Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Throwback Thursday

Time for another Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop!  Our theme this month is Throwback Thursday.  Time to share a remake of a card or project that we made in the past or someone else shared.  I've CASE'd my cards today from a project that Sara Douglass, CEO of Stampin' Up! shared awhile ago.  I love these envelopes made from a 6" x 12" piece of Designer Series Paper and the inserts that coordinate.

I used the Awash In Beauty Designer Series Paper on my cards and envelopes.  Aren't they pretty!  And so easy!


  1. Cut Designer Series Paper 6" x 12" and score at 2" and 7 3/4" along 6" side and at 3/4" and 5 1/4" along 12" side
  2. Fold on score lines.
  3. Cut along 3/4" score line to the 7 3/4" scoreline and then cut from the edge to the 3/4" scoreline - to remove the bottom flap.
  4. Repeat on the other side - this removes the bottom flaps on both sides
  5. Cut along 3/4" score line to the 2" scoreline and then cut from the edge to the 3/4" scoreline - to remove the top flap.
  6. Repeat on the other side - this removes the top flaps on both sides
  7. Cut a triangle from top and bottom of each of the side flaps to remove excess paper.
  8. Fold the bottom flap up and adhere to the sides
  9. With the Very Best Trio Punch, cut corners in the top flap (2" flap)
  10. Cut Rich Razzleberry card stock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  11. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  12. Cut Designer Series Paper 1" x 4" and adhere to the top of the Basic White cardstock
  13. Stamp sentiment below Designer Series Paper using Rich Razzleberry ink
  14. Stamp flower using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in bottom left corner
  15. Colour with Melon Mambo Stampin' Blends 
  16. Adhere to the Rich Razzleberry card stock
  17. Adhere embellishments
  18. Insert into envelope

Here's one I made using the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper

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Now it's time to be inspired by all of the Projects in our Blog Hop!

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I hope we have inspired you!

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  1. Great cards Melva, really shows off all our gorgeous dsp x

  2. Great card. Love that envelope too!

  3. Pretty Card Melva and great use of the DSP

  4. I remember those from Sara. That was perfect for today. Love it.

  5. Pretty cards and i love the envelope. I must have missed Sara's presentation so I'm glad you cased it!

  6. Such pretty envelopes. Great projects


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