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Life is a Magnificent Adventure

September 19, 2020

My daughter is a high school French teacher who is currently teaching ‘virtually’.  Not an easy task!  One of her recent lesson blocks was to take her students on a road trip throughout European countries that have  at least a substantial French speaking population.  She also included some features such as the seas and major rivers.  The students’ task, on a test, with maps that they were able to download, was to answer certain “locate this or that” questions.  The top six ‘travelers’ are being honored with hand stamped ‘congratulations’ cards.  (Of course, Madame Blythe’s mama made them!)

Parisian greeting cards

I was experimenting with several different designer series papers when creating these cards. Below is the one that became  my favorite.  Some pieces of the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (DSP) reminded me of some of Monet’s paintings and that’s why I chose it.

Parisian greeting cards

I also cut the little swirl at the bottom of the page from the Perennial Essence DSP.  I like the way it blends into the finished piece.

The greeting was stamped with Misty Moonlight Classic Ink on Whisper White card stock, trimmed with the Paper Trimmer.  Then the little flags at the ends were cut out using my wonderful precise and sharp (!) Paper Snips.

TIP:  There might be some out there who haven’t seen this simple, yet precise, way to cut a well balanced ‘flag’ at the end/s of a greeting.

Creating a 'flag' for a card layer

You’ll need a sharp, crisp pair of scissors such as Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Snips.

 

Make a 1/4" slit at the narrow end of greeting

Make a 1/4″ slit at the narrow end of greeting.

 

Cut from one corner to the end of the center slit

Cut from one corner to the end of the center slit

 

Cut from the other corner to the end of the center slit

Cut from the other corner to the end of the center slit

 

Repeat cuts on the other end if desired

Repeat cuts on the other end if desired

 

There you have it...flags on either end of a greeting

There you have it…flags on either end of a greeting

 

Parisian greeting cards

Full assortment of the cards that will be sent to six students.

 

Product List for today’s cards.  Note:  some products are retired!

Parisian Beauty Cling Stamp Set (English)

Parisian Beauty Cling Stamp Set (English)
[151466]
$21.00

Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper

Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper
[149100]
$11.50

Parisian Dies

Parisian Dies
[151463]
$27.00

Paper Snips

$10.00

 

I did use some Petal Pink retired ribbon next to the 1-1/4″ strip of Designer Series Paper.  The greeting was attached using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

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