13-in-One-Derful (Cards 1-4)

Have you ever started playing with a stamp and come up with something completely different then you originally envisioned?  Well I sure did.

“Best of” Flowers has become one of my favorite stamp sets.  I used the Hydrangea stamp to create my own Designer Series Paper.  The Basic Version I stamped and colored the images on Very Vanilla Cardstock.  The Stepped Up Version I stamped and colored the images on Shimmery White and then added Dazzling Details sparkly glue (to add sparkle)!  After I stamped, colored and of course added sparkle to my sheet, I challenged myself to come up with as many different cards from one sheet of paper as I could!  I was able to create 13 cards that I really love.  I am calling these my “13-in-one-derful” cards.

I created a basic version that used less layers (cuz I’m all about layers!!!), no ribbon and no embellishments.  WHAT, you say!!!  This was hard for me because not only do I like my layers I LOVE my embellishments.  The first pic shows Cards 1-4 (the basic version).  The second pic shows the “Stepped Up” version.

13-in-one-derful - 1-4

Basic Version

Stepped Up Version

Stepped Up Version

Cards #2 & #4 – I added taffeta ribbon; Card #3 I added a “framing” layer in basic black; Card #4 – I embossed the Elegant Eggplant strip with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder.  I also created more dimension to the stepped up cards by adding more dimensionals to pop up the layers.

  •  STAMPS:  Best of Flowers; Express Yourself (Hostess); Thoughts & Prayers
  • PAPER:  Very Vanilla, Shimmery White, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz
  • INK:  Stazon Jet Black, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz
  • MISC.:  Punches–Extra Large Oval, Modern Label, Scallop Edge Border;  Pear Pizzaz 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon; Dazzling Details Glitter Glue (dotted on flowers)

I will be posting Cards 5-8, 9-12 and of course 13 over the next few days.  Check back to see all the designs.

Happy Stamping!

Sparkly Hugs, Carol



  1. Claudia says

    I love the colors you chose. I’m going to run with this and see what I can do. Thank you for sharing.

    • Carol says

      Thank you and you are most welcome Claudia!
      I would love to see what you create. I’m looking forward to seeing it!


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