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Friday, May 28, 2021

{Spotlight Project} Shirley's Playing Cards With a Friend

Hello Peeps! Today I'm playing cards with a friend. I'm sure many of you know Michele Ferguson of I Card Everyone. Some time ago she turned my Layered Poinsettias set into spring flowers using the split four technique here, and I loved the result so much that I CASEd her here and again here.

Well, I thought the technique would work with other stamps so I invited her to a playdate. We chose my set Carved Flowers, and to change things up a bit, instead of the split four technique, we would split the panel vertically to make slimline cards. So here's what I made:

I made two vertical score lines in a sheet of European A4 (roughly 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches) to give me three equal DL sized panels (almost 4 inches x 8 1/4 inches). Using stamps from the Carved Flowers set I placed my images so that some of them were across the folds and some on the edges of the panels.

Then I sliced the sheet into three to use for my cards.

For my first card I rotated the left-hand panel and added a Congrats diecut then mounted the panel to a DL card.

For the second card I trimmed the middle portion down slightly so that a sliver of the dusky pink card base would show through, and added a Happy Anniversary die cut.

And for the final card I stamped Happy Birthday using the Happy Birthday stamp set then mounted it onto a white DL sized card.

Pop on over to Michele's blog to see what she created with the same set. We enjoyed it so much, we're doing it again next month with another set, so stay tuned, and see if you can guess which set we'll be using then!

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Happy stamping!


  1. Hello, my card playing friend! I adore your slimline cards, and the colors [did you know that I adore pink with orange?] The sentiment dies you've used make them even more wonderful, Shirley!
    I was so happy to play with your darling Carved Flowers! I won't give away our surprise for next month!
    Thanks again for inviting ME to play with YOU! I hope this catches on! xx
    =] Michele

  2. Oooh, what a wonderful idea and way to stretch a stamp set. I love the slimline take and the beautiful colors. Now I want to pull out some of my floral stamps and give it a try.

  3. Love this fun stamp set and the slimline cards you created! Awesome idea! And now I have added this Carved Flowers set to my wish list!

  4. I love that flower stamp! These are beautiful!!!

  5. I popped over from Michele's blog to say hello! Wow, Shirley your cards are all so pretty. I love the colors, CAS designs and die cut sentiments!

  6. This is such a fun idea, and I love the results

  7. These are great one layer cards and I love that they were made with one stamping!

  8. I like the slimline cards you created.

  9. Oh, I like that technique Shirley - more so that the split four, and your results are amazing
    Stay safe

  10. I like how the big flower is partially off the card. NICE.

  11. Love the technique. I will have to try that! The cards turned out great!

  12. I love seeing how different people use the same stamp set. You and Michele made wonderful multiples, Shirley, and it's made me take a second look at that stamp set.

  13. Thanks for inspiring ways to use this lovely set - which I have NOT used enough!!

  14. Great way to use a stamp set, Love the colors!

  15. WOW! One sheet of cardstock and some stamping really can make 3 lovely cards. I'm going to try this technique for slimlines.

  16. Great ideas for the set. I like how the petal is used to make the larger flower.


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