Today’s cards were such a delight to create. For one thing, when creating for someone special, somehow it makes a difference. I wanted to make a card set using all one DSP package, but have the cards be totally different, but not too fussy or bulky ~ and I think it was successful. Let’s take a look.

The Forever Greenery DSP is simply stunning. The colors are vibrant but not too, too, if you know what I mean. Anyway, let’s start with the first card.

I wanted to enter this into a challenge, and therefore the Stitched Rectangle Dies came in very handy, as did the Forever Fern stamp set for the sentiment and some lovely Holiday Rhinestone Jewels and the 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon in Whisper White. Alas, that particular challenge closed before I posted, but I sill liked the idea.

Here are the card cuts for card #1…

  • Soft Sea Foam 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Shaded Spruce 4 x 5 1/4 (cut 2, one for inside panel
  • Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5 (cut 2, one for inside

Card # 2: it’s sometimes difficult to coordinate DSP within it’s own pack, but this came fairly easily and I really like how it turned out. Again I used the !/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon in Whisper White, and combined it with the Perfect Parcel Dies for the sentiment banner and Many Mates stamp set for the sentiments. The sentiments were stamped in Shaded Spruce ink and the leaves for the inside of the card and envelope were Soft Sea Foam.

Card Cuts for this card:

  • Soft Sea Foam 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Shaded Spruce 4 x 5 1/4 (cut 2, one for inside) + banner
  • Forever Greenery DSP: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2; 2 1/2 x 1 3/8; and 1 1/4 x 5
  • Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5 + banner

Card #3 has a flat card base with the folded card on top. Here I die cut the lovely band out of one of the Forever Greenery DSP selections using the Detailed Band Dies. The oval sentiment banner comes from the same die set and the sentiment itself from A Wish For Everything stamp set and again I used the Holiday Rhinestone Jewels. For the inside and the envelope, I stamped the leaves from the Forever Fern stamp set with Shaded Spruce ink.

Card cuts for this card:

  • Whisper White Thick 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 + oval
  • Shaded Spruce 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
  • Soft Sea Foam 3 1/4 x 6 1/2 scored at 3 1/4
  • Forever Greenery DSP approx 4 1/2 x 3

I love this gift set and think the recipient will as well. I’m curious if you have a favorite.

Products for this sweet set may be found below. Remember to use my CURRENT HOST CODE XS4MSSFN when your purchase is between $50-$150 to receive a SU! gift from me valued at $10. If your purchase is over $150, don’t use my host code so you can reap the benefits of Stampin’ Rewards. (you will still receive the free gift from me!)

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