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Simon Says Stamp - Embossed and Sanded Cards, Made In Minutes Series

Hello Lovelies! I've decided to start a series called Made In Minutes where I will focus on simple cards created quickly.

For today's cards, we will use 3D embossing folders to create deep impressions on gradient cardstock, sand it and finish off with a bold die-cut sentiment!

I love all the beautiful details that you can pour into a card and taking your time to create for those that you care about. I ALSO love when I can make something pretty or striking with simple techniques that don't take me hours. In this series, I'll feature products or techniques that help me craft faster or focus on the fun stuff!

Let's take a look at today's key supplies!

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Oh Happy Day Card Trio - Embossing, Sanding and Die-cutting

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2


A big part of what makes these cards quick and pretty is the Pastel Color Blend Cardstock. These ready-made ink-blended panels help us save time with this card but also are perfect for the sanded effect we will use today.

As you can see, you have a 8 sweet options to choose from, so pick the ones the like the most.


  1. EMBOSS the 4" x 5 1/4" Pastel panels with the selected embossing folders

  2. SAND the embossed panels using a sanding block until you see sufficient white highlights throughout the raised image. Pop up with foam tape and adhere to a card front

  3. DIE-CUT the "Oh Happy Day" sentiment out of White Glitter Cardstock.

  4. STAMP the secondary sentiments from the Happy Icons set onto coordinating cardstock in Intense Black Ink, trim and pop up with foam dots

  5. EMBELLISH each card with pearls





Lovelies, this stencil needs to be tried in more color combos and textures!!!

Happy Crafting!



I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links, used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All stamps used today were part of my maker package from Simon Says Stamp. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with

1 comentario

Gabrielle McCann
Gabrielle McCann
01 jul 2023

Really great cards ... they look a lot more complicated than what they are!

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