Friday, December 8, 2023


Do you have someone in your life that loves to fish?  Today's card would be the perfect birthday card for them.

While it is not 100% necessary, this card is most easily made with 12" x 12" cardstock.  However, if you don't have 12" x 12" cardstock in the color you want, you can use two pieces of your 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock to create a 12" x 5-1/2" card base.  That's what I did!

The final "closed" size of your card base is 5-1/2" x 4".  You score the 12" side of your 12" x 5-1/2" cardstock at 4" and 8" and then you cut the diagonal.

The tutorial at this link includes a cutting and scoring diagram.  The tutorial will also explain what I found to be the easiest way to cut the angles on the two "front-facing" pieces of designer series paper.

And speaking of DSP, isn't this Let's Go Fishing DSP fun?  When I first saw it, I wasn't so sure I wanted it because I didn't really have fishermen in my life.  So, initially it was the back sides of the designs that won me over.  Check it out in the Product list below to see more of the designs.

However, when I actually received the paper, I saw that the colors in this fish design were so pretty that I knew I had to find a way to use it.

Since I wanted the DSP to be the focus of this card, I kept the front focal point very simple.  I used the dies from Wanted to Say to create my greeting and decided to only add some Linen Thread and some Wild Wheat In-Color dots as my embellishments.

The above photo shows the card when it is fully opened.  The map design on the top of the Very Vanilla cardstock was nice and subtle and I thought it was a good contrast to the Wild Wheat Fishing Poles and the fish.

For a complete list of the products used, please refer to the following list.

Product List

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