Hello stampers! I love photography. Not that I have the patience or the time to actually read the manual or take a class, but I do love to take pictures. Maybe that’s why I also love the Picture Perfect Party paper. It is paper from Stampin’Up! that is actually photographic on one side and simply patterned on the other. It looks so real it pops! Last year they had paper called Serene Scenery that was also stunning. The Wood Textures paper that is carrying over is in a similar style. The beauty of this type of paper is that you can keep your cards very clean and simple because the paper is the focal point. I love that. I whipped together an entire class in two hours this afternoon, starting from scratch, and I am very happy with the results. So much so in fact that I am offering this class on the day before my very own birthday!! So please join me on Thursday June 7 at either 9:30 am or 7pm to make these great cards. Class is only $25 for six regular cards and four narrow note cards and envelopes, but you save $5 if you order the stamp set and you can save another $5 if you bring someone new. Here are the cards:


Picture Perfect Party suite combines with Birthday Wit for some quick and beautiful cards that are super easy to make.


I combined Picture Perfect Birthday with Birthday Wit as well as Stitched Shapes framelits and some assorted ribbon that coordinated with the paper and it all came together very easily. Here are some of my raw materials.


Picture Perfect Party dsp, berry burst metallic edge ribbon, pool party shimmer ribbon, peekaboo peach crinkled ribbon and berry burst finely woven ribbon are a great base for some beautiful but simple cards.


Here you can see all the dsp I used (short forms are never really good, dsp stands for designer series paper, which basically means patterned paper that is designed to coordinate with our cardstock and stamp sets)


Before I started preparing for this class I laid out all the paper that I wanted to use. Just seeing it spread out like this made it easier to create and envision what I wanted to do.


I found it very helpful to lay out the paper like this on my table so that I could see how many different cards I wanted to make and which patterns I wanted to showcase and which ones would have a “supporting” role.  In the next picture you can see which ones ended up being used as pretty liners for my envelopes. It is little details like this that really take your cards over the top. We used to have an envelope liner framelit but I just traced the envelope flap and cut inside the lines making sure that a little envelope adhesive was still exposed so that I could seal the envelope.


#loveitchopit technique was used here. All the leftover pieces from my chopping fit perfectly for both the envelope flaps and the narrow notecards and envelopes.


Here is a closeup of one of the cards. You can see how pretty the peekaboo peach crinkled seam binding is. My go-to framelits, the stitched shapes are also lovely. They work well all on their own or you can pair them with the layering ovals framelits. For the regular sized cards I used a piece of bermuda bay cardstock 4″ by 5 1/4″ and the patterned paper was cut to 3 3/4″ by 5″.


Love the sentiments in Picture Perfect Birthday.


Another great thing about the Picture Perfect Party designer series paper and the coordinating stamp set is that it doesn’t have to be just for birthdays. This last cards uses the sentiment “celebrate the good stuff”. That can be for anything and I love it!! I am all about celebrating the good stuff. Life is good, even during the tough times, there is always joy to be found.


Picture Perfect Party is for celebrating, not just birthdays!!


If you scroll to the end of the post you will find all the products that I used to create these cards. If you click on them you will be taken directly to my store. I see that I forgot to add the peekaboo peach crinkled seam binding ribbon, so here is the link for that.


I would of course love it if you shopped with me anywhere in Canada, providing you don’t already have a demonstrator. I am trying to post a video as well, but the internet seems to be very slow this evening, so I may just edit this post tomorrow and add it later. Most of my videos are on YouTube and on my business Facebook page The Pampered Stamper.


If you look at all the supplies you will see that it soon will add up to well over $135. Did you know that for that amount of money you can put together an order for $165 and pay no tax or shipping? It’s called the starter kit and it comes with no strings or obligations. Message me if you want more details on this amazing deal that few people seem to know about. Have a super day and I will add that video some time tomorrow when the internet for this country girl is better.



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