Flourishing Phrases has been my work horse stamp set. I reach for it each time I need to quickly make a sympathy, thank you or congratulations card and let someone know that I’m thinking of them. I really think this is an all time classic.
I had yet to create a set of cards with the same design but with all five of Stampin’ Up!’s In Colors, until now. I knew I wanted to use all five colors but I also knew I wanted to add some metallics as well. So I pulled out my metallics and had a blast. I’ve paired copper, gold and silver with colors that I thought complimented each In Color. I added Copper to Fresh Fig and Berry Burst. Gold was an easy marry for Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist. Powder Pink and Silver is probably my all time favorite color and metallic pairing. I love, love, love the way these cards turned out. I hope you do as well.
The card base is cut from a sheet of 8 1/2″ by 11″ Thick Whisper White card stock. I cut the full sheet in half along the 11″ side at 5 1/2″ and then scored 8 1/2″ length at 4 1/4″. I Cut the Silver Foil Card Stock at 3 3/4″ by 5 1/2″, the Powder Pink Card Stock at 3 1/2″ by 5 1/2″ and the top panel Whisper White Card Stock at 3 1/4″ by 5 1/2″. Those are the measurements as I explained in the video.
Tell me what In Color you like the best and if you had your pick which metallic would you pair it with.
Welcome back! Today is Simply Sunday and today’s project is featuring old and new products that Stampin’ Up! offers. I’ve got a video for this Sunday’s card project, I hope you enjoy it.
This card uses the new Thick Very Vanilla card stock as the base. I cut an 8 1/2″ by 11″ sheet of Thick Very Vanilla card stock in half to get an 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″. Then I scored this at 4 1/4″, at the half way point of the 8 1/2″ side. This created the base. (Please know that I always want to include the very basic instructions just in case someone who has never created a card from scratch stumbles on this post.)
The Sahara Sand card stock was a scratch piece I had and I cut it at 5 1/4″ by 4″. The Falling In Love Designer Series Paper was one that Stampin’ Up! retired from the Occasions Catalog, it sold out quick. I love it and I’m winding down my stash by creating cards that are fun and easy. This was also a scrap piece that I cut down to 5 1/8″ by 3 7/8″ being careful to ensure that the design is directionaly (I think I just made up a word! LOL) correct. Some Designer Series Papers are design with a top and bottom, or a direction so be careful and ensure you are cutting it correctly for what you want.
Okay, so you can see the remaining instructions in the video but know that I’m always available if you have questions so just ask.
I told you that I would post the measurements for this card from my video in a blog post so here it is. I really enjoyed making the card and the video. Luckily my face (no makeup day) did not get in the video, Yay!!!! So the video is posted and I did not have to redo any of it nor did I edit it. I do edit videos sometimes but this was just a video to show my process, it’s raw and impromptu. I laugh at myself a lot and let’s face it, if you can’t laugh at yourself then you are too serious!
I began with Stampin’ Up! Thick Whisper White 11” x 8 ½” card stock. Cut the card stock in half along the 11” length at 5 ½”. I then scored the card stock at 4 ¼” along the 8 ½” side. Fold along the score line.
The Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake card stock was cut at 5 3/8” by 4 1/8”. The Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper was trimmed at 5 ¼” by 4”.
The Whisper White card stock that I stamped the Popsicle on measures 4” by 3 ½”.
I hope you enjoy the video and find that it helps you along in your journey of card making.
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Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to posting more projects and videos in the future.