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Friday, March 03, 2023

Color & Contours, Country Floral Lane, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm so happy you are here! I have a fun card to share with you today. I found this fun layout here. I was going to make my card the same as in the video but I didn't have the mint colored checked paper so I just took what I had and went with it. I also was not fond of the open area on the card so I added the scalloped rectangle to fill in there and I was much happier with the look. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Poppy Parade card stock. Take the piece and score it at 5/12".  Then cut the card stock in half on the short 8-1/2" side. Now you have two scored pieces. You're going to be making two cards using this technique. Not so much a standard technique but just cutting the Designer Series Paper (DSP) makes it into two cards. This card will open at the bottom and the fold will be at the top. 

I cut a sheet of Basic White card stock into four 4" x 5-1/4".  Two will go on the insides and two will go on the front.

Cut your DSP (from any design you like, mine is from the "Country Floral Lane" 12" x 12" package). The DSP measures 3-7/8" x 5-1/8". You need two pieces that will compliment each other. Stack them together and turn one over. Cut the bottom right corner off. I measured mine at 2-1/4" on the right side and on the bottom. Save the corner pieces you cut off.

Tape the pieces to the Basic White card stock as you see in the photo. I used some white ribbon I had on hand (probably retired) and I taped the ends to the back on the piece using scotch tape. Then I taped the piece to the Basic White piece.  Dimensionals were added to the back and then the piece was set in place on top of the card base.  I tied a bow for each one and I glued it to the center of the taped ribbon.

The scalloped rectangle panel is from the "Color & Contour" bundle. I don't use it often because the slits in the sides are actually open. I turned the piece over and carefully taped the slits closed using scotch tape. 

Next I stamped the words from the recently retired "Beautifully Happy" set using black Memento ink.

The flower is from the "Colors & Contour" set and was stamped using black memento ink and using the matching stamp, I stamped the petals using Pumpkin Pie ink. The piece was then fussy cut out. The second flower was stamped using Daffodil Delight. I used the light Pumpkin Pie Blends pen for the flower's center and Daffodil Delight Blends for the Pumpkin Pie flower's center. A Dimensional were added to the back of the flower. I punched out the leaves from the "Bough Punch" using Mossy Meadow card stock. I snipped off the bottom leaf and affixed it to part of the Dimensional on the back of the flower and I set it in place on the rectangle. The 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White piece was added to the inside of the card and the card was done. 

The other card doesn't have any words yet. I'm not sure what I want to add to it so I'm going to set it aside and think about what I need or just wait until I need it.

This is a fun layout to play with and you end up with two cards in no time at all.

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


KardsbyKadie said...

OH MY GOSH Wanda......
These two cards are FABULOUS.
LOVE LOVE LOVE what you created.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Isn't that a fun way to do two cards very quickly? A month or so ago I watched Rita Holmes make cards like that and of course I had to make some too. I broke down and ordered that paper but will probably hold off and use part of it for Valentines 2024.