Friday, March 30, 2018

Fancy Friday Blog Hop | Paper Perfect Challenge

Hello and welcome stamping friends! And welcome to another Fancy Friday Blog Hop. If you've not hopped with us before we are a group of past and present Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Members. We have a blog hop once a month with everything fun and fancy and showing what we love!

This month we are sharing some DSP love by using one of the fabulous new Designer Series Paper from the 2018 Occasion Catalogue. I've chosen to create with the super gorgeous, super pretty Sweet Soiree DSP.[4009899]

It is stunning!!! Have you ever wished a DSP would carry over from an Occasions Catalogue to the Annual one?? I wish this one would. The silver foil adds beautiful texture to these handpainted designs. There are silver foil accents on one side and colourful printed images on the other.  
I've made a Pop Up Gift Card Holder/birthday card today using lots of this gorgeous DSP, with a gorgeous belly band to hold the gift card holder shut.

One of the co-ordinating colours in the DSP pack is the beautiful blue, Marina Mist. While I haven't used this colour in a while, I thought it would be gorgeous as the card base colour. I really should use this colour more as it really is gorgeous!

I've kept the card front and the inside of the Gift Card Holder fairly plain and let the DSP do all the embellishing! With its beautiful hand painted patterns and the stunning silver foil it really doesn't need much else to go with it.

The Pop-Up Gift card holder is really quite simple to make, just making a card base, decorating it on  the inside, making two squares for the pop up mechanism and a small envelope to hold your gift card. I got the tutorial for this Gift Card Holder from SplitCoast Stampers but if you would like to make this one too just click HERE for the full tutorial.

To make to envelope I used the Envelope Punch Board and make the gift card sized envelope. I trimmed the top flap off and then trimmed the envelope to make it a bit smaller as it was too tall for my gift card. To make the circle in the top just use your 1 3/8" Circle punch, slide your envelope half way into the punch and cut the semi circle so that you can easily pull the gift card out. How gorgeous does that DSP look on the inside?? 

The belly band is a 1" strip of the Marina Mist card stock wrapped around the Gift Card Holder and then embellished with various products that co-ordinate from the Sweet Soiree Suite from the Occasions Catalogue - Silver Bakers Twine, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, Sweet Cake Framelits Dies , Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon and the Cake Soiree Stamp Set. Pretty, Pretty, Pretty!!!

The embellishment on the belly band would look great on a card on it's own!

Due to the fact that there isn't much room to write a message on the inside, you could write a message on the back or slip a note on the inside like what I have done. Now to get this Gift Card in the post in time for a friends birthday.  Let's hope she loves this as much as what I do!

Now on to the gorgeous Cathy Caines with her Occasions Catty DSP love.

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1 comment:

  1. You say it's simple but it looks totally amazing!! What a neat idea and would definitely be a great surprise when you open it. Nailed it.


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