Every Sunday for several years I’ve been bringing you my Simple Sunday projects. Today’s project features a simple layout designed to showcase some new Designer Series Paper (DSP). It’s a layout that would work well on square cards too and I love how quickly I can make a batch of these. The fact that I can decorate a card front, inside and envelope flap using just a 6″ x 6″ piece of patterned paper is a big bonus too.
FIRST CHOOSE YOUR PAPER
I chose this tiled effect paper from the new In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.
First I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece and with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) fixed it to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed the DSP to shape using the edge of the flap as a guide.
For my card base I cut and scored a piece of Thick Whisper White Card, folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the DSP and glued it along the bottom edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Card. Then I attached it to the inside of the card base.
Finally I cut a 3″ x 5-1/2″ piece of the DSP and glued that to the front of the card.
FINISHING LAYOUT TOUCHES
The tiled DSP I chose for this card is quite light so I wanted to add some bold contrast to the layout.
To border the bottom edge of the DSP I decided to use ribbon instead of card. In fact I chose the 3/8″ Denim Ribbon because the cut ends resist fraying. I simply fixed a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive along the bottom of the DSP and pressed the ribbon onto it.
That just left the large “thanks” sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. Using Night of Navy ink to coordinate with the ribbon, I stamped it directly onto the bottom of the card base. In no time at all I was done.
For today’s project I deliberately chose patterned paper that would create a masculine / gender neutral card. By simply changing the paper and/or the colours used for the stamping and contrasting border you could create an entirely different looking card.
To step up this layout you could first mount the DSP onto contrasting card and then fix it to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Or you could add a bow to the ribbon. Think of this design as a starting point for your own design experimentation.
IN GOOD TASTE
This is the second project I’ve brought you using the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. It’s a double pack of twenty four 12″ x 12″ sheets (2 each of 12 different double-sided designs).
You’ll find my first project using one of the textile patterns in my blog post When paper and textile collide.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set in a bundle with the Ornate Borders Dies using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. Although I didn’t use the dies today I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to look at this option.