I hope you're having a great holiday weekend. I'm still deep diving through all the stuff in my craft room to clear out and reorganize. I'm starting to see daylight in some areas--but other areas...not so much. It's a process.
Today's post is a project I shared with my Stamp Clubs as an idea for using up their stash (hoard) of Designer Series Paper. This card features the Party Animal Designer Series Paper but it applies to pretty much all of Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Papers due to the awesome color coordination designed into every package. In addition, I wanted a design that was easily reproducible that could lend itself to making a stack of cards in quick order.
Don't you just love those bright, happy colors!!??!! This card begins with a card base of Emerald Envy cardstock. Two 1-3/4" x 5" strips of Party Animal Designer Series Paper (Retiring--On Sale!) were adhered to a panel of Pacific Point cardstock. The top strip was adhered with the top, left, and right edges of the paper 1/8" from the top, left, and right edges of the Pacific Point cardstock. The bottom strip was adhered with the bottom, left, and right edges of the paper 1/8" from the bottom, left, and right edges of the Pacific Point cardstock. A 3/4" x 5" strip of Party Animal Designer Series Paper was adhered across the horizontal center of the Pacific Point cardstock with the left and right edges of the paper flush with the left and right edges of the paper strips already adhered to the cardstock. The Pacific Point cardstock was adhered at the center of the card front. A Delicate Doily was adhered at the center of the card front on top of the paper strips.
The "Happy" and "Birthday" images, from the Birthday Bright stamp set (Retiring--On Sale!), were stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Pacific Point ink. [Tip: Put both stamp images on the same clear block to ensure perfect placement.] The cardstock was die cut using the Lots of Labels Framelits (2-1/8" x 3-1/2"). Note that the stamped greeting fits inside the framelit at a slight angle. A piece of Crushed Curry cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot and the same framelit used for the greeting. The die cut label was cut in half vertically and each half adhered behind the greeting die cut so that 1/8" of the Crushed Curry die extends beyond the left side and the right side of the greeting die cut. The matted greeting was adhered at the center of the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. Three 5 mm rhinestones from the Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered to the card front (The rhinestones are Retired--Sold Out; however, this product will be in the 2017-18 Annual Catalog in a reconfigured product offering).
The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock. The balloon image was stamped three times along the left side of the liner using Pacific Point ink. The polka dot balloon center image was stamped inside each balloon using Crushed Curry ink. The "wish" sentiment was stamped at the upper center to the right of the balloons using Pacific Point ink. The "BIG" sentiment was stamped below the "wish" sentiment using Crushed Curry ink.
Party Animal Designer Washi Tape (Retiring--On Sale!) was adhered along the top and bottom edges of the liner leaving a smidge of the white liner showing below the bottom edge of the Washi tape at the bottom edge of the liner and a smidge of white showing above the top edge of the Washi tape at the top edge of the liner.
The "Celebrate" image was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Emerald Envy ink. The balloon image was stamped in the same area using Pacific Point ink. The polka dot balloon center image was stamped inside the balloon using Crushed Curry ink.
There are only a couple more days before the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog goes live on June 1st at Noon Mountain Time. This means that the items on the Retiring List from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the Occasions catalog will only be available while supplies last until midnight (Mountain Time) on May 31st. The stamp set, Designer Series Paper, and Designer Washi Tape used for this blog post are still available and at a reduced price! Be sure to take a final look at your Wish List and make sure that you have all the items you have identified before they are gone.
You can see the most current information regarding the Retiring List at the Stampin' Up! on-line store. Just click on the Order Stampin' Up! Online button at the top right sidebar of this blog page, click on the Shop Now hot link on the menu bar, and then click on the Retiring List hot link on the left sidebar.
Card measurements --
Emerald Envy: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; Pacific Point: 4" x 5-1/4"; Crushed Curry: 2-1/4" x 4"; Whisper White: 2-1/4" x 4", 4" x 5-1/4"; Party Animal Designer Series Paper: 2 @ 1-3/4" x 5", 3/4" x 5"
Supplies I used for this card --
Stamps: Birthday Bright; Inks: Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point; Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper: Party Animal; Embellishments; Delicate Doilies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Party Animal Designer Washi Tape; Adhesives: Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Lots of Labels Framelits; Other: Medium Whisper White Envelope