Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Paper Crafting Blog Hop July 2022 - Encouragement!


Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop for July 2022 - featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia. We have a wide array of projects and design styles to share with you this month - all spotlighting - ENCOURAGEMENT!


For my project I chose to use the beautiful Specialty Splendid Day paper - let me tell you - add this to your card and you basically don't need to do anything else - this card starts out a a piece of cardstock that is 5 1/2" x 10" scored along long side at 1", 3", 7" and 10" and then folded back, forward, forward and back to meet in the center (a type of gatefold card).

Splendid Day Specialty has 6 beautiful colors of foil all imprinted with amazing foliage images on both the foil side and the back -

The most coppery image looks wonderful on Soft Suede cardstock - and I used a coordinating color for the small strips and belly band.

In the picture above you can see - I overlap the belly band in the front. That way I can completely cover the seam with my embellishments. I used the Season of Chic stamp set (because these sentiments and leaf are awesome) and Cajun Craze ink, as it looks lovely on the metallics.

"Thinking of you" and "I'm here for you" are two of my favorite sentiments are are simple and straightforward enough to be used on encouragement cards, or most any card. But just getting it in the mail would encourage me :) Here is the inside.

You can probably tell that the way I constructed this card - you pull the belly band off from the top, as it nestled under the oak leaf when you slide it on.

I hope you got some inspiration from this card. Thank you so much for stopping by and I would love any comments!


Now click on through to the rest of those hopping with me this month to see all of their wonderful creations and inspirations! ~Maureen
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Julia said...

What an amazing fold and soooo perfect for this stunning paper. Your card is so luxurious. Anybody receiving this would totally know you love this as it's sooooo gorgeous!! Great little details.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful, Maureen, the DSP really is lovely and you have brought it all together so nicely.

Annette McMillan said...

Above comment from me, Maureen

Susan Buczkiewicz said...

Beautiful card!

Tracy Held said...

Lovely card. That DSP is beautiful!

Unknown said...

Maureen, This is a beautiful card! Thank you for giving us all the dimensions and instructions. I will be CASING. Smile!

Julia Mazur said...

Ooooh! How clever to have that oakleaf hold the bellyband in place! Such a beautiful card!

Sue Bz said...

I love the card fold and how you used the Specialty DSP! It is gorgeous!

Shirley said...

So elegant!