One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! products is the way everything coordinates. It makes it so easy to create lovely projects with the minimum of fuss. That was important during my personal World Card Making Challenge last month as I tried to design and make 24 different cards in 24 hours. Today’s project is the last of those using layers of different paper products for a celebration card.
A SIMPLE START
I began this project very simply with a piece of Thick Whisper White Card, cut and scored using my Stampin’ Trimmer. I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
Then I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the pretty fern paper from the Nature’s Poem Design Series Paper (DSP) Pack.
On a layer of Whisper White Card I attached a 1/2″ strip of the same paper along the bottom edge. Then fixed that inside the card base.
LAYERS OF PAPER AND CARD
As this was a celebration card I wanted to use some special paper for my layers, starting with Gold Foil Sheet.
To make it really fancy I cut out the piece using large die from the Stitched Labels Framelits with my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform. This piece was then added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Next I wanted to tie in with the ferns on the Designer Series Paper and for that I used a die from the Tropical Thinlits. Instead of plain card though I decided to use Vellum Cardstock. Once cut, I attached the two fern pieces to the centre of the gold foil label with Mini Glue Dots.
The final layer on the front of the card was the Celebrate sentiment from the Painted Glass Stamp Set. I stamped it onto some Whisper White Card using Tranquil Tide Ink then selected another die from the Stitched Label Framelits to cut it out.
Once cut, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to fix the sentiment across the centre of the card.
My regular blog readers will know that I love to coordinate my envelopes with my card designs. Sometimes I’ll stamp an image, sometimes I’ll add Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap. For this project I decided to use some more of the fern paper to line the inside of the envelope.
I began by cutting a piece of the Designer Series Paper to 5-5/8″ x 6″. Then I placed it on my Big Shot with the long die from the Beautiful Layers Thinlits centred along one of the 5-5/8″ edge.
The actually die is not quite 5-5/8″ wide so I used my Paper Snips to separate the excess piece from the main section.
Now I could slide the paper inside the envelope and fold over the flap. I used my Bone Folder to press down on the crease then lifted up just the envelope flap. I put a little liquid glue on the back of the paper liner and then pressed the envelope flap down once more. My envelope line was now firmly attached and my project was complete.
I love the way that the Designer Series Paper, foil and vellum layers all wotk together. Each one a different weight, one patterned, one shiny, one translucent. What do you think?
FINAL DAY FOR PAPER AND EMBELLISHMENT SAVINGS
Today is the final day of the first 48 hour Online Extravaganza promotion. Until 11.50 pm tonight (Mountain Time) you can save 10% off almost all paper and embellishments from the Stampin’ Up! 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue. That includes the Designer Series Paper, foil sheet, vellum, card and envelope used on today’s project.
There are a few minor exclusions, and supplies are limited so it’s possible a few items may sell out before the deadline tonight.
Stampin’ Up! have created a separate section with my online store so you can see all the discounted products in one place. I’ve added a simple link to that section in the side bar on the right.
BUNDLE BONUS – All the dies and the stamp set used today can be purchased by themselves or you can opt to buy them with other coordinating items. Doing this will save you 10% off the cost of buy the same items separately. I’ve included links at the end of my product list if you want to look at this in more detail.
If you don’t want the coordinating item, then watch out for the next two Online Extravaganza Sales. Tomorrow and Monday, you’ll be able to buy the stamp set at 10% off, and the dies will all be 10% off on Tuesday and Wednesday.