Love to Craft? Join my Dazzling Divas team!

Love to Craft? Join my Dazzling Divas team!

Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well. Were you able to catch my Facebook Live this morning? If not, you can catch the replay here. With Charlie going back to school full time this week, I thought this would be a perfect gift to give his teacher. Not to mention, since today is the first day of the Designer Series Paper Sale, why not show off some that is on the list? I chose the In Good Taste pack as I love all the wood grain patterns in it. It is the most expensive pack in the catalog, but since it’s on the sale list, now is the perfect time to stock up on it!

You might recognize the look of the card as I have shared this fun fold before. It really is one of my favorite styles. Here are the measurements for the card:

  • Card base in Thick Whisper White cardstock cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and trim off 2 3/4″ off one side – save this for the card front
  • Early Espresso cardstock cut at 2 1/2″ x 4″ embossed and 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside
  • In Good Taste DSP cut at 2 1/2″ x 4″
  • Whisper White cardstock cut at 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″

With fall here and all the farmhouse style decor in style, I knew I wanted to use this piece of DSP as it is definitely a favorite. The whole pack is gorgeous, so you really can’t go wrong with it and you get 24 sheets, so it is quite a substantial pack of paper. After I cut all my layers, I embossed the strip of Early Espresso with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, which is part of the In Good Taste Suite of products. I glued it to the front flap of the card. I wanted the look of white stamping on the wood grain, so I stamped the sentiment in Versa Mark ink, then added some white embossing powder and heat embossed it with the heat tool. I then glued it to the piece of card base that trimmed off and then added some adhesive just to the back of the left side of the layer. I wrapped a piece of the Braided Trim around the layer and then adhered it to the flap of the card. I stamped the apple in Real Red ink and then colored it with my Light Real Red Stampin’ Blends marker and punched it out with the Apple Builder Punch. I stamped two leaves in Old Olive ink and colored them with the Light Old Olive Blends Marker and then punched them out. For the stem, I just punched a scrap of Soft Suede. I assembled the apple pieces with mini glue dots and added it to the card front with dimensionals. I pulled out my Wink of Stella and added some to the leaves for a little sparkle. I had a Linen Thread bow sitting on my desk, so I added it to the apple with another mini glue dot. I sprinkled on some red rhinestones and the card front was done.

For the inside of the card, I glued the larger Early Espresso piece to the inside of the card. The piece here in the sample wasn’t embossed, but after I was putting together my pieces for the live presentation, I decided to emboss the piece to make it more consistent. I think I like that one better. On the small piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the little vine in Old Olive ink, stamped off, and then the sentiment in Early Espresso ink. I added it to the inside to hide behind the flap of the card front.

And don’t forget to decorate the envelope! I added some of the Stampin’ Seal to the envelope flap and glued it down to a 2 1/2″ strip of the DSP and then trimmed it with my Paper Snips. It really ties the whole card together.

Doesn’t that look sharp? And the Stampin’ Seal adhesive works great for this as it is much stronger adhesive. Now for the Hand Sanitizer Gift.

I found this pattern on Pinterest by fellow demonstrator Erica Cerwin. Her specialty is 3D projects, especially hand sanitizer holders. Here are the measurements for the holder:

  • Base in Thick Whisper White cardstock cut at 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″, scored at 1″ and 2″ on the long side and 1″ and 2 3/4″ on the short side
  • In Good Taste DSP cut at 3/4″ x 6″ for the base and 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ for the inside of the base

After scoring the base, you want to burnish all of the score lines like this:

Once you’ve scored the score lines, you want to snip on two of the score lines so that you can fold it into a box:

I then added adhesive to both sides of the small flaps that were created when you snipped it and then folded it into a box that holds the bottle. Once the box is made, using your snips, trim the tall sides at an angle for the opening. I glued the piece of DSP to the inside of the box and then added some adhesive to one end of the DSP strip and then wrapped it around the box and secured it with mini glue dots. Next I stamped the apple again and colored it like I did for the card and added dimensionals at the bottom of the apple to attach it to the front of the box. I added another bow and a rhinestone to match the apple on the card. I took a strip of  Whisper White, stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink, snipped the ends at an angle like the box and added it to the front with more dimensionals.

Isn’t that adorable?!? I love to coordinate my gifts and cards!! This is definitely a fun bundle to play with and if you don’t have it, I highly recommend it! And that DSP? It’s time to stock up with the sale going on!! You can get all of the items used today by heading to my online store here. When you place an order using Host Code A2V2RE3N, I’ll send you a pack of handmade cards showing off some of that gorgeous paper that is on sale. It’s always fun to get happy mail!!!


Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great rest of your week!

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