An Any Occasion Friendship Card with Tutorial

Any Occasion Friendship CardI just love it when I can play along with my two favorite challenges using the same card! Sandy at The Paper Players is challenging us to “Cut It Out!” (dies, punches, fussy cutting, etc.), while Jen Mitchell at Freshly Made Sketches has a stunner of a sketch for us.  In fact, you’ll see me using this sketch again with my next card.  That’s how awesome this sketch is! I hope you enjoy today’s friendship card…with it’s step-by-step tutorial!

The Paper Players #334

Freshly Made Sketches #278

The Stampin’ Schach Step-by-Step Tutorial
(Product numbers are found at the end of this post.)

Stamp Set:  Awesomely Artistic
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Paper: Very Vanilla cardstock (4-1/4″ wide x 11″ long)
Basic Black cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″, 3-1/4″ x 3-3/8″, 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″)
Crushed Curry cardstock (2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″, 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″)
Always Artichoke cardstock (2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″)
Whisper White cardstock (2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″)
Urban Underground Designer Specialty Series Paper (3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″, 2-5/8″ x 4-1/8″)
Other: Big Shot, Timeless Tags Thinlits, SNAIL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Metal Rimmed Pearls

  1.  Create the card base by scoring the Very Vanilla cardstock at 5-1/2″.
  2.  Adhere the Small Dot pattern Designer Series Paper to Basic Black cardstock.  Attach to the card   base.
  3.  Stamp the word Friend in Basic Black ink on the Lined pattern Designer Series Paper. Mat onto Crushed Curry cardstock.  Adhere the Basic Black cardstock onto the back of this panel.  Adhere to the card base.
  4. Run the Daisy Timeless Tags Thinlit through the Big Shot with each of these three colors of cardstock: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke. Punch out and save all the pieces.Close Up of Inlaid Daisy Timeless Tag
  5. Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, glue the Basic Black die cut to a piece of Whisper White card stock. Trim around the outside.  Glue the Crushed Curry petals, Basic Black center, and Always Artichoke leaves and stem into position.
  6. “Pop up” the inlaid flower on the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Embellish the center with a Metal Rimmed Pearl.

Friendship Card Created with the Daisy Timeless Tag

How easy is that! And this inlaid flower works perfectly with this sketch.  This card is easy to change up, too, simply by changing out the paper.  As for me, I challenged myself to use this fun paper with a somewhat masculine vibe just to see how it would look with a flower. I can always use friendship cards.  Nothing compares to receiving a surprise friendship card in the mail.

As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…


  1. Your card is like a breath of spring; just we need here in the Northeast today. Love the simplicity and the colors.

  2. What a marvelous use of those colors! Really pretty! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  3. Well I never would have paired this dsp with a flower card, but I love this! Beautifully done! Always a pleasure to see you in the gallery at FMS, Ann!

  4. Fabulous color combo. This card can easily be masculine or feminine.

  5. I specifically wanted this die set because of the daisy…for all my gal pals–plan to get kinda frilly with it. Now you’ve made me see that a strong, handsome, masculine vibe is awesome, too! Great card, and thanks for the deets on how to put it together so quickly and easily.

  6. Gorgeous Ann – I love the way you used that paper on the central panel for a non-masculine card, it pairs with your inlaid daisy perfectly! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week – always nice to see you!

  7. Wow . . . what a beautiful translation of the sketch. Simple and clean. Great detailed tips, too!

  8. Ann, this is so lovely! Your mix of patterns is fantastic and this lovely inlaid flower with your signature pearl is gorgeous! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  9. This is stunning, Anne! I love your clean and simple side! Great pairing of patterns and I love the subdued colors. Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge this week!

  10. Beautiful work Ann. Your choice of colors and design is nothing short of stunning. You will make some lucky person very happy upon receiving THIS beauty.
    Thought of you Ann, the other day, when TV viewing the Boxers in the Sporting Division at the Westminster Dog Show. Or were the Boxers in the Working Division? Anyway, those are the two divisions I MUST watch every year.
    Keep up your creative spirit Ann,
    Loralee Parish

  11. Your cards NEVER disappoint Ann! I love it! I LOVE that Timeless Tag thinlit that you used and added your signature to it . . . a pearl but just just a pearl but a Metal Rimmed Pearl! Any “friend” would LOVE to receive your beautiful card!

  12. Beautiful! I love everything about this card. And, you are right, surprise cards rule!

  13. Chris R. from Iowa

    Love it! I really like black with the crushed curry. Gee, I wonder shy as I am sitting here with a Hawkeye sweatshirt on. That DSP is a great pack of paper too. Did you happen to see Jeanie Sharp’s version of that inlaid flower on Mary’s Sunday blog post a couple of weeks ago? It was a beauty too. I really like all the fun layers too. Well done my friend!

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