Here’s to Love with Verdant Garden

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope everything is well with you. Where did the week go?

Today’s project share uses a product suite that retires with the end of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog — Garden Lane. (I have to confess that I used retired ribbon — Shimmer Ribbon in Pear Pizzazz — because believe it or not I did not have a color that matched my card!)

I have used a new technique in the design of this card called the “Scrappy Strip”. This was designed by a crafter in Australia, Bruno Bertucci. He has a video on YouTube that walks you through the process, but I shortened the labor a bit. Rather than making my cardstock piece larger and then cutting it down after all the strips are attached, I used the standard mat size of 4.00” x 5.25” and just trimmed off the excess ends as I assembled the pieces.

I started with two different designs of my DSP cut at 4.25” x 12.00”. Being a little OCD, rather than cutting varying strips, I put one corner of the DSP on the .50” mark and the other on the .75” mark on my trimmer and cut and alternated the tips so that the paper did not get too angled in any one direction. For the size mat I used, I needed four cuts of each design (for a total of eight strips). When assembling, you just need for you starting edge to be straight. I used two pieces from one design, flipping the second piece over, and then used two pieces From the second design, repeating this process until the cardstock is covered. I left about 1/8” space between each strip. Your last strip will be wider than the cardstock, don’t worry. When done attaching the strips, turn the piece over and cut off the excess pieces with your snips. Super easy, I swear!

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card with the handy hyperlinks that will add them to your shopping cart with just a couple of clicks:

Product List

As a reminder, the stamp set, designer series paper and the punch used in this project RETIRE June 2, 2020 and are only available while supplies last.

If you have any questions on any of the design elements of this card please ask me.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.



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