A Three-for with Cardz 4 Guyz #323, PP642 & Creative Creases Challenge

Welcome to another Cardz 4 Guyz challenge!  This host for challenge #323, Melanie, chose many layers for the theme.  When you are finished here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the design team members created.  There’s so much inspiration to be found on the site.  Don’t forget to upload your creation to the gallery – we’d love to have you play along.

I needed a thank-you card for one of my cousins on Long Island.  He helped me out tremendously and went above and beyond to help me with an issue.  Since I am in Central Florida, his help really made the whole process so much easier! While creating my thank you card, I layered the sentiments as well as the papers.

Here’s my layered card::



The layout is classic, and goes right along with the current Paper Players Challenge #642.

Here’s the Paper Players challenge banner:

The Creative Creases challenge theme is always an anything goes with a fun fold.  Therefore, this card qualifies for that challenge as well.



  • The Night of Navy base measures 11 by 4-1/4 inches, scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2 inches. Use a bone folder to emphasize the folds.
  • Trim a piece of Gray Granite cardstock to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • I used a piece of retired DSP for the background. It measures 4 by 5-1/2 inches. I trimmed another piece of the same DSP is the background for the inside panel of the card, to the same measurements.
  • Trim a coordinating piece of DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/4 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Punch a coordinating piece of DSP using a 1-inch circle punch for the envelope seal.
  • The while cardstock on the inside panel measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Use scraps of Night of Navy and white cardstock for the sentiment panels.

Stamping, Cropping, and Assembly:

  • Using sentiments from the Biggest Wish stamp set, stamp “THANKS” three times in Gray Granite on white cardstock.
  • Stamp the script “thanks” on top of the Gray Granite sentiment.
  • Stamp “thanks” on white cardstock using Night of Navy ink for the inside panel.
  • Crop the white cardstock pieces using the deckled rectangle dies.
  • Crop Night of Navy cardstock to create mats for the sentiment panels.
  • I used another sentiment from the Here’s a Card stamp set and stamped it in Gray Granite on the inside white cardstock panel.
  • Tie a length of Gray Granite ribbon using a square knot around the DSP for the front panel.
  • Adhere the front panel Gray Granite cardstock the the Night of Navy cardstock using multipurpose liquid glue.. Make sure you only adhere the bottom part of the front panel to the Night of Navy. If you adhere the whole front panel, the card won’t stand up.
  • Use the multipurpose glue to adhere the DSP to the Gray Granite cardstock.
  • Add dimensionals under the Night of Navy mat for the sentiment. Make sure you add them so the sentiment panel straddles the ribbon.
  • Adhere the inside piece of white cardstock to the DSP.
  • Adhere the DSP to the inside panel of the card.
  • Add dimensionals underneath the “thanks” sentiment near the top of the inside of the card. The placement depends on how straight you want your easel to stand. Higher up will give a steeper easel.
  • Adhere the DSP to the envelope flap using multipurpose glue and trim.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you very much for stopping by today!  Have a Peachy day!



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