I’ve been looking through the Stampin’ Up! inventory and was pleased to see a lot of retiring products are still available. So that meant I could pull out the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper (DSP) for today’s card project. As I sorted through the various scraps of paper I had left I realised that one design in particular needed no cutting. It seems that at some point I’d planned to use the pine cone pattern for a card but never did. Today would be the day the pine cone paper finally became a finished project.
PINE CONE COORDINATION
Now I had my paper I needed to create a card base. Looking on the back of the DSP pack I checked the colours used in the various designs and settled on Garden Green. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored the card, then folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
To add interest to the section of the card base that would remain visible on the front I decided to emboss it. So I placed the whole of the card front into the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder with the lines going across. Then I ran it through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
With that done I was ready to add the pieces of DSP to the project.
First I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip to the right-hand edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla Card. Then I glued a 1/8″ strip of Soft Suede Card against the DSP before fixing the layer inside the card base.
Next I glued a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of the DSP to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed the DSP with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Finally I glued a 3″ x 5-1/2″ piece of DSP to a 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ layer of Soft Suede Card. Then I attached this to the front of the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
That just left the “Thinking of you” sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. Using Soft Suede ink I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card and cut it out using the Everyday Label Punch. Using a few more Stampin’ Dimensionals I mounted the sentiment onto the card and my project was complete.
PINE CONES, POINSETTIAS AND MORE
As well as the pine cone design, the Poinsettia Place DSP also features holly patterns, and as you might expect, poinsettias. While the DSP is perfect for Christmas projects I love the fact that I can also use it for other purposes like today’s card.
For more projects using the Poinsettia Place DSP, see these earlier blog posts:
- Layering a sentiment in reverse
- Texture makes a tag extra special
- Poinsettia Place pieces
- Taking my cue from mother nature
Like all retiring products, the Poinsettia Place DSP is now only available while stocks last. So if you haven’t bought it yet, or want more, make sure you place your order before it’s gone for good. Now that it’s on sale at 30% off I have a feeling it won’t be too long before it’s sold out.