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Mixing and Matching Stamps and Dies: Card Making | Pixi Dust Designs | Video Tutorial

Updated: Apr 14

In today's blog post I am talking about mixing and matching stamps and dies to create a fun handmade Easter card design using products from Pixi Dust Designs. And I have a video tutorial in today's post to show you how I created this card by mixing and matching my stamps and dies.


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Mixing and Matching Stamps and Dies: Card Making | Pixi Dust Designs | Video Tutorial


In my project today I am featuring stamps and dies from Pixi Dust Designs. I used the Vintage Truck Die Set, the Spring Accessories VT Add On Dies, and the Easter Bunny Stamp Set along with the Happy Easter 6 x 6 Paper Pad (which at the time of recording was not in yet but is now in the online store.) And looking at the website currently (at the time of this posting) you can get the Vintage Truck Dies and the Spring Accessories VT Dies as a Bundle.


Mixing and Matching Stamps and Dies Video Tutorial:



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(Wondering what I used in this video/project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).


Mixing and Matching Stamps And Dies Tips & Tricks:

Understanding Your Products:

Let's start by getting to know our products a little better. Take a good look at those stamps, dies, and papers – what do you see? For me, it was love at first sight with that adorable vintage truck and those sweet Easter bunny stamps. But it's not just about picking out your favorites; it's about finding common threads that tie everything together.


When I first laid eyes on the Pixi Dust Designs collection, I was immediately drawn to the whimsical springtime vibe. The soft pastel colors, the playful motifs – it all screamed Easter happiness to me. So, I knew right away that I wanted to create a card that captured that same joyful spirit.


Vintage Truck Easter Card with Pixi Dust Designs By Rick Adkins

Establishing a Theme:

Now that we've got a sense of what our products have to offer, it's time to establish a theme for our card. Think about the story you want to tell with your design. Are you going for a classic Easter scene with bunnies and eggs? Or maybe you're envisioning a rustic farm setting with that vintage truck as the star of the show.


For my card, I decided to combine elements of both – a little bit of countryside charm mixed with a healthy dose of Easter cuteness. By focusing on a central theme, it becomes much easier to pull everything together into a cohesive design.


Vintage Truck Easter Card with Pixi Dust Designs By Rick Adkins Front View

Planning Your Design:

Okay, time to roll up our sleeves and start planning out our card layout. This is where things get really fun! Grab a piece of scrap paper and start sketching out some ideas. Play around with different arrangements of your stamped images, die-cuts, and patterned papers until you find a composition that speaks to you.


I'll be honest – I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to planning out my card designs. I like to make sure every element is just right before I commit to glueing anything down. But don't be afraid to let your creativity run wild! Sometimes, the best ideas come from happy accidents.


Personalization and Customization:

One of the things I love most about card making is the ability to put your own unique spin on every project. So don't be afraid to get creative and add your own personal touches to the design. Maybe you want to switch up the color scheme, or add some extra embellishments for a bit of sparkle. The possibilities are endless!


For my card, I decided to add a few extra details like the easter eggs in the back of the vintage truck and some glittery accents on the bee's wings and Easter Bunnies tails. It's these little touches that really make the design pop and give it that extra special touch.


Vintage Truck Easter Card with Pixi Dust Designs By Rick Adkins Flat Lay

Final Touches and Presentation:

Last but not least, let's add the finishing touches to our card and get it ready for prime time! This is where you can really let your creativity shine and add those final embellishments that take your design to the next level. Whether it's a sprinkle of sequins, a splash of shimmer spray, or a fancy die-cut border, don't hold back!


Once your card is looking picture-perfect, it's time to think about how you want to present it. Will you slip it into a coordinating envelope and pop it in the mail? Or maybe you'll tuck it into a pretty gift box and hand-deliver it to a friend. However you choose to share your creation, just remember – it's sure to bring a smile to someone's face!


Vintage Truck Easter Card with Pixi Dust Designs By Rick Adkins Side View

And there you have it, folks – a crash course in mixing and matching stamps and dies to create a card that's as unique and special as you are. I hope you found this tutorial helpful and inspiring as you embark on your own card making adventures. Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and let your creativity soar!


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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Thanks for joining me today, and happy crafting!

Rick Adkins














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