This was a simple folded card with an overlap closure that I secured with a decorated belly band. I used a single sheet of A4 cardstock and cut at 14 cm along the short edge for the full length. I then scored and folded at 9cm , 18cm and 27cm using the whole long length of the card. I folded the card and rounded all the corners to soften the shape. I used the corner punch on the back of the Envelope Punch Board for my corners.
Now the stamps for this card are the 'Something to Say' set from the new annual catalogue. This is a set I ordered initially to fill a gap in the general celebration and occasions selection after the recent retirements. It has birthday greetings, friendship, kind words, and celebrations, what more could you need? It also comes with it's own sweet trio of a star, a heart and a mini flower. Now if you know me, you know I love anything small, petite and cute (probably something to do with my own 'compact' size)! Even better, there is a matching punch set for the little trio too!!
The layers of the card inside were then the lovely Natural Ivory cardstock (108630) which can be found on page 193 of the main catalogue. Sometimes you get so used to the white or cream layers you forget that we have a variety of speciality card an paper too which can be used. I love the speckled neutral shades of this paper as a change to the brilliance of the Whisper white or the smooth creamy Very Vanilla cardstock I usually use.
Inside my card as there were three spaces for inserts I used three sayings from the set, 'Big Ways, Small Ways', 'Love You Always' and 'Happy Birthday'. For each insert I then used one of the three of the trio, the flower, the hearts and then the star. I stamped each randomly in Blackberry Bliss and then again as a shadow effect to the original stamp placements with the second colour, Hello Honey.
For the Belly Band it was the co-ordinating designer paper band which was then decorated with a collection of punched pieces. I used the Decorative Label layer at the back in Hello Honey, then the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle in Blackberry Bliss to surround the sentiment from the 'Label of Love' stamp set. I stamped the sentiment twice and just used snips to cut the centre out of the Hello Honey version. The petite flower on the belly band are a perfect partner with some of the smallest pearls.
There's so many other ideas for the 'Something to Say' set and I have plenty more to show you. I am still crafting through the holidays where I can in between some kiddy crafting with my little one to keep him amused, not to mention playing with my new Seasonal pre-order items which have arrived!
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