May 29, 2018


First of all, something that's not so sweet: The 2017-2018 Annual Catalog as well as the Occasions Catalog will both be retiring in a few days -- MAY 31! Some of the retiring items are discounted, and can be seen HERE. Many of the items are already sold out, but I 'know there is still a lot left. So check it out BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!

One of the things that will be retiring is this darling 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper called Tutti-Frutti that can be found on page 29 of the Occasions Catalog. The two designs in my card come from that pack, and I especially like the fact that they play together so well.

With the watermelons all over the one piece of DSP, 
I couldn't resist using the watermelon stamp 
from a Paper Pumpkin kit of about a year ago. 

Adding Stampin' Dimensionals, embossing the background, 
and tying thick Baker's Twine around the sentiment piece adds lots of 
pleasing dimension to the card. But yet, I think it would mail just fine.

My girls at the May Stamp-In Workshop had fun making this easy card.

I thought that with summer finally approaching -- as well as the 
imminent retirement of this cute paper -- I would do a watermelon-flavored card.

The embossing folder is no longer with us, but I loved how the scallops mimicked the scallops on the long strip of DSP. So I couldn't resist using it. 

And the sentiment in the cute font comes from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, which will also be appearing in the new Annual Catalog that goes live June 1.

Following are the Supplies List as well as the Instructions as to how to make this card.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous (page 77 of the almost-retired Annual Catalog)
Paper Pumpkin stamp

Whisper White cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock
Real Red Cardstock
Tutti-Frutti 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (page 29 of the soon-to-retire Occasions Catalog)

Real Red ink
Pool Party ink

Big Shot
Scalloped Stripes Embossing Folder
Stampin' Dimensionals
Red and White Thick Baker's Twine
Paper Snips

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Run a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Pool Party cardstock through the Big Shot inside the scalloped stripes embossing folder. Adhere this piece to the card base.

Adhere a 1 1/2" x 5" piece of the scallop striped Tutti-Frutti DSP along the left edge, leaving approximate equal borders at the top, bottom and left side.

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the rind of the watermelon in Pool Party, followed by the Sweet portion in Real Red. Fussy cut this piece out. Adhere it with a few Stampin' Dimensionals to a 2 1/2" square of the watermelon Tutti-Frutti DSP. Mount this square onto a 2 3/4" square of Real Red cardstock. With Stampin' Dimensionals, attach this piece to the card front, leaving equal margins on the sides and top.

On a 1/2" x 3 1/4" strip of Whisper White cardstock, stamp "It's Your Day!" in Real Red towards the right margin.

With the Paper Snips, flag the left end of the strip. Wind the red and white baker's twine three times around the left portion of the strip, fastening the twine ends on the back with tape.

Use a few Stampin' Dimensionals to add this piece to the lower portion of the card.



  1. Thanks for sharing your pretty card at the Inspiration spotlight party @DearCreatives Happy almost summer Linda! I have to check out the sale items when I get a chance.

  2. So so sweet, I love that scalloped embossing underneath. This card has just enough texture and interest with out being over the top.