Today’s plan to be awesome!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is another quick and pretty easy card featuring the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP and Nothing’s Better Than Bundle! I’m still trying to use up my left-over DSP from the 2020 August-December Catalog to make room for all the pretty NEW DSP from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog! I paired one of the designs from the Gilded Autumn Specialty with the brass Metallic Brushed Cardstock to give this super cute card that “wow” factor! I will even show you my alternative version at the end!

The base layer is this design from the Gilded Autumn DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a 6” piece of the Mint Macaron Basket Weave Ribbon and place a 5” piece of Tear & Tape in the middle.

2. Use the third largest scalloped layering die from Stitched So Sweetly Dies to die-cut from Very Vanilla cardstock. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the two sentiments in Early Espresso ink.

3. Use the second largest scalloped layering die from Stitched So Sweetly Dies to die-cut from brass Brushed Metallic Cardstock, this will be layered under the die-cut vanilla cardstock piece from above.

4. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the chocolate pieces stamp in Early Espresso ink, coloring one in Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and one other in Light and Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends, then die-cut out with the coordinating die. I did not color the third, so you have white, milk, and dark chocolates.

5. Place a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet behind a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and die-cut out with the “chocolate” die.

6. Place a piece of Adhesive Sheet behind a piece of brass Brushed Metallic Cardstock and die-cut out with the “chocolate” die. This piece will be layered off-set from the Early Espresso die-cut word above.

Adhere the Very Vanilla cardstock in the middle of the brass Brushed Metallic Cardstock, remove the adhesive backing from the Early Espresso “chocolate” die-cut to adhere to the Very Vanilla cardstock as shown, remove the adhesive backing from the brass Brushed Metallic Cardstock (slightly off-set), and adhere the die-cut chocolate pieces as shown with a dimensional:

Remove the adhesive backing from the ribbon to adhere across the middle of the DSP base layer, trimming the excess ends off, and use dimensionals to adhere the die-cut sentiment piece over top:

This completed piece is adhered to an Early Espresso cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink, the chocolate pieces are stamped off twice in Early Espresso ink before stamping on the cardstock, and adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of the DSP along the side as shown:

Here is another version, I just used “cookies” instead of “chocolate”:

Don’t you just love both of these cards?? I made six of these cards, three with “chocolate” and three with “cookie”!! These cards would be perfect for birthday wishes or even to send some cheerful thoughts!! The inside sentiment for these cards has to be one of my all-time favorites, adulting CAN be hard!! If you make multiples, like I did for this card, I cut down the cardstocks into strips for the words and just slightly larger pieces for the layering scalloped dies, which I was able to cut both sizes at the same time. 

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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