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Sunday, February 20, 2022

Celebrating You, Daffodil Afternoon, Mother's Day Card, 2022 Stampin' Up! Spring Mini Catalog

Did you ever purchase a package of Designer Series Paper (DSP) because there's a sheet in it that is SO pretty that you felt you needed to buy the pack?  Me either!!  LOL  I do that way too often. The "Daffodil Afternoon" was one of those!  And the image I used on this card was not the one that caught my eye! I made this card because I saw it in an email and I thought it would be fun to make a panel card. I don't make them very often. I was sad that there were no instructions on how to make the card so here's how I made it. You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Crushed Curry card stock. This card was cut on the short side of the sheet and it measured 4-1/4" x 11" after cutting. I scored it at 5-1/2" and folded it in half. This card opens at the bottom and the fold was on the top.

I cut the DSP at 1" x 3-3/4", I needed two of these. And the center piece of DSP was cut at 3-3/4" x 2-5/8". I think these pieces on the original card were a bit narrower, maybe at 3-5/8".  Anyway, mine is at 3-3/4".  The larger piece measured 3-3/4" x 2-1/2".  Old Olive card stock was cut for the layers and it measured 2-7/8" x 1-1/8" for the strips and 2-3/4" x 3-7/8" for the larger layer. I taped the layers together and then they were taped to the front of the card base. I set the small strips on first, trying to make the edges on three sides as equal as I could. 

I opted to make this card a Mother's Day card since I made a Father's Day card yesterday. Why not?  I have a lot of birthday cards in my stash and I really liked the font on this one from the "Celebrating You" set. I stamped them on a piece of scrap Basic White card stock using Old Olive ink. I used the stitched hexagon die from the "Tasteful Labels" dies. The words were cut so they were on the upper part of the die so I could add some bling to it. I didn't have the same die as was used on the original card so I used what I had and what worked with the words I used. 

Linen thread was used for under the word piece. I wrapped it around my fingers 3 times and used glue dots to hold the strands together at the ends. I added a glue dot on each side of the thread. I twisted the thread into a figure 8 and then pressed the glue dot onto the front of the card. I added Dimensionals to the word piece and set it in place. I did have to lift it up and rearrange some of the Dimensionals because they landed on the thread and made a bulge in the word piece.

Three "Genial Gems" were added to the word piece for the needed bling.  And a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was added to the inside and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I hope I remember this layout because now I have the measurements! 

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Mother's Day Card,

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