I’m back! My family finally did what you are supposed to do during Summer Vacation and took an actual vacation! We took the kiddos on a “Grandma Tour” to visit each of their Great-Grandparents around the US, which meant we traveled to Spokane, WA… Phoenix, AZ… and Kansas City (well Olathe), KS. It was lots of traveling but lots of great time with family. Though remind me next time, not to plan a trip to Arizona and the midwest during the height of summer! It was crazy hot, which we are not used to here in the Pacific Northwest.
During the trip, and now, I’ve been heads down in planning for my big Stampin’ Up demonstrator regional event (the Northwest Stamp & Share) and focused on new Holiday Catalog product that is coming soon! But while I’m finishing punching tags and prepping table decorations, I wanted to pop back on here and share a project using one of the new thinlits from the Annual Catalog that came out in June – the Detailed Floral Bundle
This is a fun, flip front card using the new dies. I love how lacy and beautiful they are but I was struggling with them showing the words on the “inside” of the card when it was closed. That’s one of those things that looks cute when other people do it, but when I try it never seems to look right? Ever have that happen to you? So I came up with the idea to cut a solid piece of cardstock that was just a little bit longer than my front flap and layer that inside. Turned out cute, huh?
Then on the inside I used the new Floral Phrases stamp set to create my inside sentiment. I just stamped the flower twice using Flirty Flamingo ink to frame my words. Easy peasy!
Then just add some pieces of the coordinating washi tape in the upper corner and add a rhinestone to finish it off. The ribbon was glued to the back of the card so it wouldn’t fall off and helps keep the card closed.
Measurements for the card:
- Card Base (Sahara Sand) – 4 1/4” x 11”, score at 5 1/2”
position the larger floral die so that it is evenly spaced from the score line and two sides
- Night of Navy floral background – 4 1/4” x 4” (you’ll cut off the top using the edgelit included in the Detailed Floral dies approx 1/4” longer than your front flap.)
- Night of Navy inside piece – 3 3/4” x 5”
- Whisper White inside piece – 3 5/8” x 4 7/8”
And if you want to see how to use this new details thinlit – and YES you will want to use the Precision Plate AND the Big Shot die brush, here is a video on it
REMINDER – Thoughtful Branches Class by Mail is happening now!
Just a reminder, you still can purchase this class by mail, project tutorial, or order the bundle and get the class kit for free! Check out all the details HERE.
Ok, back to prepping for the event! Enjoy and I’ll be back with more soon!