Diagonal Stack and Shuffle Technique

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I have a very fun technique to share with you. I call it the Diagonal Stack and Shuffle technique. It was my squirrel friend and fellow Canadian demonstrator Tamara Bertram who first showed me this style of card. What fun!! Just like her. To make it even easier for you I have also made a diagram to show you how and where to cut your patterned paper to make it work. Further on in this blog post you can also watch the YouTube tutorial that I made to make three lovely cards using Winter Meadow designer series paper. Not only is this paper gorgeous for Christmas cards, it is also great for sympathy and get well cards. Shall we take a look??



Diagonal Stack and Shuffle technique with Winter Meadow paper.


Here you can see a closeup of how well the “bling” matches the paper. They are called Tinsel Gems.


Diagonal Stack and Shuffle technique with Winter Meadow paper.


Diagonal Stack and Shuffle cards with Christmas paper


This technique is also fantastic for Christmas cards or just a thinking of you card. The sentiment on the one card comes from Nested Friends and the other is from Joy to You.


Diagonal Stack and Shuffle technique with Merry Bold & Bright paper.


Video Tutorial


In this video I not only show you the diagonal stack and shuffle technique, I also explain a family favourite game. This dice game is great for all ages and has provided countless hours of joy for my parents. Gerard and I even played this game with Messenger video chat during COVID. Enjoy!!



Diagram for Measurements: Diagonal Stack and Shuffle Technique


Here is a diagram that I made to help you “see” it rather than just watch the video. I think it is a helpful tool.





Thanks for joining me today! I hope you were inspired and that you have fun with this technique. Below you will find a product list that is also a link to my Canadian online store. Have a super day. Hugs from Holland,


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Hope & Prayer Stack and Shuffle Cards

Hello stampers and happy Thursday to you. Today I am sharing my Hope & Prayer Stack and Shuffle cards. Hope & Prayer is a beautiful stamp set and the stack and shuffle technique is perfect for making a stack of simply stunning sympathy cards. I hope you like them as much as I do!! Let’s take a look.


Hope & Prayer


Hope & Prayer is a stamp set with four images and four sayings. It is not only suited for sympathy cards but also for thinking of you and thank you. Use this stamp set to uplift your friends and the people in your life. Take the concept of happy mail one step further and turn it into a ministry of love, support and encouragement.


Hope & Prayer Sympathy cards


Here you can see the inside of the cards.


Hope & Prayer


Finishing Touch


The finishing touch to these beautiful Hope & Prayer sympathy cards is definitely the Natural Finish Ribbon and Tailor Made Tags. You can see the lovely detail here below.


Tag detail on Hope & Prayer cards.


Measurements for Stack & Shuffle Technique


Here is a handy graphic for you to use so you can make these Stack and Shuffle cards yourself. Start with a 4″ by 6″ stack of four different patterns.


Stack & Shuffle Cutting Measurements


Video Tutorial


I did a video tutorial on YouTube but the technological gods were not smiling at me that day. The picture quality is a little blurry but at least I talk you through how to do this technique. My viewers said that they still enjoyed the video despite its visual shortcomings.



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I really do hope that if you are looking for someone to buy your stamping supplies from that you will consider me. With the links below I have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to do just that! If you have any questions please message me and I will do my best to help you out. Have a super day!


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Stack and Shuffle Technique

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. This morning I did a very fun Stack and Shuffle technique video. I’ll share the video a little later. What a great way to not only use your pretty patterned paper, but also to create a stack of cards without getting bored. Let’s take a look!


Stack and Shuffle


Now it is a very good thing that is not normal shuffling, because I am a terrible card shuffler. This is quite easy and straightforward. However, if you watch to the end of the video you will see that it CAN go wrong if you try and do it too quickly. No worries, I got it solved after the video ended and I was no longer in a rush.

Here is the graphic that you need for the measurements.



