Papercraft Business Card Challenge: March 2020 – Challenge #27

Another month means another challenge from PaperCraft Business Challenge! Looking for a way to keep track of your card challenges? Check out the Papercraft Business Challenge Planner!Are you ready to participate in the March 2020 – Challenge #27? The theme for March’s challenge is “Boy/Male Birthday Card“.The prize this month is Magnolia – Edwin with Teo Dragon Stamp Set (see image below).

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Check out my Design Team (DT) entry for this month’s challenge:


I started off by drawing out diagonal lines across the entire A2 panel. I measured the space required for the “Happy” stamp from Altenew’s Birthday Builder stamp set to ensure even spacing for the rows.


Using Altenew’s Turquoise Crisp Dye Ink and my Simon Says Stamp acrylic block to repeatedly stamp a clean “Happy” to cover the panel.


Then I grabbed  a scrap of Simon Says Stamp’s Black Cardstock, and prepped it using an anti-static powder bag. Then I heat embossed “happy birthday” using Brutus Monroe’s Gilded embossing powder and Versamark Ink. psx_20200224_2223503865008071884064693.jpg

Then I grabbed Altenew’s Leaf Canopy stamp set and used the large filled leaf set to heat emboss the image onto a panel of Neenah Solar White Cardstock using Brutus Monroe’s Gilded embossing powder. At this point, you could do a second layer of embossing powder, which would make the image much smoother (and in retrospect, I should’ve done that for a more solid look). psx_20200224_2224136367393842161342987.jpg

I cut a panel of Simon Says Stamp’s Black Cardstock to approximately 4×5.25 inches, then backed it with a panel of craft foam measuring approximately 3.75×5 inches. Then I adhered it to an A2 card base of Neenah Solar White cardstock. I trimmed down my  stamped panel to approximately 3.75×5 inches and adhered it to my cardbase. Then I fussy cut my gold embossed leaf image and popped it up onto my stamped panel using some foam squares. I also trimmed down my sentiment strip and backed it with a strip of Simon Says Stamp’s Big Momma foam tape and adhered it to the bottom right corner of my card front. psx_20200224_2225063111077131130847747.jpg

Voila! A simple, yet sophisticated masculine appropriate birthday card.



– Altenew’s Birthday Builder Stamp set

-Altenew’s Leaf Canopy stamp set


-Altenew Crisp Dye in Turquoise

Tsukineko’s Versamark Ink

Other Supplies:

– Neenah Solar White cardstock (SSS)

Brutus Monroe’s Gilded Embossing Powder

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue (SSS)

Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape (SSS)


– My Sweet Petunia’s MISTI Stamping Tool (SSS)

Tim Holtz Mini Comfort Trimmer (SSS)

Simon Says Stamp’s Acrylic Blocks (SSS)

Simon Says Stamp’s Grid Transparency (SSS)

WOW Dual Speed Heat Tool (SSS)

Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine

– Anti-Static Powder Bag

Tom Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat


Cardstock stash expansion!

So.. I LOVE paper… Cardstock in particular. I love having a million different colours and i use most of them. But i was finding that i didn’t have the range of colours i was looking for. In comes my Simon Says Stamp’s monthly card kit. Every month they include a few sheets of their brand of cardstock and some envelopes. Now i don’t usually buy coloured envelopes (trying to save a little cash) but i can say they are lovely envelopes.

But the cardstock… Ohhhhhh the cardstock! The colours are AMAZING… I was in LOVE! The paper is a wonderful weight and thr colours match most of my Simon Says Stamp’s inks. So I ordered some… I started with the variety pack and picked up extras of Colours that i found i was really using. I also had heard great things about the Gina K Designs cardstock.. So i ordered some of those as well. I ordered from both the Gina K website as well as from Simon Says Stamp (SSS).

Having both the Gina K and SSS cardstocks expands my collection beautifully. There are a couple of colours that close in both lines that i consider to be overlapping, but otherwise the collections complement each other perfectly.

I also picked up a few colours of Lawn Fawn paper to try.

Simon Says Stamp Collection :

Gina K stash (not sorted yet) :