Yes… I know today isn’t Saturday. However, I had sent a few elements to customers and friends, with the idea that I would use them in a Stay-at-home Saturday project. I told them to tune in today, mistakenly thinking today would be a Saturday. So, I decided to post the Stay-at-home projects today anyway, and give you a post tomorrow. (Hint: it’s appropriate for the holiday!)
I gave out pieces of the Forever Gold specialty DSP. I have bought other laser-cut paper before, but this time around, it’s much easier to use. I think it’s because all of the elements, including backgrounds, are cut and ready for you to pull out. The previous papers required you to trim them apart, and well, entropy happens (which means it didn’t get used).
Each person got a background piece, a label with leaves or a wreath, and a corner strip.
Cards 1, 2, and 3:
I started with the background piece. Most of them are a solid pattern, with one being just a frame. It measures 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″, which means it was perfect for using on a notecard.
I found that the backgrounds worked best as an overlay with solid (or gradient) colors, rather than a pattern.
I decided to make three different versions because I couldn’t decide on which color to use. 🙂
I kept it simple, with just one embellishment.
Background: Cinnamon Cider
Sentiment: from Forever Fern in Cinnamon Cider on Bumblebee cardstock
Accent: Gold glimmer dot
Background: Misty Moonlight
Sentiment: from Free as a Bird in Misty Moonlight on Very Vanilla
Background: Just Jade
Sentiment: from Forever Fern in Just Jade on Very Vanilla
Accent: Bumblebee enamel dot and Bumblebee butterflies from Beauty Abounds
This card makes use of the label or wreath. I used a wreath, because I gave away the labels.
I placed three 1″ x 4″ strips of DSP behind the wreath, and placed a label on top of the wreath. Simple, yet effective, plus it uses up scraps from other crafting. This will also work with the labels, instead of the wreath.
This card uses the corner strip I gave out. It’s actually the waste piece from all of the background pieces. I can’t take complete credit for this idea, though. Rachel Tessman used it on some cards, and I thought it was a great idea. Of course, I had to use it my own way.
I cut the corner piece so that it measures 3-1/2″ x 5″. I added it on a slight slant to my card base first, then added a 4″ x 5″ piece of DSP next to it. (Trim off the excess.) It makes a great border! You can add the border to the card base so that it’s straight, as well. Just depends on your preference.
The sentiment is stamped on a waste piece of a label I cut off from another project. As you can see, I really like keeping scraps!
I hope those of you who got these pieces from me were able to play along. I may do this again next month. Tune in on Saturday, August 1 for the next Stay-at-home Saturday. 🙂