Stampin' Up! Card Ideas from Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sandi MacIver

Faux Frames with Avant Garden

Hi stamping friends, my share today is the Faux Frames With Avant Garden.

Faux Frames with Avant Garden Sale-a-bration Stamp set from Stampin Up, card by Sandi at

Each month our Stamping Techniques 101 Design Team brings you simple cards created with the Challenge of the Month:

This month, it’s the “Faux Frames” technique – super cool, and super easy, plus it works with almost any stamp set as you will see as you travel around the globe visiting with our teammates.

Faux Frame with Avant Garden Sale-a-bration Stamp set from Stampin Up card by Sandi at


Avant Garden is a Sale-a-bration stamp set from Stampin Up that you can earn with a $60. product order.

Order #143272 and with two beautiful flowers, sentiments and a background stamp, you will be making all kinds of beautiful cards with it.

Here is my video for today’s Faux Frames with Avant Garden project.  If you are reading this in an e-mail, you may need to CLICK HERE to visit my blog to view the video:

And now it’s time to hop and see what the rest of the Design Team has chosen for our Faux Frames Challenge for this month:

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Click the “next blog” button to head to Leonie’s and if you get lost, here is a list of all the participants below: simply click on their names to visit their blogs.

France Poitras Martin – USA

Sandi MacIver – Canada (you are here)

Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand

Leonie Schroder – Australia

Carmen Sahadat-Morris – Netherlands

Heike Vass – Germany

Michelle Last – UK

Marine Wiplier – France


  • Card Base:  Flirty Flamingo 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 score and fold at 4-1/2
  • Art Piece:  3-3/4 x 5 or 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 (depending on how wide you want the Flirty Flamingo border).
  • Piece for frame:  Window Sheet 2-3/4 x 4

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  1. February 1, 2017    

    Very pretty Sandi! Love the colors and your clean design is perfect. 🙂

    • sandimac sandimac
      February 1, 2017    

      thanks Amy, we try to keep the cards for this challenge really nice and easy.

  2. February 1, 2017    

    Wonderful card Sandi! I like this set and sure will use it now!

    • sandimac sandimac
      February 1, 2017    

      thanks so much Carmen

  3. February 1, 2017    

    Love this technique. Such a great video. Thanks!

    • sandimac sandimac
      February 1, 2017    

      thanks so much Dianne, so glad you enjoyed it.

  4. Diane Diane
    February 1, 2017    

    Beautiful technique and card. Your card has inspired me to try this!
    Always loving your cards.

    • sandimac sandimac
      February 1, 2017    

      thanks Diane, it’s really quite simple, and once you get the hang of it, try some harder ones.

  5. February 1, 2017    

    ahhh Avant Garden … love that set and love your soft and pretty card x

  6. Sherry Sherry
    February 1, 2017    

    Love this technique. Thank you for sharing and I will pass it on!

    • sandimac sandimac
      February 2, 2017    

      thanks Sherry, so glad you enjoyed it

  7. jo ann deheer jo ann deheer
    February 2, 2017    

    here is a thumbs up for this excellent card and excellent video. i love the frame idea and am very happy to learn some special techniques for doing these frames. thanks so much!!! cant wait to try this (as soon as i finish my valentine cards for 2017!!!)

  8. jo ann deheer jo ann deheer
    February 2, 2017    

    oh, yes. meant to sign up for comments!!!

  9. Anna Anna
    February 2, 2017    

    Thumbs up! Really like this technique.

  10. Suzanne Hiron Suzanne Hiron
    February 2, 2017    

    Very nice card. I love the two versions and will have to try them both. Thanks for sharing this technique.

  11. Judy Juda Judy Juda
    February 9, 2017    

    I like this simple card! Good Job!

  12. Michelle Michelle
    February 12, 2017    

    Thank you for the putting together the video for this. I definitely learned a few tricks!

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