Let’s create clean and simple handmade cards with the Flight & Airy Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper. Today I’m going to show you a simple layout that you can use for pretty much any designer series paper and then I’ll step it up a bit to show you the versatility of this pretty paper pack.
Like Monday’s post I want to show you how you can use this Sale-a-bration pack of paper to create some simple and gorgeous cards. You just need the paper and a sentiment from any stamp set that you have on hand. I did also bring in the Stylish Shapes circle dies, but you could use any circle punches that you might have on hand as well. I hope the simplicity of these first two cards doesn’t scare you off from opening this blog post as you will be amazed at how you can step them up.
The first thing I did was to cut a few strips of the print shown and using my Stylish Shapes Circles; I die cut a few of the birds from the paper strips. I also die cut a coordinating Boho Blue circle to attach my bird to. I used the remainder of the same paper, just flipped it over to attach to my Boho Blue card base. I then added a strip of Boho Blue cardstock that I stamped the sentiment on; using Boho Blue ink and adhered it across the center as shown. I added my bird and just like that it is done. On the inside I added a piece of Basic White cardstock with a strip of the designer series paper across the bottom edge; and this clean and simple handmade card was completed. Once I was finished I thought I could use this same layout and make this same card only vertical instead of horizontal.
So this is the vertical version of this card layout and I did use a different bird in my circle die. Because my bird was a bit smaller than the first bird I went with smaller circle dies as well. The layout is pretty much the exact same just flipped. Now I could have added some bling to both of these cards, but I wanted to keep them simple and easier for mailing. Both of these cards have a very simple layout to them that you could easily mass produce with papers that you have on hand. I’m sure you will love the outcome, but if you want to step them up and not have to bring in a whole assortment of products check these out.
Here is another card just like the first version, horizontally done the same exact way. This time all I did was hand cut the little bird with the branch of flowers and popped it up with the larger bird using dimensionals. I also added a bit of bling with the Blooming Pearls, which were in the retired mini catalog but still available to order as they have been carried over.
So just like that I took these clean and simple handmade cards and stepped them up; just by adding another paper element from the same designer series paper pack and a few of those pretty pearls.
I did the same thing for the vertical version by hand cutting a couple of birds on a branch with flowers and added some of the Blooming Pearls to this one as well. I kind of coordinated by birds so they looked like they were a little bird couple or family. Super sweet cards which came together in no time.
Do you have this Sale-a-bration paper pack on your wish list? It is FREE during Sale-a-bration with a min. $50.00 order. Keep in mind the Sale-a-bration products are while supplies last and I do not think this pack of paper will last long as it is so easy to work with, without much else needed.
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What type of stamper are you? Do you prefer clean and simple handmade cards or a bit more stepped up and some bling added?
January Customer Appreciation:
Have you seen the fun Bee Mine Suites Collection from the New Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog yet? You will find the entire suite of products on pages 8, 9 and 10 of the mini catalog. You will love this little Bee and all the possibilities this fun punch has to offer. Use the punch to create word bubbles, valentine hearts and so much more. With this 12 project PDF file you will find so many tips and techniques and the perfect card for your upcoming events. You have the option to stamp and punch out your bee or you can use those super cute bee prints from the Bee Mine Designer Series Paper by hand cutting them out. You can also change your bee’s facial expression with the 3 different faces: side eye, winky face or smiley face; depending on the mood of your card. This bundle is perfect for Valentine’s but don’t let that stop you, I think you will find this cute bundle of products will have many possibilities for so many different occasions, like maybe birthday cards.
I’ve compiled this 12 project PDF file for all my customers who place a min. $25.00 order with me in the month of January and use the Host Code: UUU6F7G3
Starting the year off with a bang and some great deals and fun new products! If you are a current customer of mine, then you should have received the new Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure from me in the mail. If you haven’t received it by January 12, make sure to drop me an email and I’ll have another copy sent out to you.