Quick & Simple Friendship Card

For today’s card, I thought I would share a quick & easy design that really lets the sentiment and patterned paper shine. Sadly, this DSP, the ribbon, and the stamp set I used for the sentiment are all on the Stampin’ Up!® Last Chance list released earlier this week. If you want any of these gorgeous products, be sure to order them soon because most items on the retiring list are only available while supplies last!

Mel's Card Corner | Friends

I started this card by stamping the sentiment, from the Garden in Bloom stamp set, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Calypso Coral ink. After letting the ink dry for a couple of minutes, I cut it out using the a stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies on my Big Shot.

I turned my attention to the background layer. I knew I wanted to use this piece of beautiful foiled Calypso Coral paper from the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper. Since I didn’t think it would look right using a piece from one of the corners, I cut the paper into thirds (4″ for each piece) and used the section from the middle of the paper. I then trimmed off a piece 5-1/4″ long to use as my background panel.

Mel's Card Corner | Friends

Now that all of my pieces were ready, it was time to start assembling my card. I started by wrapping a piece of Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon around the background DSP layer and taping it down on the back side. I then adhered the DSP layer to the card base using Snail Adhesive. I popped the die cut oval onto the card over the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied a small bow using more of the ribbon and attached it tucked in right next to the oval using Mini Glue Dots and that completed the card.

As I mentioned earlier, the retiring lists for the 2017-2018 annual catalog and the 2018 Occasions (Spring/Summer) catalog were announced earlier this week. In case you missed it, here’s my post about it which includes the links to download the lists. I also did a catalog walk-through video showing all the retiring products which I posted on my YouTube channel. I thought I would embed it again in this post for anyone who may have missed it.


As a reminder, retiring stamp sets are guaranteed through May 25, but everything else (dies, embellishments, ink, paper products, etc.) are strictly available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Given we have 13 colors retiring, now is the time to grab reinkers, cardstock, etc. in those colors if you love them. Once they’re gone, they’re gone for good!

Until next time …

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