Thursday, November 11, 2021

Whimsy & Wonder by Stampin' Up & How to Layer Stamped and Die Cut Pieces Together for Cards & Tags

Hello My Crafting Friends,

Today I am sharing my October Stampin’ Up 2021 Artisan Design Team showcase projects. 

For my projects this month I wanted to share two holiday handmade cards & tags made with the Whimsy & Wonder Suite of Products from Stampin’ Up. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and that it inspires you to create something today.

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Here are the dimensions and pieces you will need to create these cards

Thick Basic White Cardbase – 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”

Designer Series Paper – (2) 1 ½” x 5 ½” | (2) 3”

Pear Pizzaz Cardstock – (3) 3 ½” x 3 ½”

Mossy Meadow Cardstock – (1) 3 ½” x 3 ½”

Basic White Cardstock – stamping

Vellum Cardstock – (2) 3” x 4 ¼”

Silver Foil Specialty Pack – (1) 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Brushed Metallic Cardstock – (1) 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Kraft Paper – (2) ½” strip

Here is a list of the supplies I used:

Whimsical Trees Bundle 156810 $51.25

     Includes: Whimsical Trees Stamp Set 156330 $22.00 & Christmas Trees Dies 156339 $35.00

Whimsy &Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper 156329 $15.00

Wonderful Snowflakes 156340 $6.00

Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon 156341 $8.00

VersaMark Ink Pad 102283 $9.50

VersaMark Refill 102193 $6.00

Metallics Embossing Powder (Silver) 155555 $18.00

Heat Tool 129053 $30.00

Polished Pink Cardstock 155710 $8.75

Polished Pink Ink Pad 155712 $7.50

Blushing Bride Cardstock 131198 $8.75

Blushing Bride Ink Pad 147100 $7.50

Mossy Meadow Cardstock 133676 $8.75

Mossy Meadow Ink Pad 147111 $7.50

Mint Macaron Cardstock 138337 $8.75

Mint Macaron Ink Pad 147106 $7.50

Misty Moonlight Cardstock 153081 $8.75

Misty Moonlight Ink Pad 153118 $7.50

Soft Sea Foam Cardstock 146988 $8.75

Basic White Cardstock 159276 $9.75

Thick Basic White Cardstock 159229 $8.25

Memento Black Ink Pad 132708 $6.00

Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder 152718 $9.00

Wintry Embossing Folder 155433 $10.00

Seasonal Labels Dies 156299 $38.00

Paper Trimmer 152392 $25.00

Simply Shammy 147042 $8.00

Stampin’ Seal PLUS Adhesive 149699 $12.00

Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 $4.00

Tear & Tape Adhesive 138995 $7.00

Dimensionals 104430 $4.00

Clear Block D 118485 $8.50

Paper Snips 103579 $10.00

Bone Folder 102300 $7.00

Stampin' Pierce Mat 126199 $5.00

Take Your Pick Tool 144107 $10.00

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 149653 $120.00

Prepping for the cards:

1- Stamp and cut out a bunch of the images in coordinating colors from the Stamp Set & Dies.

2- Add extra texture to some of the stamped images with the dots. Use VersaMark ink and Silver Heat Emboss Powder.

3- Add some Silver to the die cut trees with VersaMark refill and cotton swab. Appy to the bottom of each layer of branches. Add silver powder and heat.

4- Cut tree dies from the Whimsy & Wonder DSP using the simple pattern sides. Layer texture or decorative dies on top.

Card #1

1- Cut the Diagonal Stripe Shiny Pattern DSP to 4 ¼” x 5 ½” and add it to the front of a Thick Basic White Cardbase.

2- Emboss a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Soft Sea Foam Cardstock with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder add it to the center of the cardbase.

3- Create a grouping of trees using the stamped & die cut images you have prepped. Add the larger images first. Mix sizes and textures. You can add some with dimensionals.

4- Take 12” of Blushing Bride Ribbon and fray it from one end to about ½ way. Separate into the section and tie a know about ½ way. Repeat with the other section. Then finish fraying the ribbon. This will keep the small strand together.

5- Stamp the greeting on one of the Seasonal Label Dies in Memento Black ink. Add adhesive to the back. With one section of the frayed ribbon place the center on the adhesive and wrap the ends back and forth to create a faux bow.

6- Then cut 5” of ribbon and trim down the center to create two thinner pieces. Add to the back of the greeting in an X shape. Trim the ends at an angle.

7- Add one of the Wonderful Snowflakes behind the greeting on the left side. Make sure the iridescent side is up. Add everything to the bottom left corner of the card with dimensionals.

8- Then tuck in small die cut trees around the greeting with dimensionals.

All Done!

Card #2

1- Cut the Blushing Bride Snowflake DSP to 4 ¼” x 5 ½” and add it to the front of a Thick Basic White Cardbase.

2- Emboss a 3 ¼” x 5” piece of Soft Sea Foam Cardstock with the Snowflake Wintry Embossing Folder. Add it to a piece of 3 ½” x 5 ¼” piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock. Add this to the center of the cardbase.

3- Create a grouping of trees using the stamped & die cut images you have prepped. Add the larger images first. Mix sizes and textures.

4- Add medium size trees in front of the larger trees with dimensionals.

5- Next add the smaller die cut trees around the area where the greeting will go and in front of the other trees. Use dimensionals as you want.

6- Add a Wonderful Snowflake to the open area on the left where the greeting will go.

7- Stamp the greeting in Memento Black ink on a scrap piece of Basic White Cardstock. Add the long label from the Seasonal Label Dies over the greeting so it is pushed all the way to one side. Use washi tape to hold it in place. Run through your cutting machine.

8- Then to cut the other side match the spacing and edges to be the same as the cut side. Add washi tape to hold in place. When cutting with your machine only place the top plate over the area you want to cut. See video if needed.

9- Cut 12” of ribbon and cut in half so you have two thinner pieces.  Tie a bow with one of the pieces. Add adhesive to the back of the label and adhere the bow. Trim the ends. Add this to the card over the snowflake with dimensionals.

All Done!


1- Cut out some tags from the Seasonal Label Dies size is about 3 ½” tall from both Cardstock & DSP. Punch a hole at the top and trim the DSP labels in ½”. Add the DSP to the bottom half of each label.

2- With the extra stamped, die cut images, and snowflakes add 2-3 of each to each tag. Do one large piece, one medium, and one small.

3- Stamp your greeting with Memento Black Ink on a strip of Basic White Cardstock that is 3/8” add over the bottom of the trees with dimensionals.

4- Cut 6” of Ribbon and add tie it to each tag.

All Done!

I have also created a video walking you through each step: 

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Have a creative day,


1 comment:

  1. These are gorgeous cards, Chelsey. I have some of this DSP. Your cards are inspiring me to use it. Enjoy your day!