Sometimes life gets hectic and I find myself needing to make a card in a hurry. That’s what happened today but with some pretty poppies as my starting point this project came together really quickly.
PRETTY POPPIES PAPER
There’s something about the colours in this pretty poppies paper that just keeps drawing me in. It’s one of 12 double-sided designs in the Peaceful Poppies 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.
Today I started by cutting a 6″ x 6″ square. Then I cut a 2-1/4″ strip off the piece and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach it to the flap on a Whisper White Medium Envelope. I finished the envelope by trimming the DSP to shape with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Going back to the DSP I cut off a 3/4″ x 6″ strip, then I cut the remaining piece into two 3″ x 3″ squares. I used liquid glue to mount one of the squares onto some Poppy Parade Card, while the other square was put aside for a future project.
Finally I cut the 3/4″ strip down to 4″ long and glued it along the left edge of a layer of Whisper White Card. Then with more liquid glue I fixed the layer inside a Thick Whisper White Card base.
Now I was almost ready to begin assembling the card but first I needed a sentiment. I chose the “thank you” from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, stamped onto Whisper White Card with Tuxedo Black ink. Then I mounted it onto some Poppy Parade Card with liquid glue.
Putting the card front together was a really simple process. First I wrapped some Whisper White Bakers Twine around the poppies panel and tied it in a bow.
Next I cut a Pearlised Doily in half and after flipping the poppies panel over, glued the pieces to the back. By cutting it in half I was able to have the doily peeking out from behind the bottom left and top right corners. With that done I fixed the poppies panel to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I used more Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the layered sentiment over the poppies panel. To keep the sentiment level I remembered to stack two Dimensionals under the right-hand end. In no time at all my thank you card was complete.
This design looks more complicated than it really is. It’s also a layout that would work for masculine cards too with a simple change of paper and colours. What do you think?
If you love the poppies design as much as I do I’m sure you’ll like the project in my blog post Peaceful Poppies sneak peek.
PAPER PUMPKIN REFILL KITS
Today Stampin’ Up! released refill kits for the January 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit “I’ll Bee Yours”. The refill kits contains everything that came in the original kit but without the stamp set or Mini Macaron ink spot. With the refill kit you’ll be able to make another ten 3″ x 3″ cards and twenty treat bags.
I have a feeling that the refill kits will be really popular so if you want one make sure you order via my online store right away.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Poppy Moments Dies (not used today). That meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. You’ll notice I’ve included a link to the bundle below so you can explore this option further if you wish.