Stamping Sisters Mini Card Camp ~ Mini Strips!


Hi friends!

Today's post is Day 1 of 4 days of mini winter card camp ~

a spin off of our summer card camp!

Since we couldn't be together last year for real camp,

it became a virtual camp where each of us hostessed a challenge.

Flash forward to 2021,

and it's winter EVERYWHERE but here in Miami,

so I get to dream of snow and pretend I'm wearing Bernie's mittens :)

Today's forecast:  

Barb gave us a card challenge to complete today

and it's one that was fun but detailed and I was squinting through half 

of it - so if my lines are crooked, just lean sideways!

Her class assignment and tutorial:

Use strips of paper or cardstock to create your card

and add a large word die for a focal sentiment.

I chose this gorgeous sunflower dsp I had in my stash,

PTI avacado cardstock (old as da hills!)

 and a hello die from MFT Stamps.

This paper seemed like a good choice at the time but 

- as mama always said when she saw a flashy outfit - 

turned out to be a bit too 'loud' :)


Here's what I started with .........

cutting the papers and cardstock to different lengths.

If I had one tip,

as I cut a bunch of strips, I realized I cut WAY too many.

As you are cutting the edges off from the edges,

there's plenty of small-ish strips that will be perfect for the smaller ends!

Overall, this was a FUN technique and I hope I get a passing grade ~

or at least an A for effort and enthusiasm!


Here is the line up for the next 4 days ~

and peep me on Wednesday to see what crazy idea I have mine!

Monday, January 25 ~  Barb (me!)  @ inkingintoretirement
Tuesday, January 26 ~ Darlene @ Accordingtobijou
Wednesday, January 27 ~ Kelly @ Sandcastlestamper
Thursday January 28 ~ Jeanette @ Creativeplay

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. You do get an A. Plus, extra credit for using sweet patterned paper. I think this is very cute and love the big die you used. Well done my friend!

  2. Great technique. You have used great DP!
    xxx Margreet

  3. Definitely a bright and cheerful card Kelly, but on grey days we need them - love the end result
    Stay safe

  4. This is a brilliant way to use those little strips of paper we cut off to make cards! Loving how you placed these together for one fabulous and colorful greeting card!

  5. Beautiful sunny cheerful card love the selection of P.paper and great background you made with the strips-great use for offcuts
    Carol x

  6. Comments seem not work this evening... Google ate my comment!
    Love your design with stripes and such beautiful choice of papers! The sentiment is so pretty too!

  7. Love this bright and cheerful card!! What an awesome way to use up those DP scraps!

  8. Kelly, I am so sorry I'm tardy in commenting on your card. Sheesh! I admire it and even drooled a bit (I hope I didn't leave a mess) on Monday but somehow missed commenting. I love Love LOVE how you used print papers for your strips - it gives such a fun look... and I really like gingham so I'm really liking that you included it on your card!