I haven't decided yet, if this will be a birthday greeting card or another type of 'Happy' event card. My inspiration for the card was the online class from True Scrap and Simon Says Stamp showing how to use stamps and matching dies. Simon Says Stamp has been one of my favorite online shops forever and they have a ton of gorgeous stamps and dies sets. 

By the way, don't miss the current discount on this and the other True Stamp classes! They are only $9 for an hour long class, and if you put all the 6 classes in your cart and check out with the code: SAVEBIG, you will get the entire True Stamp package for only $39. But, hurry before this sale expires on June 30. You can read all about it here, if you want more details. 

This is my very first project using that kind of stamp set. Ironically, the technique of stamping and die cutting is the simplest idea for a card, but I thought it would be hard to get the die to cut in exactly the right place over the stamped image so I was pretty nervous about it. Turned out that it wasn't difficult at all! I didn't make one mistake. Amazing! And I don't even have fancy tools made for this kind of technique, such as a magnetic platform for my Big Shot. It wasn't any problem cutting those stamp images, anyway. I just put the stamped paper on the platform and fitted the die over it. The cloud is fussy cut with my Fiskars scissors, because I didn't have a die for that. 

I love how the die cuts mounted on foam tabs give life to the card and make those parts really pop!

There are so many other techniques and ideas for stamps and dies in this class, so this is certainly not the last card you will see me take away from it! I can't wait to try all those tips!

The super duper cutest ever stamp set I used for this card is from Studio Calico's Copper Mountain card kit. That particular kit is sold out, but I have picked up several card kits and add-ons from Studio Calico lately, and a few of them have had matching dies to the stamps. The mistable chipboard alpha for the title is from the Wanderlust collection, colored with Mr. Huey's color mist in Navy. I used the Color Theory inks in Well Red, Deja Blue, Something Blue, Orange County and Emerald City. Everything from Studio Calico

Thank you for looking! :) 

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