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Split Card Design + Stamps For a Cause + Giveaway

Hello! Today I wanted to share a split card design that works with any stamps you may have. I also wanted to introduce you to some stamps for a cause. I think you will like them!

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Heat embossing was the first stamping technique that won me over. I still am amazed by it. For these cards, I did simple heat embossing but cut the design to create two cards. You can do this with any stamps!

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

To make things simple, I used my Mini Misti Stamping Tool, but you could use an acrylic block. On colored cardstock, I white heat embossed sentiments from the Honey Bee Kindness Stamp Set (more on that below) and flowers from the Honey Bee Country Wreath Stamp Set. I was sure to stamp the images in the exact same spot on each piece… especially in the area where I was planning to do the horizontal cut for the split design.

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also heat embossed all the same images in the same spot with colored embossing powder on white cardstock. For the design to look extra-awesome, I made sure my colored embossing powders matched my cardstocks. (You could skip the embossing and use colored ink if you want.)

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

After I have all the colored embossing on the white cardstock, and the white embossing on the colored cardstock, I cut each piece horizontally… right through the sentiment. It seems weird to do, but I promise the results are worth it!

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I then glued the stamped pieces onto a white notecard… matching the opposites up. They line up perfectly!

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I love the unique look! I created six cards – two yellow, two pink, and two teal. Yellow is my favorite.

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also wanted to add tiny embossed dot details to the cards. I created the dots with my Quickie Glue Roller Pen and added the embossing powder. After heat setting it, I have the perfect details.

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

While I had out my supplies, I did a quick bonus card. For this one, I stamped the Honey Bee Country Wreath flowers with black ink and made the flowers bigger by drawing extra petals. I then used the Honey Bee Prayers Stamp Set and Honey Bee Prayers Die Set for the sentiment. Fun and fast!

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

STAMPS FOR A CAUSE

I am very excited to let you know that for the month of August, both Honey Bee Stamps and Simon Says Stamp will be donating 25% of all sales from the Kindness stamp set and the Kindness die set to the Kind Campaign! The Kind Campaign works with schools to fight bullying.

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When I did the Share Handmade Kindness challenge last year, I encouraged folks to share kindness through cardmaking and also donate to the Kind Campaign if possible. I was excited when sweet Melissa from Honey Bee Stamps contacted me about this stamp set and donation. It is great! And hugs to Heidi from Simon Says Stamp for jumping on board, too. I love this industry.

You can buy the Kindness sets at Honey Bee Stamps or Simon Says Stamp. (Note: Due to a likely high demand for these products, please be patient. I promise everyone is doing their best to keep these in stock!)

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win the Honey Bee Stamp Kindness Stamp Set? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 8/18/16 telling me which Honey Bee stamp set is your favorite. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! Prize personally donated.)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated Affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Honey Bee Stamps. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS) and Honey Bee Stamps (HBS).