Nothing basic about Basic Borders Dies – p3

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is my final card this week featuring the Basic Borders Dies with the Dandy Garden Suite! I did not start out this week with the intention of sharing three different card tutorials, however, when I finished my last card on Wednesday, I still had two ¾” x 6” strips of the Dandy Garden DSP! After struggling to figure out some way to use up these last two pieces, I not only used the supplies I had in front of me, but I decided that keeping it simple was best! Do you see those adorable Bumblebee Trinkets? They finally came back in stock last week (mine were on backorder), so I added these adorable embellishments!

The base layer is the Gold Metallic Specialty Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I used the zig-zag Basic Borders Die along the 5 ¼” sides:

To create the “faux” layering, I used the zig-zag die along the long sides of the ¾” x 6” strips of DSP and the 3” x 6” piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock:

Using liquid glue, I first adhered the strips of DSP to the gold metallic paper and then adhered the Misty Moonlight cardstock, making sure the zig-zags lined up. Then you can use your trimmer or paper snips to trim off the excess DSP and cardstock off of the ends:

The large flower stamp from Dragonfly Garden is heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder in the middle of the Misty Moonlight cardstock, this completed piece is adhered to a Misty Moonlight cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”, and then use glue dots to adhere the three Bumblebee Trinkets as shown:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink and the butterflies stamp in Bumblebee ink, stamping off on a scrap paper first:

How simple was this card to make?? Aren’t those Bumblebee Trinkets so adorable? Do you remember the Honey Bee stamp set, coordinating dies, and DSP from last year’s Occasion Catalog? These would be perfect with them! I still do have all of these and I might just bring them all back out to show you a fun little card to make for every one that still has them! We will see!

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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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