Hi friends! A very Happy Monday to you – I hope your weekend was amazing! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’ve popped in this morning with a card I created for The Outlawz June Crash Your Stash Challenge! My daughter has been dealing with an unruly teenager and has been calling me every evening for advice and support, and every evening I go into my studio to talk, put her on speaker, and make a card! Not sure how or why she gives me such inspiration while dealing with this situation, but the cards come together so easily! I guess sometimes it pays not to over-think the designs! This Good Luck card features the fun pleated fold (which I haven’t done in ages) that was introduced to me years ago when I was a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. I actually made two cards with the pleated fold – the other one is for another design team, so stay tuned! ;)
So the prompt this month for the Crash Your Stash Challenge is Twine. The purpose of this challenge (as the name suggests) is to encourage participants to use what they already have in their stash and not go out and buy anything new for the challenge. I have several spools of twine in my stash so this was an easy one! ;)
I cut a standard A2 top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with layering panels from Stampin’ Up Soft Suede and Pool Party cardstock. I created the pleated fold element from Stampin’ Up Whole Lot of Lovely DSP which features teal and brown in the colors – and happens to be one of my favorite color combos – so that’s the direction I went. I stamped the Brutus Monroe sentiment in Catherine Pooler Over Coffee ink (I am SO digging her ink line!) on Stampin’ Up Pool Party cardstock, cut it with a stitched circle die, and layered it on a slightly larger Soft Suede stitched circle die cut. I dug out a couple teal eyelets from my stash to thread the twine, and added a small twine bow and tiny die cut butterfly to the sentiment die cuts. The finishing touch was adding JustRite die cut corners and Eyelet Outlet Teal Enamel Dots.
I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of the DSP and cardstock used on the front, stamped the Waffle Flower sentiment (from the Sentiment Additions stamp set) in Catherine Pooler Skylight ink (did I mention how much I love her ink line?!), and layered the panel on Soft Suede cardstock.
And one more look… I’m so smitten with this design!
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Soft Suede and Pool Party cardstock, Stampin’ Up Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Stamps: Brutus Monroe Super Sentimental stamp set, Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Over Coffee and Skylight ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies, JustRite A2 Card Front Basics die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Canvas Corp jute twine, teal eyelets, We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile, Zutter Bow-It-All v2.0, Eyelet Outlets Turquoise Enamel Dots
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!
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