Thursday, September 17, 2020

Two Random Stamp Sets -CHALLENGE- with PATTERN PLAY & PEACEFUL BOUGHS | Stampin up Handmade Cards

I sometimes feel like I stick to one stamp set and it’s coordinating products when creating my handmade cards. That is one thing I love about Stampin’ Up products – how easy they make it to create beautiful things by creating suites that include coordinating stamp sets, dies, paper, and embellishments. 

However, the other day I had an idea for a new challenge for me and potential on going tutorial series where I randomly choose 2 stamp sets and make a greeting card using both of them. Today’s tutorial does exactly that. I randomly picked two stamp sets that I haven’t used in a while- Pattern Play and Peaceful Boughs and made a Slimline Christmas Card.

I hope you enjoy this handmade card tutorial and come back for more. I would love to see your finished creations that are inspired by this tutorial! You can tag me in any social media post using @creativechelsey | #creativechelsey or email me at 

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Here are the dimensions and pieces you will need to create this card:

Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock: 8 ½” x 11” (cut to 7” x 8 ½” for cardbase – use leftover for stamping and die cuts)

In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (Woodgrain pattern) – 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”

Old Olive Cardstock – scrap piece for die cuts

Early Espresso Cardstock – scrap piece for die cuts

Seaside Spray Cardstock – ¾” x 11”

Here is a list of the supplies I used to make the card (I have included the coordinating cardstock & ink 

Pattern Play Stamp Set 152523 $16.00

Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set 150541 $23.00

Beautiful Boughs Dies 150661 $35.00

Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock 144237 $8.25

In Good Taste Designer Series Paper 152494 $21.00

Old Olive Cardstock 100702 $8.75

Old Olive Ink Pad 147090 $7.50

Early Espresso Cardstock 119686 $8.75

Early Espresso Ink Pad 147114 $7.50

Seaside Spray Cardstock 150883 $8.75

Seaside Spray Ink Pad 150085 $7.50

Mossy Meadow Ink Pad 147111 $7.50

Elegant Faceted Gems 152464 $7.50

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush 141897 $8.00

Champagne Shimmer Paint 147044 $8.00

Water Painters 151298 $12.00

Banners Pick a Punch 153608 $23.00

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 149653 $120.00

Paper Trimmer 152392 $25.00 

Clear Block D 118485 $8.50

Clear Block C 118486 $7.00

Simply Shammy 147042 $8.00 

Stampin’ Seal Adhesive 152813 $8.00

Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 $4.00 

Glue Dots 103683 $5.25

Mini Dimensionals 144108 $4.00 

Paper Snips 103579 $10.00 

Bone Folder 102300 $7.00 

Take Your Pick Tool 144107 $10.00 

Paper Cutting:

1- Cut the Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock to 7” x 8 ½” & score at 3 ½”. 

2- From the leftover piece cut 3 large rectangles die cuts for the 3 panels of the card.

3- With the two smaller pine bough dies cut one each from Old Olive Cardstock. Then use the smallest pinecone die and cut 4 from Early Espresso Cardstock.

4- Punch each end of the strip of Seaside Spray with the Banner Pick-a-Punch. I used the “fishtail” shape.


1- On two of the rectangle panels stamp the largest pine bough image in Old Olive ink. The stem should be in a corner with the boughs covering most of the rectangle.

2- On the scrap piece of Thick Very Vanilla stamp 4 small pinecones in Early Espresso ink. Use a Water Painter over each image to spread the color a little. Let dry, then cut right along the outside edge for all four.

3- Stamp the greeting “May the spirit…” in Mossy Meadow ink in the center of the third panel.

4- Stamp the starburst image from Pattern Play in Seaside Spray ink randomly on all three panels.

5- With the Water Painter and Mossy Meadow ink add some color to each Old Olive pine bough die cut.

Putting it all together:

1- Add the Woodgrain DSP to the front of your cardbase. There will be a very thin border. 

2- Glue a stamped pinecone underneath a die cut pinecone, repeat for the other three. 

3- Add a pine bough die cut over each stamped pine bough. Slide one pinecone under each bough and then add a second pine cone on top, repeat for the other panel. You can use dimensionals to add depth. Add these two panels about 1” from the sides of the cardbase.

4- Use a bone folder to break down the fibers of the Seaside Spray strip. Add adhesive to the back of the greeting. Find the middle of the stipe and place it in the middle of the greeting. Then wrap each end to the opposite side to create a “Z” shape.  Add Wink of Stella to the areas that are showing – so pretty! Add this to the center of the cardbase with dimensionals.

5- Add a three Gems in the center of the starburst on the greeting panel.

All Done!

Here is the same project as a video tutorial.

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Have a creative day,


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