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Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper and Make a Difference stamp set! When I set out to create this card, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to practice with the Make a Difference stamp set. This is a wonderful set to create and personalize your card if you don’t quite have what you are looking for!

The card base is Shaded Spruce cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:


Next, I cut a piece of this DSP from the Animal Expedition DSP at 4” x 5 ¼” and then 2 ¼” from the 4” side. I used the other side of the DSP for the smaller piece and then trimmed it down to 4 ½”, so you will have a piece 1 ¾” x 4 ½”:


Cut a piece of Lemon Lime Twist to 1” x 4 ¼” and then emboss with the Climbing Vine Dynamic TIEF:


On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, use the letters to stamp the sentiment in Berry Burst ink, and then cut out with the 2nd largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:


Layer the DSP on the card base and then adhere the embossed cardstock across:


After I adhered the sentiment with dimensionals, I felt like the card still needed a little something, so I used the leaf die from the Animal Friends Thinlits to cut out one in Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst cardstocks. To me, this really helps tie in the colors with the DSP:

The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamping the letters in Berry Burst ink, using the balloon stamps from the Balloon Celebration stamp set in Lemon Lime Twist and Shaded Spruce ink, and then adhering a piece of the DSP that is ¾” x 4”:


What I really like about this card, is the way to use Designer Series Paper that has coordinating stamps and dies, but not use them to create something different! This is only the second time that I have used the Make a Difference stamp set, but personally I find it easier to stamp each individual letter and just haven’t been able to master them with the Stamparatus. The best tip I can give is make sure you have some extra A, B, and G blocks on hand and you can use one letter on each side.

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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