Ok – buckle in. This is going to be a long post with lots of photos…but if you hang in there, I think you’ll like it…it’s definitely one of my faves!
Today’s Clean and Simple Card Class lesson is all about creating card sets – and if you know me – you know I LOVE making card sets. When I was a kid, I collected stationery and the only thing that has changed is that now I make my own stationery!
In today’s lesson, Jen McGuire created the most awesome stationery set! She stamped a beautiful background then left space on the card for the recipient to adhere her choice of sentiment strips, which Jen included in the stationery set! So clever and such a fun way to give stationery!
So….for today’s project, I took inspiration from several places. First, I loved the concept behind Jen’s stationery set, which I combined with inspiration that I recently found in an issue of House Beautiful magazine.
I saw this bedding and immediately wanted to replicate it with stamps and paper.
Next, I ran the stamped cardstock through my Cuttlebug along with the Papertrey Ink Canvas/Linen Impression plate. Since I was inspired by fabric, I wanted to add the suggestion of fabric to the card.
Now of course I had to package these up in a fun way, right?!
UPDATE: I’ve received a couple of questions regarding the seed packet die – and I’m glad I did because I completely forgot to include the details on this part of the project! To create the windowed seed packet here’s what I did:
1) Die cut the seed packet and frame.
2) Use a rectangle die cut or a craft knife to remove the center portion of the seed packet envelope. Don’t remove the entire front of the envelope. Just enough to account for the size of the opening in the seed packet frame.
3) Adhere acetate to the back of the seed packet frame.
4) Adhere the seed packet frame over the opening in the front of the envelope using dimensional adhesive.
This card set may go down as one of my favorite projects ever! I just love the colorful flowers and the texture of the linen impression! Top it off with assorted sentiments and you just can’t lose!
Hope this project inspires you to create some card sets of your own!!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Rosie Posie, Turning a New Leaf, Mat Stack 4, Mat Stack 1, Garden Variety, Simple Stationery)