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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 Thanks & Hello Embossing Folders. 

Last week, my posts featured a couple of full size embossing folders with shimmery papers to demonstrate that an embossing folder can take center stage on a card front using a simple card layout.  This week I'm still featuring embossing folders with shimmery papers; however, even though these folders are smaller, they can still pack a punch for a focal point.

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Unfortunately, my camera had a hard time capturing the embossing and shimmer on these card fronts; but in real life, these cards are simply pretty.  The Thanks & Hello Embossing Folders were used with 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum to provide a fun accent for the greetings on these cards:  the Thanks embossing folder for the Thank You card and the Hello embossing folder for the Thinking of You card.  The card measurements for both cards are exactly the same with the exception of the greetings and sentiments labels.

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This card begin with a panel of True Love Designer Series Paper matted with a slightly larger panel of Basic Black cardstock.  A piece of White Faux Linen ribbon, from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, was wrapped around the panels and tied into a knot at the lower left side of the panels.  The bottom edge of the ribbon is 7/8" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper panel.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Pale Papaya card front.

A piece of Pale Papaya Shimmer Vellum was embossed with the Thanks embossing folder and adhered to a piece of Basic White cardstock the same size as the embossed vellum.  The cardstock-backed vellum was matted with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock and then adhered to the cardstock with the right and bottom edges of the Basic Black mat for the vellum 1/8" from the right and bottom edges of the Designer Series Paper panel.

The "Thank You So Much" greeting, from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set, was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and matted with a slightly larger mat of Basic Black cardstock.  The label was adhered to the embossed Shimmer Vellum with the right edge of the label mat flush with the right edge of the Shimmery Vellum mat and the bottom edge of the label mat 9/16" above the bottom edge of the Shimmer Vellum.

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A strip of True Love Designer Series Paper was adhered across a panel of Basic White cardstock with the right and left edges of the Designer Series Paper strip flush with the right and left edges of the Basic White cardstock.  The bottom edge of the paper strip is 3/8" above the bottom edge of the Basic White panel.  The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

The "You Make A Difference Every Day" sentiment was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock.  The sentiment was adhered at the center of a piece of Pale Papaya Shimmer Vellum sized to frame the sentiment.  The sentiment was adhered at the lower left corner of the Basic White panel with the bottom and left edges of the Shimmer Vellum 1/16" from the bottom and left edges of the Basic White panel.

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A piece of True Love Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope.  Paper Snips were used to trim the excess paper from the envelope flap using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  5/8" x 2-12", 2-11/16" x 3-15/16", 4-1/8" x 5-3/8", 7/8" x 1-1/2"; Basic White:  1/2" x 2-3/8", 2-5/8" x 3-7/8", 3/4" x 1-3/8"; Pale Papaya Shimmer Vellum:  2-5/8" x 3-7/8", 1-3/8" x 2"; Pale Papaya:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; True Love Designer Series Paper:  4" x 5-1/4", 3/4" x 5-1/4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (White Faux Linen):  16"

The second embossing folder in the Thanks & Hello Embossing Folders was used with Fresh Freesia Shimmer Vellum for this card.  All of the measurements are the same as for the Thank You card with the exception of the stamped greeting.

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The "Thinking of You" greeting, from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set, was used for this card front.  The actual stamp image has the words "Thinking of You on Your Special Day".  The words "on Your Special Day" were covered with a piece of repositionable tape, the stamp inked, the tape removed, and then the image stamped on Basic White cardstock.

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The measurements for the sentiment and the Shimmer Vellum frame are also changed for the inside sentiment area.

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As with the Thank You card, True Love Designer Series Paper was used for the envelope flap for the Thinking of You card.

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  5/8" x 2-1/8"; 2-11/16" x 3-15/16", 4-1/8" x 5-3/8", 3/4" x 2-1/8"; Basic White:  1/2" x 2", 2-5/8" x 3-7/8", 5/8" x 2"; Fresh Freesia Shimmer Vellum:  2-5/8" x 3-7/8", 1" x 2-3/8"; Fresh Freesia:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; True Love Designer Series Paper:  4" x 5-1/4", 3/4" x 5-1/4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (White Faux Linen):  16"

If you have the opportunity to see the 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum in person, I know you are going to be thinking of all the great ways you can use this beautiful vellum to enhance your papercrafting projects. 

I'll be back in a couple of days with another simple card design for another package of embossing folders.

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used to make these cards

Stamps:  Inspired Thoughts; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum; Designer Series Paper:  True Love; Embellishments:  Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (White Faux Linen); Tools:  Thanks & Hello Embossing Folders, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope
  

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Susan K

Pretty examples for those smaller embossing folders. TFS

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