Now I’ve scared everyone with a reminder of how quickly Christmas is approaching it’s time to set that aside for a while. It’s not that I won’t be crafting for Christmas, but there are other events to deal with first in this busiest time of year. In fact I recently saw a meme saying “Happy hallothanksmas” (although in Canada Thanksgiving comes first). So I wanted to kick off the celebration by letting you know that the Winter Meadow 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper (DSP) is back in stock. Yay!
WINTER MEADOW QUARTER SHEET
To celebrate this great news I created this card that reminds me of hedgerows full of rosehips. It’s another in my 6×6 Design layouts. That means I only need a 6″x 6″ piece of the Winter Meadow DSP to decorate the front and inside of my card, along with the envelope.
So with the 6″ x 6″ piece in my hand I first trimmed off a 2-1/4″ x 6″ strip. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed it to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed off the excess DSP with my Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I cut a 3/4″ x 6″ strip off my DSP and trimmed that to 5-1/4″. Using liquid glue I attached it down the right-hand side of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. This will be used to line the finished card base.
Finally from what was left of the DSP square I cut a 3″ x 4″ piece and set aside the remainder for another project. The larger piece was for the main panel on the front of my card base and just needed some coordinating mats. Checking the colours on the back of the Winter Meadow DSP packaging I settled on Moody Mauve for my main colour. For a little extra contrast I also pulled out my Pretty Peacock Card scraps too.
First I cut some Moody Mauve Card to 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ and glued the DSP on top. Then I cut a 3*1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Pretty Peacock Card and mounted the layered DSP onto that.
Finally I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Moody Mauve Card for my A2 card base. After folding it along the scored line I sharpened the cease with a Bone Folder. Then I fixed the prepared Basic White layer on the inside.
For my sentiment I chose “super fantastic mega news!” from the Charming Sentiments Stamp Set. Using Pretty Peacock ink I stamped it onto a scrap of Thick Basic White Card. Then I cut it out using the rectangular die in the Mini Pocket Envelope Dies set.
As I started to arrange the pieces for my card front I decided it needed just a little more detail. So I cut 4″ of Moody Mauve 3/8″ Textured Ribbon. After wrapping it around my layered DSP (1″ from the bottom edge) I secured the ribbon ends on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive. Then I cut 3″ of ribbon and put 3/4″ of Tear and Tape Adhesive along the centre. Finally I carefully slid this piece behind the ribbon on the card and folded over.
With that done I added the sentiment in the top right corner using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I mounted the completed layers onto the card front with more Stampin’ Dimensionals and my project was complete.
I’m not the best at tying bows so I love the look of the folded ribbon that was so much easier to achieve. Please leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts on ribbon tying.
Did you know that there are dies (not used today) that coordinate with the Charming Sentiments Stamp Set? They’re called Sentiment Silhouettes Dies and designed to cut specially shaped mats for all 18 sentiments in the Charming Sentiments Stamp Set. It also has some additional shapes to give a total of 30 dies in the set.