Mystery Card Challenge

One of my favorite parts of demonstrator gatherings is stamping together. Because of Covid many of the in-person demonstrator events transitioned to Zoom meetings and stamping together is a bit more difficult, but crafty people always come up with ways to do things. Mystery Card Challenges are one of those creative inventions.

I will admit, when I saw the dimensions for the papers for this challenge I was puzzled as to how they ‘fit’ together. I didn’t do any assembly until during the event and waited until I got instructions (not typical of me).

Here are the pre-meeting instructions:

Stamp set – for sentiment (sentiment should be one liner)
Ink – colors to match cardstock
Cardbase: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
White/Vanilla: 3-3/4” x 5” and 2-1/2” x 4-1/4” and scrap for sentiment.
Cardstock for mat (to coordinate with DSP): 4” x 5-1/4”
DSP #1 simpler pattern 3-3/4” x 2-3/4”
DSP #2 busier pattern 2-1/4” x 4”
Embellishments: thin ribbon or twine
Other – adhesive, dimensionals, cutting tools, etc.

I chose to use some of the new He’s the Man Designer Series Paper and the Brushstroke Specialty Paper. The cardstock colors coordinate with the designer papers, Early Espresso and Soft Succulent. I left the greeting strip 3 3/4″ long but most people in the meeting cut theirs to 2 1/2″. After seeing the other cards, I’m thinking I should have cut the greeting shorter, what do you think?

The greeting is stamped with Early Espresso ink and the ribbon is Soft Succulent. The three Genial Gems add just a hint of sparkle.


Product List – Brushstroke Specialty Paper Item 159250 $5 and He’s the Man Specialty DSP Item 159068 $15 will be available starting May 3


Product List

Genial Gems





Open House @ The Roost

May 7 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Come see samples of the new products and complete a make and take using the new products. Pick up a catalog and enter for door prizes. Be sure to pick up a schedule of events at The Roost as well.

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