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Wednesday’s Card: Card Gift Set!

Card Gift Set

Card Gift Set

Card Gift Set

Hi All!

This week I decided to make a set of cards for my daughter’s teacher. I’ve seen a lot of card sets around the blog world lately – just variations in color on each one and a different sentiment. I like it! One design = less time. Last year I made different designs for each one and it was pretty time consuming.

I used a technique called “rock ‘n roll”. Yes, that’s really what it’s called! First, you stamp all over (the yellow flower), then you roll your stamp around the edges in the other color (purple above). I slowed it down in the video so you can see it better.

I have this new sizzlet that I got from Stampin’ Up!. It comes in a pack of 4 with a bunch of little tags – perfect for sentiments. And I found that the Sincere Salutations (one of my first stamp sets!) fits perfectly in this little tag.

I show how I created the package for the cards at the end of the video, so stay tuned to see that.

Have a great week!





  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Broken China, Dusty Concord, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Spun Sugar, Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy, and Walnut Stain
  • Stampin’ Up! Wild Wasabi
  • Versamark Ink





  1. wrote on December 7th, 2011 at 9:05 am


    I love these, I made a set of 10 thank you cards for a good family friend of mine, will package them this way ..thanks for you inspiration as usual!

  2. wrote on December 7th, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Virginia L.

    Beautiful idea and presentation! This certainly makes a gorgeous gift set!

  3. wrote on December 7th, 2011 at 11:59 am


    What a lovely gift set. So meaningful and thanks for sharing your packaging idea too, Ms. Senior Supervisor. Seriously, do these people ever talk to eachother?

  4. wrote on December 7th, 2011 at 12:35 pm


    Hi Darlene . . . once again you’ve come up with a terrific idea! Thanks for sharing, you are a very talented lady. What a special little gift for someone!

  5. wrote on December 7th, 2011 at 12:36 pm


    I made a set of “thinking of you” cards for my daughter-in-law… I like the way you packaged your cards. I will definitely do that! Thanks.

  6. wrote on December 7th, 2011 at 12:46 pm


    Beautiful cards! I just chuckled about your promotion — shouldn’t be funny, but it is.

  7. wrote on December 7th, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Rhonda Miller

    These are great. What a fun teacher gift idea. TFS.

  8. wrote on December 7th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Maureen Jones

    This is a great gift idea. I just did the same thing for my sister but, with a batch of quilled Christmas cards. People enjoy giving out unique gifts and our cards can help them do that!

  9. wrote on December 7th, 2011 at 1:17 pm


    Oh MY, Oh My.

    Impressive, thoughtful, and best of all within my skill level. You never cease to amaze me with your skill set that always seems to keep in mind us intermediate CAS stampers. I have all the “stuff” or things that may be easily substituted.

    Thank you, for helping me rethink new ways to use them.

  10. wrote on December 7th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Carol Lucas

    Very nice! As a former teacher (hoping to teach again someday!), I would have loved to receive a gift like that. Great idea!

  11. wrote on December 7th, 2011 at 3:02 pm


    What a great idea! Is there a SU flower you could recommend to use instead of the Hero Arts (which I love but I don’t own!!).
    Thanks for another great video.

    • wrote on December 7th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Margaret – yes! As a matter of fact, my first version of this card used the solid stamp from Fabulous Florets. I would post a pic but I already mailed it out to someone!!

  12. wrote on December 7th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Brenda Urbanik

    I also agree with you – one design, many different sentiments! It’s really the easiest solution when you have many to make! Love the way you packaged these together Darlene!
    Senior Supervisor hey! That is just the funniest ever after all the drama!

  13. wrote on December 7th, 2011 at 5:22 pm


    Nice Set! Isn’t it freeing to use more Hero Arts, and not be confined to SU? I love your style and taste….I think I need to invest in more distress ink pads! 🙂 SU made a mistake by cornering you! Their loss, you are so talented! Keep them coming!

  14. wrote on December 7th, 2011 at 8:55 pm


    Darlene – what a lovely idea. I know that teacher will be so pleased. Thanks for sharing.

  15. wrote on December 7th, 2011 at 9:20 pm


    As usual, another bang up job! Nice design with so much detail.


  16. wrote on December 8th, 2011 at 4:52 am


    LOVE the cards!!
    I live in the netherlands so i can’t buy the stamps ;o(.
    They are so lovely!!!

  17. wrote on December 8th, 2011 at 5:07 am


    A really beautiful set of cards that makes a perfect gift.

  18. wrote on December 9th, 2011 at 2:12 pm


    Darlene, this is really a nice card.
    I’ve learned a lot from you. Sometimes I hardly understand what you use cause you talk so fast but as you write it down below I can find out what material you used.
    Anyhow, I started my Xmas card and will send you a picture by email, to show you how I’ve used your technique. I’ve also bought lots of material but you have so many colors in distress ink, I could never compete you on that. It’s so hard to choose a color, there are so many !
    Thanks for all the care you bring in all your videos and sharing your knowledge.
    Hugs from France !
    PS : I’m also getting a box like you for my embossing powder ! LOL ! I love the idea.

  19. wrote on December 10th, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Peggy K

    First things first….LOVE the card. Will use this idea for a group of note cards for one of my bosses, who sends out tons of cards. So thank you!!
    Secondly, SU really needs to get their act together. Not hard to have the “she quit” department talk to the “she’s been promoted” department. I’m thinking they should be right down the hall so if they holler, they could be heard. …. Oh wait! I forgot…they’re heads are up their butts! Silly me!!

  20. wrote on December 10th, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Kimberli Sarsfield

    Love this set! The embossed background really sets the stage for it all and I love the dimension you added by using the label and twine:)

  21. wrote on January 2nd, 2012 at 7:10 pm


    You make it look so easy! 🙂

  22. wrote on July 27th, 2013 at 5:01 pm


    What are the rest of the dimensions of the paper you used for the main floral image?

    • wrote on July 28th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Mateena, gosh I don’t know. I gave the cards away so I don’t have them anymore. I would guess around 3″ x 4.5″.

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