You’re Kind of a Big Deal

Hey y’all, Happy Hump Day! Hope you’re having a great week! I have an awesome CutCardStock DT inspiration project to share with you today featuring more of our Basis cardstock that’s on sale this month. I’m a huge fan of the Basis 110# weight for card bases, and we have some absolutely gorgeous colors of Basis 80# layering weight, so be sure to stock up! I have shared quite a few Mother’s Day cards over the past several months, and since Father’s Day will be here in just a few short weeks, I’m still cranking out Father’s Day cards. I happened to have some cool seascape patterned paper in my stash that coordinates very well with a new stamp set and coordinating punch, so that’s the direction I went!

I cut a 3-1/2″ x 6″ mini slimline card base from our Basis 110# White cardstock along with layering panels from Basis Blue cardstock and a seascape patterned paper which I adhered together to create a cool background. I stamped the whale from the Stampin’ Up ‘Whale Done’ stamp set in Catherine Pooler Twilight ink on a scrap of 80# Solar White and punched it with the coordinating punch. I punched several additional whales from scraps of 80# Solar White and Basis White that I had out on my desk, and layered them behind the stamped whale for a little dimension. I stamped the sentiment (from the same stamp set) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink in the upper right corner and added a small green enamel heart, which completed the card front.

I cut the inside panel from Basis 80# White cardstock and embellished it with strips of the seascape patterned paper and Basis Blue cardstock used on the front. I stamped the inside sentiment from the Hero Arts ‘Year-Round Messages’ stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink on a scrap piece of Basis White and added some narrow strips of Basis Medium Blue cardstock for a little interest.

And one more look… totally loving this card! Our Basis cardstock paired with great patterned paper makes the most awesome cards!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Cardz 4 Guyz: #296 – Wildlife
3. Classic Design Challenge: #5 May Anything Goes
4. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #123 – Anything Goes Always
5. Critter Crazy Challenges: #62 – Anything Goes with a Featured Critter
6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #182 – Anything Goes

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CutCardStock products used:
Basis 110# White cardstock
Basis 80# White cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock
Basis Blue cardstock
Basis Medium Blue cardstock

Other products used:
Paper: Hot Off The Press Seascapes & Sand 6×6 double-sided cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Whale Done stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Twilight ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Whale Punch
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Eyelet Outlet Enamel Heart

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

6 thoughts on “You’re Kind of a Big Deal”

  1. Beautifully made scene, I’m loving all your details in what looks a simple card but isn’t. Thanks for sharing your critters with us at Critter Crazy, CarolG

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