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Mystery Card Thanks a Ton is my card for February’s Make-a-Mystery card session on Facebook. Each month I host a mystery stamping event where I post written “clues” that are step-by-step instructions to complete a card. I post a supply list in advance and participants bring their own craft supplies to make a mystery card. While we all follow the same steps, the supplies are different, and the interpretation and creative license are unique, and it is always fun to see what everyone creates. The sessions last about one hour, and when the “mystery is solved” we all post out cards. I enter the names of all participants into a drawing and send a prize to the winner. 

We focus on cards for beginners because written instructions without drawings, graphics, or other visuals can be a challenge. The February design was all about paper, and it is a perfect use of scraps, or the designer paper you have in your stash. I am surprised at how much I like this layout. Others added cute ribbons, bows and bling. I played with some, but ultimately chose to let the paper do the talking. I actually love my card and its simplicity. I hope you like it also.

Mystery Card Thanks a Ton The Stamp Coach

To make the card, I selected three coordinating papers and two colors of cardstock to match. I chose vanilla cardstock for the sentiment and the inside panel; I thought it would be softer than white with these papers, and I like the result. The designer paper I used is called Flower & Field, and it is FREE with a $50 purchase through the end of February.

Mystery Card Thanks a Ton The Stamp Coach


  • Rococo Rose cardstock: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score and fold the long side at 4-1/4″ for card base; 2-1/2” x  1-1/2”
  • Basic Black cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Very Vanilla cardstock: 2-1/4” x 1-1/4”; 4” x 5-1/4” inside panel
  • Flower & Field Designer Paper #1: 2-3/8” x 3-1/8”
  • Flower & Field Designer Paper #2: 2-3/8” x 1-3/4”
  • Flower & Field Designer Paper #3: 1-1/4” x 5”


  1. Select the papers, then cut all.
  2. Score, fold and burnish the card base – it will be portrait orientation, opening on the right with the fold on the left.
  3. Arrange the designer papers on the black panel, allowing for margins on the sides and between the papers. Adhere to the panel.
  4. Stamp the sentiment on the small vanilla piece, then adhere to the pink layer.
  5. Adhere the sentiment to the panel with paper using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Embellish with ribbons or bling as desired.
  6. Adhere the black panel to the card front.
  7. Stamp the image on the inside panel, then adhere to the inside of the card.

Here are the colors in this card. Click to see available Stampin’ Up! products in each color.

Below are the Stampin’ Up! products I used to make the Mystery Card Thanks A Ton. Click on each image to learn more or to purchase in my online store.

Thanks for visiting my site today. I am surprised at how much I like this card, and I hope you like it as much as I do. We would love to have you join us on Facebook to Make-a-Mystery card. We meet once per month, generally the third Thursday. The next session is March 18, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET. You can join the group by clicking here.

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Linda K, The Stamp Coach