Monday, March 6, 2023

March Card Ministry

 Here are the cards we're making this week for Card Ministry at St. John's Methodist. I have two sets of cards and envelopes from Stampin' Up! that we're using. These are so much fun, because they have prints that match and since that part is done for you, it makes the construction time a bit shorter. The first card is made from one of these cards and envelope sets. I used the smaller cards (woodgrain) as a layer in the card. I got this set on the clearance rack a couple months ago for a couple bucks:) The last card made with the Soft Seedlings stamp set uses the other cards and envelopes set. That set was featured in last summer's SALE-A-BRATION as a free offering.


  • Grassy Stamp Set

  • Christian Birthday Stamp Set

  • Art Gallery Stamp Set

  • Stylish Shapes Dies

  • Card and Envelopes

  • Cardstocks: Basic White, Gray Woodgrain, Night of Navy

  • Ink Pads: Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Night of Navy


  • Striped Card Base and Blue Envelopes

  • Gray Woodgrain 3-1/8 x 4-1/4

  • Night of Navy 2-1/2 x 3-3/8

  • Basic White 2-3/8 x 3-1/4 stamped layer

  • Basic White 1-1/4 x 3-3/4 greeting

  • Night of Navy 1-3/4 x 4 greeting layer

Assemble Card:

  1. Basic White 2-3/8 x 3-1/4 stamp grass in Pear Pizzazz ink, trees in Mossy Meadow Ink with trunks resting on the grass line. Stamp Deer in Soft Suede ink with feet on grass line.

  2. Layer stamped piece on top of Navy piece.

  3. Adhere wood grain paper at an angle, then glue stamped layer and navy mat on top.

  4. Stamp greeting in Night of Navy ink on 1-1/4 x 3-3/4 Basic White cardstock, then diecut with banner from Stylish Shapes Dies

  5. Diecut larger banner with Stylish Shapes Dies for Night of Navy cardstock.

  6. Inside: Stamp deer and trees or grass


  • Two-Toned Flora Stamp Set

  • Christian Birthday Stamp Set

  • Art Gallery Stamp Set

  • Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper

  • Cardstocks: (Basic White, Pool Party, Orchid Oasis) (Basic White, Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral)

  • Ink Pads: (Orichid Oasis, Pool Party, Fresh Freesia) (Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pale Papaya)

  • Stampin' Dimensionals

  • Baker's Twine or Metallic Woven Ribbon

  • Classic Label Punch

  • Glue Dots


  • Pool Party or Pale Papaya 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored @ 4-1/4

  • DSP 4-1/8 x 5-3/8

  • Basic White 3 x 4-1/4 stamped layer

  • Basic White 1 x 3-1/2 greeting

  • Orchid Oasis or Calypso Coral 3-1/8 x 4-3/8 under stamped layer

  • Inside: 4 x 5-1/4 Basic White

Assemble Card:

  1. Adhere 4-1/8 x 5-3/8 DSP to (Fresh Freesia) (Pale Papaya) card base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored @ 4-1/4

  2. Stamp two flowers one facing bottom left corner, one facing top right.

      Color Group One: Stamp background in Pool Party Ink, detail in Orchid Oasis. On either side, stamp small flower in Fresh Freesia ink, second generation for background and 1st for the detail.

      Color Group Two: Stamp background in Pale Papaya Ink, detail in Calypso Coral. On either side, stamp small flower in Daffodil Delight ink, Pale Papaya for the detail.

  3. Glue stamped layer to Orchid Oasis or Calypso Coral mat, then to card front.

  4. Tie ribbon in a bow and adhere at an angle where the two flowers meet.

  5. Stamp greeting in Orchid Oasis or Calypso Coral ink, punch out and adhere to card front with stampin dimensionals.

  6. Inside, stamp large flower as on card front, and greeting


  • Soft Seedlings Stamp Set, Christian Birthday Stamp Set, Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set

  • Card and Envelopes

  • Cardstocks: Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Vellum

  • Ink Pads: Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam

  • Stylish Shapes Dies

  • Leaf Punch

  • Wink of Stella

  • Frosted Pearls

  • Stampin' Dimensionals

  • Watercolor Pencils


  • Soft Sea Foam or Pool Party 2-3/4 x 4 (for stamping)

  • Pool Party or Soft Sea Foam 2-7/8 x 4-1/8 (layer behind stamping)

  • Vellum Cardstock 1-3/4 x 4 (leaf punch)

  • Pool Party 1-1/4 x 2-3/4 (banner greeting)

  • Soft Sea Foam 1-1/4 x 2-3/4 (banner greeting layer)

Assemble Card:

  1. For blue card base: Ink and stamp the main leaf image in Soft Sea Foam ink directly onto the Soft Sea Foam card stock. 

    For the green card base: Ink and stamp the meain leaf image in Pool Party ink directly onto the Pool Party cardstock.

  2. Use a watercolor pencil to highlight the leaf veins on green cardstock with Bermuda Bay pencil

Use a watercolor pencil to highlight the leaf veins on blue cardstock with Granny Apple Green pencil. 

  1. Blend leaf image with Wink of Stella pen.  Allow to dry

  2. Punch two leaf clusters from Vellum cardstock

  3. Stamp "Happy Day" in Soft Sea Foam ink on Sea Foam cardstock OR Pool Party ink on Pool Party cardstock.

  4. Adhere Pool Party layer onto the center blue card base OR Soft Sea Foam layer to the green card base.

  5. Die cut sentiments and layers behind with banner die

  6. Adhere stamped layer on top of larger layer to card front.

  7. Apply a tiny bit of glue to the stem of the Vellum leaf clusters and glue to card front.

  8. Glue two banner diecuts together -layering left end, then apply to card front with dimensionals.

  9. Apply three pearls

  10. Inside: stamp sentiment and seedling stamp