Something for Everything Ephemera Pack

Some exciting new products in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog are the Mix & Match Ephemera Packs and Cards & Envelopes on page 19.  These products are designed for new stampers or those that don’t have a lot of time to spend on crafting. There are 4 Ephemera packs and 2 cards and envelope packs to choose from. Choose an ephemera pack, a card & envelope pack, add a sentiment and you are done!

More information on the Something for Everything Ephemera Pack, #163763.

The Something for Everything Ephemera Pack contains 8 sheets – 2 each of 4 different sheets – of die cuts. This collection of laser-cut crafting elements has something for everyone and every occasion on your list of special days. Just remove the images from the sheet and adhere to a card base or scrapbooking page using your favorite adhesive. It’s that quick and easy! The images include cute animals, colorful florals, birthday images, frames and more! See the whole pack here:

In the samples below, I used images from the Something for Everything Ephemera Pack, Sentiments from the Saying Something Ephemera Pack, and card bases from the Calming Creek Cards and Envelopes. I used scraps of Early Espresso card stock to add definition behind the images.

Something for Everything Ephemera

Technique: Faux Silk


Faux Silk Hope Card 1


This is an easy technique that requires few supplies but adds a great background to your card or 3-D project.


Stamps as desired

Light colored cardstock or designer series paper cut to desired size

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) or Adhesive Sheets (152334)

Tissue paper

For sample card:

Stamp Sets - Unbounded Love (163378), Spotlight on Nature Bundle (163581)

Inks – Pebbled Path (16148), Balmy Blue (147105)

Stampin’ Blends – Mossy Meadow 154890), Lemon Lime Twist (161682), Fresh Freesia (155518) and Bubble Bath (151575)

Paper including cutting dimensions:

Highland Heather Cardstock [CS] (146986) 8 ½” x 5 ½” scored and folded at 4 ¼ for card base

Basic White Cardstock (159276) 5 ¼” x 4” (inside insert), 3 ½” x 3 ½”

Meandering Meadow Designer Series Paper [DSP] (162735), mottled Night of Navy, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue design 5” x 4”

White tissue paper a bit larger than the DSP

Accessories: Deckled Rectangles Dies (159173), Silver & White 1/2: Sheer Ribbon (162149), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Adhesive Sheets (152334), Paper Trimmer (152392), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)



1. If desired, stamp tissue paper with an all-over design.

2. Crumple tissue paper up tightly, then smooth it out leaving lots of wrinkles still in the paper. See photo.

Faux Silk Photo 2

3. Apply Adhesive sheet on back of the DSP or apply Multipurpose Liquid Glue with the broad end of the bottle all over the cardstock or DSP.

4. Lay the wrinkled tissue paper over the adhesive and gently press it down so it sticks down everywhere. There may be tissue paper hanging over the edges of the cardstock. See photo.

5. If using glue, allow the glue to dry. Then cut off the extra with scissors or use a die. Now your piece is ready to use on a card.

To make sample card:

1. Do steps 2 – 4 of the technique using the Meandering Meadow DSP in place of CS.

2. Lightly rub the Balmy Blue ink pad across the faux silk surface to highlight some of the wrinkles.

3. Use the next to the largest Deckled Rectangles die to trim this layer. Then adhere it to the card front as shown.

4. Stamp the flowers near the lower left corner of the 3 ½” x 3 ½” piece of Basic White CS with Pebbled Path ink. Color it with the Stampin‘ Blends.

5. Stamp ‘Hope’ from the Unbounded Love stamp set next to the flowers with Pebbled Path ink.

6. Use the little dots stamp and Balmy Blue ink to lightly stamp the background of this layer.

7. I used the next to the largest Spotlight on Nature die with the leafy pattern placing it to cut off part of the flowers as shown.

8. Place two strips of Stampin’ Seal on the back of this circle and adhere a length of ribbon as shown.

9. Adhere to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

10. Stamp verse on the Basic White insert if desired and adhere to the inside.