Welcome to my ABC Color Series! Stampin’ Up! offers so many great color choices! I love to combine different colors and patterns and hope to inspire you with some fun color combinations throughout this series. Today’s cards feature Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, and coordinating colors from the Inked Botanical Designer Series Paper.
This paper was designed by pressing hand-inked flowers onto the paper, giving it a beautiful textured, artistic effect. The spectrum of colors, botanical designs, and patterns featured in this paper are great for any season and ideal for all-occasion projects to create year round! Just pair with the greeting and embellishments of your choice to say hello, wish happy birthday, or send a thank you note in simplicity or finesse—the choice is yours!
I love working with 6×6 paper and trying to use it all without any waste. Today’s cards do just that! I had fun trying different color combinations using the pretty patterns.
Here’s a look at each:
- Card Base: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
- Front Designer Series Paper: 3 3/4″ x 5″
- Coordinating cardstock layer: Cut 2 @ 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
- Inside Very Vanilla: 3 3/4″ x 5″
- DSP inside: 1″ x 3 3/4″
- DSP envelope: 2 1/4 x 6
Each card uses 1 sheet of 6×6 DSP. Here’s how to cut the DSP with no waste:
First cut: 3 3/4 x 6 (leaves 2 1/4 x 6 for envelope)
Second cut: Cut 3 3/4 x 6 piece so it measures 3 3/4 x 5 (leaves 1 x 3 3/4 piece for inside card)
*You can also cut the 3 3/4 x 5 piece again and flip one piece over to show both patterns like I did for the last card.
*Note- If your pattern is directional you will need to cut a little different for a horizontal card.
Here’s a look at the DSP on the inside of the cards:
I used the Something Fancy Dies for the sentiment layers on the front of the cards.
You can create beautifully elegant tags and labels for all your projects with the Something Fancy Dies! These dies coordinate with the Something Fancy Stamp set; however, they work well with many different stamp sets. (I used the Biggest Wish stamp set for 3 of today’s cards.) This die set is packed with versatile labels and shapes in several sizes, so you are sure to get the most use out of this set. Check it out!
Do you have a favorite card from today? Which color combination is your favorite? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below for a chance to win one of today’s cards.
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