Crafting with You Bundle

As I frequently do on Monday evenings or Tuesdays, I participated in stamper Sharon Armstrong’s Monday Mystery Stamping. Immediately after checking out Clue #1 so I could prep for her mystery project (it’s all you see until her YouTube broadcast) I decided to use the Crafting with You Bundle and the Bright & Beautiful 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (aka DSP). I also knew I wanted to use the horizontally (or vertically!) striped pattern 6″ x 6″ sheet. And I wanted to use it on an angle! As in diagonally.

Full Finished Crafting with You card
Fully Finished Crafting with You card

I love that this is such a basic and easy card to create. Choose your stamp set and any coordinating dies or punch. Choose your Designer Series Paper and then card stock colors. And then cut, stamp and attach your layers. Here are my supplies:

Product List
Paper Snips

When you click on any of the boxes/supplies above you’ll be taken directly to my Stampin’ Up! online store. I’d love to have you shop with me.

Prepping Your Supplies

It’s not at all easy to cut a 5-1/4″ x 4″ diagonally positioned layer from a 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP. So I had two choices:

1- Which I did not do…..would have been to cut a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of scrap paper and lay it over the 6″ x 6″ piece as diagonally. as possible. That brilliant thought came after I did #2.

2- What I did do….. after poking around with my ruler from all angles, I found that I could successfully cut out a 5″ x 4″ piece of DSP which is what I did.

It would have been far easier to utilize option number ONE initially but……!

  • Card Base: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • DSP Layer: 5-1/4″ x 4″ (because of using the diagonal stripes, my layer is 5″ x 4″). Consider running this layer through your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and an Embossing Folder.
  • Next layer, using colored card stock: 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
  • Next layer, Basic White: 4″ x 3″. Consider dry embossing this layer as well.
  • Basic White scraps for your greeting and image as needed.

Stampin’ Write Markers

Stampin' Up! Markers
Markers used for the flowers and paint brushes on stamps

I used these markers, Pecan Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Bubble Bath, for coloring directly on the photopolymer stamps. After all were colored in I ‘huffed’ lightly on the images and then stamped them on the Basic White card stock. I ‘fussy cut’ the paint brushes.

Fussy Cutting

Speaking of ‘fussy cutting’, I also fussy cut the greeting and then layered it on a scrap of the chopped up piece of DSP left from card layer #1. Then I fussy cut that addition as well. What on earth is ‘fussy cutting’??? It’s cutting out an image using Paper Snips rather than a die.

What Can Your Imagination Create?

I’d love to see what you might create using these measurements and this type layout. Your card can be ‘portrait’ as well as ‘landscape’. Post your card in a comment below if that will work because I’d love to see it.

Thank you so much for popping in today. Please leave a comment below if you’re looking for a specific project or technique…..or if you’ve tried a variation of today’s card. And don’t forget to make a card and then make someone’s day by sending it to them.

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