Stampin’ Up! Springtime Stroll Impossible Card

Hey y’all!  Happy Monday!

Or…something like that. 🙂

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your Mother’s Day with me!  If not – here’s a replay of the video.  We made an “Impossible” card and it’s waaay easier to SEE how to do it than for me to try to TELL you!  So…check it!

If you watch the video, you’ll notice that I used different colors and a different design of the Garden Impressions DSP.  Both use the Host-Exclusive stamp set called Springtime Stroll.  Take a look-see at the card I gave you a sneak peak of this morning!

I started my quest to learn how to make these cards by watching a couple of videos from fellow crafters.  I took some ideas and tips from each.  Here are links to Jan Brown’s and MayMay’s videos – please give them a look-see!

As promised on my video, here is the template for the card base.  This particular one started with a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Mango Madness base.

Here’s the trick to make these in any size:  Score the long direction at 1/2 way down the short side of the card base.  Then score down from the long side – 1/2 way – just down to your first score line.  So – the first score on this A2 card is at 2 1/8″ (half of 4 1/4″) and the second is at 2 3/4″ down the long side (half of 5 1/2″).

Cut the scores and twist as in the video.

I made mats for the card from the Garden Impressions DSP.

I made each of the mats using this template.

Tip: until you get comfortable with this card style – use non-direction-specific DSP!  It’s just easier!

I made the sentiments using the host-exclusive Springtime Stroll stamp set, in Shaded Spruce ink.  For the little flowers, I colored the stamp images with my Petal Pink. Grapefruit Grove and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Write Markers.

The butterfly is stamped on the large sentiment panel in Blueberry Bushel ink.  I stamped it a second time on a different Garden Impressions DSP pattern and fussy cut him (not the antenna – I just snipped them right off!).  I used a scrunched-up Glue Dot to adhere the butterfly and added a Share What You Love Artisan Pearl to the middle of his body.

I used Liquid Glue to mat up the smaller sentiment on Garden Impression DSP and Mango Madness mats and then to adhere them to the card – do check the video to see how to do this, okay? 🙂


I added another Share What You Love Artisan Pearl to the sentiment and the card was done!

Not so impossible, huh?

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Springtime Stroll flowers and butterfly on the front…

…and I added more of the Garden Impressions DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is a fun little fold to make, y’all – and you can sure decorate it however you like!  I hope you’ll give it a try – and have fun with it.

The Springtime Stroll is an adorable Host-Exclusive stamp set that’ll be available to customers on 1 June!  As will the beautiful Garden Impressions DSP!  Hope you like!



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Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Springtime Stroll, Garden Impressions DSP, and the new color products will be available on 1 June! 🙂

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mango Madness Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded as shown in the video); 1 1/8″ x 3 1/4″ (mat for sentiment “bridge”)

Garden Impressions DSP: 2 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ (2 – front DSP panels cut as shown in video); 1″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for sentiment bridge); 2″ x 2 7/8″ (mat for large sentiment); fussy cut butterfly; envelope flap

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 7/8″ x 2 3/4″ (large sentiment); 7/8″ x 3″ (sentiment “bridge”)

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Finn Fan Fix


One of the main goals of Saturday’s visit to Dr. Amanda was to get clearance to go to Puppy Tubs Puppy Camp AND to have a playdate with his sister.

He got clearance for BOTH! 🙂

And – when asked if he was happy to hear the news and wanted to go to Puppy Tubs…

Here was his response…

Classic Finn-lips! 🙂

How could anyone resist that face!?!



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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Springtime Stroll Impossible Card

  1. Such a cool card design! Love the bright colors too. Thanks for showing us how to create this in your video last night! So glad that Finn got the okay to do what he loves…I’m sure that the smile was followed by the full body wag! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      His little self never stopped wiggling the whole time they were in there with us. He shares his love with his people (ALL of them!!) totally! Thanks much, Amy – and enjoyed our meeting last night!! 🙂

  2. I was so glad I had an hour of time to spend with you last night. Your visual and written instructions are wonderful. I’ll be making this but I don’t know when. Finn’s face just melts my heart. I’m so thankful the look has returned and that you are Mary on the spot to capture it. You are a blessing my friend!

    • stampsnlingers

      Hey Karen – I’m glad that you had an hour, too – and so tickled that you chose to spend it with me! That face is definitely one that can get him most anything he wants – which he knows full-well! Thanks so much, my friend! 🙂

  3. What a pretty card. Pretty feminine floral pattern. I am so happy to hear that Finn is cleared and can go to camp!! !Yay for him. LOL Love his Finn Smile!!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – I’ll probably take him later in the week! Or maybe on Saturday so I can go see a movie!! Avengers…. ? Thanks much, Tam!

  4. Pat C.

    Oh my goodness, that Finny face is too much! Give his neck some hugs and face some kisses for me!
    Awesome card. I’m debating on whether or not I want to tackle it. I may have to make it for a special bday that’s coming up soon.

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s pretty easy, Pat, really! Give it a try! And yep – I’ll hug his neck and kiss his face for you! Thanks! 🙂

  5. Kate

    Smiles! What a blessing to see them. Wiggles too!
    Card: = shaded cube syndrome.

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL! Yes – it’s fun to see him smiling! Thanks, Mom! 🙂

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