Reds & Pinks for Cardz 4 Galz #217

Welcome to the Cardz 4 Galz challenge #217! I’m the host for this challenge, and I chose reds and pinks for the theme. I”d be honored to have you play along with us and upload your creations to our gallery. Please don’t forget to visit the challenge website to see the fabulous creations from the rest of the design team members.

Here’s my card:


  • The Poppy Parade base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The white cardstock mat measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • AFTER I ran a piece of Poppy Parade through my Cut & Emboss machine using the 3D exposed brick embossing folder, I trimmed it to 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • The white mat under the DSP (designer series paper) measures 2-5/8 inches by 4-7/8 inches.
  • I trimmed a piece of Garden Walk DSP to 2-1/2 by 4-3/4 inches.
  • Trim a coordinating piece of DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Next, punch a piece of DSP using a 1-inch whole punch and run it through the XYRON create-a-sticker for the envelope flap.
  • I used a piece of scrap Poppy Parade cardstock for the sentiment label.
  • The white cardstock for the inside measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • You’ll need another piece of white cardstock for the daisies. Don’t tell anyone, but I cropped the daisies from the white cardstock mat under the embossed Poppy Parade cardstock. No one will know and you can be frugal with your cardstock.


  • Adhere the white cardstock mat to the base of the card using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Center the dry-embossed Poppy Parade cardstock on the white cardstock mat and adhere using liquid glue.
  • After adhering the Garden Walk DSP to the white cardstock mat, wrap a piece of white ribbon around the layers and tie in a square knot.
  • Add glue dots to the corners of the white cardstock layer and then apply liquid glue. Adhere to the dry-embossed piece of Poppy Parade.
  • HINT: I added glue dots to the corners and also used liquid glue so I wouldn’t need to use dimensionals to accommodate the ribbon.
  • After cropping the daisies using the Cheerful Daisy dies, I ran it through my Cut & Emboss machine using one of the basics embossing folders. The set of three basics embossing folders are available in the online exclusives products.
  • Wipe a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock using your embossing buddy, and then stamp the sentiment using VersaMark ink.
  • After adding white embossing powder to the ink, heat set it with your heat tool.
  • Crop the sentiment using the label die from Cheerful Daisies die set.
  • Add dimensionals under the daisies and adhere to the front of the card.
  • Use liquid glue to adhere the sentiment to the top of the daisies.
  • Stamp your sentiment for the inside on the white cardstock using Poppy Parade ink.
  • After you stamp your sentiment, adhere the inside white cardstock using liquid glue.
  • HINT: I’ve learned that I need to stamp the sentiment before I adhere the inside cardstock. Cardstock has two sides for a reason, and if you stamp before you adhere, you can easily try again on the back of the cardstock. Trust me on this.
  • With that, I’d completed this easy-peasy coordinated birthday card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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Have a Peachy Day!


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