One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! patterned paper (DSP) is that is has a different design on each side. In addition, the colours and patterns can be used together on a single project. This was a subject that I demonstrated in an article I wrote for Inspiration Canada, a monthly e-newsletter that is sent out to all Stampin’ Up! demonstrators across Canada. Having shown it to them, I thought it would be the perfect card for today’s Simple Sunday project.
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
For this #simplestamping project I wanted to stick to one ink colour and one 6″ x 6″ piece of patterned paper. I had the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) to hand and chose the gingham sheet in Early Espresso. To coordinate I picked out the Early Espresso ink pad too.
First I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the sheet to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then using my Paper Snips I trimmed the sheet to shape using the edge of the flap as a guide.
PATTERNED PAPER PIECES
With that done, I now knew how much of the DSP I had left to work with.
I began by cutting the remaining 3-3/4″ x 6″ down to 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″. Then I cut that piece into three strips; 3″ x 5-1/2″, 1-2″ x 5-1/2″ and 1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
I created a card base from Thick Whisper White Card and then used liquid glue to fix the largest piece along the folded edge. Next I took the 1/4″ piece and flipped it over before gluing that up against the larger piece of DSP.
I could now see what space I had left to stamp, and chose the “Hello there” sentiment from the Here’s A Card Stamp Set.
That left one last 1/2″ strip of DSP and I fixed that on the inside of the card base along the bottom edge.
To complete the project I wrapped some 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim around the front of the card and tied it in a simple bow.
In just a few minutes and with some basic supplies I had created a simple card and decorated envelope. Using this design I could create 40 from one pack of the 6″ x 6″ DSP. Or if I wanted to chop up a pack of the 12″ x 12″ DSP I could get 48 cards and envelopes from that! Change the paper, change the sentiment, keep the ribbon, change it or leave it off altogether. Whatever you choose to do, you can stamp a stack of these cards in no time at all. Now that’s what I call a simple Sunday project.