5 Minute Monday ~ Create a Card - Heron Habitat


I wanted to create a card for my wonderful friend who just lost her husband last week, and I wanted to create a card with a soft, serene feeling to it in hopes of sending her a little comfort. 

So today, our 5 Minute Monday card combines the Heron Habitat stamp set, By the Bay designer series paper, and some Vellum paper for that subtle effect.

The card is backed on a card base of Misty Moonlight. 
Did I say Misty Moonlight?! 
Yes indeed, I did say Misty Moonlight! 

May 4th will bring us a brand new Annual Stampin' Up Catalogue, and with that comes a HUGE color refresh. 
The color refresh brings some beautiful ink, paper, and blends colors and also the return of a few well loved past colors. 
I am very happy to see Misty Moonlight as one of those returning colors. 

The new colors coming are all simply beautiful and I'm sure you are going to love them, however it also means that we are going to lose some of the amazing colors that we have come to know and love. 

Here are the colors that will be leaving us

Not only are these colors leaving, there are also products that are being put out to pasture as well. 
With the new catalogue release set for May 4th 2023 retiring products will be available while supplies starting April 4th!
That's tomorrow!!

Yes it is!! Tomorrow the Last Chance Product Sale starts, with discounts up to 60% off.
Stock up on your favorite products before they are gone for good! 
Remember - while supplies last! 

Now that I've updated you on some fun new colors and how, when and where to get some great paper crafting products at a deep discount, lets get back to that Misty Moonlight and our card...

Here are the card cutting measurements and supplies:

Misty Moonlight cardstock - 4 1/4 x 11
Scored @ 5 1/2 

Basic White cardstock - 4 x 5 1/4 
Basic White scrap for stamping 

Vellum cardstock - 4 x 5 1/4

Misty Moonlight Ink 

I used the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool to stamp the sentiment so that I could ink it several times with perfect ink placement for a darker effect.

If you don't have a Stamparatus - you need one! 
I love mine, and I use it so much.. BUT -  😲 it's leaving, its on the retiring list. So be sure to return tomorrow and hit the link for that Last Chance Product Sale.  
I kid you not, people will panic and this amazing stamping tool will not last, along with many of the retiring colors, papers and stamps sets.

ALSO - Heron Habitat is one of the retiring stamp sets, so it is also going to be in that sale.

Actually - By the Bay designer paper, also leaving.

Good News - Misty Moonlight is returning! 
I already told you that. 😏

I think the card instructions today are pretty straight forward, however I will just do a basic little rundown, and if you have any questions you can Just Ask. 


Cut & Score all card pieces.

Position the DSP layer in the Stamparatus or other stamp positioning tool and stamp the sentiment about 3 times on the bottom left of the paper using Misty Moonlight ink.

Using Basic Grey Ink stamp the cat tails from the Heron Habitat stamp set in the bottom right corner of the DSP.

In the same Basic Grey stamp the birds in the top left corner.

On a scrap of Basic White and in Basic Grey ink stamp the flying bird from the Heron Habitat stamp set and cut using the coordinating dies or fussy cut with snips.

Repeat the stamping of the birds and the cat tails on the Basic White layer in the same positions to create the inside card panel.  Also stamp any additional sentiments in Misty Moonlight on the same panel. Attach this layer to the inside of the card base. 

Attach the DSP layer to the front of the card base.
Lightly add some seal tape to the corners of the back of the Vellum layer and attach this layer over top the DSP layer on the card front.

Using dimensionals, adhere the die cut bird in the top right section of the card front.  

Paint a little Wink of Stella on the Heron bird, and add a few Iridescent Rhinestones to the card front for some added interest. 

Using liquid glue cut a section of coordinating designer paper to the envelope flap and trim around the edges to create a lovely matching envelope for the card.

That's it! You have a beautiful card to send to someone who may need to know you're thinking of them.

I hope you have enjoyed today's 5 Minute Monday card tutorial and that it has given you some creative inspiration!

Now, don't forget that Last Chance Product Sale tomorrow while supplies last! 

If you would like to purchase any of the products used to create this card. 

New Products available online only, while supplies last!

If you would like to purchase products at an awesome discount, browse 
the available joining options.

If you have any questions about this tutorial, the product, becoming a discount shopper, or any other inquiries.