I try to make and/or send a card to my mom most days. She lives here in Ottawa too but I think it is fun for her to open her mailbox and find something other than bills. Also, she had Aphasia which affects her language abilities, especially orally, so it is easier for her to read cards or emails than for us to talk on the phone or in person.
I am trying to use up, rather than accumulate, supplies so my plan is to limit myself to purchasing one patterned paper pack (Designer Series Paper – DSP) as well as one stamp set and one die-cutting set (or punch) each month and to use up as much of the DSP as I can during the month. Ideally all the patterned paper will be used up before my next month’s order arrives and beckons to me to start crafting with it.
The Bird Ballad DSP (149592) and Stitched Nested Labels dies (149638) along with the coordinating Free as a Bird stamp set (149468) are from my favourite collection from the new 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up catalogue.
I cut out the image from one of the DSP sheets and mounted it on a label onto which I had stamped a sentiment from the Apron of Love stamp set (145835). I used a few more stamps from that set to decorate the white card-stock rectangle on the inside of the card as well as to brighten up back of the card as well as the top left corner and back flap of the envelope.
I used Old Olive and Petal Pink card-stock. Here are a few other combinations that I tried before settling for the combination you see in the finished card (first photo of this post).
The dimensions I used for the card are listed in the image below.
I plan to type up a ‘card recipe’ to add to this post sometime soon. In the meantime, here are a few other images from the Stampin’ Up catalogue featuring cards made using this collection.
If you don’t have this or other DSP (for layer or for image on the label), you can use your favourite colouring medium and your favourite stamp set to create the label image and your own patterned paper. If you don’t have the stitched nested labels die cut set, you could cut a similar-sized rectangle or use a circle or oval shape for the label if you happen to have a die set of those shapes.