Make 5 Simple Cards and Tons of Mini cards with the All Squared Away Bundle 

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a set of simple cards made with the retiring All Squared Away bundle.

I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I had making these simple cards, and the bunches of mini cards you’ll see in this post! There’s something so incredibly satisfying about making simple easily reproducible cards in multiple color schemes. It makes me feel very productive and when I’m done I just love to display the set(s)!

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

This first card is the one I made during my recent Facebook Live.

The color used is Bumblebee which is one of the 2020-2022 retiring InColors. I’ve used second inking to stamp the textured background image. By doing this, there is a bit more contrast between the die-cut overlay and the image below.

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

This next card is made with Just Jade ink, another one of the retiring 2020-2022 In Colors.

In fact, each of my cards today uses one of these five retiring colors! It’s a great way to say “goodbye”. I’m going to miss these colors a lot!

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

For this second card, I’ve used a different image behind the die-cut.

It was so fun to mix and match the stamped images with the overlayed dies! Just like on the first card, the Just Jade is stamped off.

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

In case you didn’t notice it on the first card, I’ve curled the edges of the white die-cut flowers with my bone folder, to provide some added dimension. These tiny die-cut pieces were a bit hard to curl but I was determined to do it! They’re cute right?

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

Next up is my card in Misty Moonlight, easily my favorite of the five 2020-2022 In Colors!

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

I also love this subtle linear background image that is stamped off, like on my other cards.

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

Have you noticed the textured white piece in the background on all these simple cards?

I’ve used the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder which is one of my go-to folders these days. This item is, unfortunately, retiring as of May 2, 2022! This is a must-have folder as it is just so versatile if you love a subtle, textured background as I do! PLUS, IT’S ON SALE! Gotta love that!

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

Have you also noticed that each of my simple cards has Rhinestone Jewels in colors that coordinate with the card?

For these two cards, I used the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels which include multiple shades of greens and blues. It was easy to find just the right shade of color since there are so many shades to choose from. These rhinestones were available for a limited time only as part of the Waves of the Ocean collection. I just learned that they are SOLD OUT along with the Blue Foils that were part of the same collection! 🙁

If you missed out on getting these products you may be interested in my Waves of the Ocean Stamp Camp To Go. I have JUST ONE KIT LEFT! I’ll include stamp camp details later in this post in case you’d like to check it out!

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

This fourth card features Magenta Madness ink and cardstock. I actually really love this pink and I’m not even a pink lover in general.

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

For this one, I used the same die-cut as on the first card but paired it with a different stamped image in the background. There are four square images with different patterns to play with, in the All Squared Away Stamp Set. I’ve used three out of the four of them so far on my simple cards.

There are also some great sentiments in this set too. I just love the sentiment on this card! There are so many reasons why you might want to celebrate the people in your life. This sentiment is just perfect for any of them!

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

Can you see that I’ve curled up the edges of the die-cut flower and I’ve included a coordinating pink rhinestone jewel in the center? Sweet right?

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

For the rhinestone jewel here I’ve used my Magenta Madness Blends Alcohol Marker to color a basic rhinestone jewel.

I love using my Blends Alcohol Markers in this way!

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

Last but not least, here is my final full-size card made with Cinnamon Cider ink and cardstock. This is the last of the 2020-2022 retiring In Colors.

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

To be honest, when I stamped my square background image on this card I forgot to stamp off, so what you see here is full ink behind the die-cut piece. It makes it a little harder to see the shape of the die-cut.

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

To remedy that, I decided to use my Clear Wink of Stella brush on the Cinnamon Cider die cut piece to help offset it from the background.

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

What do you think? Does it help?

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

For both my Bumblebee and Cinnamon Cider cards I used my Bronze Blends Alcohol Marker to add some color to my basic rhinestone jewel. It’s not an exact color match but it does warm up the color of the rhinestone a bit to match these two warm colors of ink/cardstock.

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

Here’s my full set of five simple cards. Isn’t the set all together so pretty?

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

Check out the All Squared Away Bundle below and remember, it’s retiring soon so get it while you can!

I’ve played with EVERY Piece in the set of dies and several of the images in the set on my cards today!

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

As I said at the beginning, I have had a ton of fun playing with this bundle and so I have more fun ideas for you!

Given the square images in this set, I just had to make some simple 3″ x 3″ mini gift enclosure cards. Plus, I had a new stamp set to play with from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog that I knew would pair with the set perfectly! These were so easy to make as I used the exact same dimensions for my layers as on my simple cards in this post. I kept these simpler by just using the images without the die-cut overlays. I did add some colored rhinestones and a few die-cut flowers here and there.

Here’s my first set of simple mini cards:

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

The sentiments used on these cards come from the Limited Edition Stamp Set which is new to the upcoming 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

I literally received this set in the mail just a few days ago!

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

I’ll be packaging up this set of five cards in a little Acetate Card Box and giving them away as a set!

Watch my video included below to learn how you could get a chance at winning this set of mini-cards paired with a 2020-2022 In Color Bookmark. I’ll also be giving away the second bookmark! Comment using one or both of the hashtags mentioned in the video, on this post for a chance to win. I’ll be drawing a winner on 4/14/22 so I can announce the winner in my Facebook Live event that evening. Here’s a peek of the bookmark:

Check out this fun way to use the NEW Seabed embossing folder with the 2020 - 2022 In-Colors, plus see my NEW products and a behind the scenes tour!

You should also know that these Acetate Boxes are retiring as of May 2, 2022, from the current Annual Catalog. Get yours before they’re gone!

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

I just love this sentiment and know I’m going to get a lot of use out of the Limited Edition Stamp Set!

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

Here’s my full set of mini cards with the two stamp sets I used.

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

I’ve got just a bit more to share with you today!

These are some additional 3″ x 3″ mini cards that are created ONLY with stamping! It looks like I used the dies but I didn’t! I’ve also incorporated some creative ways of doing the Kissing Technique on these cards. I had so much fun making all these fun variations with the All Squared Away Bundle! I definitely had some “Creative Bliss” moments while playing!

To learn more about the Kissing Technique sign up for my Class which is coming up later this month!

Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my projects today and that you’re inspired to create!

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see project dimensions, my video, and the complete supply list. All the supplies are linked to my online store so you can easily see and purchase the items you want!

Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


As promised here’s a peek at the Waves of the Ocean Stamp Camp Kit I have available. It’s the LAST ONE so if you want it don’t delay!

The stamp camp includes a full pack of the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels (now sold out), a half pack of the Blue Foil Sheets (also sold out), 12 projects kits, a comprehensive PDF tutorial, and MORE! Click on the photo here for more details or click on the button below to register now. This last kit is available on a first-come-first-serve basis!

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The 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog is RETIRING on May 2, 2022!

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Learn how to make this in my Facebook Live video tutorial here:

The project demonstration begins at around 11 minutes in case you’d like to jump ahead.

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Project Dimensions:

  • Thick Basic White Full-Size Card Body: 4-¼″ x 11″
  • Thick Basic White Mini Card Body: 3″ x 6″
  • White Embossed Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Colored Layer: 2-¾” x 2-¾”
  • Basic White Focal Piece: 2-⅜” x 2-⅜”
  • White Sentiment Piece: ½″ x 3-¼″
  • Colored Sentiment Backing: ⅝” x 3-⅜”

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