Hello stampers! What a whirlwind these last few weeks have been. One child has moved away to university, another one is preparing for a 10 month long world trip and I am in the middle of building a new house and ending a 30 year marriage. It really is no wonder that I have not blogged in a little while. It was great to get back into my stamp room and to practice my #loveitchop it mentality that was so aptly named by Kylie Bertucci. The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper really is beautiful. It is delightful. You also need to chop it or you will never use it. I forgot to get a picture of each sheet before I chopped it up, but I have done a video on it before, so I will share that here as well. Here is what it looks like when you are all finished chopping. It makes it so easy for future use, and very little chance of hoarding after that.
I found the video that I did for Facebook a while ago that shows me chopping the paper. The quality of the first one is not very good but it does give you a good idea on how to cut the paper and what it looks like. The second one show you how I made a shaker card out of it and it is much better quality.
Let’s take a look at the cards I made using this beautiful laser-cut paper. The first one was made specifically for my team member Aleks Pinsonneault. I had just heard that morning that she was able to move her right arm. She had a brain bleed while I was on the Alaskan cruise and she has had such a battle regaining movement on her right side. Her struggle has put my own issues into perspective and I am so proud of her tenacity. Please pray for her full recovery. The beautiful quote from Marcus Aurelius is from the stamp set Enjoy Life.
I wanted all the pretty paper to be the frame for this beautiful sentiment. I love how all the details make this card so beautiful and am also just a wee bit proud that this is a “Jackie original”. I hadn’t stamped in a while so it took a little bit of time before the creative juices started flowing. I find that if I spread out all the materials I am going to work with on the table I get inspired with colours and layouts. I do loved the stitched shape framelits and also the way the vellum softens the patterned paper underneath.
When I first saw the full 12 by 12 sheets of this intricately detailed paper I fell in love with it. But shortly after that I thought, how am I going to cut that with a paper trimmer and not have it tear? The easy solution is to use spray adhesive to spray the back of it and then adhere it to a piece of patterned paper. You can then cut it quite easily without tearing. You also get to choose whether you want the vanilla side or the white side showing which is a wonderful feature. I chose the white side even though in the picture it looks like vanilla. Both would definitely work. If you don’t have spray adhesive you could also use a sponge and tombow to sponge adhesive on the back. I once again used the “loveitchopit method and cut the full sheet into six pieces each measuring 3 3/4′ by 5″. This is then layered onto blushing bride 4″ by 5 1/4″. Online I saw the idea of using our metallic paper behind the Petal Promenade paper. I think it is a beautiful look. I used champagne foil paper 1″ by 5″. The patterned paper is 3/4″ by 5”. The “happy anniversary” sentiment is from the stamp set Best Birds.
The last card in this first set of three cards that we will also be making at my weekly coffee and a card class on Tuesday is made using the Delightfully Detailed notecards and envelopes. They are a perfect match for the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper which makes it even easier to make stunning cards.
This card was made with my daughter Rachel in mind as I just brought her to Ottawa for her first year of university there at Carleton. Exciting times for sure, but I do miss her. I think she will enjoy getting some happy mail (after coffee and a card class!) I had sprayed a full sheet of this paper with a mix of Vegas Gold shimmer paint and 70% rubbing alcohol. Then I adhered it to the notecard using a bit of spray adhesive. I just randomly cut up the sheet with my paper snips into sections that would fit on the notecard and were visually appealing. The first cut is a bit daunting but after that it keeps getting easier.
The next set of cards will be for another class, but with the busyness of building a new house and having to spend so much time picking out literally all the materials needed to build the house and what all goes in it, I thought I would be proactive and plan for two classes at once. I won’t do them back to back, but definitely in the near future.
This card was almost completely cased from the work of Janet Wakeland. I love how she used the stamp set Lilypad Lake with this paper. I brayered the laser-cut piece with Mossy Meadow. The lovely framelit behind the sentiment is also from the Lilypad Lake bundle. The card base is soft sea foam and is cut 1/4 inch down from a regular sized card, so the front of it measures 5 1/2″ by 4″.
This is a super clean and simple card inspired by Carol Read. I kept the ribbon as a straight piece, it joins under the sentiment and is held down with glue dots. The sentiment is from the Darling Label Punch box which is actually quite a good deal. You get a stamp set, a punch, two ink spots and a beautiful tin for $61. On a side note, did you know that this punch box also perfectly holds all of our current Blends? I forgot to add the link to this punch box in the product list below, but you can find it on page 209.
This last card was cased from Amy Koenders, I love all of Amy’s work. The combination of the Delightfully Detailed Notecards and Envelopes together with the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper is stunningly simple. With the addition of the burlap and velvet ribbon and the sentiment cut out with the Stitched Shape framelits this card is a keeper! Actually no. We should all try to send out the cards that we make and not hoard them. Maybe I should start a movement called #loveitsendit. I hope you have enjoyed the cards made with this beautiful paper.
Did you know that if you click on the products pictured in the product list it will take you directly to my store? Yes, if you live in Canada, then you can shop with me online and have your products delivered straight to your door. As a thank you I will send you one of these beautiful cards. Please do use the current host code as that helps me to keep my costs down for mailing and for classes. Here is the code: CZYEABGW