Oh, my, has life been busy these past few weeks! We're getting ready for a visit from our teenage grandson later this week, and we're doing all the planning for a marathon trip to the U. S. Mainland next month. So I really needed to find something that would get me focused on my greeting cards quickly so I could use my time in the Craft Room as efficiently as possible. I started digging through some old craft magazines and latched onto one from 2010. Old, but still inspirational! I quickly made enough cards to share with you this week – using Stampin' Up! products only, of course!
This is the first card that I made and it's SOOOOO simple and easy! It's just a card-sized piece of Whisper White Card Stock (4-1/4" x 11", folded to make a 4-1/2" w x 5-1/2" h card, folded at the top). I just added a 1-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper at the bottom and then punched all four bottom corners with a corner-rounder punch. Stamp the middle part of the card, add a ribbon with a bow (or even just a pretty knot) and you're done!
For this particular card, I happened to like the coordinating design on the back of the print from the Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper. So I cut my paper 1-1/2" wide, and folded it on one side so 1/4" of the design on the back showed at the top. I ran a strip of SNAIL adhesive along the inside of the fold before I folded the piece down so it's staying nice and secure.
For the stamped area of this card, I used the Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set for the flower and a sentiment from the Million and One Stamp Set. The colors are Garden Green and Calypso Coral, both of which are in the Designer Series Paper print that I used. I tied the bow with a piece of the beautiful new Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon.
I was about to put the card away and start on another when I saw that lovely loop at the bottom of the sentiment stamp. It just cried out for something to be placed inside it. Once I added one rhinestone from the Rhinestone Basic Jewels set, I just had to add a bit more bling and I love the way the three rhinestones look together!
I could make dozens of cards with this overall layout so quickly and I know that everyone who reads my blog could, too! Such a pretty card with such simplicity! Have fun with it!