Just Add Card Stock!


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You know how nutso I am about the Stampin’ Up! Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack (exclusively available as a Sale-A-Bration free gift).  I shared a WOW! video and two projects showcasing this product earlier this week HERE.  Today’s card shares how luxurious this Basic Gray printed vellum looks simply layered over card stock!


This week’s Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA245) set the creative wheels in motion. Check out what the rest of the PPA Resident Artists have created using this sketch and try it for yourself HERE.


  • I have neglected my Perfect Plum card stock far too long and used a piece of it below this fresh, floral pattern from Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack.

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  • Tips for adhering the vellum so that the adhesive remains hidden are available in my 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial HERE.

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  • Pretty little things!  Perfect Plum Candy Dots (Subtles Candy Dots) and Pearl Basic Jewels add the perfect touch!

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  • A soft pattern from the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack was cropped with my Stampin’ Up! Envelope Liners Framelits Dies.  It looks so polished tucked into the Whisper White Medium Envelope
  • Hover and Pin it! Here’s a photo showing key products for today’s card that you can save or pin to Pinterest. See ALL my product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.



HAVE A QUESTION OR COMMENT?    Please share your questions and comments about today’s project at the end of this post!  I’ll respond promptly and love hearing from you!

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  1. Just think of all the possibilities by simply adding card stock, Karen! Thank you for your thoughts.

  2. karen halterman

    Thank you Mary for this great idea! First time anyone has suggested cardstock behind the classy vellum! I will definitely try this!

  3. Thanks, Sue. I love the little candy dots and pearls!

  4. Another amazingly amazing card, Mary!!!

  5. Its truly beautiful, Sharon. I hope you either have it or can scoop it before Sale-A-Bration is over! M

  6. Love your card this morning, Mary. I’m excited about using the vellum you’ve featured this week. It seems elegant, but so simple when combined with various colored card stock. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. So glad is was helpful, Julie. Excited that your order is on its way! M

  8. Julie Learned

    Hi Mary, thank you so much for the ideas using the new vellum! I always steer away from it because I never quite know how to adhere it and make it look nice. Your tutorial was fantastic and this card using perfect plum is so pretty! Can’t wait to get my pending order so I can try out some new techniques! 🙂

  9. I’m with you friend…..Perfect Plum is not a color I reach for…..but you just changed that. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS Card Mary!

  10. Thanks, Nancy. I appreciate your feedback so much. It truly keeps me motivated and inspired!

  11. Nancy Farrell

    Mary, I love your pearls on the vellum and the “glue” tip video was a very good, helpful one! Thanks a bunch.

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