Friday, August 3, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Tri-fold Card

Option #1 using Whisper White
I am sooo in LOVE with the new Perfectly Preserved stamp set and the Cannery Set Framelits Dies in the NEW Holiday Catalog! And let's not forget the Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper!!! When I saw the Holiday Catalog, Perfectly Preserved was my "must have" set! The best part is that when you purchase the Perfectly Preserved stamp set and the Cannery Set Framelits Dies at the same time you save 15%--it's called a bundle! 

You might recognize the card style from yesterday and in June 18-20. I really like this card style and am so thankful that Linda Gutierrez at Stamping Year Round gave her downline (that's me!) instructions on how to make them! I purchased the Perfectly Preserved Bundle and Orchard Harvest dsp to do my first ever swap--8 cards:) However I didn't have a clue how I was going to design the card because I am a "copier" not a "designer". After I made yesterday's card for my friend, I thought, "Hmmm, I wonder what the Perfectly Preserved would look like done as a Tri-fold card?" Then I got to work! In July I started sending each person in my downline a card to use as inspiration, to send or whatever. I decided to use them as my guinea pigs for this card! So girls, if you are reading this, be sure to check your mail box next week.

The card above was the first one I did and I think it turned out good but not great! When I woke up this morning I thought, "I wonder what that card would look like with Very Vanilla instead of Whisper White?" Well, a few cuts of the paper, some stamping and a few runs through the Big Shot and this is what the second one looks like.

Option #2 using Very Vanilla
In the first one I cut the jar topper out of the same dsp as the leaves and acorns--just the reverse side. I like the one I stamped in Island Indigo better.

Sooo, what Stampin' Up! products did I use to make these two ADORABLE cards?

  • Paper: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White on one and Very Vanilla on the other; Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper--LOVE it!!!
  • Perfectly Preserved stamp set
  • Classic Stampin' Pads: Island Indigo, Early Espresso and Lucky Limeade
  • Big Shot, Cannery Set Framelits Dies, Linen Thread, Dimensionals
Second card opened up
I totally LOVE the colors in the Orchard Harvest dsp--Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, More Mustard, Lucky Limeade and Raspberry Ripple! I want to try this card using several of the color combos:)

Which card do you like best and do you think the recipients of my swap will like it? I also have a single card swap that I think I will use this card for too! 

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend. I will be back on Sunday evening for the Sunday Night Chit-Chat! 



  1. I like the latter card the best. The jar topper seems to stand out better. JMHO!! Plus, I really, really like the color LOL

  2. Thanks Michelle! I really like the second one best too!