Today’s cards are half of my project, because I now
need to make a box to hold them; I’ll make later today,
and share with you tomorrow. The top layer is from
a sheet of Petal Promenade Designer Series
Paper (DSP) – please see the last photograph.
The first thing I did was to cut the long strip off along
the bottom, and then the three oblongs. Still using my
trimmer, I cut off all six squares right on the very edge
– these are what I’ve used for my project.
As my cut squares were 3″ x 3″, I cut the Fresh Fig
Cardstock (CS) at 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″. As I have some 4″ x 4″
white envelopes in my stash, I cut five card bases in
Sahara Sand CS that measured 3.75″ x 7.5″,
scored and folded at 3.75″.
Next I used Fresh Fig Ink and stamped the sentiment,
which is from Bunch of Blossoms, in the centre of each
DSP square. After I’d adhered each of them to a layer of
Fresh Fig CS, I adhered them to the front of the card bases.
I experimented with several ideas of how I could finish
the top layer of my cards, and decided to use the copper
coloured Leaves Trinkets. I tried three different ribbons
and Baker’s Twine for the bow, and eventually decided
on some very soft Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine.
At this stage I was very happy with the result but ran out
of time, and haven’t decorated the insides – which I’ll do
later! My plan is to cut five squares in Fresh Fig CS the
same size as the Fresh Fig CS on the front of the card,
and then add a layer of Sahara Sand CS that is
the same size as the DSP.
At the moment, I haven’t decided how I’ll decorate the
inside layers – as the saying goes, the jury’s still out!
I hope you like this project, which I think will make
a lovely thank you gift, or maybe a teacher’s gift.
That’s about it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Lorraine Turner says
It is funny that these sheets are being found by lots of card crafters as they open their Petal Promenade Designer Series
Paper (DSP). Haven't SU ever done this before with DSP? It does seem to have caught a few people out; especially those demonstrators who are doing paper shares etc. I love that these make very simple or more complicated cards just by cutting out the borders. Thank you for sharing what you have done with yours Jan and I look forward to seeing the box when you have made that too. :O) xxx
Geraldine Homenchuk says
I'm late getting to this one, Jan … sorry! But your cards are just stunning! What an awesome gift to be able to present to anyone, and I cannot imagine how pleased would be your recipient! Love the sentiment you have chosen too! Gorgoussssss!