Stampin’ Down the Middle – 4 in 1 Card Template

It’s time for Friday Crafting Playdate 3 today! Oh boy, do I have a fun card template for you to try! Making a card doesn’t need to be difficult or use a ton of supplies to send a timely message and share beautiful art. Did you hear what I said? Let me say it again. Creating a card for someone that speaks to their heart AND showcases your artwork does not need to be complicated. Sometimes all you need are stamps, ink, and paper!

Pretty Perennials

This card template is a great way to dive into your stamps sets and use all the images for some colorful collaging fun. All you need is one sheet of neutral cardstock, two sheets of colored cardstock, stamps, and inks! Once you make a set of these cards you will be compelled to try out all your favorite stamp sets and ink colors. Here are the supplies and directions and/or download the pdf template for your files. Check out the video below!

 Supplies Needed

  • 1 sheet of 8.5” x 11” cardstock (Basic White, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake work best)
  • Stamp images of varied sizes that can be stamped collage style.
  • 3-4 ink pads -colors that coordinate
  • 4 card bases in a coordinating cardstock color 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” each – 2 sheets of cardstock.
  • Scraps of cardstock to punch or die cut greetings 
  • Ribbon or embellishments of choice
  • Optional – an embossing folder with a small pattern
  • Optional – another coordinating card stock to matte greeting images

Step 1

Step 1: Trim 0.5” from each edge of the cardstock. Then very lightly score the cardstock down the middle of each side. Score at 4” on the short edge and 5.25” on the long edge (See pictures below). These score lines serve to guide the stamping placement.

Step 2

Step 2: Starting with the largest of the images, choose one of the ink colors and stamp that image along the score lines in both directions making sure some part of the image in each quadrant at least 3 times.     Pro Tip: Turn the image a quarter turn each time your re-ink it and stamp.

Step 3

Step 3: Take the next largest image and a different ink pad color and repeat step 2.  Continue this process with all the images and colors being used until the score lines/inside edges of the quadrants are full.

Step 4

Cut on the score lines to create 4 card fronts.

Step 5

Optional: Stamp a greeting (or partial greeting) on the card fronts then use an embossing folder to create texture on the card fronts. My favorite embossing folder is

Step 6

Attach card fronts to card bases. Use punches or dies to create greetings and focal images. Add embellishments.

It is really that easy! Once I started making these quartets I couldn’t stop. I hope this card template keeps you happily stamping and creating lots of cards to make the world more lovely! Check out my video tutorial and all the samples I’ve shared!

Seaside Notions Stamp Set
Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set
Sweet Strawberry Bundle
Healing Hugs
Forever Fern Bundle
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8 Responses to Stampin’ Down the Middle – 4 in 1 Card Template

  1. Judy Culli says:

    Beautiful cards. Loved the ideas for multiple cards. Can’t wait to place an order. Thanks, Robin! Love these classes!

  2. rwfrohlich says:

    Watching the video was such a fun and relaxing way to spend time on a cold winter day!

  3. Linda S says:

    Great idea – I’ll have to try it. Now just to choose which stamp set

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  5. Sue Scheets says:

    Another great video.

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