Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Triple Time Thanksgiving

In honor of Thanksgiving and everything I have to be grateful for, I wanted to share this card with you.

This card uses a technique called Triple Time Stamping. If you've never done this and would like to learn how, read down to the bottom of my post for an explanation  The card base and mats are Always Artichoke. I stamped the images from the French Foliage stamp set on Very Vanilla card stock. The leaves are stamped in Always Artichoke, More Mustard and Cajun Craze classic inks. The script and water stains are stamped in Crumb Cake ink. The greeting is from the Day of Gratitude stamp set, and it is stamped in Early Espresso. I finished off the card with a Crumb Cake Seam Binding Bow.

And here is the inside. I used all the same colors. The "So Grateful" greeting is from the Apothecary Art stamp set. 

Quick tutorial on Triple Time Stamping:
1) Cut three image panels, each about 1" smaller on both sides than the previous one. For this card I used panels that were 5-1/4" x 4", 4-1/4" x 3" and 3-1/4" x 2".

2) But a very small amount of adhesive in the center of the largest panel and adhere the second panel to it. Repeat to attach the third panel. Make sure you use either temporary adhesive or just a little bit of permanent adhesive, because you want to be able to take these pieces back apart.

3) Stamp your images on all three panels at the same time. As you can see in this photo, there will be gaps in the ink where the pieces of card stock come together. That is okay because those areas will be covered by the mats.

4) Take the three pieces of card stock apart and mat them, then reassemble for your completed card.

Thanks for reading my blog! I hope you all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Everything used to create this card is available from Stampin' Up! If you would like to purchase Stampin' Up products, please visit my business website at


  1. Lovely! I am thankful for you and your sharing of your talent with others!

  2. I love the card but you need to post some of your lovely Christmas cards. Tis the season. And how about some winter theme birthday cards for men and women?