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Thursday, March 02, 2023

Beautifully Happy, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm so happy you stopped in to see today's card. I want to share with you how to make this easy card. There's not a lot to it so it goes together quickly.

First I took a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock and using the die from the "Basic Borders" die set I cut the right front side off 2-1/4" on the bottom and top edge and centering the point at 2-3/4" (the center point of the card edge).

I took a 5-1/2" x 2" piece of Granny Apple Green card stock and cut the piece to match the Basic White edge. I used the piece I had cut off as a guide for the die to line up and I cut it on my Big Shot. Now keep in mind here, I had no idea where I was going with this card. I just knew I wanted the right side to have that pointed edge with a pointed edge layer. 

My "Beautifully Happy" set was still sitting out (imagine that! LOL). I stamped the larger flower cluster from that set  using black Memento ink. Then I colored in the flower using both the light and dark Balmy Blue Blends pens. And I colored in the leaves, buds and stems using the Granny Apple Green Blends pen. And for the center of the large flower I used the light Daffodil Delight Blends pen. 

The words are from the same set and were stamped using black Memento ink.

Once the words were stamped I glued the Granny Apple Green piece to the back of the card front.

Next I cut a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Country Floral Lane" 12" x 12" package. I had purchased that DSP for some Valentine's Day cards and thought I would be adding it to the pile of DSP I wouldn't be using again. But I see there's lots I can still do with that DSP that is beyond Valentine's Day! So expect a few more card using some of that DSP.  I also needed a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Basic White card stock to support the DSP. I did cut that just a hair shorter all around. To do that I just cut the piece on the inside of the line on my paper cutter. That's a hair in my book. Then I glued the DSP to the Basic White piece. I figured if the DSP hung over too much I'd just trim it but after gluing it to the inside of the card it was just fine. I opted for glue because I knew I'd have some wiggle room to move it around a bit to get it straight. I closed my card the right side was hanging over a little bit so I took it to my paper trimmer and cut it off and that was it. The card was done and for not knowing where I was going with it, I got to a destination I was happy with.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's thinking of you card,


Jeanne H said...

Hi Love your card and the use of the dsp and dies I haven't used yet. TFS and inspiration.

KardsbyKadie said...

What a FUN layout to your card today.
Might have to give this a try.....THANKS for sharing.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Love the combination of the colors. I have that dsp but haven't really gotten into that package yet. And I have the border dies and haven't used them. Time to drag them out. Great card!