Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are part one of my three-part Thanksgiving cards made with the Country Lane Suite! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, going to Orlando for OnStage, and then family coming right after that, it was time to get on those cards! I chose the Country Lane Suite from the 2018 Holiday Catalog for my Thanksgiving cards this year, but where to start?? Sometimes when Designer Series Paper is a little “busy” it can be overwhelming and you may not use that side of the paper, but I wanted to challenge myself. Recently I watched a FaceBook video from Ronda Wade (8 cards in about 20 minutes, her page is @trainingwithrondawade) and she showed how to make 8 cards from one sheet of Designer Series Paper and I loved the simplicity of the cuts! Instead of taking my favorite design from the Country Lane DSP, I took a sheet that I probably would not use and cut it right up, which inspired me to make my 8 cards that I’m sharing with you.
You will start with a 12” x 12” sheet of DSP and cut it into three 4” strips. The first strip you will cut two pieces to 5 ¼” and save the scrap leftover. The second strip you will cut two pieces to 3”, one piece to 4”, and save the scrap leftover. The third strip you will cut one piece to 5 ¼”, one piece to 2”, and then save the leftover piece for accents:
You will also need four sheets of coordinating cardstock, so I used one sheet of Blackberry Bliss, one sheet of Thick Whisper White, and two sheets of Mint Macaron. The sheet of Blackberry Bliss and Thick Whisper White cardstocks were cut into two pieces measuring 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the Mint Macron sheets were cut into two pieces measuring 4 ½”x 11”, scored at 5 ½”.
For the card on the left, I used Blackberry Bliss cardstock for the card base, one sheet of DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼” for the base layer:
For the front of the card I stamped the sentiment from the Country Home stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the second largest Stitched Shapes oval, I cut a piece of the Chicken Wire Element in half, used the biggest Stitched Labels Framelit to cut out in Crushed Curry cardstock, and you will need enough Braided Linen Thread to tie around the front panel into a bow:
To assemble the front, place a small amount of adhesive on the DSP to adhere the Chicken Wire Element, adhere the layered sentiment on top with dimensionals, and tie the linen trim around into a bow:
The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink, and I cut the scrap leftover in half (this will give you two piece of ¾” x 4”) and adhered along the bottom:
For the card on the right, I adhered the leftover scrap for accents (measures 4” x 4 ¾”) to the Mint Macaron card base:
The sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the second largest Stitched Shapes square, adhered two of the Leaf Trinkets with glue dots, and embossed a 1 ¾” x 4” piece of Galvanized Metallic Paper with the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF and used a sponge dauber with Early Espresso ink over it, which gave it a slight purple/pink sheen:
The embossed paper is adhered to the card base and then the sentiment is adhered with dimensionals:
The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock and the sentiment and shape are stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink:
So, I made two of the card on the left and one on the right, which gave me 3 cards so far. On my next post I will show you the next two card that I made from this one sheet of DSP, so stay tuned!!
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