Ooh it was mighty cold yesterday. The outdoor thermometer hovered around minus 24 Centigrade for most of the day. Thankfully the arctic air has moved on and it’s warming up. Not that it will be warm by any means, but hovering around zero is a lot more bearable. Being the sensible person that I am, I decided the extreme weather was Mother Nature’s way of telling me I should stay warm and cosy in my craft studio. While playing I came across this simple card I’ve not yet shown you.
I began this project using my Paper Trimmer to cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Crumb Cake Card. Then with the long side at the top I used the scoring blade to score it at 4-1/4″. After folding the card along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Now I had a simple A2 card base.
Next from the Abigail Rose 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) I found a pretty rose outline design on a Crumb Cake background. First I cut a strip 2″ x 5-1/2″ and using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) fixed it to the card front up against the crease. Then for contrast I cut a 1/8″ strip of Early Espresso Card and glued that up against the right-hand edge of the DSP.
From the Warm Welcome Stamp Set I chose the mugs image along with the “Let’s spend time together” sentiment. On a 1-5/8″ x 2-7/8″ piece of Basic White Card I stamped the image across the centre with Crumb Cake ink. Then I stamped the sentiment towards the bottom.
With that done I glued the stamped piece to a 1-7/8″ x 3-1/8″ piece of Early Espresso Card. Then using Stampin’ Dimensionals I fixed the assembled layers onto the centre of the card front.
Now for the inside I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card and a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the same Abigail Rose paper. Then using liquid glue I fixed the paper along the right-hand edge of the card. Next, I glued a 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Early Espresso Card against the left-hand edge of the DSP, before gluing the layer inside the card base.
Finally I glued a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of the patterned paper onto the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then once I’d trimmed off the excess paper with Paper Snips (using the edge of the flap as a guide) my project was complete.
If you wanted to step it up you could colour the image or add a few embellishments. Even so this would still be a really quick card to make.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Warm Welcome Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Warm Welcome Dies (not used today). Using the single “bundle” item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle below in case you want to explore this option for yourself.
HEADS UP! – I’ve suspected for a while that 2023 would be the year of the colour refresh and on Friday I got my confirmation. Full details will be released to Demonstrators on March 1st but I’ve managed to get some advance information. When the new 2023/2024 Annual Catalogue goes live on May 2nd customers will see the permanent return of two formerly retired “In Colors”, Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock. I have to admit I’m not surprised by the Pretty Peacock decision as it was incredibly popular. Inevitably this colour refresh will see some regular colours retired. I’ll share more information about that when I have it.
In the meantime please check you have everything you need in the existing colours, including the retiring 2021-2023 In Colors. Once the full announcement about the colour refresh happens, the ink pads, refills, pens, ribbons and cardstock may sell out very quickly. So my advice is be prepared to act immediately once that information is released. Alternatively, why not order it now and get some free Sale-A-Bration items as a bonus? Especially since Stampin’ Up! has added 10 new items to the list of products you can get for with a qualifying order!