I had a fun day yesterday at my friend Ann Hillery’s home. She hosted a shoebox swap for demonstrators to share ideas. We each brought a finished card and kits for others to make the same card. We went from one table seat to another table seat working on the cards. Everything was die cut for us- we just stamp, color, assemble. It is always a great time, and the three soups made by Ann and Linda Briel along with salad and pumpkin bundlt cake and raspberry crumb bars for lunch were delicious! My friend Patti Sharkey had this Parisian Beauty for us to make:
I love all the patterns in the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper
but the script is especially striking in the champagne metallic against the Petal Pink background. Tip: Using a 3″ x 4″ piece of the luxurious paper not only makes a statement but also stretches your paper to get 12 pieces from a 12″ x 12″ piece.
The black Eiffel Tower really pops off the card. There is not a die for the flower so I did have to fussy cut the flowers but I did it with minimal whining…
Oh my, I was blown away with how pretty the Stampin’ Up! Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder is when I used it…especially when I used the Champagne Foil!
The Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper is so, so gorgeous with its accents of metallic champagne. I love the Pool Party, Petal Pink, and Cherry Cobbler included in the paper’s color palette. The Petal Pink Metallic Edged Ribbon is just so elegant.
The Parisian Beauty Bundle is featured along with the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Bundle in the Parisian Blossoms Suite on pages 14-17 of the Stampin’ Up Mini Catalog.
I like how the inside turned out, too!
Did you notice I did not even use any ink on this card? The “merci” is a die cut!
My mom needed a thank you card for a person who LOVES flowers so I pulled out my Stampin’ Up Path of Petals Bundle. I think I fulfilled her request with this card:)
There are so many colors to work with in this pattern in the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper. I was happy to use my Rococo Rose ink and Scalloped Linen Ribbon. I did use Old Olive as my green even though Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow are listed on the package. I also used So Saffron as my yellow instead of Daffodil Delight ink. I used the Classic Label Punch to punch out the sentiment, and the slanted edges lined up nicely with the circle.
The DSP on the front of the card is 3-3/4″ x 5 with the Night of Navy border being 3-7/8 x 5-1/8. My first plan was to have a tight border around the DSP but it slid in the corner as I had it sitting on my desk. I kinda liked the look so I slid the DSP down into the right lower corner of the Night of Navy panel. I was trying to be crafty by not wrapping the ribbon on both sides of the DSP, I think it may look like I just ran out of ribbon…lol.
I added some of the DSP to the inside and kept a larger border like the front.
The inside panel is 3-3/4″ x 5″.
It’s Wednesday…time for a video tutorial!
This one shows how to use the Negative Die Cut for an accent on your card creations:)
The Hand Lettered Prose Dies are a great alphabet to use on an A2 sized card.
Thank You fits wonderfully:)
Think of all the words you could use on a card…baby, wow, love, super, happy, the list goes on…
The extra layer of cardstock under the DSP gives just a little more depth for the negative die cut letters to show off. Next Wednesday, I have another video showing a neat way to accent your card with the Hand Lettered Dies so make sure to visit.
Garden Green Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side
Garden Lane DSP: 4″ x 5-1/4″ placed over a slightly smaller piece of the same color card base (almost the same size)
Whisper White inside: 4″ x 5-1/4″ with a strip of 3/4″ x 4″ DSP
Mint Macaron for leaves: 2″ x 4″
Whisper White for sentiment: 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″
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