Friday, February 16, 2018

Shari Acuff's Recipe for Success!

Recipe for Success

Stamps used: 
Gratitude – MoonMail Exclusive Dec 2015
  (There are lots of other greeting options if you are not a MoonMail Member)

Other supplies:  
Black, Squash, Pink A2 Note Carss
Patterned Papers
Washi Tapes
White Cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers
Double Stick Tape
Foam Tape
I collected card making magazines for years and I loved the issues that would show a sketch of a card and then several cards using that sketch for inspiration – they called it a “Card Recipe”.  I thought of that when I was trying to decide on the card(s) to make since I had three new stamps I wanted to play with.

I sketched out a design by first tracing around an A2 card – 4.25” x 5.5”.  I had recently purchased a new 6”x6” paper pad so decided for this recipe to add a layer of patterned paper to the bottom part of the card.  (I’m getting a little better at not buying all the ones I like – just one this time!)  And I have quite a collection of washi tape so I thought adding a stripe to the top edge of the patterned paper would be a fun way to use some.

I stamped out the images on white paper and colored with Copic markers, trimmed them leaving a tiny white border.  Then stamped the greetings on a couple of the patterned papers and cut them out.  I stamped out a bunch not knowing which ones I wanted to use for sure.

To assemble the cards I used my recipe as a guide and added double stick tape to the card and laid the patterned paper down using the line on the recipe as a guide.  Added the washi tape and trimmed the excess from the backside.  To add a little extra texture under the greeting, I added a piece of a bag of avocados.  I almost threw the bag away and realized it might be fun to use on cards.  I then put foam tape on the back of the stamped images so they popped up a little off the card.  And added the greeting on top of the mesh.

Hope you are inspired to create some Card Recipes.

Happy Stamping!


  1. They are so darling. Your cutting is amazing!! Love the "recipes"!

  2. Wise choices! All three are awesome!!! Great job with the cards, they are super too!

  3. Great job Shari! I have mesh orange bags if you need some.

  4. Wonder and very creative cards, thanks for the great recipes!

  5. I love your "cooked" up card designs, and I especially like the avocado bag use.