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Friday, March 15, 2024

Throughout The Year, Bee Mine, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. As I was sitting at my worktable I'm noticing the "Bee Mine" package of Designer Series Paper (DSP). It would seem like such a waste to not use it but to find something to use it on that isn't for Valentine's Day. Well, I found one of my favorite layouts and here's what I did with the DSP.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Balmy Blue card stock. Once cut in half it measured 4-1/4" x 11".  It opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut the Basic White card stock at 3-1/8" x 4-1/4" and the DSP was cut at 3" x 3". I set the DSP on top so I could eye where the words would go. 

The words are from the "Throughout the Year" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. 

Next I taped the DSP in place and added a piece of ribbon. My ribbon is retired but it's what I had and that stuff needs to be used up too! But you can grab your current ribbon and make it work. I taped the ends of the ribbon to the back and then slipped the ribbon, still on the spool, under the taped ribbon and tied a knot. Then I cut the ribbon off the spool. You can save a lot of ribbon doing that.

I glued the piece to the front of the card. You can tape but sometimes with ribbon on the back part it doesn't always want to stick in those areas. But I know glue will stick so I will opt for glue in cases like this.

And that was it. The card was done. I think in the future I may add another layer to the card base and texture it, the area around the focal piece looks like it could use something.

This was a super fun and quick card to make. I didn't use a lot of DSP but I did use some, plus I made two cards at the same time so I was able to use a little bit more DSP and I got two quick cards out of the deal.

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

1 comment:

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

That is a perfect layout for using ANY dsp.