Take a moment and just breathe….

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a beautiful card featuring products from the New Horizons Suite! With less than a week left for the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog left, I really want to share more inspiration and creativity with products from this retiring suite. The New Horizons 6” x 6” DSP has a variety of wonderful designs, some that you can simply use as a focal point for your card front and others make wonderful background designs. For today’s card, I used one of the designs for the background and used two of the dies and stamp sets to show you how easy it is to create this card!

For the card front base layer, I used this 6” x 6” design from the New Horizons DSP, first cutting a 2” strip from the bottom and using this 2” x 6” piece for the envelope flap and then cutting a ¾” strip from the 4” x 6” piece, for a 4” x 5 ¼” base layer. The ¾” x 4” strip will be used for the inside of the card:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Use the third from the largest Deckled Rectangle Die to die-cut from this design of the Vellum Layering Designs.

2. Use the fourth from the largest Deckled Rectangle Die to -die cut from Basic White cardstock.

3. Use the hill die from the Horizons Dies to die-cut from Sahara Sand cardstock.

4. Use the tree lined hill die from the Horizons Dies to die-cut from Evening Evergreen cardstock.

5. You will need one of each color/size of the Pebbles Enamels Shapes, not pictured.

I adhered the Deckled Rectangle die-cut layers together, used liquid glue to first adhere the die-cut hills and then the die-cut tree lined hill as shown, stamped the flock of birds in Night of Navy ink, the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink, adhered this piece to the center of the DSP base layer, and placed the three Pebble Enamel Shapes as shown. This completed piece is adhered to a Blackberry Bliss cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink, and adhere the ¾” x 4” strip along the side as shown:

For the coordinating Basic White Medium Envelope, stamp the flock of birds on the envelope front in Night of Navy ink, and used the 2” x 4” piece of DSP for the envelope flap, I used a retired die for this, but you can adhere it and then use your snips to trim the excess off:

What a great way to create four more cards from one design of 6” x 6” DSP! While I was very tempted to color the Basic White cardstock to create a scenery, I decided to keep the simplicity of just using the die-cuts and stamping! You can easily make this a more “masculine” themed card by using Misty Moonlight or Old Olive designs of DSP! Don’t forget, all products that are retiring from the Mini Catalog are only available while supplies last or until June 30th, 2022!!

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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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