Sometimes I find myself forgetting about the Annual Catalog with all of the new products in the Minis. After seeing several of the half round cards, I put my thinking cap on. Going to the Annual Catalog and the Die sets there, I decided on the Countryside Corners Dies. Hopefully you will be as excited for the outcome as I am.
The Dies are what makes this card. And that is extra true in this case. The card base is made from the largest of the Countryside Corners Dies. You can cut a smaller piece, but I used a regular size card base. Fold the card in half, and place a long side of the die just above the fold. Do not place that edge on the card stock! If you do then you have two layers and no card base. Put this through your die cutting machine and run it back an extra time because you are cutting two layers of card stock. And like magic you have a Fun Fold card. The fold could be on the side or top but I opted for the top.
The card needs some layers as well. For the White layer and a White layer on the inside, use the next largest Die and cut two from Basic White. Then using the next size, cut one from the DSP. And you have all of your needed layers with one Die set. I liked these dies for layering before. Now I love them!!
The flowers and sentiment are from the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle. This is another great Bundle in the Mini Catalog. Because I wanted to show off the gorgeous DSP, I opted for simple on the decorations. The two flower images are stamped using Basic Gray Ink and then colored with Stampin’ Blends. With the matching Dies, it was quick and easy to cut out. The extra green leaves are also a Die. Included in the Die set are some awesome Shaped Dies for layering. That was my initial reason for purchasing this set. But now I love it in it’s entirety.
The sentiment is also included in the stamp set. I think it is a great one. It is stamped using Pecan Pie to match the card base and doesn’t overwhelm the soft colors of the flowers. I flagged the end for a different edge. And the “must have bling” is one of the beautiful Purple Fine Shimmer Gems. These are in the Mini Catalog as well. They are really perfect for someone, like me, who loves purple!!!
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