Best Wishes from The Gang’s All Meer!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy going away card featuring The Gang’s All Meer stamp set! Recently, my husband asked me to make a going away card for a co-worker that will be leaving and what perfect card to make for everyone to sign, then with this super cute stamp set? I also used my Stamparatus to help with a little masking, which was super helpful for lining up the stamps!

The base layer is this design from the Garden Lane DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the masking of the Meer Cat popping out of the ground, I first used the second largest Stitched Nested Die to cut out a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the image in Memento ink. I stamped the image again on a piece of masking paper, trimmed it out, placed on top of the stamped image, lined up the group of Meer Cat’s, and then stamped in Memento ink:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and punch out with the Classic Label Punch. You will also need to punch out another piece in Mossy Meadow cardstock and cut in half, this will be layered under the sentiment.

2. Color the Meer Cat’s in using Stampin’ Blends: Bronze around the inner outline and Ivory to color in, Light Crumb Cake along the ground, and Light Seaside Spray around the bodies and heads.

3. Use the largest Stitched Nested Die to cut a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock, this will be layered under the Very Vanilla cardstock.

Adhere the Stitched Nested cut-outs together and then adhere to the DSP base layer. Adhere the punched pieces together, with the Mossy Meadow cardstock poking out from each end, and then use Mini Dimensionals to adhere to the DSP base layer:

This completed piece is adhered to a Mossy Meadow cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Mossy Meadow ink (either mask the second layer of the sentiment or use a Stampin’ Write Marker) and stamp the Meer Cat in Memento ink, coloring in with Bronze and Ivory Stampin’ Blends, use Light Crumb Cake to color the ground underneath:

Such a cute card that was so easy to make! If you have been thinking about masking with this stamp set, it is so easy and depending on how you are masking, don’t forget your Stamparatus! This stamp set is perfect for card giving from a group!!

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Monochromatic Bridge Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a monochromatic bridge fold card featuring the Winter Woods Bundle, from the 2018 Holiday Catalog, in Gray Granite! This card is very easy to make and rather than using DSP for the panels, I first created the scenery on cardstock and then cut the pieces so you see the scenery from any angle. This looks super cool and is a fun card to send!

To start, cut a piece of Gray Granite cardstock at 4 ¼” x 8”, and score at 1 ¼”, 2 ½”, 5 ½”, and 6 ¾”. For the panel across the front, this is also Gray Granite cardstock, cut at 1 ¼” x 5 ½”:

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Normally for the panels you would cut four pieces of DSP or cardstock at 1” x 4” and for the back panel one piece at 2 ¾” x 4”, however, I combined the measurements and cut one piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 6 ¾”:

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Using the hinge-set technique with the tree stamp from Winter Woods doesn’t work on the Stamparatus, however, I still used it as a guide for lining up my stamp. I used Gray Granite ink to stamp the trees twice:

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To make the masks, I used the 1” circle punch for the sun and the Pretty Label Punch for the clouds. I sponged Gray Granite ink with a Stampin’ Sponge, moving the cloud mask down a little each time. Once I completed the clouds, I lightly sponge the middle and the sun and used the small ground stamp below the trees:

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To create the panels, I cut the cardstock 1” (twice) from each end and this will give you the four 1” x 4” panels and the 2 ¾”x 4” back panel. I adhered these to the card base with adhesive:

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For the die cut trees, I sponged Champagne Mist Shimmer paint on a piece of 3” x 4” Vellum cardstock, placed a piece of Sizzix Adhesive Sheet on the back, and then adhered to a piece of Gray Granite cardstock. This is then ran thru the Big Shot using the two tree framelits from the In the Woods Framelits Dies. Tip-due to the thickness of the papers, I highly recommend using the Precision Base Plate and run it through several times, back and forth:

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For the front panel, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 1” x 5 ¼”, used the “hill” die from In the Woods to cut it, and flipped one side over to create a crisscross hill:

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I adhered one of the pieces to the Gray Granite base and used Glue Dots to adhere the trees. I then stamped the pine cone stamp in Gray Granite ink, lightly sponged some Gray Granite ink on the Very Vanilla cardstock (whatever was already on the sponge), and attached the top hill layer with Mini Dimensionals:

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To attach the front panel piece, I used two pieces of Tear & Tape on each end and then attached to the outer front panels:

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For the back, I used a piece of 2 ¾” x 4” Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the sentiment and pinecones in Gray Granite ink:

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Isn’t that super cool and easy?? This really is a great card to make and just think of all the sceneries you can make! I just love the shimmer on the trees and yes, you could sponge the shimmer paint directly on the cardstock, but I wanted to give it a little bit more effect with the Vellum and it makes the trees a little bit sturdier!

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