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REMINDER!!  The Retiring List for the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog has been updated with Discounts for some of the retiring items.  To see the updated list, click here.  A few of the bundles that are in this Mini Catalog carried over to the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog but DID NOT carry over the bundle discount.  If some of those bundles are on your Wish List, now is the time to order the bundle at the discounted price! 

Today's project includes the True Love Designer Series Paper -- another item that will retire at the end of the January - June Mini Catalog in a couple of weeks.  I love, love, LOVE this paper because it has so many great possibilities.  I've featured this paper in a number of posts in the last couple of months so be sure to scroll back through to see all the different ways you can use this paper.  Today, I'm using the paper as a contrasting background to showcase the 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum and the Checks & Dots Embossing Folders.

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This card layout and measurements are exactly the same for both cards.  Isn't it amazing how the change in colors makes such a difference?  Most significant is the frame for the embossed vellum:  Basic White vs Basic Black.  Which do you prefer?

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This card begins with a panel of True Love Designer Series Paper matted with a slightly larger panel of Basic Black cardstock.  A piece of Polished Pink Open Weave ribbon was wrapped around the panels and tied into a bow near the lower left corner of the panels.  The bottom edge of the ribbon is 1-1/4" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Polished Pink card front.

A piece of Basic White cardstock was die cut with a scalloped frame from the Scalloped Contours dies (2-7/16" x 3-3/4").  A piece of Polished Pink 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum was embossed with the Dots folder from the Checks & Dots Embossing Folders and then adhered at the center of the die cut frame.  The scalloped frame was adhered to the card front with the bottom and right edges of the frame 3/16" from the bottom and right edges of the Designer Series Paper panel.  

The "Congratulations" greeting was stamped on a strip of Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The stamped strip was matted with a slightly larger strip of Basic Black cardstock.  The greeting was adhered to the Shimmer Vellum with the right end of the greeting flush with the right side of the card front.  Stampin' Seal was used to adhere the greeting strip to the vellum and two Mini Glue Dots were stacked on top of each other were placed at the right end of the greeting strip where it overhangs the vellum and frame.

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A narrow strip of True Love Designer Series Paper was adhered along the left edge of a panel of Basic White cardstock with the top and bottom edges of the paper strip flush with the top and bottom edges of the panel and the left side of the paper strip 1/4" from the left edge of the panel.  The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

The "It's Your Time to be Remembered..." sentiment was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The sentiment was matted with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock and framed with a piece of Polished Pink Shimmer Vellum.  The sentiment was adhered near the upper left corner of the panel with the top edge of the sentiment frame 3/8" from the top edge of the panel and the left side of the frame 1/16" from the left edge of the panel.

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The envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope was embossed with the Dots Embossing Folder.

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  4" x 5-1/4", 5/8" x 2-3/8", 1-9/16" x 1-11/16"; Basic White:  1/2" x 2-1/4", 2-5/8" x 3-7/8", 4" x 5-1/4", 1-1/2" x 1-5/8"; Polished Pink:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum (Polished Pink):  1-15/16" x 3-1/4", 1-13/16" x 2"; True Love Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 11/16" x 5-1/4"; Polished Pink Open Weave ribbon:  18"

The second embossing folder in the Checks & Dots Embossing Folders was used with Soft Succulent Shimmer Vellum for this card.  All of the measurements are the same as for the Congratulations card with the exception of the stamped greeting.

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For the first card, the embossed vellum was adhered directly to the Basic White scalloped frame.  For this card, the embossed vellum was adhered to a piece of Basic White cardstock before adhering at the center of the scalloped frame.  This was done so that the Basic Black scalloped frame would not darken the color of the vellum.

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Since the sentiment for this card and its vellum frame were smaller than the one used for the first card, I moved the sentiment down the paper strip a bit.  The top edge of the vellum frame is 13/16" from the top edge of the panel and the left edge of the vellum frame is 1/16" from the left edge of the panel.

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The Checks Embossing folder was used to emboss the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope.

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  4" x 5-1/4", 2-5/8" x 4", 5/8" x 2-1/2, 7/8" x 1-1/2"; Basic White:  1/2" x 2-3/8", 1-15/16" x 3-1/4", 4" x 5-1/4", 3/4" x 1-3/8"; Soft Succulent:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum (Soft Succulent):  1-15/16" x 3-1/4", 1-1/4" x 1-7/8"; True Love Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 11/16" x 5-1/4"; Soft Succulent Open Weave ribbon:  18"

It's been fun creating simple cards that feature embossing folders for the last couple of weeks.  I hope that I've been able to give you some inspiration for creating a lovely card with a few supplies that you would be happy to gift individually or as a gift box of cards.

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used to make these cards

Stamps:  Inspired Thoughts; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Polished Pink, Soft Succulent, 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum; Designer Series Paper:  True Love; Embellishments:  Polished Pink Open Weave ribbon, Soft Succulent Open Weave ribbon; Tools:  Checks & Dots Embossing Folders, Scalloped Contours dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Mini Glue Dots; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope

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