Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! How’s your week going? It has been beautiful and sunny here, although we still really need some rain in the northstate. Today we are creating four beautiful cards using the Stack, Cut & Shuffle Technique. Haven’t heard about it yet? Then grab a cup of coffee or other beverage (no judgement here!) and let me show you what it’s all about. Were you able to catch my Facebook Live showcasing this technique this morning? If not, you can catch the replay over on my YouTube Channel here.
I learned this fun technique from a creative challenge back in December. I demonstrated it with my team shortly after on our zoom call. This is the set I created for that demonstration using the Special Moments stamp set and the Sunshine and Rainbows DSP:
And here is the inside of the cards:
And here are the ones we created last weekend at our in-person event using the Love and Happiness stamp set and the Sweet Talk DSP:
Here is the inside of those:
And now today’s cards using the Celebrating You stamp set and the Daffodil Afternoon DSP:
There are 12 cards using the same technique with different papers, stamps and embellishments. Isn’t it amazing the different looks? So let’s get into how you create them. It is actually very easy once you get started. Start by choosing your DSP and then create four card bases in a coordinating cardstock. Next, choose just four different sheets of DSP from the same pack. This is where Stampin’ Up! exceeds! Not only is the quality of the paper superior, but it all coordinates!!! When you are choosing from a pack of DSP, you are able to choose different patterns, but with all coordinating colors. I chose Flirty Flamingo for my card bases. Here are the measurements, which are the same for the above cards as well:
- 4 Card bases in Flirty Flamingo cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Daffodil Afternoon DSP 4 sheets cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Very Vanilla (Basic White was used in the above cards) cardstock 4 cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″
Once you have the basic cuts listed above, it’s easiest to start by creating from the inside of the card out. I took all for of my inside layers and stamped my sentiment from the Celebrating You stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink. I love using this color for sentiments for the crisp, bold look it gives. Next I attached all of the inside layers to the inside of the cards with Stampin’ Seal adhesive.
And I decided to decorate the envelopes next so that when we finished the card fronts, we were done. This is a great way to not only tie the projects together, but to use up some of your scraps of DSP.
Before I went live, I punched and assembled my daisies. They are punched in Basic White cardstock, two to a flower and the centers are in Flirty Flamingo cardstock that was punched with a retired 3/8″ circle punch. In the video I did add some leaves punched in Pear Pizzazz cardstock with the Bough Punch. If you plan it right, you can have all of the elements prepped and ready to go so that when you cut your DSP for the card fronts, all you have to do is assemble. The next part is the cut and shuffle part. Since I don’t have any still shots of this, you may want to watch the video again to see how it’s done. Take all four of your 4″ x 5 1/4″ layers and stack them together and lay them in your trimmer so that when you make your first cut, you have two long stacks. Your first cut is at 2 3/4″ so that you have a stack that measures 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″. Lay the slimmer stack aside, being careful to keep them stacked. Rotate the larger layer to the left and cut at 3″. Take these two stacks and set them aside to resemble the stack before you cut them. Take the slimmer stack, rotate it to the left and cut at 2″ and then next to the other stacks to resemble your 4″ x 5 1/4″ layers. Starting with the upper right corner, take that stack and shuffle the top layer to the back and set down. Take the stack underneath it and shuffle twice, and then the lower left stack, shuffle 3 times. Now you should have all four layers showing at once. Now attach each layer to your card fronts. You will want to leave about 1/8″ or less space between each of the layers so that you can see the pink showing through. I then stamped my sentiments in Mossy Meadow ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and punched them out with the Postage Stamp punch. I added them to the card fronts with dimensionals and then added the daisies next to the labels with dimensionals. I then tied bows in the Flirty Flamingo and Gold ribbon and add them with Mini Glue Dots.
I then added pearls to all of the cards for my bling and I was done. It really is a fun way to create multiples of a card and use up some of your paper stash that we all have. Did you can get the Daffodil Afternoon DSP for FREE with a qualifying order? Ye! For every $50.00 in product you order, you can choose something from the Sale-a-bration Catalog for FREE! But if you a have a really long wish list, you may want to consider purchasing the Starter Kit. For only $99.00 plus tax and FREE shipping, you get to choose $125.00 in product plus through February 28th, you can choose two more stamp sets for FREE!!! What a deal! You can check it all out here.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope I was able to inspire you to try a new technique this week. Have a great rest of your week!