Making a “Hybrid” Card and More Clearance Bin Finds!

By | 12/29/2012

I’ll ‘fess up!  I spent my morning creating a card set and gift box for my Virtual Club Class.  (It really is a stunning set!)    I followed that with an afternoon of going to the movies with my kids (The Hobbit…which turns out to be the first movie in the next trilogy!!)  and then a trip to Ikea with my husband to buy some furniture for my craft room. (Yes!  Of course I’ll share pictures!)   In all honesty, by the time I got to my project for the day, it needed to be quick! (Yet fabulous!!!)

daring ad mds tag

I created a 3×3″ gift card using My Digital Studio (MDS).

THE HOW TO:  After opening MDS on your computer, you need to select  new project.  I chose to make a  3×3 tag.  I simply clicked the background paper tab and selected the Designer Series Paper Sun Garden 1.  I then selected the Stamp category, clicked on the stamp icon and selected the Daring Adventure set.  This gives me access to all of the images in this stamp set (which I do not own…I merely purchased the brush set for this stamp set).  I love this saying, but did not want to purchase the entire set to get one stamp I loved.  This is the way to do that!!!  I applied the image and resized it.  Very easy.  Save your project and print it.  You can share your project and export it to a jpeg file or a png file and it will save it in your pictures folder on your computer.

This is what my project looked like before I printed it out:


I’m always amazed when I print it out on card stock. It looks like I stamped the image!  Amazing!   I printed this on Whisper White Card stock and then trimmed it down.  I added a piece of Peach Parfait 1/2 Inch Stitched-Poly Ribbon that I got in the Clearance Bin.  It was $3.59 for 15 yards!!!  I used stamping dimensionals to attach this to a piece of Always Artichoke cut 3-1/2 x 7″ and scored at 3-1/2″.

I love how this card turned out.  I can picture making a set of 6 of these and including the little envelopes.  You could create a pretty gift bag or box and it’s a fabulous and quick gift!  Who doesn’t need cards?!

Peach Parfait 1/2 Inch Stitched-Poly Ribbon - by Stampin' Up! Peach Parfait 1/2 Inch Stitched-Poly Ribbon

Regular Price: $3.99
Preferred Price: $3.59…yes!  15 yards!
Purchasing MDS2 (#130646) gives you access to so many great images and projects.  You can’t own every stamp set or Designer Series Paper.  MDS gives you access to so much!  It comes loaded with all kinds of selections and then you can add papers, brush sets (stamp sets), embellishments…you name it. It’s like having a Stampin’ Up! library! Some of the digital downloads are as low as $0.99!!!  Plus, you can have things printed by Stampin’ Up!’s printing service.  I created a journal as a gift for my daughter and was amazed at the quality of this product.
It also allows you to create a card quickly.  I created this entire card in less than 5 minutes.  In 30 minutes, I could have created an entire gift set.  I’m going to do that tomorrow in fact!  I feel challenged to do that!
Have a great day.  Do check out that clearance bin.  I’m telling you, the deals are amazing.  The ribbon alone is such a deal!  I love when the ribbon matches the paper and the ink!  The project just looks like a professional card maker created it!
Thank you so much for visiting today!  Happy stamping.
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