July 19, 2022


I just love the look of stamping on Designer Series Paper, then fussy cutting.

For this card, I used the large flower from the Happiness Abounds stamp set on a subtle tone on tone piece of Designer Series Paper. After the stamping, I fussy cut the flower.

I created a circular hole in the outer layer of the card 
and popped the flower inside its circle for presentation.

Just a modest amount of dimension. 
The textured background keeps the solid Flirty Flamingo layer 
from being too boring.

The scalloped circle framing the opening for the flower 
gives the card a bit of frivoloty. 
And, of course, the wonderful word from the Amazing Thanks die set!

Following is a tutorial on how to make a card similar to this one. Of course, any color combination at all would work beautifully!

Flirty Flamingo cardstock
White cardstock

Happiness Abounds (page 109, Annual Catalog)

Black ink

Die Cutting/ Embossing Machine
Layering Circles dies (page 172, Annual Catalog)
Amazing Thanks Dies (page 169, Annual Catalog)
Painted Textures embossing folder (page 177, Annual Catalog)
Stampin' Dimensionals, both regular and small

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

Choose a subtly designed piece of Designer Series Paper, preferably tone on tone. Stamp the largest flower from the Happiness Abounds stamp set onto this DSP in black ink. Fussy cut the flower. Set it aside for now.

Cut a coordinating piece of cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4". Emboss it with the Painted Textures Embossing Folder.

From the Layering Circles die set, select the die that measures 2 1/8" in diameter. Center this die on the embossed piece, leaving even margins at the top and sides, and die cut it.

Choose the scalloped circle just a size up from the first circle and, from white cardstock, die cut one of these. Run it through the die cutting machine once again with the first circcle die centered inside to create a scalloped frome. Adhere this scalloped frame even with the circle cut in the colored cardstock.

Center this piece onto the card base and adhere it in place with Stampin' Dimensionals.

With Dimensionals once again, secure the fussy cut flower in the center of the circle.

From white cardstock, die cut the less detailed portion of the Amazing Thanks "thanks". Die cut the detailed part of the word from the matching cardstock you chose. Attach this to the bottom of the card with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.



  1. That is so pretty and I just love all the texture and depth of the diecuts.

  2. Beautiful card and so original You need to open an Etsy shop! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  3. I love the 3-dimensional quality, the texture, and the color of this card. Very pretty!
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