Dynamic Duo – Plum and crafter’s choice

Today’s card is my entry for the Dynamic Duo challenge for this week.


One of my Red Hat lady friends has a birthday this month and so this was the perfect challenge to use for her card.  I used Rich Razzleberry (unfortunately I do not have Perffect Plum) and Real Red to make my card. (by the way, ignore the date on my pictures. We forgot to reset it when we put a new battery in the camera! I have since fixed it for the remaining pictures)

Red Hat Birthday card for DD#68 challenge

Red Hat Birthday card for DD#68 challenge


closer view

closer view

As you can see, I used the Triple Time Stamping technique for this card with a variation on the colored layers.

Supplies you will need: 

  • Cardstock:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red
  • Stamps:   Secret Garden (or set of your choice)
  • Inks:    Rich Razzleberry and Real Red
  • Ribbon:   1/4″ stitched grosgrain ribbon – Real Red
  • Repositionable tape runner/glue
  • Embellishments of your choice.
  • Scoring board
  • Envelope liner framelit
  • Perfect Layers tool

Assembling the card:

  1.   Cut three pieces of Whisper White cardstock as follows:  2″ x 3 1/4″,  3″ x 4 1/4″, and 4″ x 5 1/4″
  2.   Cut card base in Rich Razzleberry  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and score at  4 1/4″.
  3.    For the other two layers you can either use your Perfect layers tool and trim a 1/8″ border all around or you can cut the Real Red at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″  and the Rich Razzleberry to 2 1/4″ x      3 1/2″.
  4.    Stamp your sentiment on the smallest piece of paper first.  (I found this worked best for me because the first card I made the sentiment turned out to be upside down!!)
  5.    What you want to do next is to put a wee bit of repositionable glue in the center of your two smaller pieces of white cardstock and then center them on each other on top of the  largest layer.  This is so  that your paper does not move around when you are stamping.
  6.    Use the Rich Razzleberry and stamp several flowers over lapping the layers and then do the same with a different flower in the Real Red, and again with another flower (if desired).
  7.  Now take your layers apart being careful to keep them all going the same way so you can match up the layers again.
  8.  Put the largest layer centered on the card base.  Then center each of the remaining  layers on the corresponding precut layers or layer them using the Perfect Layers tool.
  9.   Adhere the two smallest layers together being certain that you have them facing the correct way so that all your flower images match up.
  10.   Tie the ribbon around this layer and form a knot to the right side.  Secure the ribbon to the back if necessary.  I used a small glue dot to keep my knot in place.
  11.   Adhere these two layers on the card being sure to mach the flower images on the base card.
  12.   Embellish as you wish.  Since we Red Hat ladies love our bling I used this shiny butterfly, inked the edges of it and adhered it to the front of the card with some strong glue dots  and added a rhinestone to the center of the knot.
  13. On the inside of the card I used the Labels Collection Framelits and layered white on red for the sentiment and, of course, added a little bling!!  (see below).
Inside of card
Inside of card

Since my card with the butterfly was rather bulky, I decided to make an envelope that was a little bigger to accommodate it.  So I got my Simply Scored tool with the Diagonal plate and made an envelope.

  1.   Cut a piece of white cardstock (I used some lighter weight cardstock that I had on hand)  8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  2.    Put the diagonal plate on the Simply Scored tool with the arrow (on the back of it) facing toward the top. Be sure to get it snug in the corner as well.
  3.   Score 4 1/2″, turn paper to opposite side and score again at 4 1/2″.
  4.   Rotate paper a half turn and score at 3 1/4″ and rotate to opposite side and score again at 3 1/4″
  5.   Fold the side flaps in and the bottom flap up; trim excess paper from bottom flap and notches. (the little triangle that is formed where the scoring lines overlap). If desired, use the corner rounder punch to round the tips of the flaps.   Glue the side flaps and bottom flap with a strong liquid glue or sticky strip.
  6. I stamped some flowers on the front of the envelope to add a little decoration.
  7. For the inside of the envelope, I used the largest of the Envelope liner framelits and cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry polka dot paper 6 1/4″ x 7″.  I ran this through the die cutting machine, then lined it up inside the envelope and just glued the top portion  to the top flap.  See pictures below.
Envelope front

Envelope front

Liner in the envelope

Liner in the envelope

There’s a lot of information here today but I hope you will give this card a try.  It really is not a hard one to do, just may take a little bit of time.   Have a safe and happy Labor Day!



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