1/2″ x 5″ these cards are mailable size and require no special postage.

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Casual Stampers – Add a Layer

If you’ve been stamping, even for a few months, you’ve probably added designer paper and colored cardstock to your inventory of supplies. Put them to use by adding a layer to your handmade cards. Today’s video walks you through the entire process of making this card.

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Stampin’ Blends alcohol-based markers are effortless and leave flawless results. Watch how easy it easy to create shading and professional results with the tips I share in the video.

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Cutting Dimensions

  • Whisper White cardstock base is cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock for the image is cut 2 1/2″ x 3″
  • Regals Designer Paper (Real Red) is cut 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock strip is cut 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock layer is cut 2 5/8″ x 3 1/8″

 

Avid Stampers – Make it Fancy

Adding multiple layers creates dramatic results and can be easily achieved using the Layering Squares Dies. Instead of stamping the image in the squares, I opted to color and cut them out and adhered them for added dimension.

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Today’s video also teaches you how to use the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to select specific words from a greeting. It’s a useful tip that will have you borrowing greetings from one stamp set to use with another!

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Cutting Dimensions

  • Whisper White cardstock base is cut 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock layer is cut 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock squares are die cut to measure 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″, cut 4
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock is used for the strawberry images

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