Mass-Producing Note Card Gift Sets with my MISTI!

I finally caved and purchased the MISTI (Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented) invented by Iliana.  I had been eyeing it since October and I am so glad I gave into temptation because I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!  This tool makes mass-producing cards easy peasy!!  How did I ever live without it?!

I created four sets of note cards inspired by the queen of stamping herself, Jennifer McGuire.  Thanks to the lovely Rubeena for introducing me to PTI’s The Sweet Life Stamp Set from this post!

See below for steps to reproduce:

  1. Create A2 top-folding landscape card bases out of Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock
  2. Create stitched rectangles using the Mama Elephant Basic Set Creative Cuts out of Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock
  3. Create 4.25″ x 5.5″ (A2size) rectangles out of Amuse Studio Assorted Cardstock (Blush, Apricot, Lemon Whip, Winter Sky, Amethyst)
    1. Use the My Favorite Things Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp to create a background using Distress Ink (Spun Sugar, Mustard SeedMilled Lavender), Hero Arts Shadow Ink (Soft Sky), Memento Cantaloupe
  4. Stamp the three-step flowers from the Papertrey Ink The Sweet Life Stamp Set using the following inks with this very helpful stamping guide:
    1. Pink Roses: Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Avery Elle Raspberry, Avery Elle Cherry
    2. Orange Roses: Hero Arts Pastel Peach, Memento Cantaloupe, Hero Arts Orange Soda
    3. Yellow Roses: Hero Arts Ink (Pastel Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Butter Bar)
    4. Blue Roses: Hero Arts Soft Sky, Hero Arts Cornflower, Avery Elle Sapphire
    5. Purple Roses: Milled Lavender Distress Ink, Hero Arts Passion Flower, Memento Dye Grape Jelly 
    6. Note: Coming up with these ink combinations took me quite a while and now I have a slew of stamped flowers that I just can’t bring myself to throw away!  Will need to figure out a way to use them so as not to waste them!  Don’t give up hope if you can’t seem to find a good color combo.  The end result is totally worth all the frustration!!
  5. Stamp the two-step leaves from the Papertrey Ink The Sweet Life Stamp Set using Hero Arts Lime Green Ink and Avery Elle Celery Ink
    1. Make sure you create a mask out of acetate or vellum for the flower so that you can use it over and over again when you stamp the leaves
  6. Stamp the sentiments from the Papertrey Ink Wet Paint Stamp Set and Papertrey Ink Wet Paint III Stamp Set using Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  7. Adhere everything together using the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
  8. Box these notecards up and gift/send some happy mail to a few people in your life!!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and Happy Crafting!

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2 thoughts on “Mass-Producing Note Card Gift Sets with my MISTI!

  1. Ruby N says:

    I love these!!! I already told you before but wanted to leave a comment on your blog post too. Enjoy your MISTI! I’m glad you’re using it…I have yet to try!!! 😀 I LOVE that you did 5 different rose colors. They all look GREAT!!! ❤

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