Saturday, 1 November 2014

Designer paper meets happy birthday

hi all

here's another project for you - I was galvanised into action on this one,  as had signed up to do an on-line class where the topic is:

Use your pretty papers - don't just leave them in their wrappings!

well, am sure am not alone in that I have quite a few packs where I have maybe used the odd one or two sheets from it - but then moved onto something else leaving a tail of part used packs behind me.. Not any more she said!! and am so looking forward to this class when it happens!

so..  in readiness and in preparation  I dug out some more of the lovely papers I had collected  (a lot of them again retired!! and not used! )  and one set in particular I  ooh'd and aah'd over - and chose to use it to make a birthday card for a sewing colleague.

Its the absolutely beautiful Paisley Petals Designer series paper - et voila - one card!

In my book - its so nice it hardly needed anything at all!

happy 60th  birthday

Just a little bit of seam binding,  a matted / layered die-cut and stamped sentiment which I 'faux-stitched' round for added emphasis (well seeing as she is a sewer- very apt I thought! some toning candy dots, all atop a piece of whisper white card stock.

I just love the colours in this and was so pleased with the overall look of it - and so simple, as it just really showcases the beautiful paper - and that was all that was needed.

and I opted to use some more of the paper from the set to make a matching envelope with my must have Envelope Punch board.

and If I have learnt nothing else - the moral of this is - use your lovely papers whether as an added piece of embellishment or virtually standalone as I did here! The resulting cards will be quite something am sure!

The current range of papers at Stampin' Up! really are just as delightful so why not substitute your own and whip up a set of cards in a matter of minutes just as I did with this one.

Stampin' Up! supplies for this:

Just click on the items to easily access them in my on line store  to place an order and have  them shipped straight to your address.

Am happy to answer any questions you may have - if you would like to find out more or would like me to place an order for you, you can email me or contact me on 01438 820829 if you would rather.

Well tomorrow sees me at my monthly craft class- the emphasis of the class  is 'Christmas' so you never know,  I just might have some ready  in time - most unlike me to be prepared -
but hopefully will have completed some things in order to show you all - "well,  that is the plan" as someone once said!

Til next time

best wishes

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