For years I’ve admired the Triple Time Card Making Technique where you layer three pieces of card stock, stamp an image across them, and then layer a solid color card stock mat in between the stamped layers to make a card. I think I even tried it once but it just seems like too much work! I’m a lazy card maker, so I thought…

Why not try the Triple Time Card Making Technique with Patterned Paper and the Stitched Rectangle Dies?

So I did, and I love the results! Plus it was super easy.

Mango Melody card stock measurements for Rainbow Card:
1-3/4″ x 3-1/8″
2-15/16″ x 4-5/16″
5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ for the card base

I’ve included the dimensions for my card stock layers, but here’s a tip: I just eyeballed it when I cut them!


Scroll down to watch the video and you’ll see how easy this triple time technique can be when you use any patterned paper and the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

The hardest part is choosing whether you want your card to be vertical like the card above, or horizontal like the card below!


Supplies for Rainbow Card:


These cards are quick and easy to put together with just a few tips.


Evening Evergreen card stock measurements for Tulip Card:
1-9/16″ x 2-15/16″
2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″
5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ for the card base

For this tulip card, I made my card stock mats just a wee bit smaller and it really gives the card a different look.

I usually make my card stock mats 1/8″ or 1/4″ larger than the piece I’m putting on them.


Again, you can measure things out or just eyeball it as you are cutting.


Supplies for Tulip Card:

Flowering Fields 12” X 12” Designer Series Paper (no longer available)

Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set (no longer available)

Everyday Label Punch (no longer available)


Watch this video to see step-by-step how to make a card using the Triple Time Technique:

In the video, I mentioned that I store my rectangle dies on Magnet Cards. I have mine on a 6″x7″ card.

Remember, start with the largest rectangle die, skip 2, take a die, skip 2, take a die.

Grab a set of Stitched Rectangle Dies and give this technique a try.

Happy Stamping!


p.s. Don’t forget to check out more card making techniques with patterned papers here:


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