Does anyone else get hung up on one or two patterns in a paper pack that affects your whole view of the pack? In the current Sale-A-Bration Brochure I saw the wood slice pattern in the Rings of Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack and it left me cold. So I immediately decided that I wouldn’t choose that paper, even if it was free! However after seeing samples made using other designs in the pack I changed my mind. For instance, how could I miss out on these sweet birds?
LOVE IS FUSSY CUTTING
This card was all about the flock of birds and that’s where I started. First I cut a 3″ x 4-1/4″ piece of the DSP and a 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ piece of Crushed Curry Card. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the DSP onto the card.
Next I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Night of Navy Card for the card base. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Finally I added the layered DSP to the front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and set it aside.
Going back to the DSP I used my Paper Snips to fussy cut two individual birds, each one complete with a small piece of a branch. Using liquid glue I then fixed one bird onto the flap of a Basic White Envelope. The second bird was glued near the top of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card and then I added the layer to the inside of the card base.
That just left the sentiment to do.
This project was definitely all about the birds and I had a hard time covering any of them up. So my choice of sentiment really was influenced by the space I had available.
In the end I found exactly what I needed in the Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set, “you make a difference every day”. First I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of Basic White Card using Night of Navy ink. Then I cut it out using the smallest of the hexagon-shaped dies in the Beautiful Shapes Dies set.
Before going any further I decided to add a few Pearl Basic Jewels to the sentiment piece so I could make sure they were firmly attached. Then after putting Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment I added it to the card. Just like that my project was complete.
Looking back it I realise that I was very hasty in my initial decision about the Rings of Love DSP. Having got the pack I’ve found that I still don’t like that wood slice pattern. But I do love so many more of the other sheets that makes it all worthwhile. I definitely need to remember to look more closely at all the patterns in any particular pack in future!
For another project using the Rings of Love DSP see my earlier blog post I love free paper.
SALE-A-BRATION – The Rings of Love 12″ x 12″ DSP is only available to customers until August 31st (while stocks last). However, like all products in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure these are not available to buy, but can be earned for free simply by placing a qualifying order. To get this paper simply order $60 of regular Stampin’ Up! products (before shipping and taxes), then select it as your free choice when prompted during the checkout process.
The Rings of Love DSP coordinates with the Ringed With Nature Stamp Set and Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder in the current Mini Catalogue. If you want the stamp set and hybrid folder you can save 10% if you order them as the Ringed With Nature Bundle.