Finishing the Catalog Year!

The new Annual Catalog for Stampin’ Up! goes live at the beginning of June, so I am busy using products from this year’s stash, and anxiously awaiting news of which items will carry over into the new catalog, and what new and exciting things will be offered!  In this project, I’m using my favorite Designer Series Paper (DSP) from last year’s catalog- the Share What You Love DSP. The florals and coordinating graphics are just so pretty!

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The card is a simple Z-fold; the Basic Black cardstock was cut to 5.5 by 8.5 inches, and scored at 2 and 1/8 and 4 and 1/4 inches to make the A-fold- first fold in half as usual, then fold the scored edge back and burnish the creases with the bone folder.  Choose your favorite coordinating prints.  The front and inner left panels are 1 and 7/8 inches by 5 and 1/4 inches.  The larger inside panel is 4 x 5 and 1/4 inches.  Then I used the largest  oval from the Stitched Shape diecuts, one in black and one in white, and the next largest one in white. On the smaller white oval, I stamped a flower from the Petal Palette stamp set, and “for you” from Beauty Abounds, and colored the leaves and flowers with Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write markers.  On the larger white oval I stamped Happy Birthday from a retired stamp set.

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Center the large white oval on the inside and adhere.  After adhering the small white oval to the black oval matte, close the card, and apply adhesive only over the edge that will touch the front of the card.  Carefully center these ovals while the card is closed so that they cover the inner oval.  You could add other embellishments if you wish, but I let the pretty paper shine.

I hope this gives you some ideas for using your pretty papers- and, of course the card could be used for any occasion by changing out the Happy Birthday stamp.  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stamping,

Michelle

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