How I Made TWO Mix & Match Cards with NO Stamps

Hi, Stampers!

I have always struggled with kits, and I don’t know why! There was something about the fact that the pieces were ready to go and you were given instructions on how to use them. That’s just not how my creativity works, so I felt stuck on how to be more creative with them. However, the trend is going in that direction for various reasons, so I decided to give the new Mix & Match products in the new annual catalog to go. And, I have to say, I pushed through the creative block and honestly enjoyed using the Mix & Match kits so much!

Create this card using Mix & Match products by Stampin’ Up! DebbieMageed SecretsToStamping #StampinUp #FunFold #stampinup

My Secrets!

Card #1: Happy Birthday

  • Firstly, I used the pretty card base for my first card to start a fun fold card that I enjoy with patterned paper card bases.
  • The card base was Granny Apple Green cardstock, cut to 7-1/4″ x 5-1/2.”
  • After that, I cut the Mix & Match card base from the Sunny Springs Cards & Envelopes into three pieces, 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2,” and glued them down to the card base, two on the front and one on the inside of the card.
  • Once that was done, I looked through the stamped images and started formulating a plan for the card front. Then, I glued them down and popped up the Happy Birthday with dimensionals. Finally, I added a bow made with baker’s twine.
  • So, that’s my very first card with the Mix & Match cards – what do you think??

Card #2: Hello

  • So, I decided to try another while my courage was still up and picked out another card base from the second pack of card bases, Calming Creek.
  • I chose the Pool Party card base, cut it down to 4″ x 5-1/4,” and dry embossed it with the Basics embossing folder to add a touch of texture. Once that was done, I glued it to a white card base.
  • Once again, I started looking for the elements for the card front. Then, I just played with them till I liked the arrangement.
  • Finally, I tied a white bow for the card front.
  • My Conclusion: I really enjoyed making these cards and understand why kits are becoming so popular! I also know that these Mix & Match kits are creative! It was nice not to worry about stamping, coloring, and cutting images out, but the creative part was up to me. There’s something to say about that!

Mix & Match Products

    I’m sharing my card with these challenges:

    1. Allsorts
    2. 613 Avenue Create
    3. A Place To Start
    4. Beautiful Blossoms
    5. Crafty Catz
    6. Die Cut Divas
    7. Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday
    8. Krafty Chicks 
    9. NBUS
    10. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges
    11. The Paper Funday
    12. A Perfect Time to Craft
    13. Try It On Tuesday
    14. We Love Stamping

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    Kit details…

    JUNE: Life Is Sweet
    Subscribe 11 May–10 June
    Celebrate the sweet things in life with textured, artistic cards. • Makes 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs with 9 coordinating envelopes

    • Iridescent glimmer sentiments and precut paper pieces
    • Vellum accents, iridescent pearls, and linen thread
    • Coordinating colors: Poppy Parade, Lemon Lolly, Pool Party, and new In Colors.

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      15 thoughts on “How I Made TWO Mix & Match Cards with NO Stamps”

      1. Beautiful colors in that designer paper! Looks very pretty with the floral. Thank you so much for sharing your card at Allsorts and joining our birthday celebration.

      2. The pink and green colour palette is really lovely, many thanks for joining in with our 15th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge. Good luck in the draw.

        B x

      3. They are both so pretty. The green is particularly eye catching with the matching envelope. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts 15th Birthday challenge.

      4. a gorgeous design, and love the soft pink against that intense green. Thank you for playing along at 613 Avenue Create.

      5. These are both gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge Blog!

      6. Such pretty flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge Blog!

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