Stampin’ Up Postcard Pals

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  How is everyone’s week going?  We’re halfway through already.

For today’s card I played with one of my favorite sets, Stampin’ Up Postcard Pals Stamp Set.  I just love the little critters in this set, it’s such a fun set.  Here’s my card.

I was also able to join in with the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #315.  Here is their sketch.

For my card I started with a Wood Textures Designer Series Paper card front and ran it through my Big Shot using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It’s very hard to see in the picture, but the wood background has texture to it.  I adhered the card front to a Highland Heather card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I ran a strip of Highland Heather cardstock through my Big Shot using the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the Otter image from the Postcard Pals stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the image in using my Balmy Blue, Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Poppy Parade and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I cut out the scalloped oval in Balmy Blue Cardstock from the Layering Oval Framelits Dies  I adhered the stitched oval to the scalloped oval using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a small piece of Glossy White cardstock I did the Shaving Cream Technique using Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight and Highland Heather Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set in Versamark Ink on the marbled paper.  I sprinkled it with my Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it using my Heat Tool.  I cut the sentiment out using the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and I cut the Balmy Blue scalloped oval from the Layering Oval Framelits Dies.  I adhered the stitched oval to the scalloped oval using Multipurpose Liquid Glue then adhered it to the bottom of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up Life Is Grand Stamp Set in Balmy Blue Ink on a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Highland Heather card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the otter image from the Postcard Pals stamp set on the front of the envelope and colored it in using my Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!


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Happy Stamping, Karen!




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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue Cardstock 3″ X 4″ (scalloped oval), scrap for small oval
  • Glossy White Cardstock scrap for sentiment oval
  • Highland Heather Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 1 1/2″ X 4 1/8″ (strip on card front)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3″ X 4″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), piece for envelope flap


Product List

Heat Tool


Big Shot




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