It's not just junk mail . . . it's inspiration! I love using the fashion catalogs that arrive in the mail (I never know how they find me) for fresh color combinations and rich textures. Pretty obvious what inspired today's group of 4 x 4 cards!
Here's a closer look of one of the cards from the set (more details on yesterday's post). Be sure to watch my Easiest Ever Envelope Tutorial to learn how to spin Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper into a pretty envie. Rumpelstiltskin!
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIP: Sometimes it's nice to have blank interiors, especially if you plan to box the set and give them as a gift!
I created a simple box top and bottom using Whisper White Card Stock and the Stampin' Up! Simply Scored scoring tool (available Sept. 1). It's so quick and easy to use. I love that there are markers you can insert to keep track of measurements (ideal when you need multiple scores for a box). Plus, there are grooves every 1/8" for ease of use.
NEW PRODUCT ALERT! Digging the big, bold button? It's part of Spice Cake Designer Buttons from the Holiday Mini Catalog (available Sept. 1). At 1 1/2" in diameter, it turns this belly band and flower into WOW!
Cut card stock to 6 3/8" square.
Score at 1" and 5 3/8". Turn 90 degrees and score again at 1" and 5 3/8"
Cut "tabs" as shown below and assemble. I recommend Stampin' Up! Sticky Strip (104294) for a strong hold.
Cut card stock to 6 3/4" square
Score at 1 1/4" and 5 1/2". Turn 90 degrees and score again at 1 1/4" and 5 1/2".
Cut tabs and assemble per photo above.
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Stamp Set: Friendly Phrases (W126149, C126151)
Paper: Garden Green Textured (121076, Regals 12 x 12 Textured Card Stock), Poppy Parade Textured (124387, 2010-2012 In Colors 12 x 12 Textured Card Stock), Basic Black (121045), 2010-2012 In Colors Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117158), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools: 1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), 1" Square Punch (124094, available Sept. 1–used to create the flagged end on the sentiment), Simply Scored (122334, available Sept. 1), Fun Flowers Bigz Die (121812), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch: Spice Cake Designer Buttons (124113, availablel Sept. 1), Natural Hemp Twine (100982)