Today’s card is a perfect example of how even though this hobby is called “stamping”, the stamps are not always the star of the show. I absolutely love this paper pattern in the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper collection. In fact, I really like all the patterns in this collection but this is my favorite. I used a few more of these patterns on my calendars HERE.
Here’s the details
- Whisper White thick card stock is my go to for card bases. This is an A2 card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2.
- The top panel is Old Olive card stock cut at 5 1/4″ x 2″ with a mat of Designer Series paper cut at 5 1/8″ x 1 7/8″.
- The bottom panel is also Old Olive card stock cut at 5 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ and the Designer Series paper mat is cut at 5 1/8″ x 1 3/8″.
- I spaced each panel about 1/4″ from the top and the bottom of the card, leaving the empty space in the middle. These are glued directly to the card base.
- In the white space between the panels, I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black Archival ink. The sentiment is from the Petal Palette stamp set, available in the Occasions Catalog.
- Isn’t that spray of flowers so pretty? These came from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit. I mentioned before that I’m usually not a “kit person” but the kits in the Occasions Catalog have changed that! I am having such a good time creating with several of them. And not to mention, they are priced so reasonably for the amount of products they contain.
- I adhered the flowers and the vellum leaves (also included in the kit) with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- The inside sentiment is from the Birthday Blooms stamp set in the Annual Catalog.
- Adding a little strip of DSP lends some charm to the inside of the card as well as the front of the envelope and is so easy to do!
This card came together quickly and effortlessly thanks to the pretty Designer Series Paper and Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit. If you are like me and did not really give the kits that much notice, I urge you to take a second look. They offer so much opportunity to make terrific projects and are very economical, especially when you use the stamps sets you already have on hand.
Thanks for checking in today. I’ll be back tomorrow with another (but totally different) project using the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit for Tic Tac Toe Thursday.