Coastal Cabana card stock card base: 5-1/2”x 8-1/2” score at 4-1/4”
Coastal Cabana: 4”x 5-1/4” embossed with crosshatch folder


You can scroll down to read some tips on how to make this card, but if you watch this video, I’m going to show you how I made this adorable milkshake card from start to finish and give you all my tips and tricks along the way!


Now let’s talk about a controversial topic…

Embossing folder open or fold end first?


I’ve been told many times that Stampin’ Up! recommends you put your embossing folders through your die-cutting machine with the fold end first BUT I’ve been putting my folders in with the open end first for YEARS and I’ve never had any problems. I like to put them in that way because I think they grab the paper and keep it in place better.

There’s really no right or wrong way when you are crafting. Do whatever works best for you!


Do you stamp first or die-cut first?

Do you stamp your image first and then cut it out or die-cut your image first and then stamp on it? For me, it depends! Did I mention that there’s really no right or wrong way? It’s whatever works best for you!

For this card, I cut the cherry and straw out of white first and then stamped on them because I had a hard time stamping them first and getting them to cut out nicely. The ice cream and “celebrate” I stamped first and then cut out. TIP: Use washi tape or a post-it to keep your die in place around your stamped image.

I hope you’ll grab some supplies and give this milkshake card a try!

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