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SWEET SOIREE COLLAR CARD!

I have another card to share with you today using the gorgeous Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.  One more way that you can #usethatpaper  I am on a mission to use up my paper instead of storing it and hoping to help you in using your stash. There are some lovely, gorgeous paper to come in the new catalogue, so you need to use this paper.

I have to admit one of the dilemmas of using the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! paper is – which side do you use?? Usually there is gorgeous prints on both sides and you don’t want to cover one to show the other side.  SO, I think this fold is great as you can see both sides at once.

This card is a Collar card.  I was reminded of this card when I went looking through some older blog posts. You can see that one I made -> HERE.

I liked both sides of this piece of Sweet Soiree paper so it was nice to see both of them.

To create a Collar Card

Cut your white card slightly smaller than your card base – 4mm (1/4″ ) smaller. Cut your piece of Designer Series Paper 4mm (1/4″) smaller than the white card mat.

On your piece of Designer Series Paper, at the half way point on the right hand side, which is approximately 4.8cm.  Cut in from this point 5cm (2″).  Fold back each section from the end of the cut to the corner of the piece of paper.

Adhere this piece on to your white card and then on to the card base.  Adhere under each flap to hold them down.

Stamp the sentiment on the white section. This one is from the Waterfront set. I cut a flower from the Flourish Thinlits from Silver Foil.

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Now you can see both side. 🙂

Have a great day,

Jenny

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COLLAR CARDS WITH PLAYFUL PALETTE!

The Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP)  is so beautiful. The problem is you can only show one side at a time on a card. I think these collar cards are a great way to show off both sides. Have you seen these collar cards around?  They can go by other names too. They are very easy to do.

Playful Palette Collar Cards

I saw the idea on Pinterest and using the Butterflies from ‘Watercolor Wings’ on a card on a forum I am on.  Both are great to show the colours.

I am not going to give you exact measurements for your cards of how to make them. Really you can make them any size you want. You have your standard base card, then the card mat which I have in Very Vanilla.  This is slightly smaller than your card base.  Then the DSP is slightly smaller than that. It depends on how wide the border you want too.

(OK if you are metric the base is 14.8cm x 10.5cm.  The mat is 14.4cm x 10.1cm and the DSP is 14cm x 9.7cm).

I have used the ‘Playful Palette’ DSP stack. On your DSP measure along on the long side and mark a point half way. Cut in to your DSP piece by about 5cm (2″).  Then fold back each piece to angle the paper and press to along the score line to crisp the fold. See too easy!

On the Very Vanilla piece I stamped the sentiment.  The one on the left is from ‘Best Birds’. The one on the right is ‘Vertical Greetings’.

For these butterflies:  The one on the left is stamped in Peekaboo Peach (stamped off), Peekaboo Peach and then Emerald Envy.  The one on the right is Peekaboo Peach (stamped off), Peekaboo Peach and then Sweet Sugarplum.

Isn’t it great to be able to see both sides of the paper.  🙂

Have a great weekend.  I hope it is a stamping weekend for you.

Jenny