It’s time for another ‘Simple Sunday’ project and this week I’ve designed a “best wishes” card. But just because a card is simple to make doesn’t mean it can’t have little details included. Today I began by choosing the Fresh As A Daisy 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack and went from there. One of the great things about Stampin’ Up! patterned paper is that included on each pack is a list of the colours used. That takes the guesswork out of finding coordinating cardstock, trim and embellishments.
QUARTER DAISY SHEET
The pattern I chose has no specific direction (unlike say, a striped pattern) making it perfect for one of my 6×6 designs. So I began by cutting a 6″ x 6″ piece from the original 12″ x 12″ sheet. Everything I needed could be cut from that one piece with very litttle waste.
First from my 6″ x 6″ piece I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ strip. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) fixed it to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Finally I trimmed off the excess paper with my Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I cut a 3/4″ x 6″ strip of the daisy pattern before trimming that to 5-1/4″ long. I glued this piece along one long edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla Card. Then I cut a 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip of Wild Wheat Card and glued that tight up against the edge of the paper. This assembled layer would be used to line the card base a little later.
Apart from some tiny scraps, that just left me with a 3″ x 6″ piece of paper and I trimmed that down to 5-1/2″ long. This would be used on the front of my card. But first I cut a 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Wild Wheat Card and glued the paper tight up against one of the long edges.
For my A2 card base I chose Moody Mauve Card and started by using my Paper Trimmer to cut a piece 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. This size allows me to get two card bases from every 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of cardstock. Then with the long side at the top I used the scoring blade to score the card at 4-1/4″. With that done I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Today the card base would fold at the top (known as a ‘tent fold’) and I was ready to start putting everything together.
First I glued the prepared Very Vanilla layer on the inside of the card base leaving an even border on all sides but with the decorative strips farthest from the fold.
For my sentiment I chose “Best wishes” from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set. I’m apparently addicted to the large but pretty font used in this set (the leaf and bud images that coordinate with the Bough Punch are just a bonus). After using Moody Mauve ink to stamp the sentiment onto some Very Vanilla Card, I punched it out using the 2″ Circle Punch (from the Online Exclusives range).
Next I cut 7″ of Wild Wheat twine from the 2023-2025 In Color® Jute Trim pack. I wrapped the twine along the bottom edge of the patterned paper on the assembled Wild Wheat layer, and secured it on the back using Tear & Tape Adhesive. Then with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back I added the layer to the card base with the DSP tight against the top edge.
Before attaching the sentiment to the card I first added three small Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels. Finally I put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment (stacked two high at the bottom to account for the extra height of the daisy layer). And just like that this week’s Simple Sunday project was complete. I hope you’ll give it a try.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVES – The 2″ Circle Punch cannot be found in the Annual Catalogue as it’s part of the Stampin’ Up! Online Exclusives range. This range has new items added every couple of months, however they are subject to availability and individual products may be discontinued without warning.