Lovely Blue

Tomorrow is Administrative Professionals’ Day here in the United States, as well as some other countries. I really appreciate all the things our Admin at work does not only for me, but for all the other managers in our organization, too. As a small token of my appreciation, I made her this card and matching Post-It Note holder.

Mel's Card Corner | Lovely Blue

I used Pacific Point cardstock from Stampin’ Up!® for the card base and for the base on the Post-It Note holder. I used papers from the Pretty Petals DSP paper stack (retiring) to dress them up a bit.

For the sentiment on the card, I used an image from the A Whole Lot of Lovely hostess stamp set (retiring). I stamped it on Very Vanilla cardstock using Calypso Coral ink then covered it with a coat of clear Wink of Stella for a little shimmer. I punched it out using a 2-inch circle punch and matted it with Calypso Coral card stock cut with the 2-3/8″ scalloped circle punch (retiring). I love how the Calypso Coral tied in with the tiny little butterflies on one of the DSP pieces I used.

Mel's Card Corner | Lovely Blue

I added a Very Vanilla layer inside the card as a signature panel. To dress it up a bit, I stamped the small floral image from the same A Whole Lot of Lovely hostess set in the lower right corner using Calypso Coral ink again. I stamped it off once first to tone the color down just a bit to keep it more subtle.

Mel's Card Corner | Lovely Blue

The Post-It Note holder idea isn’t my original design. I followed a tutorial created by Sam (a.k.a. Pootles). She has an excellent video walking through the entire process, so I’m not going to post it all here again. Please just pop over to her blog post for all the details and to watch the video.

I actually used one item on this card that was an exclusive item in the April Paper Pumpkin kit. It included a Stampin’ Spot of Very Vanilla Craft ink. Since I used Very Vanilla inside my card and it was the background color of the DSP I was using, the Stampin’ Spot was absolutely perfect for this project! I used it to stamp the little flower image from the Petite Petals stamp set. Since it’s a pigment ink, I used my heat tool to dry the ink then punched out the image using the coordinating punch. Both the stamp set and punch are carrying over in the new catalog, but the bundle (and 15% savings) is being retired. I adhered it to the holder using a Dimensional then added a pearl in the center. To complete the front, I added three Pacific Point Candy Dots from the Brights collection.

I used teeny tiny little magnets for the closure on my version. The half inch circle punch she recommended was going to be far too large for covering them. Instead, I used the tiny little flower from the Tree Builder punch instead. It was the perfect size and the flower shape worked beautifully on this design since it was a floral them anyway.

I’m entering this card in The Paper Players challenge. The current theme is a sketch challenge.

Until next time …

Signature Image

4 comments

  1. Claire Broadwater says:

    This is so wonderful, Melissa! I love Pacific Point and the mix of patterns. Such a thoughtful gift! You will brighten her day! So happy you joined my sketch challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  2. Joanne James says:

    What a super cute card and gift set Melissa – I love this paper, it’s one of my absolute favourites and it looks great with the bold Pacific Point blue. Your colleague is very lucky to have you! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

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