Stampin’ Up Postcard Pals

Good Thursday morning all. We are around the bend to the close of the week.  Hope you’ve had a great week so far and are making some fun plans for the weekend.

For today’s card I used the adorable Postcard Pals stamp set.  I think these animal images are just the sweetest.  I used the Platypus image for my card today.  I also played along with the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge. Take a look.

I started by stamping the Platypus image from the Postcard Pals stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I colored it in using my Bronze, Crumb Cake, Ivory, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Then using the largest circle from the Stitched Shaped Framelits, I cut the image out with my Big Shot.

Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue I adhered it to a panel of Mint Macaron cardstock which I ran through my Big Shot with the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Using Snail I adhered a piece of the beautiful Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper to a Blackberry Bliss card base.  In the center of the card I attached a strip of Night of Navy cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I adhered the Mint Macaron panel to the center of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I cut out 3 circles from another design of the Tranquil Textures DSP, one using the smallest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits, one with my 1″ Circle Punch and one with my 3/4″ Circle Punch. I arranged them on the left side of the artwork, the bottom 2 were adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the small top one was attached with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

On the inside liner I stamped the Platypus using Early Espresso Ink, in the center of the Whisper White panel, stamping off 4 times to get a very light image.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Postcard Pals stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on top of the Platypus.  I adhered the Whisper White liner to a Mint Macaron cardstock mat using Snail.  I then adhered this to the inside of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish off my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the Platypus in Early Espresso Ink, stamping off twice, to the front of the envelope.  I then added a piece of Tranquil Textures DSP to the envelope flap.  This card was really a lot of fun making.  I hope you will consider giving it a try.  Thanks for checking out my blog today, hope you will stop back again soon.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping, Karen!


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ (scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 4 1/2″ X 3 1/4″ (front panel), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Night of Navy Cardstock 1 7/8″ X 5 1/4″ (front strip)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″ (card front), scrap for circles


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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up Postcard Pals

  1. Great colouring – and great inspiration from this set – I’m not sure I could have thought of anything to do with him! It’s a great take on our sketch. Thanks for playing with us at HSS


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