Sale-a-bration is a time to earn free items but it also brings pretty products and the opportunity to make new projects. The Friendly Hello stamp set and Designer Series Paper bundle is available as a free item with a purchase of $100 or more. Personally I love the color combination in the DSP – Fresh Freesia, Garden Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Pool Party, Petal Pink and Basic Black. (Not listed but important to know – Basic White). I wasn’t sure I liked the designs when I first looked at it but decided to jump in and use it.
For some reason I was in the mood to make fancy fold cards. Maybe it was because I wanted to show off the DSP by using multiple pieces on each card. Maybe it’s because we had wintry weather and I had been scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram, seeing card designs that I wanted to try. In any case, I started with a book fold card. I made one before at local demos event but wanted to try it again. It’s actually pretty simple. Start with a 4 1/4″ x 11 piece of cardstock (Shaded Spruce for this card). Score as normal at 5 1/2″ but also score at 6 3/4″. Then simply put adhesive between the two score lines to adhere that section of the front to the back. For the inside you will want a 4″ x 4″ piece of Basic White. For the front left side section I used a 1″ x 4″ piece of Fresh Freesia and 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of DSP. For the main section I used a 4″ x 4″ piece of Fresh Freesia and 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of DSP. To show off both sides of the DSP, I flipped over the narrow piece. I stamped the sentiment on Basic White with Fresh Freesia ink and cut it out with a die from the Ornate Frames. I sponged a little Fresh Freesia around the edges. I realized that the piece of DSP had a couple of images nicely positioned – the Fresh Freesia flowers and the bird on the branch. Therefore, I positioned the sentiment in the corner to allow those images to show. I finished the card by adding a few Fresh Freesia jewels.
The next card was inspired by one by Patti Bennett which in turn had been inspired by a card she received. The Granny Apple Green card base is 5 1/2″ x 10, scored at 4 1/4″ and 8 1/2″. I picked the DSP because of the striped side. Unfortunately, the other side was primarily Granny Apple Green like the card base and blended in when laid directly on the card base. To remedy this problem I mounted the DSP (5″ x 3 3/4″) on a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Basic White. Even though the DSP had white, they were small enough images that the contrast was sufficient. I cut a 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of the striped DSP and mounted it on the right flap of the card. Next, I cut a 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ piece of Basic White for the sentiment which I stamped in Shaded Spruce. I added the flower images in Granny Apple Green and mounted it on a 3 x 3 1/2″ piece of Granny Apple Green. I used Stampin’ Seal on just the right side of the piece of Granny Apple Green and adhered it to the right flap. Once again I finished the card by adding a few Fresh Freesia jewels.
The last card was a triple fold card. It has been awhile since I made one so I decided it was time. Once again, the card base was larger than normal – 11″ x 5 1/2. It is scored at 1 3/16″, 4″, and 6 3/4″. I decided to have alternating sides of the DSP sheet showing so I cut them at 4″ x 5 1/4″, 5 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ and 5 1/4″ x 1″. I needed somewhere to write so I cut a piece of BAsic White – 5 1/4″ x 2 1/2″. For the belly band, I cut a 11″ x 1″ piece of pool party. The sentiment was stamped on a 4″ x 3/4″ piece of Basic White. It is hard to see but there are small Fresh Freesia jewels on the bottom of each stem of the berry images. Other than all the measuring, cutting and scoring, this is a fairly easy card to make.
I hope you like these three cards spotlighting the Friendly Hello stamp set and DSP. Remember, they can be yours free during Sale-a-bration when you purchase $100 or more from Stampin’ Up.
- Friendly Hello bundle (stamp set and Designer Series Paper) #159990
- Pool Party cardstock #122924
- Granny Apple Green cardstock #146990
- Shaded Spruce cardstock #146981
- Fresh Freesia cardstock #155613
- Basic White cardstock #159276
- Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad #147095
- Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Pad #147088
- Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad #147107
- Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin’ Pad #155611
- 2021-2023 In Color Jewels #155571