Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which kicks off my week of “leftovers” from the July – January 2021 Mini Catalog! Right now, we are all probably dealing with so many leftovers from the holidays, which doesn’t have to be just about food! So, I thought it would be a good time to use up some of those retiring products from the mini catalog and give them new life outside of holiday cards! With the new January – June 2022 Mini Catalog going live next week, this is the perfect opportunity to bring out stamp sets and other products from the Annual Catalog to make some pretty cards. I realized over the holiday season that there are some products that I have and have simply not utilized, so let’s get creative!
For this card, the base layer is this design from the Peaceful Place 12” x 12” DSP, cut into six 4” x 5 ¼” pieces and six ¾” x 4” strips (for the inside of the card). The next layer is a piece of Basic White cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 3”, which I used the flower mask from the Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks to color with a Blending Brush and Polished Pink ink. I started at the top and “pulled” the ink towards the bottom, giving it a gradient look, and used the largest layering Stitched So Sweetly die to die-cut out:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. Using the words from Create with Friends on one block, stamp on Basic White cardstock in Magenta Madness ink, and die-cut out with the largest sentiment die from Stitched So Sweetly.
2. Use the triple flower die to die-cut out of Magenta Madness, Polished Pink, and Silver Foil cardstocks, place a 4mm Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle of the two large flowers and a 3mm rhinestone colored with a Dark Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends. Tip-Since I made six of these cards, I used the flower die to die-cut out two sets each from each color cardstock/foil. I used the 5mm Rhinestone Basic Jewel colored with the Stampin’ Blend for the large Silver Foil flowers.
3. Use a piece of the Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon to fold over twice and tie in the middle with a piece of the silver Simply Elegant Trim.
Adhere the die-cut sentiment in the middle of the die-cut layer piece and use mini dimensionals to adhere the flowers as shown (the mini dimensionals will also help keep the rhinestones in place). Adhere this piece off-set on the DSP base layer, glue dots to adhere the ribbon as shown, and then adhere this completed piece to a Polished Pink 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”, place the three words on one block to stamp in Polished Pink ink, and adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:
For the coordinating envelope, I used Polished Pink ink with a Blending Brush and the same flower mask to color a circle in the bottom corner of the envelope and the back flap:
And there you go, six cards and envelopes ready to go and one less piece of DSP! Since gray and silver are such neutral colors, you can combine them with just about any color combo! I chose Polished Pink and Magenta Madness because I realized that I have hardly used them! Obviously there are some designs from the Peaceful Place DSP that are simply winter themed cards, but luckily this one is not and can be completely changed to give it a fresh new look!
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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!