Mystery Stamping – Mother’s Day Cards

Every month, our demonstrator gets together to catch-up on what’s new with Stampin’ Up!, what’s new with each other, and also to make a project.  Since I am hooked on Mystery Stamping, I decided to send my team instructions before the meeting for a fun Mother’s Day card.

Before I reveal the card, here are the directions that I gave the team to have on-hand to make the card:

  • Card base in a color that will match your DSP or a very neutral color cut to 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼” on the 8 ½” side.  Essentially, this is a standard A2 card size.
  • Using the same color as your card base, cut a piece of cardstock to 5 3/8” x 4 1/8”.
  • Next get a piece of another color cardstock that will work well with your DSP to make a frame.  Cut it to 2 ¾” x 5 ¼”.
  • Get a piece of DSP that works well with your card base and your frame and cut it to 2 ½” x 5”.  I recommend a pretty basic design – either a pattern or floral-ish in tone.
  • You’re going to make a few banners for the card.  One will have a sentiment.  The sentiment stamp should fit into a 2 ½” x ¾”ish area.  I’m going to focus on Mother’s Day.
  • Ink color of your choice.  I’ll probably use black or one that works well with my frame color choice.
  • The banners will include one in the color of your card base and one in the color of your frame.  Have pieces of about 2” x 4” of both to use to make the banners.
  • Grab an embossing folder that has a design that works with your DSP.   Or, choose a very neutral one (dots, stripes, etc.).
  • Get some twine or thin ribbon that will work with the colors that you’ve chosen.
  • And, get a few pieces of embellishment.  I’m going to use some of the leftovers that I have from PP kits, including a few leaves and sprigs.  If you don’t have Paper Pumpkin leftovers, consider a punch that you have or a die that you have to make some floral-ish embellishments.
  • We’ll figure out the final pieces of bling as we go.  I’ll probably use a few sequins to add a little pop.
  • The regular glue, scissors, paper cutter… will come in handy.

Okay, now, here is the card.  Okay, actually, here are two cards that I made with the directions above.

I love the texture of these cards.  This was so easy to achieve by simply adhering the layers together and then running them through the Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder.  It’s a great way to add a little dimension to your cards.

Confession – I used quite a few Paper Pumpkin products to finish my cards.  The sentiment is from the stamp set in the April 2020 kit which I absolutely loved.  The leaves and sequins are also from prior kits.

Below are a few of the products that I used to make the cards.  Give them a try, I think you’ll love how easily the cards come together.

Happy stamping,