Hello again! I hope your Tuesday is going well. Today we are taking another look at the Lovely & Sweet and Notes of Nature bundles and that gorgeous Nature’s Sweetness DSP.

If you stopped by earlier to see my CASE-ing Tuesday project, you saw that I used the Notes of Nature Bundle. If you missed it, you can see this morning’s blog post here. So were you able to catch today’s project on my Facebook Live? If not, you can watch the replay over on my YouTube Channel here. While you’re there, I would love it if you gave my video a thumb’s up and subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already. Each week I try to share current products with cards and now a scrapbook layout. Let’s look at this week’s layout:

Here are the measurements:

  • Base in Basic White cardstock – 12″ x 12″
  • Nature’s Sweetness Specialty DSP – 4″ x 12″ and 6″ x 7 3/4″
  • Gold Foil Sheet – 1″ x 12″
  • Moody Mauve cardstock – 8 1/2″ x 9″
  • Photo – 5″ x 5″
  • Basic White cardstock – 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Pebbled Path cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

I have slowly been trying to scrapbook our wedding photos, and when I saw the gold foiling on this paper, thought it would work well. Our colors for the wedding were dusty rose and gray, I know, but hey, it was the 80’s!! lol Both Moody Mauve and Pebble Path are just darker shades of that color combo. The photo is of me and my parents, who are now gone, and is actually one of the proof photos. I did die cut the long leaf die in Vellum cardstock to soften the foil strip. I also created the little floral embellishment in Vellem, Gold Foil and Basic White die cuts. I absolutely love the little tab die and though it worked perfectly for the date. I added some of the 23/25 In Color dots in Wild Wheat, which looks really good as gold, and one in Moody Mauve. I also stamped the sentiment from the Notes of Nature stamp set, which has a portion masked, in Pebbled Path ink. I really love how it turned out. Now let’s look at our first card:

Here are the measurements:

  • Card base in Thick Basic White cardstock – 4 1/4 x 11″, scored at 1 1/2″ and 5 1/2″
  • Basic White cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Nature’s Sweetness DSP – 4″ x 4″ and 2 @ 2″ x 4″

This card is actually a fun fold card and is a take on the z fold style and was actually my mystery stamping project for our team meeting this past Saturday. When you create this, you fold the card base in half at the 5 1/2″ score line, and then back at the 1 1/2″ score line. One of the 2″ x 4″ pieces gets attached to the inside and one to the outside at the left. Then you add the white layer over it, attached to the part that is folded back at the 1 1/2″ score line. When it’s closed, like above, you can see the DSP across the card. Here’s a look where the 4 1/4″ layer is attached to that section an what it looks like with the DSP attached.

The label is from the Thoughtful Expressions die set. I stamped the sentiment in Pebbled Path and the splatter in stamped off Boho Blue. The leaves are also in Boho Blue cardstock and stamped with Boho Blue ink. And the dots are also in Boho Blue.

For the inside, I stamped the large almond blossom image (stamped it on the envelope first to create second generation ink) and repeated the splatter in Boho Blue. I also added a larger label for the sentiment and repeated the inks.

I did stamp both envelopes the same with that large blossom image.

Let’s look at card 2:

Here are the measurements:

  • Card bas in Pebbled Path cardstock – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Nature’s Sweetness Specialty DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Gold Foil Sheet – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut in half
  • Basic White cardstock – 3 3/4″ x 5″ for the inside

This is a card I created for our team swap cards this month. This paper is so pretty that I just had to use it. I have seen so many projects with the folded down corner, but had not made one yet and thought this was the perfect way to bring out the gold foiling again. I knew I didn’t want the whole sheet of gold foil behind my DSP, to I just added the foil that was cut diagonally to the card base and then the DSP. I used the 1 3/4″ circle punch for my sentiment and added the leaves that were die cut in gold foil and Pebbled Path to the back of the circle with Mini Glue Dots. I know the suite shows the cork rounds for the embellishments, but I wanted to use more gold, so I added the Festive Pearls.

I didn’t stamp a sentiment yet, but I did add that almond blossom image – can you tell it’s my favorite???

I am happy to say the Notes of Nature and Lovely & Sweet Bundles are carrying over!! I and I have to add, that if one is on your wish list, you really do need to get both since they compliment each other so well. If you’d like to add these, and especially that gorgeous DSP, to your stash, just head over to my online store here to place your order.

Thank you so much for stopping today. I hope I have inspired you to get inky this week. It’s so important to take care of ourselves, and I can’t think of better “you” time than playing with stamps, ink and paper! Have a great rest of your week!

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