Welcome to Cardz 4 Guyz challenge #317.  Our host for this two week challenge, Julie, chose Make Us Smile for a theme.  So much fun!  When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site linked above.  It’s always very interesting to see the interpretations of the theme by the rest of the design team members.

Here’s my card:


The layout for this card comes from the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge #596. I’ve always enjoyed these challenges and am glad things worked out so that I could join in on this one. The size of my circles is a little bit off, but the inspiration is definitely evident. I used the Rainy Days DSP (designer series paper) for this card. Pictures don’t really do it justice! The raindrops on the background are heat embossed, as are the umbrellas and the turtle’s shell and flower. The dies and the tiny flowers from the suite are unavailable until next week, and you can bet I will be placing an order asap!

Here’s the challenge banner:


  • The Mango Melody base measures 11 by 4-1/4 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent fold.
  • The raindrop background DSP measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • I used the second largest Scalloped Contour die for the umbrella DSP.
  • After cropping a piece of the flower DSP with the same scalloped die, I trimmed the DSP to 2 by 4 inches, then cut the chevron end.
  • I used one of the Stylish Shapes circle dies to crop the turtle.
  • The yellow flower DSP (under the vellum) measures 3-7/8 by 1-1/8 inches.
  • The vellum was cropped using another Stylish Shape die.
  • For the inside, the white panel measures my regular 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • The DSP on the bottom of the white panel measures 4 by 1/2 inch.
  • I used a smaller circle die from the Stylish Shapes for the flowers in the corner and trimmed the sides after I adhered everything together.
  • I trimmed a piece of the Old Olive flowered DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap then punched a 1 inch circle for the envelope seal.

What I Did:


  • I used a Balmy Blue Stamping Write marker to outline all the DSP pieces on the front of the card. I should’ve done it for the inside as well, but didn’t think about it before I adhered the inside down.
  • I adhered the raindrop DSP, the umbrella DSP, and the inside panel using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Next, I added dimensionals under the flowered DSP banner and adhered it down.
  • Then, I carefully added dimensionals under the yellow DSP on either end so it would straddle the banner.
  • After dry-fitting the turtle circle, I added dimensionals under the top left 1/4 of the circle. I adhered the rest of the circle down using liquid glue.
  • I used my embossing buddy on a piece of vellum, then stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink.
  • Next, I added black embossing powder and heat set it using my heat tool.
  • HINT: Be careful because the vellum will scorch easily. I found it easier to let the heat tool heat up more than usual so the powder would melt faster.
  • I added matte Old Olive dots to the corners of the sentiment banner.
  • I stamped the sentiment on the inside using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad. and adhered the inside panel with multipurpose liquid glue.
  • As an after-thought, I added a baker’s twine bow to the front of the card.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thanks very much for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!



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