The Pretty Pals stamping group I belong to just had a blog hop where we CASE-d the catalog, which means we found a design from the catalog that we wanted to replicate, making changes as we saw fit, and using our creativity to make the card our own. (CASE = Copy and Share Everything!)
Well, I had so much fun, I wanted to do it again! In the back of the new Annual Catalog is an index of all the bundles. On p. 161, I found a card design that I loved and wanted to recreate. I decided to make mine a portrait card instead of horizontal. Here’s my card:
This is a fun color palette: The card base is So Saffron, with the sentiment piece in Mossy meadow. The candles are cut out in Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sorbet, So Saffron, and Flirty Flamingo.
I started out with a card base of So Saffron, cut out at 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. I then took a scrap of So Saffron cardstock (about 3″ by 5″) and two of the Stitched Rectangle dies closest in size, and used washi tape to lightly adhere them to the Saffron scrap without the two rectangles moving. I ran the panels through my Cut and Emboss Machine to create a stitched ‘frame.’ I turned the frame over, and put Tear and Tape all around the back of the frame, then adhered the Vellum panel to the back of the rectangle frame; I then set that framed piece aside.
I took panel of Basic White to fit behind the frame, (approx. 4″ by 2 3/4″) and I stamped it with various sentiments from the Charming Sentiments stamp set with Mossy Meadow. I put Tear n Tape carefully around the edges of the sentiment white piece. I laid the white stamped panel onto the table surface, then placed a few multi-colored sequins (retired) down on the middle of the stamped white sheet. I then carefully laid the Saffron frame (with the 4″ by 2 3/4″ vellum attached behind it) down ONTO the white sheet with the sequins on it. I then had a little shaker frame!
I used tape adhesive to then place the entire framed piece onto the card front. Cute! You can see the printed words through the vellum! I then stamped a sentiment from the Charming Sentiments onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock, and cut it out with the coordinating die. I used a Mossy Meadow strip of 3 3/4″ by 3/4″, cut banner points out of each end of the strip, and tied a length of baker’s twine around the banner with a bow on the side. I then adhered the sentiment to the Mossy Meadow piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally, I cut out four candles — one in each color as specified above — and adhered them to a white candle base to make the candle looked striped. I cut a ‘flame’ out in Mango Melody and tucked the candles into the back of the banner.
Here is the Charming Sentiment Bundle, if you haven’t noticed it yet. It’s SO cool, because you literally use a die to cut around your sentiment message — very on trend. See the little candles? They’re a cute bonus, for sure!
I hope you liked this fun project. The entire list of product used can be found at the bottom of this post!
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