Today my plan was to create a card using the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper (DSP). I would have a large piece of the DSP with some ribbon along the bottom edge. Then I’d add a large(ish) sentiment along the bottom of the card base.
Well needless to say my project didn’t quite turn out that way. The DSP and ribbon conspired against me and I ended up with something else entirely for today’s simple Sunday project.
BACK TO BASICS
The base for this card is a piece of Sahara Sand Card. I cut and scored the card using my Stampin’ Trimmer and folded it along the scored line. Then I sharpened the crease with my Bone Folder.
The gift is a 2″ x 2″ piece from the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper Pack attached it to the front of the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
The ‘happy birthday’ sentiment from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set was stamped onto a strip of Whisper White Card using Old Olive ink. I then punched it out with the Classic Label Punch and fixed it to the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I tied a bow from a length of Whisper White 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon. Then after cutting V in the tails I attached the bow to the card with Mini Glue Dots.
USING EVERY SCRAP
I hate wasting my craft supplies so I keep and try to use up pretty much every tiny scrap. Today it was the turn of 1/8″ wide strips of the Designer Series Paper (DSP). Yep that does say 1/8″!
On a layer of Whisper White Card I used Multipurpose Liquid to attach a strip of the DSP 1/8″ from the top and bottom edges. Then I fixed the layer inside the card base.
To complete the project I attached another 1/8″ strip of the DSP to the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
UNDER THE MISTLETOE
Despite its name, the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper is not just for Christmas. As today’s project shows, some of the designs also work well for other occasions. What’s even better is that the colours lend themselves to masculine projects, and that’s always a bonus in my book.
Because the ‘gift’ is DSP and not card, I fixed it to my card front with liquid glue. If you wanted to pop it up on Stampin’ Dimensionals, simply attach it to some 2″ x 2″ card first. Then you can pop it up without it buckling.
You could also step up the card with an additional card layer on the front of the card. This extra layer could even be embossed to give more texture to the project. That’s the great thing about simple designs, they’re a perfect starting point for something more elaborate, don’t you think?
Other blog posts featuring paper from the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper Pack:
Well I’m off to work on my project for the What Will You Stamp? Challenge Design Team. You’ll have to come back tomorrow to see what I end up making.
UPDATED 2020: Sadly the following products have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!
- Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper
- Whisper White 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon
- Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set