Today’s card is a simple fold that holds a small bookmark. It was inspired by a friend who has been cross-stitching bookmarks. Mine is quite a bit smaller, but still functional.
The paper is the prettiest part of this card in my opinion. I used the Regency Park Designer Series Paper. There are three different patterns used. The flowers on the bookmark look similar to the ones at the bottom, but are gold outlines instead of light blue with gold centers. One of my favorite things about Stampin’ Up! DSP is how they coordinate so well. Note: With the speed that items are selling out, this card would be perfect with any of the SU papers you have on hand since there is no stamped image.
To choose the complimentary colors was a bit difficult. There are several options from the different DSP pieces. But I ended with Shaded Spruce as the card base. It is in the two floral pieces and compliments the Mango Melody layer as well.
The Dies I used for the book mark are from the Something Fancy Dies. I love the fun sentiments that pair with the Dies. But the Dies are amazing alone. There are a couple of different layering shapes. This one is two sizes as you see. The shape is perfect for a bookmark. And so easy to simply die cut a fairly small one. Although it is large enough to actually use! I added the Pool Party Grosgrain Ribbon as the pull. The hole was created with an old hand held hole punch.
The sweet sentiment on the front is from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in the Annual Catalog. That font is so pretty and it really stands out as the focal point of the card front. The inside sentiment is also from that set. Since the bookmark is relatively plain, I added a sweet surprise on the back. And then I did not photograph it! Duh!!! I stamped a sentiment on the back of the bookmark from the Seaside Bay stamp set. It says “You are a pearl, rare and precious”. I thought that is a sweet sentiment to give to a friend.
Here is a view of the inside of the card.
There must be bling on almost all of my cards. This one has more than usual. I am now in love with the Iridescent Rhinestones! They take a bit of the colors they are placed around. There is one on the bottom section of the DSP, two on the sentiment, and two on the tag. There are three different sizes and I used all of them. Spread the love around!!
The card base of Shaded Spruce is cut 4 1/4 X 11 and scored at 1 1/2 and 5 1/2. Fold and burnish the score lines, and then fold the small one up to form the pocket. Add the DSP piece , 4 X 2 1/2, before securing that fold with Tear & Tape on each edge. The DSP extends a bit beneath the fold for an easier fit and cleaner look. The sentiment strip is cut to 4 X 1 1/4.
The inside layer is a piece of Basic White that is 4 X 5 1/4. And the DSP piece is 4 X 1 1/2. It fits flush with the bottom and sides of the card so the white does not show with the card closed. For the tag I die cut a Shaded Spruce that was 2 1/4 X 3 1/2 and the DSP was 2 X 3.
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