Stampin’ Up! Rays of Light Just My Type Thanks Cards

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My card today is a two-fer.  If you get my newsletter, then you saw the card using the Rays of Light stamp and a bunch of Stampin’ Write Markers.  I was so intrigued with that – that I made one for myself.  But then…I did a little something different with it and actually got TWO cards out of one stamped panel!  Take a look-see:

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I’ll show you the second card in a bit!

For the layout, I played along with the Just Us Girls CASE the Design Team Member challenge. I CASEd Nancy’s split-front layout with the circle sentiment element! 🙂

I also grabbed some elements from the Festive Friday Inspo List. I used Brown, Gold, Acetate, Masculine and Bubbles. 🙂

I started with the Rays of Light stamp that I set rubber-side-up on my table.  Using 11 different Stampin’ Write Markers (this is the Marker-to-Stamp coloring technique!) – I colored each ray a different color.  I pre-determined the order that I’d color and I just kept repeating that order all the way around.

Left-to-Right: Blueberry Bushel, Azure Afternoon, Balmy Blue, Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lolly, Real Red, Calypso Coral and Flirty Flamingo.

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When all the rays were colored, I “huffed” all over the stamp.  Note: you know when you “huff” on a window to fog it up so you can draw a face in it?

THAT is the same “huffing” you want to do here.  And be sure you huff ALL the spots, too!

With the huffing done – I set my Thick Basic White panel on top of the stamp and then rubbed all over the panel to transfer the image.  Success!

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At that point, I cut the panel into two pieces.  One is 3 1/4″ x 4″ and the remaining 2″ x 4″ piece was perfect for a second card!  Score!! 🙂

I cut a piece of Gold Celebrations Specialty DSP and – using tiny dabs of Liquid Glue just where the printed dots were – I adhered it to an identically-sized piece of Early Espresso cardstock.

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Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the 3 1/4″ x 4″ piece of the stamped panel to the top of the layered card front.  Then I adhered it to the front of my Shaded Spruce card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used the second-to-smallest Stylish Shapes circle die to cut out an Early Espresso circle – which I adhered with Liquid Glue.

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I cut a Shaded Spruce banner with a Stylish Shapes die and adhered it over the circle with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Lemon Lolly cardstock, I stamped a Just My Type sentiment in Early Espresso.  I cut it with the next-to-smallest Stylish Shapes circle and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals and that was it for the card front!

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On the inside, I stamped a second Just My Type sentiment in Early Espresso on a Basic White panel.  Above it, I stamped the little rainbow in Early Espresso – then I colored it with a few of the Stampin’ Write Markers I’d used on the front.

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I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Early Espresso mat and then into the Shaded Spruce card base and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Just My Type rainbow on the front…

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…and again on the envelope flap.

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The second card was made in the same way using the 2″ x 4″ remaining stamped panel – but I reversed the mats and card base colors.  So…an Early Espresso card base and Shaded Spruce mats! The sentiments and inside rainbows were stamped in Shaded Spruce.

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I love that I got two cards with one pretty stamped panel!  And either one would be great for a guy, don’t you think??

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Et Voila! Rays of Light – colored with Stampin’ Write Markers!  Genius, Stampin’ Up! – thank you for the inspiration!!  And the Just My Type stamp set – was a perfect pairing with it’s sweet sentiments and cute rainbow! 😎

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I hope you like!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Shaded Spruce or Early Espresso Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored at folded at 5 1/2″)

Early Espresso or Shaded Spruce Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); Second-to-Smallest Stylish Shapes circle die (mat for sentiment); Stylish Shapes banner die (behind sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Gold Celebrations Specialty DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front)

Lemon Lolly Cardstock:  Next-to-Smallest Stylish Shapes circle die (sentiment)

Thick Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (Rays of Light stamped card front – note, one card gets 2″ x 4″ and the other gets 3 1/4″ x 4″)

Basic White Cardstock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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Finn Fan Fix 

We went to the Tractor Supply and the Bank yesterday.  BOTH are “cookie” spots for the Man.

At the bank – he makes a very conscious effort to be seen.


Okay – good.  NOW she can see me! I’m here!  Dog in Back!

Did she send it? Did she??



Nice teller-lady sent….two.  Something about….one for later?

Later?!  What’s the later stuff??  WHO decides WHEN later is??

Questions? 🤦‍♀️


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20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Rays of Light Just My Type Thanks Cards

  1. Cute cards! Fun way to use that stamp set! Poor Finn…he so rarely gets a cookie so I can see why it’s such a big deal when he gets one (or two). 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      It IS good that the bank and the store give him cookies. Otherwise – he’d be VERY pitiful! :). Thanks, Amy! :)_

  2. Susan K

    Very pretty card with your rainbow colors—and so creative to get two from one coloring/huffing/stamping! Love your layering for the sentiment too! Impressive! TFS Impressed too that Finn gets treats at the bank! Bet he votes for putting all his fan money in there!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – it’s his fave bank. He is a VERY loyal customer!! Thank you so much, Susan! 🙂

  3. Very pretty, but not too pretty for a guy. Great that you could get 2 cards from one stamp.
    Oh, the anticipation! Oh, the wait! Your captions are perfect for the pics. I can almost hear him talking.

    • stampsnlingers

      It is SOO hard to wait! LOL. Thanks, Julie! 🙂

  4. Charlotte+Hutcheson

    Dogs don’t know later…they are now creatures. Funny Finn Fan Club today.

  5. Faith Simpson

    Love, love this card!! Soooo pretty……actually card{s}!!
    Love that Finn-y got bank cookies too!! oh, I could just feel his anticipation in those pictures…..!!

    • stampsnlingers

      He always does – unless there’s a “dumb teller”. His words. Thanks, Faith! 🙂

  6. Kate

    Cookies are GOOD!!! The bouvs got them at the Coffee Shack drive through, back in the day. We both miss it.

  7. What a fun celebratory card with your colors and rays!!! And to continue the celebration on the inside too is fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  8. Marge Turner

    I love this! It reminds me of our Jasmine we took her through McDonalds drive thru for a plain hamburger once and after that the bank drive thru cookies were such a disappointment! Thanks for the smile!

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – I can’t even imagine the looks you got when the drive thru was NOT McDonalds!! :). Thanks, Marge! 🙂

  9. Joanne James

    Love this Mary – such a great way to use the Ray of Light stamp and even better to split and get two-for-one too! Thanks for sharing with us over at Festive Friday!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Joanne! Enjoyed the challenge! 🙂

  10. I love that bright, colorful rainbow with the polka dots! Fabulous card, Mary. So glad you shared it with us at Festive Friday this week

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Jaydee! Appreciate you coming by! 🙂

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