Today I’m sharing another beautiful card from my friend Penny Nelson of Designs By Penny. She combined the new Charming Cafe Bundle from the Occasions Catalog with the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog to create this really lovely card. 


Here’s what she made:

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Here’s what (I think) she did:

Cut and scored with a Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Very Vanilla Thick card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Very Vanilla CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 2-5/8″ (2 pieces: one Blushing Bride, the other Very Vanilla with gold foil)
  • Very Vanilla CS cut to about 3″ x 1/2″ (*Since this is a rubber stamp, I think it would be easier to stamp the sentiment first, then trim around it.)

Stamped with the Charming Cafe stamp set:

  • image of table & chairs in Memento black ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS
  • sentiment in Memento black ink onto the small Very Vanilla CS strip*

Colored using Stampin’ Blends Markers:

  • image of tables & chairs in Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive

Die cut using the Layering Squares Framelits:

  • image of table & chairs

Used a Sponge Dauber:

  • applied Blushing Bride ink around the edges of the sentiment

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • 2 DSP pieces glued onto the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Very Vanilla CS
  • Gold Mini Tinsel Trim glued to the line where the 2 DSP pieces meet, and wrapped around to the back
  • this whole DSP layer glued to the front of the card base
  • square image adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, being careful not to put dimensionals across the center, so it will straddle the gold trim
  • sentiment adhered to the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals


Here are today’s main colors:

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Here’s what she used:

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