Put on your sunnies for this amaZING birthday card, with a lot of ZEST!
Why not have ALL the citrus? I’m squeezing the most out of this Sweet Citrus bundle from the mini catalog…it’s been so much fun to play with!
I’m going through my strips of card stock now, looking for more ways to incorporate bold stripes on my projects, because this one turned out just so cheery! Make your own by printing out the tutorial below.
When I saw the retiring list of products, everything with “Sweet” in the title was being discontinued, and I had a little pity party. I use the Stitched So Sweetly Dies so often, it felt like my left hand was cut off! Once my heart recovered, I picked up and moved forward…there are some lovely things coming, but this is one product you may want to keep close at hand.
Thus, I combined the Stitched So Sweetly Dies in conjunction with the Timeless Tulips stamp set (also retiring) to create this cute patchwork card with layers of labels:
While we have some new tulip dies in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog, if you are more of a punch person, you may want to grab the stamp set and Tulip Builder die in the Last Chance Sale (while supplies last).
Vellum is beautiful, but a few of the challenges with it are:
Stamping and coloring on it (because of the coating on the paper, it takes forever to dry), and
Adhering it so you can’t see the adhesive.
For this card, I die cut a frame to adhere the vellum to and colored it on the back side with Stampin’ Blends, which don’t leave streaks and dry quickly because they are alcohol based:
As paper crafters, we hate wasting paper so I have another tip: Make TWO cards at a time to most effectively use your card stock. You can cut the frame from the center of one color and use the outside edge as a matte for your Designer Series Paper for the other card (watch video below):
The In the Moment stamp set works perfectly with the New Horizons Designer Series Paper and with these sentiments, I can imagine sending it to a friend to encourage them to take some time off from the hustle-and-grind. They are excellent reminders that self-care is also taking time to unwind!
Here’s a short HOW-TO video and you can order the supplies from my Stampin’ Store by clicking the links after that:
I’d love to hear how you liked this tutorial…leave me a comment below!
New Stampin’ Year, NEW IN COLORS! Welcome to our May 2021 New at SU! Blog Hop where we are sharing the 2021-2023 In Colors with you in a fresh new way: by sharing Fun Fold Cards to try in your own craft studio! You’ll want to PIN all these terrific card ideas, so let’s get hopping around the world with our design team so you can give it a try sooner than later!
I chose to focus on the Pale Papaya color because it happens to match my favorite Designer Series Paper, “You’re a Peach” and I started with the In Color Vellum – which is shimmery on one side, and oh, so pretty!
On to my project, a Vellum Slide-Out-Pocket gift card holder:
What a PEACHY way to give a gift card!
Here are the pieces you need to make this card:
Pale Papaya Vellum: 11″ x 4-1/4″ scored at 2-1/4 from one end and 3-1/4″ from the opposite end.
Designer Series Paper: 7-3/8″ x 3-1/2″. If your paper has a direction, you’ll want to score at 2-5/8″ from the top (so your pattern will go the correct way on the pocket) and 3/8″ from the bottom. When you assemble the pocket, the 3/8″ edge will actually adhere toward the top of the card (see image 3)
Basic White card stock: 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ plus scraps to stamp on
Pear Pizzazz card stock: 3-3/8″ x 2-3/8″
Pale Papaya ribbon: 18″
I embossed the Pear Pizzazz card stock with the lovely Stitched Greenery die, then stamped and die cut my peach images (TIP: Ink up your peach stamp with Pale Papaya ink, then use a sponge dauber to lightly add a bit of Polished Pink ink to the edges)
Then follow these steps to assemble your card:
There is only Tear & Tape adhesive on the edges of the Designer Series Paper pocket and the 3/8″ top edge of the pocket, and then on the same spot on TOP of the vellum to adhere the card stock panel to the front of the card. No other adhesive is necessary!
I stamped “Happy BIrthday” on the back side of the front panel before assembling the card so it shows through when you open it.
Products used are listed below, and I appreciate your comments! Then jump over the pond to our Columbian in Germany~ Ximena’s post to find another fancy fold card featuring the In Colors: