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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Flight & Airy, Days to Remember, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I'm going to share with you a card I found on Pinterest. I thought it was pretty and very easy to make. What I like about this use of Designer Series Paper (DSP) is that you can use up quite a bit of it in your stash and make pretty card. So after I post this card I'm going to pull out a few packages of retired DSP and whip together some cards to donate. A win win situation, right? I get rid of some DSP and someone else in need can have the cards they need. You can see the original card here. Please read on to see how I made today's card. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Shaded Spruce card stock for the layer. Then I cut the DSP from the "Flight & Airy" 12" x 12"package, it measured 4" x 5-1/4". I could have cut the piece 1-3/4" smaller but then I'm stuck with some strips I will probably not use, so I just used the piece as I had cut it. I taped that to the front of the card base.

Next I cut a 1-3/4" x 4" piece of DSP from the same package. I taped that to the bottom of the DSP with the birds on it.

When I had cut the piece of Shaded Spruce I kept the scrap. I took that piece and cut it to 4" long and then I taped it to the front of the card just above the bottom piece of DSP.

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I tend to use these words for my cards because they fit in the "Double Oval" punch so nicely. I stamped them on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and then I punched them out. I also punched out the Shaded Spruce Scalloped oval using the same punch. I taped the ovals together. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card. 

I thought the card could use a little bling so I added  butterfly from the "Brushed Brass Butterflies" package.  It was just enough. I like these little butterflies because you can add some bling and not have to be concerned about the card not going through the mail without adding extra postage. 

This was a fun card to make and I especially like how quickly it went together. Plus I now have a nice layout for my retired DSP! I plan to be using that stuff up quickly with this layout!

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

1 comment:

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

This layout is great to pull out some retired dsp and make a bunch of cards. It feels great to donate what we make.