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Layered Labels red congratulations card angle

Stampin’ Up! Layered Labels Congratulations CAS

Layered Labels red congratulations card angle What is CAS?  It’s Clean And Simple.  Todays card is a CAS Congratulations card – not too fussy, not too much color or distraction, just cool and calm Baja Breeze and Marina Mist with a pop of vibrant Real Red to get your attention.

The background pattern paper was the starting point for this card so I used the coordinating neutral,  Very Vanilla card stock, cut 11″ x 5-1/2″ as the base (folded to 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) to match the Comfort Cafe dsp (designer series paper).  The papers in this dsp pack all have a subtle fabric print, so in keeping with that vibe I used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder after I cropped the Scallop Circle with the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.

Layered Labels red congratulations card details

I stamped Congratulations in Marina Mist then die cut it out with the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  (View yesterdays video that demonstrates the Apothecary Accents Framelit.)  I used another Apothecary Accents Framelit to trim out the Real Red Accent.  I cut the die cut in half and layered it behind the top and bottom of the Congratulations label, then attached the label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finally, a Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon bow was added topped using Glue Dots with a Real Red button and clear heart Bitty Button threaded with Linen Thread.

  Layered Labels red congratulations card matching envelope

I also made a matching envelope and with the Diagonal Scoring Plate this takes less than a minute to do.  (To view more information and a video on the diagonal scoring plate click here.) To make this square envelope, cut your paper to 9″ square, score each side diagonally at 4-1/4″, trim out the small triangles where your score lines meet  and fold up.

Layered Labels red congratulations card envelope open You’ll notice I added button closure to the back with Linen Thread.  This is a fun feature if you are hand delivering your card, but not so practical for mailing.  🙂 To create this closure, attach the end of the Linen Thread to a Dimensional then to a button.  Adhere the button, thread side down on the envelope.  Then just place the other button on the other side with a Dimensionals.  Now wrap the thread around the buttons to close.

 Enjoy!  Julie

Layered Labels red congratulations card close up

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Layered Labels w-#127070 c-#127072
Ink: Marina Mist #126962
Paper: Comfort Cafe DSP #126898, Real Red cs #100052, Very Vanilla cs #101650
Extras: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Scallop Circle Bigz Die #113468, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon #122331, Linen Thread #104199, Brights Designer Buttons #119747, Bitty Buttons #118761, Dimensionals #104430, Glue Dots #103683, Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate #125586
Stampin' Up! summer silhouettes congratulations card

Summer Silhouettes – Clean and Simple

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Stampin' Up! summer silhouettes congratulations card

The Summer Silhouettes floral images are FABULOUS!  And I love the lattice stamp – a lovely design.  I worked really hard to keep this simple!!  I had to refrain from doing just-a-little-more.

I used the same color scheme as I used on the Butterfly friendship card that is now part of the Blog Candy and yet it is totally different.  The colors are Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi and Sahara Sand. 

Stampin' Up! summer silhouettes congratulations card detail If you look closely you can see the little extra that I did add.  Can you see the little sparkly splashes?  I stamped the very smallest blossom in a random pattern in versamark and then embossed it with Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

summer silhouettes card with envelope

Also, this card measures 3-3/4″ by 5-1/2″.  I trimmed it a little longer and narrower but it’s still perfect for a standard envelope.  I lined this matching envelope with paper from the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper.

Stampin' Up! summer silhouettes congratulations card angle  Things that make me happy! –

  •  Stampin’ Dimensionals – I used 11, yes you read that right, I used 11 dimensionals on the back of the front panel.  They make me happy.  For heaven’s sake, you get 300 in that little inexpensive pack of dimensionals, why not use them?
  • Bling – I love the Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  It adds glittery goodness to any stamped image!

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Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes w-#126445 c-#126447, Sweet Essentials w-#126455 c-#126457
Ink: Wild Wasabi #126959, Rich Razzleberry #126950, Pacific Point #126951, Sahara Sand #126976, Versamark #102283
Paper: Whisper White #100730
Extras:  Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder #101930

Try your hand at a clean & simple card following some of the elements of this Summer Silhouettes congratulations card.

Enjoy, Julie