Garden Wishes Bundle and the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper – P2

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a fun and easy featuring the Garden Wishes stamp set and Dandy Garden 6” x 6” DSP! Not only can you use both sides of the DSP, but you can double the cards if you only want to use one pieced of the angle cut! If you’ve never tried cutting your DSP at an angle or have and just felt frustrated because it didn’t quite work, hopefully these two cards will help and make it easy for you!

I started with this design from the Dandy Garden DSP, cutting all four sheets into one 4” x 5 ¼” piece, one 2” x 5 ¼” piece, and one ¾” x 6” piece. I then used two of the 4” x 5 ¼” pieces to make a diagonal cut starting at the top right corner to the bottom left corner. For the other two 4” x 5 ¼” pieces, cut diagonally starting at the top left corner to the bottom right corner. You want to make sure that the top and bottom corners are in the cutting track of your trimmer and I find it easier to start the cut in the middle of the DSP, cut in one direction (up or down), and then go back the opposite way to complete the cut. By doing this, I find that you will not “damage” the corner by forcing the cutting blade to start cutting in a small area, I hope this makes sense:

It is important to make sure that if you are using both angles of the DSP for the base layer, you cut two pieces in the opposite direction as it will not work with just one piece of DSP:

For card one, you will only be using one angle cut of the DSP, so the base layer is Smoky Slate cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamped with the Stacked Stone Background stamp in Basic Gray ink. Tip-use your Stamparatus for this, it will help with getting a nice and complete stamped image:

I used this design for one of the angle cuts and cut a ½” x 7” piece of Silver Foil Sheet, which will be a small strip between the DSP and the cardstock base layer:

I placed some adhesive along the backside of the DSP to adhere the Silver Foil Sheet along the diagonal edge, trimming off the excess along the side of the DSP corners. The bottom left corner is after adhering and the top right corner is after trimming:

I used liquid glue to adhere the DSP layer to the cardstock base layer, using the edge of the base layer to make sure the DSP layer is adhered evenly since they are the same size:

For card two, I cut a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” for the base layer to adhere the DSP to. I used liquid glue to adhere one of the angle cut DSP pieces to the bottom right corner of the cardstock:

With the opposite angle cut design DSP, I repeated the process to adhere the strip of Silver Foil Sheet to the backside, trimming off the excess at the corners, used liquid glue to adhere this piece to the opposite corner. Tip-using liquid glue gives you a moment and some wiggle room to adjust the DSP angle cuts so they line up with the cardstock base layer:

For the card front for both cards, you will need:

1. Use the second largest Stitched Nested Labels Die to die-cut from Basic White cardstock and I used my Stamparatus to stamp the dandelion flowers stamp in Basic Gray ink two times, and colored in with Light and Dark Daffodil Delight and Light and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

2. I used the Misty Moonlight/Silver Baker’s Twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack to fold a piece in half and tie into a double bow, trimming off any excess:

I used dimensionals to adhere the stamped die-cut to the DSP/cardstock base layer and a glue dot to adhere the double bow for card one. This completed piece is adhered to a Misty Moonlight cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Garden Wishes in Misty Moonlight ink, and adhere one of the ¾” x 6” strips of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

I repeated the same process for the card front for card two to adhere the die-cut and double bow and used Misty Moonlight cardstock for the card base again:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp another sentiment from Garden Wishes in Misty Moonlight ink, and adhere one of the ¾” x 6” strips of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

So easy to make these beautiful cards! I find that cutting a piece of cardstock and using that as a base layer to adhere both of the angle cut DSP pieces is so much easier than trying to adhere them directly to the card base. This also made it easier to trim down the little bits of Silver Foil at the corners, which I thought just added a little something extra to the cards, breaking up the two DSP designs and the DSP from the stamped cardstock!

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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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