Wednesday, December 13, 2023


For today's card, I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) one of the cards in the 2024 January - April Mini Catalog.  I changed up the colors, but other than that I pretty much copied the layout.

I liked the layout because it showcases several of the products in this new Perennial Lavender Suite.  The products listed below are included in the Mega Suite.  Of course, you can always order products individually or if you want them all, just order the suite.

  • Painted Lavender Bundle - Item #162597
  • Paper Butterfly Accents - Item #162612
  • Perennial Postage Bundle - Item 162608
  • Purple Fine Shimmer Gems - Item 162611
  • Perennial Lavender 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper

This layout used three different patterns in the Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper and five different dies from Perennial Postage Dies!

I used the largest Perennial Postage rectangle for the background.  Before adhering it to the front of the Lost Lagoon card base, I used my sponge daubers and Lost Lagoon ink to darken the edges.  This is a simple technique to add visual dimension to a card without actually adding additional thickness.

The flowers were double stamped on Basic White cardstock with Fresh Freesia and Gorgeous Grape ink.  Stems are stamped with Shaded Spruce.  The stems and flowers were quickly die cut with coordinating dies from the Painted Lavender Bundle.

Do you see the cute little postage cancelled stamp in the upper right?  That image was actually made with one of the Perennial Postage Dies.  It is a die that only embosses rather than cutting the cardstock.  So, I inked the die with Shaded Spruce ink first and then embossed that image on the card stock.  This was my first attempt at doing this and the die moved a little on me, so the image is a little blurry, but how often don't the images our mail look just like that?

For the inside of the card I used the same large rectangle die to create a mat for my Basic White cardstock.  I sponged the edges like I did for the card front.  This gives a nice monochromatic look to the inside of the card, but definitely adds some simple interest.  The flowers and stems were stamped directly to the Basic White, so no die cutting was needed.  I love that these two step stamps are very forgiving relative to alignment!

If you would like a tutorial for today's card, please use this link to download a copy.

The currently available products used on today's card are shown below.

Product List

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