Sometimes I buy pretty paper and then can’t bring myself to cut into it, each pack of paper might only contain 2 sheets of each design and I wouldn’t want to waste it…..it should be saved for the ultimate project! But that project never comes and I end up with a stack, so I am making it my mission to this year to try to use over half of the papers from the current catalogues before the catalogue ends.
It’s also my mission to learn how to tie a decent bow….but that could take years!
The first card I made is a very simple Thank You card. Both styles of DSP are from the Coffee Break DSP pack. I cut out squares and glued them to a piece of Pear Pizzazz card. This card front was then stuck to a standard sized Whisper White card base. The thank you sentiment comes from a very old and retired stamp set called Celebrate Everyday. It is a set of 8 stamps containing images and sentiments. They are really great for making notecards or having a focal image like I have used below.
The last cards I made were both the same style, a panel of DSP stuck directly to a Whisper White Card base, with a stamped sentiment and a piece of ribbon.
This first one uses DSP from the Sweet Soirée Speciality Designer Series paper pack. The photo does not do this gorgeous paper justice, it has silver foil accents and is stunning in person. The Berry Burst Metallic-Edge ribbon is also from the Sweet Soirée suite of products. I love the sentiment ‘You Make Me Smile’, it sets the card up to be used as a birthday card, thank you card, just because card – the options are endless. It comes from the colorful seasons stamp set and is stamped in Berry Burst ink.
The final card uses a piece of DSP from the Petal Passion suite of products. This paper is all black and white, but I have coloured it with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin Blends (alcohol markers). I really love how vibrant the cherry cobbler colour is, and these markers make very light work of the colouring. The ribbon is cherry cobbler (though the photo does make it look very red….) and the sentiment is from the same set used above, Colorful Seasons.
Cards like these really take very minimal time, but are so handy to have in your stash for when you need one at the last minute.
These cards are lovely. I do exactly the same with paper packs, some papers just too nice to use 😁
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