When new product is released, I am overwhelmed with what to create with first! I chose the Oh So Eclectic Bundle as a starting point for my first Product Based Class. I love the flowers, love the thinlits, love the designer series paper. It was a stand out from day one! The whimsical shape of the flowers and the coordinating thinlits make it so easy to create! I LOVE the fact that the thinlits fit inside of one another. For instance the flower shown in my picture requires 2 thinlits. One does the detail lines and the other actually cuts the flower out. Being able to use both at the same time is a life saver!
Oh So Eclectic Card Swap!
Since I fell in love with the bundle, I decided to use it for my monthly team meeting swap! Thinking of how to “wow” my team I decided to do a fancy folded card. I tend to keep things simple so others can duplicate my creations with ease.
To cut for the fancy folded card:
- cut your card base at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
- Score at 4 1/4″
- To create the “flap” you will trim off 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 section. (You will notice in the card below, one of the cards has a flap going upward and the other has it opening to the left.) I used my Stampin’ Up! Trimmer to make a nice clean cut!
Tip: use the 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ scrap to cut your oval layer for the greeting!
I added a small piece of Whisper White card stock for my note. The measurement is 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2.” I didn’t want the Whisper White Card Stock to show when the card is closed. I stamped the images on the card stock and for my Watercolor Words Photopolymer Stamp Set sentiment, I chose the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies The Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, has wonderful patterns to choose from. I love how the Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist contrast each other. The NEW Clear Faceted Gems added the right amount of sparkle!
Oh So Eclectic Bundle:
As I mentioned before, the Eclectic Layering Thinlits are pretty special! I love that you can place the detailed thinlit inside the outline thinlit. Both the flowers and gem shapes are capable of this. It definitely is a time saving when making cards!
Product Based Class!
I often hold several Product Based Classes in a month. Product Based Classes are an excellent way to grow your collection of Stampin’ Up! products and have projects too! The Oh So Eclectic Product Based Class is next week! Items can shipped to you if you are interested in the class. Just Contact Me from here or send me an email to [email protected]gmail.com. (Additional shipping fees apply)
Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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