Man Made Border Dies & Peg Stamps Card

Man Made Border Dies & Peg Stamps Card

Donny shows how he added depth to his snowflakes by using Distress inks and Memento inks.

Stamps Used

  • Snowflake Cookies

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Supplies Used

  • Art Glitter Glue Metal Tip Attachment

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Additional Supplies

  • Cardstock – White
  • Cardstock – Dark Blu
  • Mixed Media Paper
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Ribbon – Blue Polka Dot Wide
  • Ribbon – Blue Polka Dot Thin
  • Heat Tool – Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • Die – Spellbinders Classic Inverted Circles (smallest die)
  • Die – Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders One Set
  • Spritzer
  • Blending Brush – Dollar Tree
  • ZIG Memory System Wink Of Stella Glitter Marker


The first thing that we will do is prepare our paper. We need an A2 base in white cardstock. So, to make the base cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock in the middle at the 5-1/2″ mark on the long side. Then take one of those pieces and place on a paper scoring board and score in the middle on the long edge at 4-1/4″. Now, you have a base!

For the other cuts you’ll need:

  • Cardstock – White, cut to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8 and scrap piece
  • Cardstock – Dark Blue, cut to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Mixed Media Paper – White, cut to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8

Die cut the inverted scallop circle from the scrap piece of white cardstock. Now, let’s die cut the curved border. Lay the white cardstock panel down and with the scallops of the die placed toward the middle of the card, place the die about 1-1/2″ from the bottom, cut then place it about 1-1/2′ from the top and cut. Remove the center piece. With a craft pick, remove the cut aways.

On the mixed media paper, brush blueprint sketch ink all over the paper. Using tumbled glass ink, stamp all three of the snowflakes all over the paper, not focusing on the top and bottom that will be covered by the border die cuts. Spritz the paper with water until you get the idea of snowflakes, not necessarily defined snowflakes. You may have to use a heat tool in between spritzing.

Tape the paper down if it’s bucking. Stamp all of the stamps in summer sky ink. In Bahama blue ink stamp a snowflake of your choice, then pick another snowflake and use Danube blue, and finally stamp the last snowflake in Paris dusk ink. Edge the vertical sides of the card with Danube blue ink.

Glue the curved border die to the top and bottom of the stamped panel. using the Wink of Stella Marker to scribble glitter over the snowflakes.

To make the sentiment die, let’s brush on whatever ink is left on the blending brush. I used a pencil to hold the die in place. Mount the, “Merry Wishes” sentiment and using Paris dusk in, stamp it in the center of the inverted scalloped circle die. Trace with the Wink of Stella Marker.

Now, let’s assemble the card!. Wrap the wide ribbon around the bottom of the card and tape on the backside. Then place the thinner ribbon on top of the wide ribbon, wrap around and tape. Glue the stamped panel to the dark blue cardstock and then glue that to the card base. Glue the sentiment die to the ribbon.

For the envelope, place circle masks (previously made by die cutting a small  circle that will hold the return address and a larger one to hold to to address out of masking paper) in the return address area and the to: address area. Stamp all of the stamps all over the front of the envelope using summer sky ink. Repeat what we did on the card, pick a stamp and a color, until you go through all three stamps. Using the craft pick, remove the masks.


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