seasoned with kindnessThis was the “complicated” card that the South Burlington stamp club group made this week. This design is called a Twist Gatefold – and I wanted to show the ladies this type of card because it shows off designer series paper (DSP) so wonderfully. You can find some instructions to make this type of card on-line – I made mine a little bigger so that I could use a full half-sheet of cardstock for the base. This does mean that the card won’t fit into a standard envelope because of the “wings” on the front. You can give this card in-person, or make your own envelope with the Envelope Punchboard.

tropical escape dspSee – aren’t these papers just gorgeous?!? You can see even more of them with the card opened as you see here. There are lots of images in this paper that have tropical leaves and flowers, which are lovely, but don’t work with the stamped images that I used.¬†Thanks to the smarts of Stampin’ Up! designers, they include patterns in the packs that are more “generic” so they can be used for any purpose and not clash with other design elements on your project.

For this card I used the Tropical Escape DSP which is one of the packs that is included in the sale that is running until the end of this month. If you’re in love with DSP (like I am), make sure to take advantage of this sale before it ends on July 31st. You can check out the sale details here.

The stamp set that I used is one of the host exclusive options from the big catalog. I’ve created a couple of cards with this set and I’m finding it a lot of fun. Did you know that you don’t have to actually host a party in order to get your hands on a host exclusive set? When you place an order of $150 or more, you can claim host rewards sets as well as regular merchandise when shopping online. Suh-weet!

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