Creativity for a Cause

Creativity for a Cause
Stampin' Up! is a global sponsor for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. As the assistant lead for Stampin' Up! at the Tampa, FL location, I provide the House with hand-stamped cards for families to use during their stay. Contact me to help me create cards for this worthwhile cause.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Lots of Merry Minis

I really am enjoying this new stamp set and the matching punches. It makes creating cards like this one super easy! Here are a few tips:  1) I cut another piece of Crumb Cake cardstock to create a second layer on the base. The two colors are the same but this helped to create depth.  Sometimes another layer doesn't have to be a different color. 2) I sponged the edges of the top layer of this card with White craft ink to soften the edges.  3) I love Dimensionals! To get smaller pieces I cut an entire row, up the center, while it's on the backing sheet.  4) Don't be afraid to try new color combinations. I used Pool Party with bolder, more traditional, Christmas colors.  The Stampin' Up! color coach is a wonderful tool (pg. 151).

Stamp Set: Merry Minis (Holiday Catalog pg. 6), Tiny Tags (pg. 124)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink Pads: White craft, Real Red, Gumball Green, Pool Party
Punches: Merry Minis punch pack (Holiday Catalog pg. 6), 1" square (to make the banner tip)
Designer Paper: Polka Dot Parade
Accessories: Sponge, Brights Buttons, Glue Dot, White Bakers Twine, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive


  1. Mindy created such a great card to copy, huh? I just love her style!

  2. She absolutely did! Copy is the best form of flattery! Unfortunately when I see a card I like I print it and never know who the original creator was. Thank you for giving her the kudos she deserves.