Stack & Shuffle Cutting Measurements


Friendly Hello Stack & Shuffle Cards


Here is a shot of all the Friendly Hello stack and shuffle cards.


Friendly Hello Stack and


In The Moment Stack and Shuffle Cards


I thought I would try this technique with the In The Moment paper as well. Turned out quite nicely I think!


In The Moment Stack and Shuffle Cards


Look how fun they look all together in a little stack!


In The Moment stack of cards


Individual Cards


Here are some closeups of the individual cards, they look so nice!



close-up of In The Moment card


In The Moment Stack and Shuffle card


I forgot to show you the inside of the cards, that is where you use the 3/4″ strip that you cut off from the 4″ by 6″ piece. Simple but effective. Take the party to the inside!



Video Tutorial


Here is the video tutorial that I did this morning. Please watch it on YouTube as that will really be of benefit to me. If you leave a comment there and share my video, then you have a chance to win a gorgeous Stampin’Up! floral logo mousepad.





That’s it for today, thanks so much for joining me today and thanks in advance for your comments and for sharing my video. I would love to see what you make with this technique. Have a super day.


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Stack and Shuffle Cards

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. This Stack and Shuffle Cards post was supposed to be for Monday, but I couldn’t wait until then to share it. This is such a fun way to use your patterned paper and make a bunch of fun cards all in one go. Would you like to make these cards along with me?


Stack and Shuffle Cards


I am planning to make these cards during my Cheer Corner video which I do every Monday at 10am EST. Not only can you create along with me, you can also nominate someone that I should send one of these cards to. This is what you will need to have handy to play along.

  1. Paper trimmer.
  2. Four card bases that will coordinate with your patterned paper. I am using 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.
  3. Four pieces of patterned paper 4″ by 6″.
  4. Four pieces of white or vanilla for the inside of your cards 4″ by 5 1/4″. You can also use computer paper.

I will be using the Friendly Hello bundle from Saleabration. Big thanks to Debbie Henderson for this awesome idea. Please check out her blog and her cards here.


If at First You Don’t Succeed…


Take a close look at the cards below. Do you see the one on the bottom left? That was the first card I made using this technique and I had eyed it wrong. I was told to leave a 1/4″ margin, but really you only need 1/8″ so that one is a little wonky, but it will still be sent out. It’s the love that counts!! After the first mistake the rest turned out beautifully even when I mixed up the patterns by accident!


Stack and Shuffle cards using Friendly Hello Bundle from Stampin'Up!


I also used Tailor Made Tags dies, memento black ink and pool party ink. The cards were finished off with fresh freesia ribbon. My sentiment comes from Flowing Flowers. isn’t it amazing how many different products you end up using for your cards? That is not necessary of course, but the more you have, the more you use!! I remember the days when I had only one stamp set and two ink pads and I had a lot of fun with them.


A Little More About Amazon


The other day I became an Amazon associate for the simple reason of trying to earn a little extra money by recommending products that I really love. When you use my link it will cost you no extra money, but I will earn a small commission, not only from the product that I recommended to you but from anything that you add to that order! If you have any questions or have some products that you have used in your papercrafting, I would love to hear about them!

I am planning to order this devotional book today, it was recommended to me by my friend Karen. Lent has started where we focus on what Jesus has done for us on the cross. I can use all the help I can get to keep me on track with spending more time with Jesus.


White Gel Pen

Do you remember when Stampin’Up! sold a white gel pen? It was wonderful to add some detail to coloured flowers and I missed it so much when they discontinued it. I found a great one on Amazon that was recommended to me by a fellow stamper. It’s not cheap but it lasts a long time and works very well!


Video Tutorial


Seeing is believing, so check out the video that I made for this technique.



See You Monday!

I hope that you will join me on Monday for some very fun stamping with the Stack and Shuffle technique. In the meantime, be sure to check out my YouTube channel and subscribe. I have lots of fun content there if you need inspiration.

Thanks for joining me and have a super weekend. The sun is shining and my heart is happy.


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