August 8, 2017


At my monthly Stamp-In Workshop, my girls created a fun card that features two stamps from a Paper Pumpkin kit and stamps from two new sets in the big catalog:

With a few simple embellishments -- washi tape and sequins -- the card gains lots of personality.

It has some dimension, not a lot. But it is Post Office friendly. And, often, that's what counts!

The background stamp was meant to be <adult> colored. 
However, so the watermelon slice could be the focal point, I left it uncolored. 
My husband took one look at the card and noted, "It doesn't look finished." Husbands . . .

The adorable watermelon slice is stolen from my Paper Pumpkin kit. 
It adds such a summery and festive touch!

Truly, a simply adorable card, wouldn't you agree?

If you'd like to create a card similar to this one, follow this tutorial:

Hello Color stamp set (page 168)
Happy Birthday Gorgeous (page 77)
Paper Pumpkin stamp

Whisper White cardstock
Emerald Envy cardstock
Melon Mambo cardstock

Black ink
Melon Mambo ink
Emerald Envy ink
Stampin' Write Markers in Basic Black and Melon Mambo

Classic Label Punch
Black sequins
Black and white washi tape
Paper Snips
Stampin' Dimensionals

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Add two pieces of black and white washi tape to the card base, about 1 1/2" from the top and the bottom. Trim the ends of the washi tape flush with the card edges.

On a 3" x 4 3/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp in black ink the largest design from the Hello Color stamp set. Adhere this to a 3 1/4" x 5" piece of Melon Mambo cardstock, then to a 3 1/2" x 5 1/4" piece of Emerald Envy cardstock. Adhere this whole piece to the card base.

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp first the rind of the watermelon wedge in Emerald Envy. Then, eyeballing it, stamp the juicy portion in Melon Mambo. If you desire, leave the seeds white, or color them in with the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, as I did in the sample. Fussy cut the watermelon. Use a couple Stampin' Dimensionals to add the watermelon slice at an angle on the card front.

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment, as well as its frame in black. Use the Classic Label Punch to cut the label. If you'd like, add a little color to the frame with the Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the sentiment to the bottom of the white portion over part of the black stamping.

Add a trio of black sequins to the background.



  1. Another adorable find here! Would love if you'd share this at this week's Reader Tip Tuesday:
    Open all week & growing.
    Would like to add this to a future watermelon collection feature :)

  2. I love the card and I have taken up coloring post cards I found. Im hooked, not sure for how long. Love the watermelon, thank you for sharing on #OMHGFF this week, appreciate your visit!!!

  3. So cute! I love the dimensional watermelon. But even more than that I am thrilled that I can finally leave a comment on your blog. I try every week and it always wants me to choose a profile, but won't let me select one. Tonight it brought one up. Yahoo!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with SYC.

  4. I love the dimension that the watermelon adds and I've always wondered if your cards were post office friendly. Thanks for answering my question and for always sharing your beautiful cards with us at Celebrate Your Story.

    1. I'm pretty cautious about the embellishments I put on my cards. Things like Stampin' Dimensionals and sequins are post office friendly. Anything that is harder and less yielding like rhinestones and/or brads sometimes cause problems. They often require extra postage. Grrr.

  5. My MIL birthday is next week. I am going to let my boys try this out.

  6. very creative , my dad a watermellon lover would have thought this to be awesome.
    come see us at

  7. This is one of my favs! Love watermelon on the black & pop!
    I hope we see you at the current Reader Tip Tuesday Party:
    It's open all week & growing.