In yesterday’s post I mentioned that I’d share with you a peek at the other sheets of paper in the soon-to-be-released Sale-a-bration bundle of the Berry Blessings Stamp Set and the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper set. And here it is!
Great Coordination – And All Those Colors!
Believe me, I have no favorites when it comes to this set of paper and the stamp set that is bundled with it. I really did have to do “eeny meeny miny moe” with these papers to pick those for the fun folds. I just love that Stampin’ Up! has offered this set of papers where there is absolutely no doubt that both sides of each sheet go together. There is another set of papers that will be in the Sale-a-bration brochure that have several sheets that are that way. But this set is just my favorite!
While the list of colors in this paper set is really long – 13 colors! – for my projects, I’ve just focused on 7 colors so far – Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry, and the three greens in the set – Garden Green, Shaded Spruce, and Granny Apple Green. That’s enough, don’t you think?
The Same Design But Different Colors!
Each of these four cards features a design that allows both sides of a sheet of double-sided printed papers. As most of Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers are double-sided, you actually can make this design with any of the papers. But it really helps if the both sides of a sheet complement each other really well. All of the papers in the Berry Delightful set work this way. Here are the steps that I used to make this card:
- Create a colored cardstock card base folded to 5-1/2″ high by 4-1/4″ wide.
- Cut both a piece of white or vanilla cardstock (for stamping) and a piece of the printed paper I’m using at 5-1/4″ by 4″.
- Cut a 2″ long line right to left from the mid point of the right side of the printed paper.
- Score the paper from the point where the cut line ends to the upper and lower right corners of the paper.
- Fold the triangles back and adhere the points to the main piece of paper so that they remain lying down.
- Lay the cut and folded paper over the piece of white or vanilla cardstock (don’t glue it down yet!) and plan how you are going to stamp on that cardstock.
- Stamp or adhere cut-out designs to the white/vanilla cardstock.
- Adhere the paper to the cardstock.
- Adhere the paper/cardstock layer to the card base.
- Cut a 5-1/4″ by 4″ piece of white/vanilla cardstock and adhere it to the inside of the card. Stamp or decorate as you wish.
Here are the colors that I used for my four cards.
Poppy Parade and Garden Green
Shaded Spruce and Poppy Parade
I just used Poppy Parade for this card, including the card base and the stamped sentiment. As I do not yet own a copy of the wonderful strawberry products from the upcoming January-June Mini Catalog, I simply cut out one of the strawberries and one leaf from a scrap of the printed paper. I adhered them so that they’re a bit underneath the folds of the paper.
Granny Apple Green and Balmy Blue
I decided to feature the Balmy Blue blueberries for this card as I simply needed a change from all that Poppy Parade! The inside decoration also included some leaves using Granny Apple Green ink. But there just wasn’t enough room on the front of the card to make those leaves look nice (believe me, I tried).
The Bottom Line
I’ve read some Facebook comments about Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper where the writer says something like, “The papers are just too pretty. I don’t want to cut them!”
Cut the paper – it looks even better when it’s on a card!
Enjoy your papers and stamps and ink! And check back here for more about the upcoming January-June Mini Catalog and the FREE products in the January – February Sale-a-bration brochure!