Two cute cards for today using the same stamp set–Postcard Pals.
The first card is in blues and reds and can be and could be any occasion card. I chose to make it a birthday card.
My inspiration to compete in a challenge today is from CAS(E) This Sketch.
I had made these cards about a week ago at a card event to show the participants that you can use the same stamp set for different types of cards, that it is in choosing the paper although the layout can be similar. I felt like a challenge would come around that I could enter them into.
I chose Real Red cardstock as the base for both. For the birthday card, I used a striped Blueberry Bushel ½ panel from the 2018-2020 Incolor 6 x 6 DSP and a half panel of Blueberry Bushel solid cardstock that I embossed using the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder. I taped these two pieces together on the back to make sure I had the correct size for the mat they were being used for.
On the birthday card I wrapped a length of Real Red ribbon around the middle where the two panels met and adhered it on the back with tape. On the Christmas card I wrapped a length of Real Red and Olive around the middle of the card where the two panels met and made a bow to cover the flower by the mailbox. I suppose you could say the mailbox is in Florida and that is a poinsettia growing by it.
I stamped the art images on a scrape of Whisper White cardstock and colored using Real Red, Blueberry Bushel, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green and Balmy Blue Stampin Write Markers and an Aqua Painter. After drying thoroughly, I used the Layering Circle Framelit Dies put through the Big Shot to cut the image out in a circle. I used two different sizes as I made it like a frame around the image. I popped the art image in the middle of the Blueberry Bushel mat using Stampin Dimensionals.
The inside sentiment is also from the Postcard Pals Stamp Set. I didn’t put a sentiment in the Christmas card, I will do that later when I decide on one.
I used the scrap left from the Blueberry Bushel stripe to decorate the envelope flap. Just put a little glue around the edge of the envelope and then lay the Blueberry Bushel piece on it to adhere.
CUTS FOR THE CARDS
- Real Red Cardstock 4-1/4 x 11. Scored at 5-1/2
- Blueberry Bushel Stripe 4 x 3-1/4
- Blueberry Bushel Solid Cardstock 4 x 3
- Whisper White Cardstock for inside sentiment 4 x 5-1/4
- Under the Mistletoe DSP 4 x 3-1/4
- Old Olive Solid Cardstock 4 x 3. Embossed with Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder
Hope you like my cards.
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