One of the nice things for me of creating 24 cards in 24 hours is that I now have a stack of projects to show you. It definitely takes the pressure off as far as my daily blog posts are concerned, at least for a while. However my personal mission not to show you products you can’t buy can make the timing of these posts a little problematic. That’s why today I chose this card using the gorgeous (and in stock) Winter Meadow 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper (DSP).
For this card I chose the pretty more detailed blue and green pattern of winter foliage. Obviously as I was working a time pressure I needed the project to be quick to make. However, thinking ahead I thought it would be perfect for making in bulk too.
So I began by cutting a 6″ x 6″ piece of the DSP, this would be enough for the card front, inside and envelope decoration. From this quarter sheet I first cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ strip. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the DSP to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I simply trimmed off the excess DSP with my Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Going back to the DSP I next cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip along with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. After gluing the DSP down one long edge of the card I set it aside.
Finally I trimmed the last part of the DSP to 3″ x 4-1/4″ and glued it to a 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ piece of Shaded Spruce Card. The 1-3/4″ x 3″ scrap of DSP that was left was saved for a future project.
Now I wanted a bold sentiment and for this Christmas card I reached for the Joy To You Stamp Set. Using Blueberry Bushel ink I stamped “Wishing you a very merry Christmas” onto a 1-3/8″ x 2-5/8″ piece of Basic White Card. Then I cut a 1-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ layer of Shade Spruce Card and glued the sentiment on top.
At last everything was ready and all I needed now was an A2 card base to bring it all together. So using my Paper Trimmer I cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Blueberry Bushel Card. Then with the long side at the top I used the scoring blade to score the card at 4-1/4″. With that done I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
On the inside of the card I fixed the 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card with the DSP strip on the right-hand side.
Next I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to mount the layered sentiment onto the 3″ x 4-1/4″ layered DSP panel. Then I added some pale blue/green pearls from the Festive Pearls pack above and below the sentiment.
Finally I mounted the assembled layers onto the centre of my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and I was done.
I love this card layout for a number of reasons. By only using a 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP it can work with both 6″ x 6″ and 12″ x 12″ sheets of paper. The various layers are quick and easy to cut, making it a fast option when creating cards in bulk. And last but not least, it works with any occasion and season. Simply change the paper, sentiment and embellishments to suit.
For more projects pairing the Joy To You Stamp Set and Winter Meadow DSP see these earlier blog posts: