Sunday, June 19, 2011


This card is for  Use It Tuesday challenge #9 to use unused dies punches or cutouts.

I almost laughed when I read what this challenge was. I have a lot of punches and dies and use them all of the time. Luckily I had just bought a new MS punch around the page set, and a new set of Sizzix Sizzlets dies that I haven’t used, and after this card I still haven’t used them. I got to thinking about what to do, and low and behold I did have an unused punch and an unused stamp set that had never seen ink, and they went together like peanut butter and jelly.

The top white square was punched around the edges with an EK Success Card Suits Edger punch, the corners trimmed off. The joker was then stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then layered this piece onto a piece of red cardstock cut to size. Using a pencil I marked where the spades and clubs were then took a black SU marker and colored circles on the red, so that they would appear to be black.

The bottom white piece was cut to size punched across the top and bottom with the same Card Suit Edger punch, then the width was trimmed. The card suits stamp was colored with SU markers and stamped above and below Jackpot, which was stamped with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, and I stamped it crooked. I punched some extra card suits in the corresponding colors and glued them in place along the left and right edge. Amazingly the punch and the card suit stamps were in the same order. The white piece then layered onto another piece of red cut to size and the corners punched with a corner rounder punch.

The main image, sentiment and the card suits stamped above and below Jackpot are from an Inkadinkado set I bought a while ago, called Games.

The two red layers were then placed on a piece of black cut to size with a white card base. I also added some extra red suits on the black, and black suits out on the edge of the bottom piece of red.

Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave a comment, I love reading them.

Happy Stamping!


  1. What a clever card--so cute! Glad you joined us this week at Use It Tuesday!!


  2. I love the Cards theme! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday :)


  3. Great card Judy! Love the colors. Thanks for playing at Use it Tuesday and we hope to see you next time too! - DT Heather

  4. Super cute. Thanks for playing with us at Use it Tuesday- Haven


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