It’s a glorious Sunday morning here in Nova Scotia. Hubby plans to mow some more of the lawn but skirt around the lupins that are spreading nicely in our flower meadow. Here, lupins are considered by many to be weeds, unlike in the UK where people buy them at the garden centres. One of the reasons for developing a flower meadow is to encourage bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. This was the inspiration for today’s simple Sunday card created using the retiring Heart & Home Designer Series Paper (DSP).
HEART & HOME PAPER
My card began when I looked through my remaining scraps of paper from the Heart & Home DSP pack. In the end I chose a light and fresh looking floral pattern for the bulk of the project. Then for some contrast I found a small piece of a green leafy design.
The leafy piece was exactly 2-3/8″ x 2-1/2″ so I cut a piece of Pale Papaya Card at 2-1/2″ x 2-5/8″. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the DSP onto the card layer and set it aside.
The floral piece was larger and so I began to cut that up. First I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece and glued it to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed off the excess paper with my Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I cut a 2-7/8″ x 4-7/8″ piece of the DSP along with a 3″ x 5″ piece of Pale Papaya Card. Using liquid glue once more I fixed these two pieces together and set them aside with the rest.
Finally I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the floral paper along with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. Then using liquid glue I fixed the DSP strip along the right-hand edge of the card. Next I cut a 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip of Pale Papaya Card and glued that along the left edge of the DSP strip. This assembled piece would be used to line the card base which is where I turned next.
Using the paper as my guide I chose Garden Green Card for the card base and using my Paper Trimmer I cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece. Then with the long side at the top I scored the card at 4-1/4″. Finally, after folding the card along the scored line, I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
With all the pieces of Heart & Home DSP cut and mounted onto card I now needed a sentiment. So I chose “Stay wonderful” from the Honeybee Home Stamp Set.
Using Garden Green ink to coordinate with the card base, I stamped the sentiment onto a 1-5/8″ x 1-7/8″ piece of Basic White Card from my scraps. Then I glued the sentiment to a 1-3/4″ x 2″ layer of Pale Papaya Card.
Putting the project together was quick and easy and I started with the large Basic White piece and glued it inside the card base.
That just left the front of the card to do, and I started by fixing the large floral layer into place. Then with more liquid glue I added the smaller leafy layer, before adding the sentiment over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To finish I cut two 8″ pieces of twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack; one in Crumb Cake and one in white. Then holding the two pieces together I tied a double bow. With a dot of liquid glue on the back I added the bow to the card front and my project was complete.
The Heart & Home DSP is really pretty with various drawn wood patterns on the reverse, and it coordinates with the Honeybee Home Stamp Set and Honeybee Blooms Dies. However although the stamps and dies are in the new catalogue, the paper is retiring. So if you’re planning to get the stamps and dies at some point, be aware that the paper is now only available while stocks last.
For some other projects featuring the Heart & Home DSP, see these earlier blog posts:
- Honeybee Home easel calendar for 2022
- Bragworthy meets Tasteful Textile Embossing
- Hand-Penned in new colours
RETIRING PRODUCT – The Heart & Home DSP is retiring and currently available at 10% off while stocks last.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Honeybee Home Stamp Set and coordinating Honeybee Blooms Dies (not used today) using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included links for both options so you can explore these further if you wish. Please note that the price of the bundle will increase by $1CAD on July 1st once the January to June Mini Catalogue sales period ends.