Earlier this week, Tessa had an interesting homework assignment.  She was tasked with going on a “paper hunt” around our house.  She was just supposed to find different types of paper and talk about their purposes or what it could be made into.  Can you imagine the treasure trove she found in our house?  Card stocks-regular and textured, designer series papers, stamping magazines, chip board die cuts and letters, Scrappin’ Kits, items such as match boxes, favor bags, etc.  I’m sure she had quite a report in class the next day.

Top on both our lists was the new Sweet Pea Designer Series paper.  The patterns and colors are just stunning!  This is something new for Stampin’ Up! TM as it is a stack of 48 sheets of paper, 2 each of 24 designs which all coordinate with the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt.  It is well worth the $24.95 you’ll spend. 
Today’s card uses some of this paper, it is just perfect for Spring.  In a few days, I’ll show you some more projects and cards using this paper.

For today’s card you will need:

  • Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Flight of the Butterfly 
  • Card Stock:  Lavendar Lace, Very Vanilla
  • Designer Series Papers:  Tea Party and Sweet Pea
  • Inks:  Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad, Versamark
  • Tools and Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Trim Border

I began by stamping a butterfly in Versamark all over the front to create a background.  Next, I cut my Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper to size, punched one edge with the Scallop Trim Border, added a piece of Old Olive grosgrain ribbon to the opposite edge,  and adhered it to the left side of my card.  For my butterfly, I cut a large butterfly from the Tea Party DSP and a smaller one from Very Vanilla.  I glued them together at the center and tied a small piece of Old Olive ribbon around the body.  I frayed the ribbon at the top for the attennae.  After that, I used sticky strip to adhere to my card front and then stamped the sentiment “Get Well Wishes” in the lower right corner. 

This type of card is very simple and easy to make but has beautiful impact.  Keeping a selection of Designer Series Papers on hand will allow you to create simple and beautiful cards with very little effort, but your recipent will think you spent hours on the card.  Plus, if a sweet five year old girl in your life needs to go on a paper hunt for homework, she’ll find a treasure trove as well.

God Bless and Happy Stampin’