Story of Elegance
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My craft room is my happy place and I love spending time making cards. There are so many things to love, but today I’m thinking about all the beautiful paper that we have. Sometimes, it’s difficult to choose. When I find myself going round and round making a selection, I fall back to an old reliable scientific method. It works every time! Guaranteed. I spread several options out in front me on my work table. And here’s the scientific part – I close my eyes, put my finger on one and there you go – Selection made!
That’s what I did to choose the paper for today. I put out several pieces of the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper and let “science” do the rest.
As usual, I wanted something quick, so nothing makes card crafting easier than pretty paper paired with a punch or two. Here’s what I came up with.
Elegance Made Easy
I was really happy with this paper choice because green is one of my favorite colors. I love this particular sheet of designer series paper because of all of the beautiful shades of green. There’s Evening Evergreen, Soft Sea Foam, and Soft Succulent. Gor-geous!
To create this card, cut a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel of Soft Succulent card stock and added it to a card base made of Thick Basic White card stock. I cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of DSP and set it aside while I assembled the sentiment panel.
Here’s where the punches come in. I used the Label Me Lovely Punch to punch a piece of Soft Succulent card stock. I used the Label Me Fancy punch, to punch slots into the sides of the Soft Succulent piece. Then I used the Sprig punch to punch three sprigs each of Evening Evergreen, Soft Sea Foam, and Soft Succulent card stock. I added them in groups of each color to the back of the punched piece. The Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave Ribbon coordinates beautifully; so I threaded it through the punched piece.
I added the sentiment to the DSP, wrapping the ribbon around the back and added it to the card base. For the sentiment I stamped a sentiment onto a scrap of Basic White card stock and cut to 1″ square. (I used the smallest square from the retired Layering Square.) The sentiment I chose is from the Shaded Summer stamp set. The Genial Gems worked perfectly to add a tiny bit of bling.
To finish things off, add a piece of DSP to the envelope flap and another easy and elegant card is in the books!
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Here are the products I used for today’s card. You can shop with me anytime!