July 22, 2008

True Friend Thanks

Hi everyone. Time for another sneak peak from the upcoming Spring Mini Catalogue – this simple card uses the new True Friend stamp set and Apple Cider designer paper. I love the muted colours in this paper, it’s so perfectly named! Here’s the step by step:

Ink the flower image with Really Rust, Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa markers, as well as a blender pen loaded with Wild Wasabi ink. Stamp on Very Vanilla card stock.

Sponge the edges of the focal image with Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa ink. Layer on Close to Cocoa. Add two Antique Brass brads in the top right corner.

Layer two strips of Apple Cider paper on Close to Cocoa card stock. Adhere to a River Rock card base.

Attach the focal image using Stampin’ Dimensionals and tie a piece of Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain ribbon around the top of the card.

Stamp “Thank You” from the Occasional Greetings set in Chocolate Chip ink.

Create the medallion. I saw this made with other stamp sets by a couple of Demonstrators in the USA earlier in the year, it works really well with this set too. Stamp the largest flower image with Close to Cocoa on Really Rust card stock. Punch out the center using a 1” Circle punch. Punch the entire image using the Scalloped Circle punch. Punch the small star from Close to Cocoa card stock and layer a scrap of the Apple Cider paper behind the star. Add an Antique Brass brad then layer the scalloped circle on the star layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Adhere the medallion to the card using a double layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals and it’s finished!

Quick tip: Although I may add my ribbon quite early on when making a project, I never trim the edges until I’m finished, just to avoid any fraying. It helps to have a dedicated pair of ribbon scissors (I love the Stampin’ Up! Paper Snips for this) tie a piece of your favourite ribbon to the handles to keep them separate from your other scissors.

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Sets: True Friend, Occasional Greetings
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Close to Cocoa, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Paper: Apple Cider
Punches: Scalloped Circle, Small Star, 1 3/8" Circle, 1/16" Handheld
Accessories: Markers, Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain ribbon, Antique Brass brads, Sponge Daubers, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive.
All supplies available from Stampin' Up!


  1. Hi Sarah, love this card!! thank you for your detailed instructions it makes things so much easier.
    Another hint for ribbon, I've use a cigarette lighter to carefully seal my ribbon ends so stop fraying.
    PS I'm loving my iPod and have had it going non-stop since I got it.

  2. Hi Sarah, I found your blog through the U stamp advertising. I am also a SU demonstrator (in Canada) and must admit that I am in awe of your work. You have created so many beautiful cards and done so many wonderful things with stamps I never would have thought to do. You inspire me! Keep up the great work!

  3. Cute card! I really love the medallion. Thanks for the details on making it. :)
    joyk (on splitcoast)


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