Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace Hello Card

Good Morning! Have you heard of the Scrappy Strip technique? Well, I’ll tell you about it because today’s card uses the Scrappy Strip Technique along with the Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace cling stamp set. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The Scrappy Strip technique was developed by Australian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Kylie and Bruno Bertucci earlier this year and is really simple, but so dramatic. And since tomorrow Stampin’ Up will announce the retiring list and carryover list and preview the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog to Demonstrators, I decided to make my Scrappy Strip card using the beautiful, bold 2018-2020 In Colors because they will be on the retiring list!

I started by cutting 3-4 strips each of Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove and Whisper White card stock. Start with 5-1/2″ wide panels and randomly cut the strips so that one end is thicker than the other. I used widths between 1/4″ and 1/2″ and had strips left over. Adhere the first strip even with the short edge of a 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ panel of Basic Black card stock using multipurpose liquid glue. Add glue to the back of the next strip and place it next to the first strip with a small black space between the two strips. Continue adhering strips until the Basic Black panel is covered. The edge of the strips will extend beyond the edge of the Basic black panel and that’s ok. Arrange the colors so that it is pleasing to your taste. When one end gets too angled, flip the strip so that the thick end is on the other side. You can see in this picture how I’ve started adhering the strips to the Basic Black card stock.

When the panel is covered, trim the excess strips with a paper trimmer or paper snips. Trim off a 1/2″ strip for the inside of the card, and trim the rest of the panel so that it is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″. Adhere it to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Basic Black mat with multipurpose liquid glue, and then to a Basic Black card base with dimensionals.

I wanted to use the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace stamp set, so I stamped it in VersaMark Ink on a strip of Basic Black card stock. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until it was shiny. I trimmed the end and adhered it to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

I adhered the 1/2″ Scrappy Strip panel to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and trimmed the ends. I then adhered it to the inside of my card with multipurpose liquid glue.

The Scrappy Strip technique makes cards that look like a piece of modern art! And the bold Stampin’ Up! 2018-2020 In Colors are a perfect contrast for the black background. And it’s so sad to see them go. But once once the products – ink, markers, refills, paper and embellishments – are sold out, they will sadly no longer be available. So if there is something you still need from the 2018-2020 In Color product line to complete your stash, head quickly to my Online Store to stock up before they’re gone.


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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 4-1/2″ x 5-1/5″ (Scrappy Strip base), 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • For the following colors, you need approximately 4″ x 5-1/2″ so that you can easily cut the strips with your paper trimmer
    • Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove Whisper White
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace Hello Card

Happy Monday Morning! With the last card and 4th of July just around the corner, I wanted to make another red, white and blue card. I also wanted to play with the Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace cling stamp set to see how it would work in a randomly stamped all over pattern – like handmade DSP. Here is the result. You can find supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I was also inspired by this week’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches – Freshly Made Sketches #393 – A Sketch by Lee Ann. This is a great clean and simple card sketch that is pretty easy to do and results in beautiful cards, so visit them for more inspiration.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the large image from the Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace cling stamp set and the little rose image several times on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Real Red ink. I did this again with a strip of whisper white for the inside. I die cut 2 strips of Whisper white on the large stitched lace die, and then cut one edge with the border die. It came out so delicate and pretty!

Using the multipurpose liquid glue, I adhered the lace strips to the top and bottom back of the stamped panel. I then attached the thin Real Red strips to the border, also with liquid multipurpose glue. I colored come of the Clear Faceted Gems red with the Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends marker and attached them to the center of the flowers.

I made a Blueberry Bushel card base and stamped the hello sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace stamp set on the bottom of the card base using Versamark ink after dusting it with the embossing buddy. I sprinkled it with White embossing powder and heat set. Since I stamped directly on the card base, it was a little warped after heating, so I put the card base under a stack of books for a couple of hours to flatten it. I was relieved that this worked!

For the inside, I attached the stamped strip to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and adhered it to a Real Red mat with snail. Then I attached it to the inside of the card with snail.

As a final touch, I stamped the small rose image to the back of the envelope flap with Real Red ink to coordinate with the card. I have seen so many pretty cards with the large floral spray as the focal image, and I am pleased that it worked out so well when randomly stamped all over like a DSP.

I hope you enjoyed this little patriotic hello card and I hope you have a great week. Thanks for stopping by!

Akiko


June 16 – 30 Host Code: 3ZXWQ49Y

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Blueberry Bushel – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Real Red – 3 3/4″ x 5″, (2) 1/8″ x 4″
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 3″, (2) 3/4″ x 4, 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: