Stampin Technique – to make four cards

Today I want to share with you a technique to make four card fronts from one piece of card stock. I first saw this technique made by Beth Roy, who is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and just knew I had to try it. It was a little bit intimidating to think about, when you first get started but it is actually very easy to do. Although I chose to make Christmas cards because Christmas is just 58 days away and mailing cards comes even sooner. If you haven’t started making your Christmas cards yet, this is a great way to get started.

To make these cards

This technique could be made using whatever stamps you have on hand and you’ll be making 4 cards at the same time. I recommend choosing all your colours and stamps in advance so you are all ready to get started.

I placed a piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ on my table. I chose Very Vanilla card stock for this technique but you could stamp on white card stock too.

Now it’s time to stamp. I stamped the leaves and berries from the following stamps; Poinsettia Petals, Leaves of Holly and Christmas Banner.

I randomly stamped the leaves down the middle of the page vertically and then did the same across the middle of the page horizontally. I used a variety of stamps and colours to create this layout. As you can see, there is lots of overlapping but that’s ok.

I used the following colours to make it colourful. In this instance I used Cherry Cobbler, Poppy Parade, Bumble Bee, Garden Green, Soft Succulent, Sahara Sand and Old Olive but again, you can use whatever colours and stamps you have on hand.

The intention is to leave the four outside corners blank so you can stamp your sentiments there.

My finished piece looks a little busy but that’s ok. It’s now time to cut it down to make your four cards. Vertically I cut the paper at 4 1/4″ and then cut the two pieces at 5 1/2″. I then placed each piece back in my paper trimmer and trimmed it so that’s each piece was 4 1/8″ x 5 1/8″.

TIP: If you have an edge that looks a little messy, that it the edge to trim.

I then cut pieces of Poppy Parade at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ to use as a mat. This is optional but I like the look of the matting on a card and the colour matches the berries. After adhering my pieces to the matting, I adhered them to my card base of Soft Succulent.

While my intention was to stamp the greetings in the blank spots directly, I noticed a little smudge on one card piece. We try, but inky fingers sometimes get in the way, right?

So to hide my smudge, I stamped and cut out my greeting using the Banner stamp/die bundle. I popped dimensional’s on the back and added them to the card front, conveniently covering the smudge.

For the top right card, I decided to add a little ribbon, just because, then stamped my greeting from the Leave of Holly Stamp set. I flagged both the ends and then sponged a bit of colour around the greeting to make it stand out a bit.

As you can see, I did stamp my greetings directly onto the card front, for the bottom two cards. I used the Leaves of Holly (left) and the Poinsettia Petals (right) stamp sets.

Of course, my cards are never finished until I add a little bling for added sparkle. I used the Red Rhinestones for this. They sparkle and are not too big. I hope you will give this a try and send me a picture of your completed cards. It was quick and easy to do and now I have four more Christmas cards to mail out this holiday season.


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Now that you’ve enjoyed this post…..

  • Whenever you need crafting supplies, just CLICK HERE – You’ll be redirected to my Stampin’ Up! shopping page!
  • Thank you for using my Current Host code NNXZ6EGA when your order is under $200.00. All orders placed with me, will receive a gift from me as a thank you. I appreciate your support.
  • Be inspired, CLICK HERE! to see even more crafting projects
  • Shop the CLEARANCE RACK with discounts up to 60%
  • Contact me to receive my Monthly Newsletter, CLICK HERE

Susan Beale

Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Ontario Canada

Email: sjbeale@canadianstamper.com


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