Sunny Sentiments, Sunshine, and Rainbows!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a fun and bright card featuring the Sunny Sentiments stamp set and Sunshine & Rainbows DSP! This kicks off my three part series showing you how I used five sheets from this fun designer series paper (which you can still earn for free during SAB) to create seven cards! Granted, two sets of three cards are the same with only a slight variation with the DSP used, but it’s always great to have different ways to use up your DSP! I decided it would be easier to break these all down into three different posts, rather than one huge tutorial, but rest assure, they are all so easy to make!

To start, I used these two designs from the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP and used the third from the smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die to die-cut from the DSP three times as shown and then used the single sized Stitched Rectangle Die to die-cut three times from the opposite design of each sheet. I made sure that I placed the dies as close as possible because the leftover strip will be used for another card, so do not discard these:

The base layer for the card front on the first card, is this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. Do not discard the 2” x 5 ¼” and ¾” x 6” pieces, they will be used for another card as well. Since you will be making three cards, the other two cards are the same, just change up the DSP base layer, which I will show you those at the end:

For the card front, you will need:

1. The two long rectangle die-cuts from one side of the DSP and the two smaller die-cuts from the opposite side design of the DSP.

2. Use the second from the largest layering Stitched So Sweetly Dies to die-cut from Vellum cardstock.

3. I used Bermuda Bay and Mango Melody Stampin’ Write Markers to color the sentiment stamp from Sunny Sentiments that is stamped on Basic White cardstock using my Stamparatus, which I ended up inking and stamping the sentiment twice to get a good stamped image, and then used the large sentiment die from Stitched So Sweetly to die-cut out. This will be adhered to the Vellum cardstock from above.

4. You will need two small and one large Brushed Brass Butterflies, not pictured.

I used liquid glue to adhere the die-cut stitched rectangles to the DSP base layer, adhered the layered sentiment pieces together, and dimensionals to adhere this to the DSP base layer. This is then adhered to a Bermuda Bay cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”, and I placed the brass butterflies as shown:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink:

For the coordinating envelope, I used the butterfly stamp from Daffodil Daydream that I stamped in Bermuda Bay ink three times in the corner:

For card #2 and #3, the only thing I changed was the DSP base layer. Make sure you keep the leftover pieces from these as well:

Isn’t this a fun and different way to use up your DSP?? You could really do this with any of your designer series paper, I just wanted to show you that even if you decide to forgo the Rainbow of Happiness Bundle, you can still create some cute and fun cards with the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP! For my next blog post, I will be using the ¾” x 6” and 2” x 5 ¼” pieces of DSP that were leftovers from this card!

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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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