Make It Monday #286: Coordinating Card Pairs

This week, Stephanie shares her tips for how to create a pair of coordinating cards that are very different designs but use the exact same supplies!  We're looking forward to seeing what all of YOU will come up with for this challenge!




If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

–A new Make It Monday Challenge will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.

–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and coordinating card pair.

–Please enter new projects only.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project to our InLinkz list below.  ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE.  

–You will have until 6am, Monday, June 5, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. 

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, June 5, after 6am. The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook. The randomly selected winner will get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!

Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!


  • STAMPS: Especially You
  • INK: Versafine Embossing Ink, Black Ink
  • PAPER:  Stampers Select White, Pinefeather, True Black, Vellum
  • DIES: Especially You
  • OTHER: Gold Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Congratulations, Diana L.! Please send an email to customer service and provide them with your full name and the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to. Thanks so much to everyone for playing along!

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  • 1
    Vicki Finger says:

    Stephanie – Use the cardstock negative as a place holder for your Heat Embossed Pieces and a small dry paint brush to sweep away extra particles of Embossing Powder.

  • 2
    Vicki Finger says:

    Also to hold the pieces while you stamp with Versamark. I use a bit of post it tasp on the back size of the negative to hold the die cuts in place. I hope I am making sense!

  • 3
    Greta H says:

    Great challenge, Stephanie! I love the gold embossing on the Pinefeather–gotta remember that! I’ve used my temporary adhesive roller instead of Washi with little pieces I want to emboss. That’s my favorite foam tape, too, but I buy it in the smaller rolls with a coupon at Michael’s or JoAnn’s. We should have stock in 3M, huh?! That set is on my wishlist–thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  • 4
    Dolores says:

    Beautiful cards, why not stamp and emboss first and then cut out. It would be so much easier and you could avoid embossing those tiny pieces.

  • 5
    DIANA L. says:

    Fun challenge great tutorial stehpanie

  • 6
    Stephanie Gold says:

    This is what I normally do but sometimes I have a hard time lining them up (my eyes are bad) and that’s how I got here haha. But yes that makes the most sense!! 🙂

  • 7
    Colleen Balija says:

    Great idea, Stephanie! Especially for card sets. I emboss before I die cut. For me that’s much easier to do.

  • 8
    StephClapper says:

    Stephanie, your free spirited personality made this video a lot of fun to watch. I recently made a card with gold embossed vintage flowers, with a bit of ink sponging, courtesy of Betsy’s tutorial. Embossing the diecuts one at a time, was a challenge. Thank you for sharing your tips, as well as some of the ladies who left their ideas here. I love your style and BEAUTIFUL cards. 🙂

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