Happy Easter everyone! I hope that you have a wonderful day relaxing with friends and family today. This holiday snuck up on me, so I don’t have an Easter card to share today. However, I do have another birthday card for you featuring the Blooming with Kindness stamp set from Stampin’ Up! If you follow my blog, you will know that it is one of my favorite stamps!
This elegant card includes a cute closure created using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I just love the special element the ribbon and closure create. Opening the card is like opening a beautifully wrapped gift. Please leave me a comment to tell me what you think about it. During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday. One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration. So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one! Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically. Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.
I began my card with a Pool Party card base. To create the card closure, I bent the card in half (without creasing it) and punched through both layers along the short end of the card with the tag topper punch. Then I cut off the excess left by the tag topper punch. Next, I scored the card so that the inside measured 4-1/4″ x 5-1/5″.
Next I cut panels of Island Indigo and Whisper White for the front and inside of my card. I inked up the En Francais background stamp in Pool Party ink. I stamped off on a scrap of paper before stamping my white panel. Then I stamped the flower from Blooming with Kindness on the front panel using Island Indigo ink. For the top bloom, I applied the ink directly, but for the bottom one, I stamped off first and then stamped again on my panel. Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set onto a scrap of whisper white using Island Indigo ink. I punched it out using the Large Oval Punch and layered it onto a Scalloped Oval in Island Indigo using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then, I stamped two butterflies on Pool Party card stock using the Papillon Potpourri stamp set with pool party ink. Finally, I applied a small pearl for the head of the butterfly. The butterflies were attached using mini glue dots.
To finish off my card, I stamped the flower from Blooming with Kindness several times using Island Indigo and Pool Party ink. For some of the blooms I stamped off on a scrap of paper first to give the image greater depth. Once the inside of my card was finished, I tied it closed with some white ribbon to create an elegant bow. Finally, I stamped the envelope to match.
I hope you have enjoyed today’s project. If so, I hope you will pin it to Pinterest for me. If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts. Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button. I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work. Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!
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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:
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Card Stock Cuts
Card Base: Pool Party – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Panels: Island Indigo – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 2-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel
Sentiment/Die Cuts: Island indigo – one scalloped oval; Whisper White – One large oval, Pool Party – two bitty butterflies.
Non-Stampin’ Up Products: White Chiffon Ribbon. Substitute with 5/8″ Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319).