Best Wishes Card by Laura

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Hello, my crafty friends. Laura, here with you today, sharing a card that’s sure to brighten anyone’s day. I love working with background dies because you get instant impact with minimal time (or effort!) Today I’m using the Avery Elle Ray Die and So Kind Stamp to create this (fairly) quick and simple card. Let’s get started!



First I took a piece of pale yellow card and stamped the Canvas Grunge Background Stamp by Catherine Pooler Designs (it was in the Tropically Yours SOA box which is still available!) with Wild Honey Distress Oxide. I also stamped a slightly darker color of yellow card with the same stamp and ink.


For the lighter yellow card, I laid the Avery Elle Ray Die over the stamped area and ran it through my die machine. On the darker (yellow) card I used the largest die in the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Frames Dies to cut out a frame border.


Adding Dimension

I cut really small pieces of 3M foam tape and added it to the backside of a few of the rays on the Ray Die cutout. Then I used Tombow to cover the rest, and adhered it to the center of a CPD Card Base.



Next I used Lawn Fawn Stitched Cloud Border Die to cut out a soft cloud from vellum. I prepped it with a powder tool and heat embossed the ‘Best Wishes’ sentiment and a few hearts from Avery Elle’s So Kind Stamp in white.


Finishing The Card

I adhered to my panel using Tombow behind the stamping and along the sides/bottom edges, then added the frame die cut on top of that. Last, I added Wink of Stella (to the center of the sun and the raised rays) and a few sequins from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards Fruit Sorbet pack.


And, that’s all! Outside of design time, it only takes about 30 minutes to pull this card together and there’s lots of cool details that only handmade cards can give so it looks like it took ages.


I hope you found a bit of inspiration from today’s tutorial and I’d love to see your makes using the Ray Die over in The Little Paper Treehouse Tribe!


Thanks for stopping by…and see Y’all next time! xo



Avery Elle

So Kind Stamp

Ray Die


Catherine Pooler Designs

Canvas Grunge Background Stamp

Premium White Card Bases


Lawn Fawn

Lg. Stitched Rectangle Frames Die

Stitched Cloud Border


Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Versamark Watermark Ink

Distress Oxide Ink Wild Honey

Neenah Solar White Card

Bazzill Basics Vellum 

American Crafts Yellow card

Ranger SuperFine White Embossing Powder

Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen

Little Things from Lucy’s Cards Fruit Sorbet Sequin Mix

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive

3M Foam Tape

Tonic 8.5” Guillotine

Tim Holtz Stamping Tool

Anti Static Powder Tool

Cricut Cuttlebug & C Plate

Memory Box Metal Adaptor

Heat Gun


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