Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship Thank You Card for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Using the Two-Timing Technique

A team member recently shared this card on our team Facebook page (thank you Jan!).  This card is a CASE of a card that Tami White ( shared in a YouTube video some time ago.  I thought the card was so lovely that I just had to recreate it!

Below is this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge. This is my first time entering this challenge! For the challenge I selected the center row down – Orange/Rust, Free, and Layers.

I do not own the stamp set that was originally used in Tami White’s card, but I dug through my sets and pulled out the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set. This card uses the Two-Timing Technique, and minimal supplies! This would make a great card for almost any occasion and would be suitable for both male and female.

I started by temporarily adhering a Very Vanilla panel measuring 4-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ to a larger Very Vanilla panel measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″. The smaller panel was placed approximately 1″ from the top of the larger panel. I used the tree image and stamped across both of the panels in Early Espresso ink, making sure that the image extended onto the larger panel at the top.

The panels were separated, and I adhered the larger Very Vanilla panel to a card base cut from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

Using the small, dotted stamp from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set, I repeatedly stamped Daffodil Delight ink around the tree then tapered the stamping off to the right of the tree to give the impression of leaves blowing in the wind. I repeated this process two more times using Pumpkin Pie ink and Cherry Cobbler ink.

The stamped panel was adhered to a Cherry Cobbler mat, then this unit was adhered to the card front while making sure that the tree image on the two panels was lined up. I just love the Two-Timing Technique! It creates such visual interest!

A “Thank you” sentiment was stamped onto the lower right of the card front in Early Espresso ink and several Rustic Metallic Dots were added to either side of this sentiment.

For the inside panel I repeated stamping of the tree and leaves and adhered this panel to the inside of the card. The same stamping was applied to the envelope front and envelope flap.

You can view, download and print the pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

Have a wonderful week!

NEW! Christmas Gifting Kit Added to the Kits Collection

The latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is a simple solution to gift cards and tags for the holidays! The Christmas Gifting Kit has everything you need to create gorgeous gift tags to attach to presents and gift card holders that add a handmade touch.

The kit includes:

  • 9 tags and 9 gift card holders—3 each of 3 designs
  • Includes the exclusive Christmas Gifting Stamp Set and a Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Sized to fit standard gift cards
  • Coordinating colors include: Basic Black, black foil, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Shaded Spruce

Here’s a peak at the sentiments included with the kit.

As a reminder, everything you need to complete these tags and gift holders is included. Just open the box and start creating!

HOLD THE DATE – You’re Invited! World Card Making Day on October 1!

Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Inkin’ Krew, will be celebrating World Card Making Day on October 1stEveryone is invited!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event on Saturday, October 1st in honor of World Card Making Day. The event will feature card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! 

Stampin’ Up! will also be hosting an event online (see the details below) and we’re scheduling our event so that it runs before and after the Stampin’ Up! event!  Most of us will be using one of the three bundles from the Stampin’ Up! event for our projects so you will come away from the day with tons of ideas for those three bundles!

All are welcome to join us for this fun-filled day!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and will be sharing the link to the page in late September.  Keep an eye out on my blog for more details! 

Free Virtual Craft-Along Event with Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1st.  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards and will share the instructions with you.  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required.  Mark your calendars now!

Here are the details for the Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Crafting Event:

Who: Anyone and everyone!
When: October 1st from 2:00–5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Where: Online
Price of Event: Free

Registration Dates*: August 11 – October 1 (Registration is not required!)
*You can always participate in the event without registering. Registration is encouraged, though, because it’s the best way to stay up to date regarding the event details.

Click here to register for the 3 hour Stampin’ Up! event.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend this FREE event!  There will be three card-making presentations and you are welcome to craft along.  If you don’t want to craft along, join us anyway!  It’s the perfect opportunity to hang out, watch, and be a part of the Stampin’ Up! experience.

Product Ordering Details:

World Card Making Day is all about making beautiful, heartfelt cards. During the event, Stampin’ Up! will walk you through several projects, and you can create the cards along with the presenters.  You’ll end up with new project ideas and some stunning new cards!

To make the most of this experience, you can order the Cottage Rose Bundle from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog, the Cottage Wreaths Bundle from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog, or the Warm Welcome Bundle (which you can get EARLY from the January–June 2023 Mini Catalog beginning September 1)!   The bundles aren’t required to attend the event, but if you’d like to make the projects presented, you’ll want to get the bundles!

As an added bonus, when you order ANY of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift.) 

Check out the Product Flyer below for the bundle ordering information (click on DOWNLOAD).  You can still attend this event without ordering the bundles, but it’ll be a lot more fun to craft together if you have one or more of the bundles! 


Be sure to order early to get your products in time for the World Card Making Day Creative Event.  The Cottage Rose and Cottage Wreaths bundle are both available now AND you’ll get the free Iridescent Pearls if you order them any time between now and October 1st!  And the Warm Welcome bundle will be available to order from September 1 – October 1 and you’ll get the free pack of pearls if you order that bundle during that timeframe!

I’m really excited for these events – The Stampin’ Up World Card Making Day event and our Inkin’ Krew event! I hope you’ll be able to join in on the fun! Don’t forget to invite your crafting friends and family, too! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me. See you soon!

Products used to create today’s card are listed below, including links to each item that will take you to my online store.

8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship Thank You Card for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Using the Two-Timing Technique”

  1. Hi Carol…..this is a lovely card!! I love the set you used……….glad to see you entering challenges too.


  2. A warm welcome to the Tic Tac Toe challenge Carol – hope you’ll come and play with us often! Talking of warm, I love the warm glow of your beautiful autumnal card and the way you carried the design over onto the inside too. Thank you for coming to play with us this week! Vicky x


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