Okay, I have to warn you in advance that I had a chance to sit down and play with something lovely that absolutely made my day. It may seem like a little thing to you, but it’s something I wanted for a long time. I won’t deny it, I’m going to gush . . unabashedly . . . and it that drives you crazy, you may want to look away. I love, love, love die cut papers. They normally come in a 12" x 12" size though and by the time I cut them down into four 6" x 6" I’m left having to do something really creative to support the reason I would want a piece of paper like that for a card. Then the Grand Nestabilities came out and die cut paper is all I could see. Jumping for glee, I knew I would be able to get them in the size I wanted for both cardmaking and mini-scrapbooks . . .yes!!! So I have a casual card to share today but the Spellbinders Grand Labels Four that I’m using on it is making my heart go pitter patter, plus it’s such an easy design that I know I’ll return to it again.
I started out by cutting the largest Grand Labels Four and scoring it in half. I took my 6" x 6" base that I’ve layered with a smaller panel and seated the folded Grand Labels Four on top. Before I glued it down I ran my twill ribbon though a panel I layered with Spellbinders Labels Seventeen and I used the regular version of Spellbinders Labels Four for repetition. How simple is that? I pulled a sentiment from one of this months release at Our Daily Bread Designs called Peace. Easy, easy, easy. But wait, there’s more.
Not that anyone ever looks at the back of a card, but I love the unique look that folding the die over the card makes. I could easily turn this on its side. Since I pieced my card base from an 8.5′ x 11 piece of kraft cardstock, I needed that label to hide my seam on the back. I’ll explain that on a later date with a Becca Bit. In the meantime, I needed to hide the seam on the inside also so a panel of each of the colors I used worked out just fine.
I’ve always been one to reach for the largest template of the set and I use frames a lot to cover my whole card front. The Grands will work with this quite nicely. I just got this one in and the more I play with it the more possibilities I see.
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs – Peace
Paper: The Paper Company, K & Company
Ink: Ancient Page – Bordeaux
Accessories: Spellbinders Grand Labels Four, Spellbinders Labels Four, Spellbinders Labels Seventeen, Making Memories Buttons, EK Success Corner Punch, Martha Stewart Twill
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