DIY: Design Inspired: Gold Bow Stationery

February 18, 2014

Gold Bow Stationery | Damask LoveMy mom reads my blog everyday. Not because she’s a crafter, but because it’s her way of making sure I’m still alive. She’s a worrier and likes to check in everyday, but if I don’t pick up her phone call she checks the blog. If there is a post, all is well. If I haven’t posted in a while, then clearly I have fallen off the face of the planet.

Well, I’m about to let you in on a little secret:

If I miss a few days of blog posts, don’t worry. I’m probably taking a little breather but will come back strong.

Now, if  I post something with a shamrock on it…then it’s time to worry. If I post shamrocks, there is only one explanation. I’m being held hostage by a leprechaun.

I just don’t do shamrocks. I don’t really know why, but I don’t. As far as I’m concerned, shamrocks are in the same boat as googly eyes. I don’t know what to do with either one. While I haven’t welcomed four-leaf clovers into my craftroom, that doesn’t mean I don’t have a few St. Patty’s day inspired projects to share with you.

St. Patrick’s Day projects don’t have to feature beer mugs and clovers, right? I’m coming at St. Patrick’s Day with my gilded gold guns ablazin’. If you just combine some gold with a snazzy rainbow, you automatically have something festive without being overdone.

Today’s project is my elegant take on St. Patricks Day, with a hefty bit of inspiration from this stationery set by Kate Spade.

Truth be told, I think I might have Miss Spade beat on this one…but you be the judge. In lieu of her lined envelopes, I created envelopes edged in gold foil using Martha Stewart’s Gold Foil Sheets and the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.

Gold Bow Stationery | Damask Love Blog

{1} Cut cardstock to size then place strips of 1/8″ double sided adhesive on all four edges.

{2} Remove backing from the adhesive

{3} Gently apply gold foil on top of exposed adhesive and pat into place. Gilding gloves make this easy and keeps the foil from sticking to your hands.

{4} Gently pull away foil by rubbing with the tip of your finger to remove. You can use this foil for creating more gilded edges.

{5} Your finished product will look like this,  and all that’s left is to punch your cardstock in the Envelope Punch Board

Gold Bow Stationery | Damask Love

Gold Bow Stationery | Damask Love

Gold Bow Stationery | Damask Love

Gold Bow Stationery | Damask LoveFor the notecards and tiny gold bows in this set, I broke out my brand new Cricut Explore for it’s inaugural run. For the longest time, I’ve wanted to create scalloped-edge flat notecards and these turned out perfectly! The little bows measure 3/4″ across and I was pleasantly impressed with how cleanly the machine cut out these tiny images.

Gold Bow Stationery | Damask Love

Gold Bow Stationery | Damask Love

thepackagingTo finish off this stationery set in a little St. Patty’s Day style, create a metallic envelope by following THIS Damask Love Tutorial. Top it off with a pretty green bow and you’ll have something that rivals any pot o’ gold.

Gold Bow Stationery | Damask Love

Gold Bow Stationery | Damask Love

Gold Bow Stationery | Damask Love

 

So what’s your vote? Do you have a favorite in this gold bow stationery showdown? Oh…and while we’re on the subject of voting…you should probably come back to Damask Love tomorrow for a very fun post that I can’t wait to share. The post will go up a little later than usual, so don’t worry about me. I’m fine. As long as those leprechauns don’t take me hostage.

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32 thoughts on “Design Inspired: Gold Bow Stationery”

  1. Yours have much more character with the scalloped edges and are very classy and beautiful. I can relate to your Mom – she sounds like a caring one.

  2. I was just looking at the Kate Spade stationary, and thought, I wonder if Amber could recreate these for her High Society Stationary posts. Love the scalloped edges. Gilded envelopes=fabulousness! Lol!

    1. How funny! I guess you were reading my mind! I considered making this a High Society post, but sine the Kate Spade version only rings in at $25 – I figured it’s affordable enough for all of us normal, poor people. HA!

  3. This is a really great idea, I never thought of using gold leaf as a border before. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Where do you post the winners of the contests? I’m new to your site and haven’t found it, sorry!

  4. Nice job I love the metallic gold envelope with the green and white bow – very beautiful package. To me it is hard to understand where all of this green beer, etc fits in to honoring St. Patrick – as far as the shamrocks – it is said that he used the 3 leaf clovers in his Christian teachings to illustrate the Holy Trinity. Even though I have a wee bit of Irish in me I never really got into celebrating the day too much. Now about those googly eyes… you should at least give the tiny ones a try, especially if you do a cutesy card with animals or martians… ?

  5. For me these beautiful cards are your best design yet, which is saying a lot considering all your work is amazing. Give me these over leprechauns any day!

  6. Your little notecard set is gorgeous, and, yes, you beat out Ms Spade with these! I especially like those little bows. Btw, my mom is just like yours about checking in. 😉

  7. I love these! I think you may have just convinced me that I need a Xyron (which for the longest time I didn’t really see the point of) and maybe some foil cardstock too! Uh oh, more craft shopping..

  8. These are really lovely. Please note, however, that it is never known as “St. Patty’s” day. It is only known as either St. Patrick’s Day or Paddy’s Day. Thanks!

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  11. Ok, I’m in love with the total set. You win! But what did you use to make the box or envelop that holds the set? Is it like a cardstock foil??? Where did you get it?

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